Nursing Research Opportunities:

At UNM Health, we prioritize evidence-based practice models and research to empower our nurses with the knowledge and tools necessary to provide the safest, most effective, and efficient care possible. As a valued member of our nursing team, you will play a critical role in the continuous evaluation and improvement of our nursing practices. Our commitment to ongoing research provides unique opportunities for nurses to contribute to studies in essential areas such as infection prevention, medication use, pain management, nursing satisfaction, patient outcomes, and patient satisfaction. Join us at UNM Health and be a part of a team dedicated to advancing the practice of nursing and improving patient care.

Evidence-Based Practice Program

Mission: We strive to promote a culture of inquiry, that is supportive and responsive to staff needs, effectively disseminates results, and improves the quality of patient care across the organization.

Vision: The Evidence-Based Practice Program at the University of New Mexico Hospital will build a foundation for nursing research by providing education, mentorship, and leadership support the translation of research evidence into bedside practice.

At UNM Hospital, we are committed to delivering evidence-based care to our patients. To achieve this goal, we utilize the 7 steps to Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) framework developed by Melnyk et al. (2010). This framework involves a structured approach to gather and critically evaluate the best available evidence, integrate it with clinical expertise and patient preferences, and apply it to improve patient outcomes. By implementing the 7 steps to EBP, we ensure that our clinical decisions are based on the most up-to-date and reliable evidence, leading to safer and more effective care for our patients.


Melnyk, B. M., Fineout-Overholt, E., Stillwell, S. B., & Williamson, K. M. (2010). Evidence-Based Practice: Step by Step: The Seven Steps of Evidence-Based Practice. AJN, American Journal of Nursing, 110(1), 51–53.