Research Toolkit

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Updated 9/14/12

ANA has developed a Research Toolkit to help you provide evidence-based care that promotes quality health outcomes for individuals, families, communities and health care systems. The Toolkit can also assist you in shaping health policy at the bedside, within an organization, and at the local, state and national level. The toolkit offers an introduction to research and evidence-based practice. It provides access to numerous resources to translate evidence into practice and to support nurse researchers. Members only can log in and have access to a research repository with reviews of research articles. This toolkit will change over time and add new resources to meet your needs. Send your ideas for additions to the toolkit to

  1. Asking the Question
  2. Acquiring Information
  3. Appraising the Evidence
  4. Essential Nursing Resources
  5. Research Glossaries
  6. Critique a Research Article
  7. Education about Evidence-based Practice and Research
  8. Comparative Effectiveness Research/Patient Centered Outcomes Research
  9. Human Subjects Protection
  10. Research Funding
  11. Research Organizations
  12. National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI®), a Press Ganey solution
  13. International Council of Nurses (ICN) Evidence-Based Practice Resource
  14. Research Repository [Members Only - Login Required]
    The research repository contains reviews of studies of nurse staffing.