MN504: Inquiry and Evidence Based Practice
Unit 8: Evidence-based Nursing Practice and Nursing Research: What’s the Difference?
Topic 1: From Research to Practice
Locate an article from a peer reviewed nursing journal where a practice change was made based on RESEARCH. Note: You are seeking to find an article that describes some change in practice that was based on research; this is all about APPLYING research, not DOING research. Thus, you are NOT looking for a RESEARCH article, but you ARE looking for an article that uses EVIDENCE from research to make a change.
1. Describe the change made and comment on the strength of the research evidence utilized and the whether the change led to improved patient outcomes.
2. Note any barriers to change that were identified and how they were overcome.
3. End your discussion with a reflection on how this article is useful to you as you consider your role as an advanced practice nurse leading others to use the best evidence to strengthen nursing practice and improve nursing sensitive patient outcomes.
4. Provide at least three citations with full references to credible nursing scholarly articles supporting your definitions and discussion.