Northeast Institute for Evidence Synthesis and Translation (NEST) at Rutgers School of Nursing
A Center of Excellence of the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI)
NEST believes that safe and quality practice involves knowledge synthesis that
concentrates on all best available evidence to assist practitioners and decisionmakers in care delivery. Its approach embodies the scholarship of integration, which gives meaning to isolated facts and puts them in perspective. .
Today, NEST has generated a total of 33 systematic reviews including:
- Thirty four publications by the three core faculty in refereed journals
- Three published textbooks
- A AJN Book of the Year Award for the work entitled Comprehensive
Systematic Review for Advanced Nursing Practice (Holly, Salmond, Saimbert)
- Three published book chapters in texts of evidence-based care
- Thirty national and international presentations specific to the work of
NEST and comprehensive systematic review
The center has received the following awards to date:
- 2011 JBI Evidence Synthesis Award
- 2014 JBI Colloquium Best Paper Award for a work entitled The Effectiveness of Non-Pharmacological Multi-Component Interventions for the Prevention of Delirium in Non-Intensive Care Unit Older Adult Hospitalized Patients: A Systematic Review (Thomas, Smith, Forrester, Heider, Jadotte, Holly).
- 2015 JBI Evidence Synthesis Award
- 2016 JBI Colloquium Best Paper Award for a work entitled Using the Results of a Qualitative Systematic Review for Quantitative Instrument Validation (Salmond, Holly, Jadotte).
- 2016 JBI Evidence Synthesis Award