Bedside Nursing

The Journey from Point A to Point B: How to get from Clinical Inquiry to Conducting Nursing Research

This online course is intended to define three types of clinical inquiry: evidence based practice (EBP), quality improvement (QI), and research. Steps nurses can take to move from having a practice idea or question to making a decision about conducting nursing research will be described. Information provided will include how to identify a problem/topic, how to view a problem/topic from a variety of practice angles, key sources of evidence to consider when conducting a literature review, making a decision to conduct research, and steps of the research process. The role of nurses in EBP, quality improvement, and research will be described in terms of how nurses can contribute to the body of knowledge that guides nursing practice.

This is a 60 minute internet media player video of a voice over slide show.
A quiz concluding the presentation will summarize the topic and evaluate your understanding of the material.

Learning Objectives 

At the completion of the webinar, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe steps to take to move from having a practice idea or question to making a decision about conducting nursing research.


JoAnn Mick, PhD, RN, NEA-BC

Dr. Mick has been a registered nurse for 38 years with the most recent 11 years of practice focused within the specialty of nursing research and evidence based practice (EBP). She completed her doctorate of nursing, with a minor in library science, at Texas Women’s University in 2006. She is currently working as a Nurse Researcher in the Clinical Innovations & Research Institute at Memorial Hermann- Texas Medical Center. She has a history of publications and presentations that share strategies for promoting a culture of clinical inquiry and teaching evidence based practice and nursing research. She has authored journal articles and book chapters, including the Good Catch Program (a patient safety strategy which achieved the National Patient Safety Foundation’s second annual Stand Up for Patient Safety Management Award in 2007), the Sacred Cow Contest and the Appraising Evidence Game (strategies to promote EBP). She recently published an article in Worldviews on Evidence Based Nursing that contributed the addition of a decision point at Step 4 of Sackett and Melnyk’s work on the evidence based practice process to help nurses differentiate research and quality improvement methodologies in the translation of evidence.

Cost:  Free

Register : 

If you are not a current member, you will be asked to create an account to view the online training.

Continuing Education Credit Hours:

SOCRA designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 Continuing Education Credits for SOCRA CE and Nurse CNE. SoCRA designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)(TM). Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Accreditation Statements:

CNE for Nurses: Society of Clinical Research Associates is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

CME for Physicians: The Society of Clinical Research Associates is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.