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Newhouse, Robin

Institution: Johns Hopkins and University of Maryland, Baltimore
Grant Title: Rural Hospital Nursing: Environment, Effects and Evidence
Grant Number:  K08 HS15548
Duration: 3 years (2006-2008)

Project Description: This project had been completed.  It had two main aims:

  1. Describe the impact of legislative changes and market influences on nursing in rural hospitals of various types.
  2. Examine the relationship between rural hospital nursing and patient outcomes.

Career Goals: Dr. Newhouse is in the Office of Research in the School of Nursing at the University of Maryland (UMD), Baltimore.  She received her Ph.D. in nursing there as well.  The former grantee is now positioned as an independent health services researcher with a clinical focus on improved patient outcomes.

Progress to Date: The results from this project suggest higher shared vision and hospital quality and safety engagement have significant positive effects in the rural hospital environment.  Lower barriers to evidence-based nursing practice are associated with higher levels of shared vision and quality and safety engagement and lower economic influences, isolation, and external nursing influences. 

Highlights and Specific Accomplishments:

  • Sigma Theta Tau International Pinnacle Award for Region 12 for the Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence Based practice model and Guidelines.
  • Assistant Dean, Doctor of Nursing Practice, UMD, Baltimore.

K-Generated Publications: Several in press.

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