Nursing Research

At Hackensack University Medical Center, the way we develop, enhance and evolve nursing research is essential to the exceptional care we deliver. It’s how we shape the future of nursing and our own futures. Three key elements – visionary leadership, resources and expertise – are critical to our journey.

We strengthen our research capacities in many ways – by reinforcing internal structures, human capital and educational resources. The Nursing Research and Innovations Council (NRIC), the Professional Practice Council (PPC), and the Research Integrity Office have each been integral to our success. Additionally, our administrative directors and managers are always available to support our staff in their pursuit of research. Other ways we promote the pursuit of research are with the following assistance:

  • The Nursing Research and Innovations Council (NRIC) provides oversight, mentoring, education and guidance to nurses and students on evidence-based and research studies.

  • The Samuel and Sandra Hekemian Medical Library provides a vast array of peer-reviewed evidence, tutorials and library services for every stage of our nurses’ professional growth.

  • The Research Development Office assists clinical investigators in all departments and units with the conception, design and implementation of novel clinical and basic research.

  • Various memberships with interdisciplinary collaboratives, consortiums and networks provide avenues by which nurses can participate in research and evidence-based practice.

  • Number of doctoral-prepared nurses and support staff are also available.

To view our Nursing Research Study Approval Process, please click here.

Publications and Abstracts

Each and every day, our nurses are invaluable to their teams and to the exemplary care our patients receive. Through it all, the insight and experience they gain is ultimately shared with many of the leading publications in the industry to advance their practice and make a dedicated impact on the future of medicine. Here are just a few of our nurses who have taken the time to publish their findings:


Colella. J. & Gejerman, G. (2013).Survivorship health information counseling for patients with prostate cancer. Urologic Nursing, 33(6): 273-281.

McBride, L. & Samuel, C.O. (2013). The side effect profile of Carfilzomib: From clinical trials to clinical practice. Journal of the Advanced Practitioner in Oncology, Vol. 4. Suppl. 1.

Quinn, D.M. (2013). Safety handling of chemotherapy agents in the non-oncology setting. Journal of Infusion Nursing Society, 36(3), 199-204.

Stiefbold, A.M. (2013). Headaches. Telephone triage guidelines. A professional resource for pediatric hematology oncology and stem cell transplant nurses. Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses, 143.


Kathryn Colon, BSN, RN, CPHON; Gina Dovi, MSN, RN, CPHON; and Melanie Nycz, MS, RN, CPNP-PC, “The Effects of Cryotherapy in Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant Patients,” Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) 37th Annual Conference and Exhibit, Louisville, KY, September 2013.

Nanette Bacani Tan, BSN, RN-BC, CGRN, “Care Delivery Model at HackensackUMC,” International Scientific Forum at University of San Carlos - Talamban Campus, Cebu City, Philippines, October 2013.

Petra Tepper, BSN, RN, ONC, “Prosthetic Parity and Amputee Awareness: The Role of the Nurse Advocate,” New Jersey State Nurses/Institute for Nursing Convention, Atlantic City, NJ, October 2013.

Theresa M. Gabay, MSN, APN, CNRN,“Surgical Options for the Epilepsy Patient,” New York University Hospital, New York City, NY, sponsored by the Greater New York Chapter of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses (AANN), November 2013.

Learn more about our Office of Research Integrity


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