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10 p.

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Journal of Pediatric Nursing

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doi: 10.1016/j.pedn.2009.07.005


Little is known about the role of nurse researchers (NRs) and the structure of nursing research programs in children's hospitals in the United States. This descriptive study obtained survey data from 33 NRs. Data suggest that the NR role is emerging and has both commonalities and unique components when compared with the previous studies of NRs in adult hospitals. Most participants have been in their position for less than 4 years. Conducting research, having staff development related to research, and facilitating evidence-based practice or research were common responsibilities. The structure of nursing research programs impacts both the NRs and the program outcomes.


Accepted version. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, Vol. 25, No. 5 (October 2010): 408-417. DOI. © 2010 Elsevier. Used with permission.

NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Journal of Pediatric Nursing. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Journal of Pediatric Nursing, VOL 25, ISSUE 5, October 2010, DOI.

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