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J Contin Educ Nurs. 2009 Apr;40(4):154-62; quiz 163-4, 192.

Twelve steps for success in the nursing research journey.

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  • 1The University of Toledo, College of Nursing, Mailstop 1026, 3000 Arlington Avenue, Toledo, OH 43614, USA.


Research is an integral part of everyday nursing practice. Clients, third-party payers, and accreditors demand clinical practice based on evidence or research findings. Who will perform this research? Nurses at all educational levels and in all practice settings can participate in the research journey. The purpose of this article is to discuss 12 steps, offered as a road map, in the research process. Nurses can learn these steps for success and increase their ability to conduct the research that supports and develops nursing science.

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