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Creative Approaches to Increasing Hospital-Based Nursing Research

Wilson, Barbara PhD, RNC-OB; Kelly, Lesly PhD, RN; Reifsnider, Elizabeth PhD, RN, WHNP-BC; Pipe, Teri PhD, RN; Brumfield, Valerie MSN, RN

Journal of Nursing Administration: February 2013 - Volume 43 - Issue 2 - p 80–88
doi: 10.1097/NNA.0b013e31827f2043

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 (

© 2013 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.