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This is a new site which will offer assistance to those who wish to participate in nursing research which is highly encouraged in the nursing profession. It will contain a list of resources with links to sites dedicated to nursing research from the beginner to expert level. If you have something you feel belongs on this page please send the information to

Research Toolkit

The American Nurses Association has developed a Research Toolkit that can be used in a multitude of ways. It can help nurses provide evidence-based care that promotes quality health outcomes for individuals, families, communities and health care systems. It can also assist in using research to shape health policy at the bedside, within an organization, and at the local, state and national level. The toolkit provides access to numerous resources to support nurses in practice, nurses interested in or engaged in research, nurse educators and students. ANA members can access a research repository with reviews of research articles. Visit the toolkit at

Zebra Consulting, LLC: Providing education and consultations for nursing research, evidence-based practice and knowledge translation. Click here for brochure. Debra Palmer RN, MS Clinical Nurse Educator/Project Manager at Mid Coast Hospital. .

Research and Evidence from ANA: visits the ANA website

Evidence-Based Practice Network: from the NursingCenter - Powered by The Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI), one of the world's leading evidence-based, translational research organizations, and Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW), a leader in global healthcare information, this online resource will keep you up-to-date with the latest research and practice recommendations.

Evidence Based Practice Sites
Cochrane Library

Joanna Briggs Institute an International not-for-profit Research and Development Organization specializing in Evidence-Based resources for healthcare professionals in nursing, midwifery, medicine, and allied health.

PubMed comprises more than 19 million citations for biomedical articles from MEDLINE and life science journals.

Agency for Healthcare Research Quality
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eMedicine Medical Reference from WebMD

First Consultan authoritative evidence-based and continuously updated clinical information resource for healthcare professionals.

RWJF: Initiative on the Future of Nursine Research & Data Site
The ultimate goal of the Initiative on the Future of Nursing is to improve how health care is delivered to better meet the needs of all patients.

Catalogue of Surveillance Systems


The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) brings together four of the nation’s leading research funders – the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, (CDC), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) – to address the problem of childhood obesity in America.

ANA-MAINE presentation (PowerPoint) : Utilizing an Evidence Based Practice Model at the Bedside created and presented by Debra Palmer RN, MS co-owner of Zebra Consulting, LLC at the 2010 ANA-MAINE Annual Convention (ANA-MAINE has been given permission to post this program by the auther Debra Palmer RN, MS)


  1. Identify the distinct differences between QI, Research & Evidence-based Practice(EBP)
  2. Identify the steps in the EBP process