This is the second article in a new series about evidence-based practice (EBP) that builds on AJN’s award-winning previous series—Evidence-Based Practice, Step by Step—published between 2009 and 2011 (to access the series, go to http://links.lww.com/AJN/A133). This follow-up series will feature exemplars illustrating the various strategies that can be used to implement EBP changes—one of the most challenging steps in the EBP process.
This second article in a new series on implementing evidence-based practice changes discusses the implementation of a program to reduce first-year nurse turnover rates at an urban Chicago hospital.
Sharon J. Tucker is the Grayce Sills Endowed Professor of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing and director, Translational/Implementation Research Core, and Lynn Gallagher-Ford is senior director, both at the Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare at the Ohio State University College of Nursing in Columbus. Manisa Baker is a visiting assistant professor, and Beth A. Vottero is an associate professor, both at Purdue University Northwest's College of Nursing in Hammond, IN. Contact author: Sharon J. Tucker, email@example.com. The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.