Readiness of U.S. Nurses for Evidence-Based Practice: Many don’t understand or value research and have had little or no training to help them find evidence on which to base their practice. Pravikoff, Diane S.; Tanner, Annelle B.; Pierce, Susan T. Pravikoff, Diane S.; Tanner, Annelle B.; Pierce, Susan T. Less AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 105(9):40-51, September 2005. Abstract Abstract In Brief In Brief Favorites PDF Get Content & Permissions Abstract: In Brief: Evidence-based practice is a systematic approach to problem solving for health care providers, including RNs. But are RNs in the United States prepared to engage in this process? This study finds that they are not.