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Creating Sustainable Practice-Based Nursing Research Centers

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      The American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet organizations are expected to conscientiously integrate evidence-based practice and nursing research into the fabric of clinical and operational processes. It is the expectation that Magnet organizations will have established programs of practice-based nursing research. Nurse leaders need guidance on establishing and strengthening practice-based centers of nursing research. This article summarizes key literature to create sustainable centers. The critical roles of nurse leaders and nurse researchers are reviewed. Additional evidence is provided related to meaningful design of research studies and evidence-based practice projects. The article concludes with recommendations for advancing practice-based nursing research centers.
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      Nora E Warshawsky, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, is Nurse Scientist, Press Ganey Associates, South Bend, IN. She can be reached at [email protected]