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J Nurs Adm. 2017 May;47(5):266-270. doi: 10.1097/NNA.0000000000000477.

Clarifying the Conundrum: Evidence-Based Practice, Quality Improvement, or Research?: The Clinical Scholarship Continuum.

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Author Affiliations: Nurse Researcher, New York-Presbyterian Hospital; and Assistant Professor, Columbia University School of Nursing (Dr Carter); Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer (Ms Mastro), New York-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital; Clinical Professor, Columbia University School of Nursing; and Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center (Dr Vose); Director of Research and Innovation (Dr Rivera), New York-Presbyterian Hospital; and Associate Dean of Research (Dr Larson), Columbia University School of Nursing, New York.


Nurses' active involvement in clinical scholarship is necessary to advance the nursing profession and improve patient outcomes. Yet, definitional confusion and numerous barriers exist to clinical scholarship in and across academic and patient care settings. We discuss factors that pose barriers to the continuum of clinical scholarship and suggest opportunities for clinician-researcher collaborations that promote nurses' engagement in evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and research.

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