From Planning to Publishing: Research, QI, and Program Evaluation

Presented On Tuesday, May 3, 2022 | 1 hour
Join experts in conducting and publishing clinical research and quality improvement as they discuss the issues and barriers to implementing successful projects in clinical settings.

An AJN webinar series in collaboration with Nursing Research.

Learning Objectives:

At completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the differences and purposes of research, QI projects, and program evaluations and what guidelines should be used for each
  • List key elements to be considered when planning clinical projects
  • Discuss what determines if research or QI is publishable.


Christine Moffa, PhD, RN, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Senior Clinical Editor, American Journal of Nursing

The Panel

Jane Barnsteiner, PhD, RN, FAAN
Editor of Translational Research and QI, American Journal of Nursing and Professor Emerita, University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing
Jane Barnsteiner, PhD, RN, FAAN, is the Editor of Translational Research and QI for the American Journal of Nursing and Professor Emerita, University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing. Formerly, she was the Director of Nursing for Translational Research at the University of Pennsylvania Health System and served as Director of Nursing Practice and Research at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She is one of the developers of the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) initiative and is on the review committee for the SQUIRE Guidelines 2.0, the scholarly format for reporting QI projects. She is an international leader in patient safety and quality improvement.
Bernadette ‘Candy’ Capili, PhD, NP-C
Director of the Heilbrunn Family Center for Research Nursing, Rockefeller University
Bernadette ‘Candy’ Capili, PhD, NP-C, is the Director of the Heilbrunn Family Center for Research Nursing at Rockefeller University, a position she has held since 2018. As director, she oversees nurses who conduct independent research and forges collaborations that promote the profession of research nursing at the local, national, and international levels. Dr. Capili’s own area of research focuses on cardiovascular disease prevention and healthy weight management, especially in presence of HIV. Dr. Capili has a track record of federal funding from the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Health and Human Services. She coordinates the “Nursing Research Step by Step” series in AJN.
Rita Pickler, PhD, RN, FAAN
FloAnn Sours Easton Professor of Child and Adolescent Health, The Ohio State University College of Nursing
Rita Pickler, PhD, RN, FAAN, is The FloAnn Sours Easton Professor of Child and Adolescent Health at The Ohio State University College of Nursing. She has more than 30 years of experience in patient-oriented research with a focus on the care of preterm infants and their families and improving their outcomes over time. She has been funded by National Institutes of Health for over 20 years for her interdisciplinary research as PI or Co-PI, including two randomized clinical trials, and is currently involved as a PI or Co-PI on three studies. She has served on numerous research review committees at the National Institutes of Health and recently completed a term on the National Advisory Council for Nursing Research. She has been inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Researcher Hall of Fame, and is a recipient of the Midwest Nursing Research Society 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award. She has been an editor of both the Journal of Advanced Nursing and the Journal of Pediatric Health Care, and in 2018, she became the editor of Nursing Research®.

Provider Accreditation
Lippincott Professional Development will provide 1.0 contact hour for this nursing continuing professional development activity.

Lippincott Professional Development (LPD) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. LPD is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 11749. LPD is an approved provider by the boards of nursing in District of Columbia, Florida, and Georgia, New Mexico, South Carolina, and the Board of Nurse Examiners of West Virginia (CE Broker #50-1223).

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