By Karen Gabel Speroni, PhD, BSN, MHSA, RN, C-FOM
Certificate Holder in Fundamentals of Magnet®
NKC Consultant and Educator
Tip 1: Standardize research terminology
Whether your research program is well established or brand new, consistent terminology puts everyone on the same page.
Tip 2: Identify an experienced mentor
Research mentors guide the nursing research process and support and advise nurses as they conduct studies. Mentors are a proven factor in hospital nursing research success.1
Tip 3: Inspire nurse involvement
QuERY can help:
Qu = Quality Improvement
E = Evidence-Based Practice
R = Research
Y = You
Hold a QuERY best idea contest. Here’s how it works:
Tip 4: Recognize research achievements
Share your success! Disseminate findings through poster presentations, podium presentations, or published manuscripts.
McLaughlin, M., Speroni, K.G., Kelly, K.P., Guzzetta, C., and Desale, S. (2013). National survey of hospital nursing research, Part 1. Research Requirements and Outcomes. Journal of Nursing Administration, 43(1), 10-17. Reprinted 2013, 43(10), S28-S35.
Kelly, K.P., Turner, A., Speroni, K.G., McLaughlin, M., and Guzzetta, G. (2013). National survey of hospital nursing research, Part 2. Facilitators and Hindrances. Journal of Nursing Administration, 43(1), 18-23. Reprinted 2013, 43(10), S36-S41.
This article was originally published in December 2014.