Research Resources

Nurses devoted to evidence-based practice are shaping the future of the nursing profession. Through a wide variety of resources, scientific journals, grants, continuing education courses and initiatives, STTI helps nurse researchers disseminate vital information in order to put knowledge into practice. 

Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository
"The Henderson" is a full-text repository that offers nurses around the globe free online access to reliable and current nursing research, evidence-based knowledge and practice innovations. The Henderson is committed to serving nurses in all areas of the profession by providing knowledge resources including abstracts from Magnet® and other nursing conferences, doctor of nursing practice projects and research study dissertations. The goal is to help advance nurses and patient care. Individuals, institutions and organizations interested in contributing nursing information to the open repository will find submission instructions on the site.  Additional research resources are available on The Henderson Repository Research Center

Sigma Scientific Journals
publishes two highly respected journals focusing on nursing research:  The Journal of Nursing Scholarship is the official journal of STTI and one of the most widely read health care journals. Published quarterly by Wiley, the journal contains peer-reviewed, thought-provoking articles representing research by some of the world’s leading nurse researchers. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing a quarterly, peer-reviewed, evidence-based nursing journal, provides readers with a primary source of information to improve patient care.

Sigma Events
Nurse researchers from around the world present their latest discoveries at Sigma’s International Nursing Research Congress and the honor society’s biennial convention. Attendees at these events can learn about a wide variety of topics through panel discussions, plenaries, verbal and poster presentations.

International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame 
The International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame​ recognizes Sigma members who have achieved long-term, broad national and/or international recognition for their work; and whose research has impacted the profession and the people it serves. Check the webpage for the annual deadline to submit a nomination. 

Sigma Grants 
Every year, STTI sponsors and co-sponsors, with collaborating nursing organizations, over 20 grants for nurse researchers. Awards range from US $2,000 to US $20,000. Applications are now being accepted! See the full list of grants and their deadlines.

Sigma Books - available  for purchase on Sigma Marketplace
 Clinical Research Manual - Clinical Research Manual is the “must-have” book for anyone working in the day-to-day operations of a research study or clinical trial. Filled with tools, techniques, and templates, this manual offers clinical research professionals the foundation they need to successfully organize their research operations. Also awarded second place by The American Journal of Nursing in the category of Nursing Research for 2013.

Anatomy of Research for Nurses - Like the parts of a body, research systems interact and support each other. From clinical nurses testing a new protocol to nurse researchers at a university, professionals and students are now expected to understand the fundamentals of research.

The Nurse's Grantwriting Advantage - You have an idea you want to explore, but you have never written a grant request or sought funding for a project. So where do you begin? Whether you need a small local gift or a major sponsor, The Nurse’s Grantwriting Advantage can show you how to get started. Part of the popular Nurse's Advantage series, The Nurse's Grantwriting Advantage offers lists, tips, tricks, and quick references, making it easy to understand what’s involved.

Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice: Model and Guidelines, 3rd Edition and 
Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice: Implementation and Translation - Nurses from The Johns Hopkins Hospital and faculty members from The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing worked in collaboration to develop Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice: Model and Guidelines, 3rd Edition and Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice: Implementation and Translation. Both of these books serve as excellent resources for nurses charged with implementing evidence-based practice.

Evidence-Based Design for Healthcare Facilities - In Evidence-Based Design for Healthcare Facilities, nurse and healthcare design consultant Cynthia McCullough gives readers the necessary knowledge, tools, and strategies to incorporate evidence-based design concepts into any design project — from construction of a large new health care facility to a small departmental renovation. This book won the 2010 American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year award in the history and public policy category.

The International Textbook of Reflective Practice in Nursing - 
provides a definitive synthesis of the current international literature and activity surrounding reflective practice within nursing. It provides a detailed meta-analysis of reflective practice, critical reflection and reflexivity, addressing differences among them. The contributors to this book are experienced writers and practitioners from a wide diversity of specialties, including critical care, mental health, community teaching and research, and are known internationally for their contribution to nursing.

Interpretive Phenomenology in Health Care Research - reveals in intimate and descriptive accounts what it means to be human and what is common to human lives. Through compelling case studies and cutting-edge research, the authors help readers better understand the philosophy and methodology used to study the lived experiences of persons receiving health care. This is the most current and comprehensive text about interpretive phenomenology in health care today, building on the work that co-author Patricia Benner started in her groundbreaking 1994 book on the topic.

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