Translation of research and evidence into practice is an integral part of nursing. Nursing leaders at all levels of care set standards for integrating evidenced-based research and new knowledge into operational and clinical environments. Nurses are innovators in their field who routinely participate in efforts to advance professional practice and find ways to continually improve patient care and outcomes. Education about evidence-based practice and research enables nurses to appropriately explore the safest and best practices for their patients and practice environment and to generate new knowledge. Innovations in patient care, nursing, and the practice environment are the hallmark of nursing excellence. Students will design, implement, and monitor outcomes of an innovative change project at a healthcare setting of their choice.