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  1. Larkin, Mary E. MS, RN, CDE
  2. Griffith, Catherine A. MSN, APRN, BC, CNS, CCRN
  3. Capasso, Virginia A. PhD, APRN, BC
  4. Cierpial, Chelby MSN, APRN, BC, CNS
  5. Gettings, Elise MPA, RN, CRRN
  6. Walsh, Kathleen MSN, RN
  7. O'Malley, Catherine MSN, RN, CNOR


Since the early 1990s, evidence-based practice has gained momentum, but barriers persist between knowledge development and application in practice. The Massachusetts General Hospital reengineered the Nursing Research Committee as one vehicle for promoting research-based practice. Using the Promoting Action on Research Implementation in Health Services framework, the mission and methods (context) to advance research-based practice are explicated. Characteristics of the membership, leadership, and practice environment that facilitate research utilization are delineated.