Bedside Nursing

Want to Write a Research Protocol? What to Consider, Where to Start & How to Create a Protocol Draft

This online course will provide information on the purpose and components of a research protocol and helpful strategies for writing a protocol draft with an Institutional Review Board reviewer’s perspective in mind. Three steps to writing an abstract, the difference between a study purpose and research question, and how to synthesize a review of literature that includes justification for conducting a study will be described. Other information will include: description of a critical thinking path for selecting appropriate data collection methodologies, describing risks and benefits to human subjects, and inclusion of a dissemination plan in study design.

This is a 60 minute internet media player video of a presentation with speaker and slides.
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 an outline of required elements when drafting a protocol for Institutional Review Board submission.


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

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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.