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Sharing Your Knowledge

Getting Your Idea Published

Milner, Kerry A. DNSc, RN

doi: 10.1097/NAN.0000000000000188

Nurses have a professional and ethical obligation to share best practices to advance nursing knowledge and create better outcomes for patients. Practice-based evidence is as important to advancing evidence-based practice as original research. Infusion nurses are in an excellent position to share local best practices more broadly. Writing for publication is a mechanism for disseminating practice-based evidence. This article reviews the importance of sharing best practices and describes not only how to prepare a manuscript for publication but also resources that will help nurses in this important endeavor.

College of Nursing, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Connecticut.

Kerry A. Milner, DNSc, RN, is an associate professor of nursing in the College of Nursing at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut, where she teaches in the baccalaureate and doctor of nurse practice programs. Her areas of expertise include evidence-based practice, medical-surgical critical care, and writing for publication. Dr. Milner leads writing-for-publication workshops.

Corresponding Author: Kerry A. Milner, DNSc, RN, Sacred Heart University, College of Nursing, 5151 Park Ave, Fairfield, CT 06825 (

The author of this article has no conflicts of interest to disclose.

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