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Science and Practice Aligned Within Nursing: Structure and Process for Evidence-Based Practice

Boucher, Jean PhD, RN; Roper, Kristin RN; Underhill, Meghan PhD, RN; Berry, Donna PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN

Journal of Nursing Administration: April 2013 - Volume 43 - Issue 4 - p 229–234
doi: 10.1097/NNA.0b013e3182895a5b
Articles

Science and Practice Aligned Within Nursing (SPAWN) is an innovative method developed to guide the implementation of evidence-based practice (EBP) by oncology nurses in direct patient care settings. Science and Practice Aligned Within Nursing actualizes and addresses the important and essential practice component of EBP in oncology nursing. This article describes the development of SPAWN infrastructure, phases of the process, implementation, outcome evaluation, key insights, and lessons learned.

Author Affiliations: Clinical Inquiry Specialist (Drs Boucher and Underhill and Ms Roper); Director (Dr Berry), The Phyllis F. Cantor Center for Research in Nursing and Patient Care Services, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts.

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Correspondence: Dr Boucher, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, The Phyllis F. Cantor Center for Research in Nursing and Patient Care Services, 450 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215 ( jean_boucher@dfci.harvard.edu).

© 2013 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.