Magnetic Libraries & Nursing Research

My hospital is working toward becoming magnetic, but we are not there yet. One of the issues for us is getting more staff involved in nursing research. I am chair of our Nursing Research Council. We have educated ourselves about nursing research and now need to reach out more to our staff to get involved and doing research.

One of the key barriers is time. Staff nurses are very busy when they are on duty and they don't want to use their free time for projects at work. Our council is trying to get some budget to provide paid time for staff nurses to do research, but we also need to give them ideas for projects.

Our most successful research projects have been duplications of research done elsewhere. I would love to see IHIA members share information on what the library is doing to promote bedside nurses to explore creating evidence for their own practice. What is going on at you workplace? Kathy