1. Squires, Janet E. PhD, RN
  2. Reay, Trish PhD
  3. Moralejo, Donna PhD, RN
  4. LeFort, Sandra M. PhD, RN
  5. Hutchinson, Alison M. PhD, RN
  6. Estabrooks, Carole A. PhD, RN


Organizational policies and procedures are one vehicle for translating research into nursing practice and improving quality and patient and organizational outcomes. However, their existence alone is not sufficient to ensure use. In this article, we describe the Promoting Action on Research Implementation in Health Services framework and how nurse leaders can use the framework to support the implementation of research-based policies and procedures.