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  1. Nelson-Brantley, Heather V. PhD, RN, NEA-BC, CCRN-K
  2. Beckman, Dee DNP, MBA, RN, NE-BC
  3. Parchment, Joy PhD, RN, NEA-BC
  4. Smith-Miller, Cheryl A. PhD, RN-BC
  5. Weaver, Susan H. PhD, RN, CRNI, NEA-BC


Healthcare organizations seeking to achieve or maintain Magnet(R) or Pathway to Excellence(R) designation are increasingly challenged to demonstrate how nurses are leading or are engaged in research and evidence-based practice. This article describes common barriers to and effective strategies for developing a culture of research and evidence-based practice, with recommendations for Magnet- and Pathway-seeking organizations.