1. Berger, Jill MSN, MBA, RN, NE-BC
  2. Polivka, Barbara PhD, RN


Meeting the Magnet Recognition Program(R) requirements for integrating research into practice can be daunting, particularly for nonacademic hospitals. The authors describe 1 healthcare system's approach to advancing nursing research in 5 hospitals through collaboration with a local university school of nursing and development of an infrastructure to support, empower, and mentor clinical nurses in the conduct of research. Outcomes include completed research, presentations, publications, practice change, and professional development.