RESEARCH: PDF OnlyGaits Vivian MSN OCN RN; Ford, Ruth Nuscher MSN, RN; Kaplow, Roberta MA, CCRN, RN; Bru, Georgina MA, CNA, RN; Belcher, Anne PhD, RN; Brown, Mary H. MA, RN; Bookbinder, Marilyn I. MA, RNCLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST: July 1989 - p 60-65 Buy Abstract Although nurse researchers have generated research findings, practitioners in clinical practice have not consistently utilized them. Evaluation and modification of clinical practice through research is a key component of the role of the clinical nurse specialist (CNS). In this paper, an innovative model is described in which the Clinical Nurse Specialist coordinates specialty-based clinical research through the use of unit-based research forums, an out-growth of unit-based quality assurance. Such a model allows staff at the unit level to engage in problem-solving dialogues, resulting in increased use of research findings and generation of original research. © Williams & Wilkins 1989. All Rights Reserved.