Nurse Scientist - Nursing Research

Job Requisition #: JR55301

End Date: 12/10/2021

Location: Wilmington, Delaware

Position Type: Nursing

Shift: Day Shift, No Rotation

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ChristianaCare is currently seeking a Nurse Scientist with expertise in Evidence Based Practice (EBP) for the Nursing Research and EBP department. In this role, you will serve as an advisor in systemwide EBP program development, provide program oversight and serve as a key content expert. You will also have the opportunity to lead research studies and serve as a principle investigator, co-investigator or mentor in the generation of new knowledge to build nursing science that informs and translates into practice with the goal of improving outcomes.

Job expectations:

  • Collaborate with nurses and other members of the healthcare team on a variety of research and evidence-based practice (EBP) initiatives that align with the Department of Nursing's strategic direction and the healthcare system's annual operating plan (AOP) goals.
  • Ignites the spirit of inquiry and partners with nurses to investigate clinical practice questions to advance nursing practice through EBP and nursing research opportunities.
  • Mentors and educates nurses in the EBP and research process. 
  • Provides expertise and guidance in EBP program development, management, and evaluation.   
  • Presents and publishes the results of EBP and nursing research initiatives internally and externally.


  • DNP or PhD or EdD required
  • MSN or BSN from an accredited nursing program required
  • Active nursing license  
  • Experience in research design, planning, execution, analysis and dissemination
  • Minimum of 2 years' experience in research and/or Evidence Based Practice  
  • Demonstrated track record of scholarly activities (peer reviewed publications and presentations).
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities
  • Demonstrated knowledge of research and EBP initiatives, nursing education, and clinical practice knowledge
  • Experience in using electronic medical records, Microsoft applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access), and other data collection, analysis and reporting platforms (ie REDCap, SPSS, NVivo).

This is a Casual position, working 8 hours a week.

EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.

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At ChristianaCare, we’re committed to treating everyone with dignity and respect. We believe in a safe, inclusive work environment that fosters collaboration between caregivers from all walks of life. We know that each unique viewpoint is vital in delivering high-quality, safe patient care to everyone who walks through our doors. Our policies, benefits, hiring practices, employee resource groups, and corporate citizenship demonstrate our commitment to inclusion and diversity throughout our system.

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We serve together in Love and Excellence. Our unique values, Love and Excellence are bold and powerful, and they are the reason why working for ChristianaCare is special. The behaviors associated with our values guide how caregivers interact with everyone they work with and make for an exceptional work experience. We believe that when you lead with Love, Excellence is inevitable.


ChristianaCare’s comprehensive total rewards package is one of the most competitive in the region. We are proud to offer excellent benefits that reflect the organization’s commitment to being exceptional today and even better tomorrow.

At ChristianaCare, we provide access to high-quality and affordable benefits designed to meet our caregivers where they are. You can tailor your benefits to meet your needs now and adjust them as your priorities change.

Take advantage of ChristianaCare’s wide-ranging benefit offerings from supporting optimal health through medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage to valuable wellness and work/life programs, which include paid parental leave, coverage for infertility and assisted reproductive technologies, an employer-funded short-term disability program, and more.

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