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Developing a Research Friendly Hospital-Based Environment

A Fellowship Model Focused on Graduate Students

Clements-Hickman, Alyssa L. MS; Wilson, Jazmine BA; Wright, Lonnie MSLS; Davies, Claire C. PhD, PT

JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration: December 2019 - Volume 49 - Issue 12 - p 624–627
doi: 10.1097/NNA.0000000000000826

Magnet® designation requires that nurses be actively involved in activities that lead to obtaining evidence through conducting research. Unfortunately, several barriers limit nurses' ability to engage in research activities, including insufficient resources. This article explains how a community-based hospital implemented a fellowship model to circumvent some of these barriers. Two fellowship positions are described, 1 in research and 1 in library sciences. The method, outcomes, and cost of the fellowship model are discussed.

Author Affiliations: Research Consultant (Ms Clements-Hickman), Library Sciences Fellow (Ms Wilson), Medical Librarian (Mr Wright), and Research Consultant (Dr Davies), Baptist Health Lexington, Kentucky.

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Correspondence: Ms Clements-Hickman, Nursing Research Office, Baptist Health Lexington, 1740 Nicholasville Rd, Lexington, KY 40503 (

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