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  1. Witzke, Anita K. RN, CCRN
  2. Bucher, Linda DNSc, RN
  3. Collins, Michelle BSN, RN-BC
  4. Essex, Marie MSN, APN, RNC
  5. Prata, Janice RNII, CCRN
  6. Thomas, Tamekia BSN, RN
  7. Waterhouse, Julie PhD, RN
  8. Wintersgill, Wendy BSN, RN, CCRN


This manuscript demonstrates how one institution used research background information to recommend the use of two survey studies on nurses' knowledge, attitude, and practice related to research as a needs assessment tool to develop research education. The survey results provided in this manuscript helped the staff development specialist members of the nursing research committee develop an organized approach to education development that targeted nurses who need research education. The committee is planning for the future incorporation of research skills into the new nurses' orientation program.