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    A 6 page research paper in which the writer explores 3 web sites that pertain to nursing research. Each site is discussed. The sites explored are the North Carolina Nurses Association, the National Institute of Nursing Research, and the UNC School of Nursing. No additional sources cited.

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    organizations purpose, which is to aid nurses in becoming "powerful advocates for our profession and out patients" (NCNA). The homepage has numerous links to pages on specific topics and features  the dates for the annual convention, which will occur in October. The research icon on the home page connects the user to a description of the NCNAs Nursing Research Program.  This special interest group was formed to promote nursing research by educating and mentoring nurses interested in performing research. Tar Hell Nurse is the official publication of the NCNA.  This journal is published quarterly. The most recent articles published from the Nursing Research Program include "Understanding Research," and future publications will include two articles on research methods. The  primary purpose of the journal appears to be to keep NC nurses informed about the workplace, pending legislation, educational opportunities and practice updates. However, the site does give the impression  that research is becoming more of a focus, as research participation by its nursing readers is encouraged. For example, the site mentions an NCNA program that partners research mentors with  novice researchers. As with nursing in general, mentoring is undoubtedly the ideal way for nurses interested in research to learn the various details of research procedure. A principal strength  of the site is that it connects to numerous opportunities for continuing education and there is a page dedicated to this purpose. While the site does not list grants, etc.,  per se, the NCNA emphasizes the need for research and provides links to sites offering research grants, such as the American Nursing Foundation of the ANA, Sigma Theta Tau International  and the Southern Nursing Research Society, as well as the National Institute for Nursing Research. A weakness of the site is that there is not a direct link to the 

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