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March 2011 Vol. 6 No. 3

Author: Kevin D. Frick, PhD; Renee A. Milligan, PhD, RNC; and Linda C. Pugh, PhD, RN, CNE, FAAN

Researchers use the odds ratio to analyze which of two groups of individuals
is more likely to have an adverse outcome. Find out how to calculate the
odds ratio and interpret its significance

January 2011 Vol. 6 No. 1

Author: Linda C. Pugh, PhD, RN, CNE, FAAN

To fulfill your responsibility toward evidence-based practice, you need to understand statistical techniques. In the first article in our new “Spotlight on Statistics” series, the authors demystify the concept of risk and describe how it helps you apply evidence to your practice.

June 2010 Vol. 5 No. 6

Author: Kenneth J. Rempher, PhD, MBA, CCRN, APRN, BC

If you want to interpret nursing research outcomes, you need to understand statistical power.

May 2010 Vol. 5 No. 5

Author: Marlene Nadler-Moodie,MSN,APRN,PMHCN-BC

Nursing academics vs.
practicing nurses?
My blood boiled when I read ANA President Patton’s column “Is diagnosis of pressure ulcers within an RN’s scope of practice?”(January 2010). It describes
a case of high-level nursing academics questioning something practicing nurses
do every day.

When I entered a . . .

March 2010 Vol. 5 No. 3

Author: Leah Curtin, RN, ScD(h), FAAN

Thanks to the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators, hospitals and nurses are capturing and converting into data what nurses actually do and how their actions affect patient care.

June 2008 Vol. 3 No. 6

Author: Kenneth J. Rempher, PhD, MBA, CCRN, APRN, BC

Want to improve your ability to interpret research studies? Take a few minutes to read this overview of power analysis, probability, sample size, and related concepts.

September 2007 Vol. 2 Num. 9

Author: Judy Ozbolt, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI, FAIMBE

Do you have an aptitude for information technology (IT)? Would you like to help transform health care and bridge the gap between IT and nursing practice? If so, consider a career in nursing informatics.

What is nursing informatics?
According to the American Nurses Association (ANA), nursing informatics “integrates nursing science . . .

February 2007 Vol. 2 Num. 2

Author: Roy L. Simpson, RN, C, CCMA, FNAP, FAAN

Pressure is building to develop a national electronic health record – and the nursing profession is playing a pivotal role in developing the standards needed to support it.

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