Research Resources

NAPNAP is committed to identifying and providing opportunities for the implementation, dissemination, and evaluation of research-based care by PNPs. With a very active Research Committee and an evolving Research Agenda, NAPNAP continues to meet the needs of nurse researchers, while expanding opportunities to improve children's health.

Human Subjects Training

All persons who are responsible for the design, conduct, data analysis or reporting of research that involves human subjects must complete Human Subject Research Protection Training. Thereafter, a Refresher course must be completed every two years. If you have never participated in a human subject tutorial, or it is time for you to complete a refresher course, please  visit HRSA’s Protecting Human Subjects Training at

Research Training Grants & Opportunities

This 10-page brochure provides an overview of the various mechanisms offered through NINR for pre- and postdoctoral research training, as well as research career development.  This brochure is available on-lne at 

Research Grant and Scholarship Opportunities through the NAPNAP Foundation

Checkout the NAPNAP Foundation website to see if there is a research grant or scholarship available for you. For information, go to:

For past grant and scholarship recipients, go to: 


Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) - Child Health Research: Identifying Quality Problems and Improving Care


This publication summarizes findings from selected AHRQ-supported research on children's health care quality published 2009 through mid-2013. View it at


Evidence Based Practice Hierarchy

Evidence Based Practice is ranked by the way the evidence was collected. The following is an example of a hierarchy system:(Polit & Beck, 2008)

Level 1: Systematic reviews of randomized and non-randomized clinical trials
Level 2: Single randomized and non-randomized clinical trials
Level 3: Systematic review of correlational and observational studies
Level 4 Single correlational and observational studies
Level 5: Systematic review of descriptive , qualitative, and physiologic studies
Level 6: Single descriptive, qualitative, and physiologic studies
Level 7: Opinions from authorities, and expert committees

Level 1 is the best resource to use when looking for evidence based practice.

Reference: Polit, D. F., & Beck, C. T. (2008) Nursing research: generating and assessing evidence for nursing practice Eighth Edition. Lippincott Williams &Wilkins. Philadelphia, Pa.