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  1. Forte, Paula S. PhD, RN, CNAA
  2. Ritz, Laurie J. MSN, RN, OCN
  3. Balestracci, Davis Jr. MS


Merging of nursing services led to key opportunities to identify nursing research priorities in the authors' institution. The literature suggested that a Delphi study would best accomplish these goals. Using a 110-member panel, a study was begun that identified two final topics that were focused on nursing administration research. Collecting these data served many purposes, including increased organizational awareness about nursing research and development of a nursing research council to facilitate future activities.