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Research & Education

As an academic medical center, Dartmouth-Hitchcock supports a culture of continuous inquiry. It is an ideal setting for nurses to identify clinical or administrative questions related to nursing practice. These questions drive a method of inquiry that leads to either the creation of new knowledge through a nursing research study, or the application of knowledge through evidence-based practice.

Evidence-based practice includes review of literature and research/empirical studies, consideration of a nurse's expertise and knowledge, and knowledge of the patient's preferences and values.

Resource Features
INBRE - Bench-to-Bedside Summer Undergraduate Nursing Research Scholar Program
  • Offers undergraduate nursing students the opportunity to experience aspects of the role of nurses in clinical and translational research in the hopes of developing their interest in graduate nursing education.
Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects
  • The Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects (CPHS) is the Institutional Review Board (IRB) at Dartmouth College - a federally mandated committee with the charge of overseeing institutional research projects involving human participants. The CPHS serves as the IRB for Dartmouth College and Dartmouth-Hitchcock.
Dartmouth Biomedical Library
  • Offers instruction to help users with information resources, such as full-text journals and textbooks, MEDLINE, and the Internet.
  • Regularly-scheduled workshops
  • Workshops-on-request
  • Individual tutorials
Ethics Committee
  • Serves as a resource to D-H personnel, patients and families in dealing with ethical questions related to hospitalization and treatment
  • Sponsors educational programs for its members and the broader health care community in the region
  • Offers clinical ethics research opportunities
  • Provides community outreach
Gear Up for Research
  • Gear Up For Research is an information fair designed to inform researchers of the resources, tools, and consultation services available from departments across Dartmouth. This site includes links to many Dartmouth College and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center resources that can assist you with your research, from proposal submission to publication.
Nursing Student Projects
  • Learn more about our process for conducting a nursing student project at a Dartmouth-Hitchcock location.
Continuing Education for Professionals
  • Reduced or no-cost courses, conferences and events for D-H nurses
  • Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) and online transcripts provided
Nursing Grand Rounds
  • Attend in person at the Lebanon campus or virtually
  • Free Continuing Nursing Education (CNE)
Nursing Research Academy
  • Taught by D-H researchers, all with a clinical focus, each 10-session series features examples and stories from real-life clinical issues
  • Free Continuing Nursing Education (CNE)
Life Support Program
  • ACLS, BLS and PALS
  • ECG rhythm recognition
  • Moderate sedation
Patient Safety Training Center
  • Skills training for practice and competency development
  • Team training to develop communication skills and teamwork
  • Surgical task trainers (robots) to develop procedural and surgical skills
  • Standardized patient programs
  • Center for research studies and product testing
Emergency Medicine Nursing Courses
  • Offered by DHMC’s Emergency Department
  • Course in Advanced Trauma Nursing (CATN)
  • Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC)
  • Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC)
  • Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) Re-verification
Northern New England Geriatric Education Center
  • Education and resources designed to improve the health and quality of life for older adults in New Hampshire and Vermont by expanding the capacity of the healthcare workforce to provide high-quality, safe, and interdisciplinary care.
The Regional Program for Women’s and Children’s Health
  • Access to regional and national conferences and events
  • The latest pediatric and perinatal guidelines and protocols
  • A network of the region’s participating hospitals