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  1. Reigle, Beverly S. PhD, RN
  2. Stevens, Kathleen R. EdD, RN, FAAN
  3. Belcher, Janice V. PhD, RN
  4. Huth, Myra M. PhD, RN
  5. McGuire, Elaine PhD, MBA, RN
  6. Mals, Deborah MS, RN, CNAA, BC
  7. Volz, Tina PhD, RN


Conducting research and using evidence-based practice play a major role in achieving Magnet status, the sought-after recognition awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center to healthcare institutions that exhibit nursing excellence. The authors present a synopsis of a conference sponsored by a Sigma Theta Tau International consortium in which a panel of nurse leaders distinguishes between research and evidence-based practice and discusses strategies to achieve both in the journey to Magnet status.