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There Are No Dumb Questions!

September 19, 2023

Have you ever asked yourself, “Why do we do it this way?” or “Would it work better if we did this instead?” Whether you are asking about patient care or professional development, all research starts with a good question. Asking the right question requires some thought, and there are a few steps to help get you on the right track. Follow along as Dr. Heather Watson, PhD, RN, Nurse Scientist for the Johns Hopkins Health System, describes the components of a good research question.

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Who Has a Stake in the Game?

August 29, 2023

The Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based (JHNEBP) model is a systematic process to address clinical questions with the best available scientific evidence, combined with the expertise of patients and providers. To help you complete all the steps, the authors provide tools in the form of 10 appendices assigned letters A-J. The August article covers Appendix C, the Stakeholder Analysis and Communication Tool. Follow along as Maddie Whalen, Evidence-Based Practice Coordinator for the CNI, provides an overview of this tool. 

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Two Types of Statistics

July 18, 2023

If you feel lost when you hear the word ‘statistics,’ this month’s article is for you! Elizabeth Scala, MSN, MBA, RN, HNB BC, defines two large categories that statistics can fall into (descriptive and inferential), and more important, provides an example of how each type can be used in a research study. Follow along for a brief introduction to statistics! 

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Why is Quality Improvement Important?

June 13, 2023

Holley Farley, M.S.N., R.N., is excited by quality improvement! In this month’s article, Holley defines quality improvement (QI), explains QI in healthcare and covers why it is important. Follow along – Holley’s article will get everyone excited about quality improvement! 

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One Nurse’s Experience with Evidence-Based Practice

May 16, 2023

In this month's article, Holley Farley, MSN, RN writes about her real-world experiences with evidence-based practice (EBP). Though she had a few experiences with EBP in her nursing life before being a project leader, leading an EBP project outside of the classroom was considerably more in-depth. Follow along as Holley describes her team’s experiences using the Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice (JHNEBP) model. 

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