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University of Colorado College of Nursing

College of Nursing

CCNR Branches

Co-operative Research, Real-time Data, and Research Support

The CCNR multi-branch structure gives nurses a place to convene and develop their own agendas; it gives nurses a voice in deciding what research questions will be investigated; it offers full material and logistical support in carrying out nursing-research projects; it delivers to nurses the data they need—when they need it—to improve nursing-care quality. 

CCNR Nurse Scientist Research Platform

CCNR_1. First, the CCNR hosts a Nurse Scientist Research Platform, a physical and virtual forum where nurse scientists can set a nursing-focused research agenda and produce collaborative work for funding and publication.




CCNR Research Support Services Platform

CCNR_3. Research support services include, but are not limited to, (a) statistical support, (b) data management, (c) literature searches and reviews, (d) EndNote and RedCAP-survey ( support, (e) instrument location and development, (f) conceptual design, (g) program evaluation, (h) writing/editing, and (i) mock reviews.
Statistical Consultation
  • Utilize advanced statistical methods, such as
  • Regression, ANOVA, & other Linear Models
    • Multivariate Analysis (factor analysis, PCA, cluster analysis)
    • Categorical data analysis
    • Longitudinal & multi-level data
    • Structural Equation Modeling
    • Stochastic processes
  • Organize research and sample design
  • Analyze program information to answer questions about process/outcomes, efficiency, and effectiveness
  • Design questionnaires
  • Conduct surveys from sampling to data management
  • Perform power analyses
  • Interpret results and provide written reports
  • Write statistical methods and results
  • Identify appropriate journals for publication
  • Proofread and edit articles
  • Help craft responses to reviewer comments
Data Management
  • Develop strategies to enhance data value
  • Store data sets of any size
  • Create data bases
  • Clean data to ensure integrity & quality
Literature Searches
  • Perform literature searches
  • Identify resources to support EBP, clinical decision-making, research, or education
Grant Development
  • Identify appropriate funding agencies
  • Generate specific aims and background narratives that pop
  • Develop grant framework and grant storyline from significance to approach
  • Manage citations, formatting, and EndNote-library assembly


CU Patient Initiated Data (CUPID)

CCNR_2. Second, the CCNR will set up not a mere data warehouse, but instead, a patient initiated data center (CUPID): new, significant nursing-quality metrics will be established; data pertinent to those metrics will be extracted from electronic health records; data will be processed by CCNR statisticians; trending data will be provided to healthcare facilities on a streaming basis, allowing for real-time response.

A. CCNR CUPID—Schematic




B. CCNR CUPID—Sample Trend Report