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  1. Caramanica, Laura PhD, RN
  2. Maljanian, Rose MBA, RN
  3. McDonald, Deborah PhD, RN
  4. Taylor, S. Kelly AS
  5. MacRae, Joan B. MS, RNC
  6. Beland, Dawn K. MSN, CCRN, RN, CS


This first article in a two-part series describes a collaboration between healthcare and academic organizations that supports evidence-based nursing practice. The multifaceted activities resulting from this collaboration include an annual research and research utilization conference, a series of research roundtables, talks with nurse authors, and a website. Maintaining such a sustained collaboration encourages more rapid dissemination of research findings into practice, enriching nursing practice, and ultimately benefiting patient outcomes.