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  1. Romp, Celeste R. MSN, ARNP, CCNS, RN-BC
  2. Kiehl, Ermalynn PhD, ARNP, CNS


Using a model for the utilization of research can aid and direct staff development educators in the appropriate application of existing research-based knowledge and help prevent the pitfalls of using research inaccurately. The Stetler Model of Research Utilization was applied to obtain support for and revitalize a preceptor program at one large metropolitan tertiary medical center. Applying the Stetler Model resulted in the improvement of nurses' satisfaction with their preceptors and a reduction in turnover rate.