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Authors

  1. Riley, Joann Kay MSN, RN
  2. Hill, Ambrosha N. MSN, RN
  3. Krause, Lori B. BSN, RN
  4. Leach, Laura B. MLIS
  5. Lowe, Timothy J. PhD

Abstract

This study examined nurses' attitudes regarding the value of and their role, interest, and experience in research in an acute care hospital. A correlational design explored the relationship between attitudes about nursing research, involvement, educational background, and experience. The results indicated an increasing level of value and interest in research for those nurses with greater educational attainment, certified specialty, previously taken research course, research experience, and a nursing position in education. The findings suggest that additional education and guided projects are needed for those nurses with little or no previous research experience.