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Evidence-Based Practice & Research at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus


Carol Swamidoss Douglas, PHD, RN, RNC; Mary Ann Friesen PhD, RN, CPHQ
2018 Inova Research Symposium
Carol Swamidoss Douglas, PHD, RN, RNC; Mary Ann Friesen PhD, RN, CPHQ

We have a dynamic and growing Research and Evidence Based Practice (EBP) program at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus, and across the entire Inova Health System. At Inova Fairfax, we currently have several active research studies and two active Nurse Fellows Evidence Based projects started in 2018 or 2019.

We support the Vizient Nurse Residency Program and the numerous, inspirational, and innovative EBP projects developed by our nurse residents. Additionally, we support and facilitate the initiatives of other registered nurses within the campus, who are undertaking evidence based projects and research.

Inova nurses undertaking research projects have access to world-class support resources, including:

  • Librarians in the Inova Fairfax Health Sciences Library
  • Grants Management Office
  • Access to many research and EBP templates
  • The privilege to work collaboratively with other health care institutions


thumbnailA sample of evidence-based practice and research activities undertaken by nurses at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus with the aim of systematically improving patient care, reducing error, and enhancing the integrity and excellence of all healthcare interactions.


nurses participating in research symposium training
The annual Inova Nursing Research Symposium was established for professional nurses seeking to use research and evidence-based practice to improve patient outcomes.