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The Research Process and Simulation in Nursing: What It Is and What It Is Not

Crawford, Cecelia L. DNP, RN; Lopez, Connie M. MSN, CNS, RNC-OB, CPHRM

Journal for Nurses in Professional Development:
doi: 10.1097/NND.0000000000000019
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Abstract

Healthcare providers may not have a clear understanding of the research process. This article serves as a resource for nurse educators new to simulation-based research and describes the process for simulation-based nursing research. Differences between research and other projects are described and examples of simulation use in research are provided. Ultimately, simulation-based nursing research results will aid in the delivery of safe and high-quality patient care.

In Brief

This article serves as a basic resource for nurse educators new to simulation-based research and describes the process for simulation-based nursing research.

Author Information

Cecelia L. Crawford, DNP, RN, is Project Manager, Translational Research, Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, Kaiser Permanente Southern California, Regional Nursing Research Program, Pasadena.

Connie M. Lopez, MSN, CNS, RNC-OB, CPHRM, is National Leader, Simulation-Based Education and Training, Kaiser Permanente Program Offices, Kaiser Permanente National Risk Management and Patient Safety, Oakland, California.

The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationship with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article.

ADDRESS FOR CORRESPONDENCE: Cecelia L. Crawford, DNP, RN, Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, Kaiser Permanente Southern California, Regional Nursing Research Program, 393 E. Walnut Street, Pasadena, CA 91188 (e-mail: Cecelia.L.Crawford@kp.org).

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