Magnet®-designated and aspiring hospitals use research and evidence-based practice initiatives to demonstrate new knowledge and innovation, a key component of the Magnet Recognition Program®. Four creative approaches to supporting and conducting institutional nursing research and the implementation of evidence-based care are illustrated, along with examples of successful nurse staff-led projects.
Author Affiliations: Associate Professor and Nurse Research Consultant (Dr Wilson), Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, College of Nursing, University of Utah; Assistant Research Professor and RN Clinical Research Program Director (Dr. Kelly), Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona; Nancy K. Melvin Endowed Professor and Associate Dean for Research (Dr Reifsnider); Dean (Dr Pipe), College of Nursing and Health Innovation, Arizona State University, Phoenix; Clinical Nurse Specialist (Ms Brumfield), University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston.
The authors declare no conflict of interest.
Correspondence: Dr Wilson, RNC-OB, College of Nursing, University of Utah, 10 So. 2000 East, Salt Lake City, UT 48112 (firstname.lastname@example.org).