Actually using research is a tough one for nurses. I've foune that many nurses do what they've always done, because that's how they were taught.
Work with your manager to develop a "Tips & Timesavers" bulletin board where you can post research findings that actually save nurses time.
Involve your physicians -- ask them for research articles that validate changes in treatment strategies.
Ask your manager if involvement in research is necessary for promotion up the clinical ladder (It should be).
Keep at it. Integrating research into practice will take time and you will meet a lot of resistence from your peers, but its worth it to save time and improve patient outcomes.
David Woodruff, MSN, RN, CNS, CCRN
Nursing Continuing Education