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  1. Phelan, Cynthia H. PhD, RN
  2. Schumacher, Sandra PhD, RN, CNM
  3. Roiland, Rachel PhD, RN
  4. Royer, Heather PhD, FNP
  5. Roberts, Tonya PhD, RN


Evidence is the bedrock of nursing practice, and nursing research is the key source for this evidence. In this article, we draw distinctions between the use and the conduct of nursing research and provide a perspective for how the conduct of nursing research in a Veterans Administration hospital can build an organization's capacity for nursing research.