Billings Clinic supports and fosters the development of nurse-led research and evidence-based practice. Nursing research discovers new knowledge and innovation related to nursing care to build a scientific basis for nursing practice that is generalizable.
The overall goals of nursing research are to prevent disease and disability, eliminate pain and symptoms caused by disease states, and enhance palliative and end of life care.
Nursing research has a long history at Billings Clinic but the process became more formalized through the Magnet journey. The first Magnet designation was in 2006 with the first re-designation in 2012.
Discovery of new knowledge, use of innovation, and improving health care systems are foundational elements of Magnet nursing. Magnet organizations are called to make visible contributions to the science of nursing, and this is accomplished through nursing research.
The Nursing Research Council, chartered in 2004, oversees nurse-led research at Billings Clinic and remains a solid foundation to guide nurses in the responsible conduct of research.