Evaluating Research:
Important for Certification Exam and Practice

Margaret A. Fitzgerald, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C, FAANP, CSP, FAAN, DCC, FNAP

Dr. Fitzgerald explains how different study designs relate to strength of research evidence, an essential step in appraising published evidence and incorporating it into clinical care. Understanding the evidence hierarchy will help you prepare for questions on evidence and evaluating research on NP certification exams.

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