Research for Advanced Practice Nurses 4th Edition by Beth A. Staffileno, ISBN-13: 978-0826151322


Research for Advanced Practice Nurses 4th Edition by Beth A. Staffileno, ISBN-13: 978-0826151322

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  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company; 4th edition (January 29, 2021)
  • Language: English
  • 432 pages
  • ISBN-10: 0826151329
  • ISBN-13: 978-0826151322

Focused specifically on the APRN role in implementing evidence-based practice in the clinical environment.

The fourth edition of this award-winning text—written specifically for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN) and students devoted to scholarly investigation—describes essential ways to implement Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) and quality improvement skills into practical application. Step-by-step instructions walk the reader through the process of finding relevant evidence, appraising it, translating it into practice to improve patient care and outcomes, and disseminating it. This text delivers expert guidance on designing questionnaires and data-collection forms, and on analyzing qualitative and quantitative data. The authors also offer guidelines for evaluating research articles and a variety of EBP activities and protocols demonstrating how to integrate EBP into multiple clinical settings relevant to all APRN practice domains.

New to the Fourth Edition:

  • New chapter on Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) includes information on models, processes, and tools
  • New chapter filled with examples of APRN-led initiatives showcasing improved processes and health outcomes resulting from EBP and quality improvement (QI) projects
  • Expanded literature reviews including integrative and other types of literature reviews beyond systematic review
  • Increased focus on Doctor of Nursing (DNP) competencies and QI

Key Features:

  • Helpful in achieving hospital Magnet® status
  • Integrates EBP concepts related to patient care
  • Examples highlight application of evidence into practice
  • Describes strategies for establishing and sustaining an organizational evidence-based practice
  • Discusses issues of costs and ethics from EBP perspective

Beth A. Staffileno, PhD, FAHA, is a professor, Adult Health and Gerontological Nursing and co-director of the Center for Clinical Research & Scholarship at Rush University Medical Center College of Nursing. Dr. Staffileno has consulted with organizations seeking to develop research and evidence-based practice (EBP) infrastructures, has mentored practicing nurses and advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) with implementing research and EBP initiatives, and has facilitated scholarly dissemination. She has developed an online continuing education course available to staff nurses, EBP and Research for Direct Care Providers. She has also taught Research for Evidence-Based Practice to DNP students and Leadership in the Evolving Healthcare Environment to DNP and PhD students. Dr. Staffileno has published several papers related to implementing EBP initiatives, and is an active researcher with a health promotion/disease prevention focus. Much of Dr. Staffileno’s research has involved lifestyle change interventions for cardiovascular risk reduction in women and vulnerable populations. Currently, she is working with an interprofessional team using augmented intelligence technology to tailor health information efficiently and effectively for high-risk groups in order to promote healthy lifestyle behaviors. Dr. Staffileno is a Fellow of the American Heart Association and Institute of Medicine of Chicago.

Marcia Pencak Murphy, DNP, ANP, FAHA, FPCNA, is a professor emeritus at Rush University College of Nursing. She served as program director of the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program for 15 years. She has extensive experience supervising master’s capstone projects and doctor of nursing practice (DNP) projects in the area of adult-gerontology. Dr. Murphy has over 30 years of experience as an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) in both acute care and community settings. She has published and presented several papers on the topic of clinical scholarship for APRNs. Dr. Murphy has received several distinguished awards including Fellow of the American Heart Association, Fellow of the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association, and Fellow of the Institute of Medicine of Chicago, and is active in several organizations including the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association, the American Heart Association, and the Institute of Medicine of Chicago.

Susan W. Buchholz, PhD, RN, FAANP, FAAN, is a Professor, Associate Dean for Research, Director – PhD Program at Michigan State University, College of Nursing. Dr. Buchholz is funded by the NIH National Institute of Nursing Research. The long-term goal of her research program is to develop cost-effective strategies to increase physical activity among low physically active adults. Within her research, she uses innovative mHealth strategies to promote physical activity. Globally, she is one of the first researchers to use a Sequential Multiple Assignment Randomized Trial design to explore how to optimize adaptive interventions to improve physical activity. She has conducted and published on her quantitative and qualitative research, including integrative and systematic reviews. As an Adult Nurse Practitioner faculty member, she is committed to high-quality nurse practitioner education and is currently serving as President-Elect on the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties Board. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. She is also a Fellow in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and served as the Chair of the inaugural American Association of Nurse Practitioners Nursing Research Committee.

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