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MissionThe mission of the JCNRS is to serve as a research and educational link between the University of South Carolina Upstate, the community hospitals and other community settings in order to establish evidence on which nurses will practice in the future. The Center will support and facilitate the education of future health care and nursing providers, teachers, leaders and researchers through the use of simulation technology.
VisionConsistent with the vision of the University of South Carolina Upstate and the Mary Black School of Nursing (MBSON), the vision of the Joint Center for Nursing Research and Scholarship (JCNRS) is to develop a culture of inquiry and innovation that promotes the involvement of nurses in the community as well as faculty at the Mary Black School of Nursing in conducting research in the healthcare community. Ultimately, research findings will be disseminated, facilitating the implementation of evidence-based nursing practice. In order to support a culture of inquiry and innovation a preeminent educational program for nursing students, faculty at the MBSON, and community nurses, will be utilized, capitalizing on available creative educational models, innovative teaching methods, and state-of-the-art technology.
GoalsThe Center will support the goals of the Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr), a division of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Specific goals for the JCNRS are to:
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