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Research utilization

1. The process of systematically integrating the findings of completed nursing research studies into clinical nursing practice.
2. The important aspect is using already existing research data and findings to modify nursing practice.


The steps included in using nursing research in practice are _

1. Preutilization - identification of a practice problem.
2. Assessing - evaluation of published research.
3. Planning.
4. Implementing.
5. Evaluation.


The major function of the National Institute of Nursing Research is to _

Serve as a major source of federal grants to fund nursing research.


One function of the NINR is to establish the _, which is composed of priority topics for nursing research.

National Nursing Research Agenda.


Evidence-based practice (EBP) differs from research utilization in that _

EBP is a systematic method of applying research findings to nursing practice that incorporates many additional sources of data that may contribute to improved nursing care.


APRN title - CRNA

Certified registered nurse anesthetist: RNs with graduate degrees who administer anesthesia to patients in collaboration with surgeons, anesthesiologists, dentists, podiatrists, etc.


APRN title - NP

Nurse practitioner: RNs with Master's or DNP (preferred) preparation, who work in a range of clinical settings and usually specialize in a particular area; they can prescribe medication and work as independent practitioners.


APRN title - CNS

Clinical nurse specialist: RNs with advanced nursing degrees who are experts in a specialized area of clinical practice; they provide primary care and psychotherapy, participate in research and education, etc.


APRN title - CNM

Certified nurse midwife: An RN who has completed additional education to provide well-woman gynecological and low-risk obstetrical care; prescriptive authority in all 50 states.