PURPOSE: Many nurse researchers struggle to communicate the relevance of their work to colleagues in education and clinical practice, while making research “come alive” for graduate and undergraduate students. Last and most important, clinical research must be understandable and meaningful to the participants.
DESIGN AND METHODS: Randomized trial.
FINDINGS: In this article, nurses in each of these roles review the same research project through their unique lens, discussing their unique project roles, highlighting multiple meanings and exploring implications.
PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS: We call for nurses in multiple roles to consider the meanings of research from multiple perspectives and to communicate research findings in a manner understandable to all stakeholders.