The purpose of this article is threefold: to reveal how a disease that afflictis many critical care patients can be the impetus for forging into a research career; to illustrate a program of research undertaken by a nurse Investigator to answer a critical care nursing question using genetic technology; and to identify exciting opportunities for research training, career development and investigator-initiated research activities for the advanced practice critical care nurse at the National Institute of Nursing Research. The article concludes by identifying future linkages between nursing research and genetics
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Issue in Research, Education, and Ethics| November 01 1998
Linking Critical Care Nursing and Genetics with Research Funding Opportunities
Hilary D. Sigmon, RN, PhD
From the Division of Extramural Affairs, National Institute of Nursing Research, Bethesda, Maryland.
Reprint requests to Hilary D. Sigmon, RN, PhD, Division of Extramural Affairs, National Institute of Nursing Research, Building 45, Room 3AN-12, 45 Center Drive MSC 6300, Bethesda, MD 20892-6300.
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AACN Adv Crit Care (1998) 9 (4): 569–573.
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Hilary D. Sigmon; Linking Critical Care Nursing and Genetics with Research Funding Opportunities. AACN Adv Crit Care 1 November 1998; 9 (4): 569–573. doi:
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