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  1. Spalding, Gary BSN, RN, PCCN
  2. Stikes, Reetta MSN, RNC-NIC, CLC
  3. Sparks, Kathryn BA
  4. Myers, John PhD, MPH
  5. Logsdon, M. Cynthia PhD, APRN, WHNP-BC, FAAN


The implementation of the Research Champions program was an effective strategy to increase the confidence of direct care nurses in research skills, a goal for staff development educators. Postprogram questionnaires conducted at 12 months assessed participants' confidence in specific areas: critique of research manuscripts, comprehension of research statistics, knowledge of the ethics of research, and using research in practice. Data supported that participants' confidence increased in all areas assessed.