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Nursing Research

The mission of the Nursing Research Committee (NRC) is to facilitate nursing research that supports the St. Joseph’s vision, strategic plan goals and aligns with our Nursing’s Practice Model of Watson’s Theory of Human Caring and Relationship-based Care. The NRC assists the researcher in the submission of a proposal and guides the researcher and proposal through the approval process. 

Once submitted, the members of the NRC reviews the proposal content to assure that it is aligned with St. Joseph’s nursing research priorities and determines if the research question is a performance improvement project, an evidence-based concern or a research study. Contact will be made with the researcher to address questions or discuss issues that may arise and explore the evidence utilizing the Iowa Model of Evidence-Based Practice and research.

The process within this model guides our discussion of the research question proposed by the nurse to weigh the data or information on hand to decide if this is a performance improvement project, and evidence-based practice concern, or a research study opportunity.

Once approved by the NRC and Chief Nursing Officer, the proposal is forwarded through St. Joseph’s Institutional Review Board (IRB). At this point, depending on the type of research being conducted, the proposal can be granted as one of three reviews; exempt, expedited, or full committee review. Once the research has received approval from the Research Office, he/she may implement their project.

Click the link below to download the Nursing Research Intake Form:

The NRC meets every fourth Tuesday of the month.


Media Guidelines

Our goal is to make accessing St. Joseph's facilities and expert medical staff as easy and efficient as possible for the media while still complying with Federal regulations such a HIPAA and American Hospital Association guidelines. To learn more about our Media and Social Media Guidelines see below.


Cancer Registry

The Cancer Registry Department at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center plays an active role in the cancer program by providing multiple services and support for the components of a Commission on Cancer (CoC) approved cancer program. The Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) and the registry staff coordinate the collection, research, management, analysis and dissemination of cancer information. This information is then submitted to the New Jersey State Cancer Registry and national registries for use in research, treatment and prevention initiatives.


Orthopedic Oncology

Tumors involving bone, muscle and soft tissue structures are rare. Each tumor has its own distinctive characteristics, which influence the course of treatment and patient outcome. Treatment is individualized by tumor classification, size and location.

Musculoskeletal Tumors:

  • Bone Tumors
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ewing's Sarcoma
  • Leiomyosarcoma
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma
  • Hemangioma
  • Neurofibroma

To determine characteristics, location, extent of tumor and the type of treatment necessary, various tests may be performed. They include:

  • X-rays
  • Bone Scan
  • CT scan and/or MRI
  • Needle Biopsy
  • Tumor Management

Laboratory Diagnostics

Laboratory diagnostics include our Cytogenetic Laboratory, Molecular Biology Laboratory and Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) capabilities. All are under the medical direction of Board-certified specialists. St. Joseph’s is a leader in tumor diagnosis and residual disease management. We offer a full range of services, including chromosome analysis, FLOW Cytometry, Cell and Tissue Cultures, Fluorescent Insitu Hybridization (FISH) Analysis and Imaging Analysis. We also have a Cytovision Image Analysis System which connects our hospitals to peer hospitals, nationwide, through its CytoNet Capabilities.

St. Joseph’s Molecular Biology Laboratory also provides an array of services, including Hematologic Analysis, Immunohistochemistry, Cell Proliferation, Immunophenotyping, BP Facs Canto 6-color Flow Cytometry, Cell Function Analysis and Cytokine quantitative and qualitative studies. PCR capabilities utilize all available commercial services. St. Joseph’s labs are located within our hospitals.


Diagnostic Imaging

A full range of advanced diagnostic imaging services, including angiography, mammography, PET/CT scan, 64-Multislice CT scan, MRI, Stereotactic Guided Biopsy, Digital Radiography, Nuclear Medicine, Ultrasound and more, are available at readily accessible locations, including St. Joseph’s Ambulatory Imaging Center at Clifton, St. Joseph’s Ambulatory Imaging Center at Carlstadt, University Imaging adjacent to the St. Joseph’s Wayne Medical Center campus, St. Joseph’s Cancer Center on the St. Joseph’s Wayne Medical Center campus, and within St. Joseph’s University Medical Center and St. Joseph’s Wayne Medical Center. Imaging services are led by Board-certified specialists.

To learn more about diagnostic imaging services, please visit Imaging Services under the Clinical Focuses headlines found in the menu on the left.