Nursing professional development specialists may find it challenging time and cost-wise to meet the educational needs of nurses in the areas of research and evidence-based practice amidst competing education priorities. Furthermore, it may be difficult to find presenters with the necessary knowledge and expertise to do so. Collaboration among local hospitals to provide a high-quality research education program can advance scholarly work within the community and can help each organization meet selected Magnet® requirements in an economical way.
Sherill Nones Cronin, PhD, RN-BC, is Professor and Chair of Graduate Nursing, Bellarmine University, Louisville, and Consultant for Research and Evidence-Based Practice, Baptist Health Louisville, Kentucky.
Jill Berger, MSN, MBA, is retired Nursing Administrator, Educator, and Researcher. At the time of retirement, she was the Director of Patient Care Operations at Norton Healthcare Institute for Nursing, Louisville, Kentucky.
Debbie Nelson, MSN, RN, CRRN, NEA-BC, is Director of Rehabilitation, Behavioral Health and Neuroscience, Baptist Health Louisville, Kentucky.
Celeste R. Romp, MSN, APRN, CCNS, CCRN-K, RN-BC, is Coordinator for Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice, Jewish Hospital, Louisville, Kentucky.
Reetta Stikes, MSN, RNC-NIC, CLC, is Quality Improvement Coordinator, Center for Women and Infants, University of Louisville Hospital, Kentucky.
Gracie S. Wishnia, PhD, RN-BC, is Professor Emerita, Spalding University, Louisville, Kentucky.
The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationship with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article.
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