About Us

Center for Nursing Science & Clinical Inquiry


"Creating a Culture of Inquiry"

Mission Statement 

The Center for Nursing Science & Clinical Inquiry (CNSCI) at Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) supports Patient CaringTouch System (PCTS) through providing decisional support, and by coaching, teaching and mentoring nursing staff on Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) and research.

CNSCI staff consists of:

PhD-prepared Nurse Scientists - facilitate and conduct research and EBP projects aligned with:

  • BAMC
  • Medical Readiness Command, West (MRC, W)
  • Army Nurse Corps
  • Army Medical Command

Advance Practice Nurses (APNs), who may include Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNSs) and Nurse Practitioners (NPs) - assist with translating evidence into nursing practice at the bedside and in the outpatient clinical arena.

  • CNS Spheres of Influence (Patient, Nurse, and System levels)
  • Areas supported: (not limited to)
    • Medical-Surgical Nursing
    • Critical Care
    • Ambulatory Care
    • Emergency Department
    • Maternal-Child Health (Pediatrics, Labor & Delivery and Neonatal Intensive Care)
    • Behavioral Health

PCTS Program Manager - responsible for the implementation, management and sustainment of PCTS components throughout BAMC.

  • Collaborates and supports Unit Practice Councils
  • Provides educational support upon request
  • Provides data-supported Optimized Performance Metrics in Command Management System

Certified Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses (CWOCNs) - wound surveillance, staging pressure injuries, treatment, consultation, and ostomy education across inpatient services.

Research Protocol Coordinator - administrative duties in support of all research and EBP activities.

Services we provide:

  1. Research and EBP support and education to unit, facility, and MRC, W
  2. Evaluation and consultation regarding impact of research and EBP project implementation on nursing services
  3. Mentoring of nurses in research-related activities
  4. Review of scientific research protocols, abstracts, posters, presentations, and manuscripts
  5. Grant, protocol, presentation, and professional writing assistance
  6. Research and support to Army Nurse Corps-level Nurse Practice Councils

CNSCI Research Studies and EBP Projects:

  • Influencing the Professional Quality of Life among Nurses in a Military Facility
  • Nurse-Led Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT-I) on Servicemembers with PTSD in a Residential Treatment Program
  • Intervention to Decrease Perception of Horizontal Violence in Military Nursing
  • Impact of Nursing on Readmissions, Failure to Rescue & Mortality in DOD Hospitals
  • Microcurrent Therapy for Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial
  • Affect Contagion in the ICU: Does It Impact Patient Care?
  • A Caregivers of Wounded, Ill, and Injured Service Members: Health and Wellbeing Assessment
  • Agent Based Model of Affect Contagion in a Healthcare Work Environment
  • Integration of Multidisciplinary Palliative Care Principles within the Critical Care Environment
  • Reducing Delirium Screening Tool and Intervention Bundle
  • The Use of Essential Oils to Decrease Pain, Nausea, and Anxiety in the Acute Care Setting
  • Palliative Care Team Implementation
  • Activity and Mobility Promotion
  • Code Green Simulation
  • Blood Culture Contamination Reduction Using an Alternative Initial Specimen Diversion Device

Please contact the CNSCI Research Protocol Coordinator for further questions at 210-916-2482 or email at usarmy.jbsa.medcom-bamc.mbx.bamc-cnsci@health.mil.

Contact us

Phone Numbers

  • CNSCI: 210-916-2482
  • CNS/EBP: 210-916-2482
  • Research Protocol Coordinator: 210-916-2482
  • Certified Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses: 210-916-7639/2829
  • Patient CaringTouch System Manager: 210-916-5824
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