The use of evidence is foundational to good nursing practice, and the success of nursing research and evidence-based practice within health care institutions requires structure and support for both front-line nurses and nursing leaders. Specifically, health care organizations that are on the Magnet (American Nurses Credentialing Center, Silver Spring, MD) journey must provide evidence that front-line nurses have adequate research resources available to them to help improve overall care, reduce costs, and contribute to greater nurse satisfaction; creation of a successful research committee can be instrumental to this process. In addition to conducting original research, research committees can review evidence; develop evidence-based protocols, policies, and procedures; and partner with quality assurance departments to improve patient care.
1This article describes the basic process of creating a research committee and the facilitators and barriers to successful work.
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Enhancing a culture of inquiry: the role of the clinical nurse specialist in supporting the adoption of evidence.
J Nurs Adm. 2017; 47: 154-158
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- Enhancing a culture of inquiry: the role of the clinical nurse specialist in supporting the adoption of evidence.J Nurs Adm. 2017; 47: 154-158
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Kathleen Evanovich Zavotsky is Assistant Vice President the Center for Professional Development, Innovation and Research, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ.
Lisa A. Wolf, Member, Pioneer Valley Chapter, is Director, Institute for Emergency Nursing Research, Emergency Nurses Association, Des Plaines, IL.
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