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Utilization of Evidence-Based Practice Knowledge, Attitude, and Skill of Clinical Nurses in the Planning of Professional Development Programming

Williamson, Kathleen M. PhD, MSN, RN; Almaskari, Mohammed MSN, RN; Lester, Zanet MSHA, BSN, RN; Maguire, Deborah BSN, RN, PCCN

Journal for Nurses in Professional Development: March/April 2015 - Volume 31 - Issue 2 - p 73–80
doi: 10.1097/NND.0000000000000140

This collaborative study explored nurses’ knowledge, attitudes, and skills related to the evidence-based practice (EBP) process. It also explored the nurses’ perceptions of the barriers and facilitators that they face related to fully using EBP in the workplace. Findings will afford the healthcare system the information to develop, plan, and restructure the educational services to meet the demand of enhancing EBP strategies and utilization.

Kathleen M. Williamson, PhD, MSN, RN, is Chair and Associate Professor, Wilson School of Nursing at Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas.

Mohammed AlMaskari, MSN, RN, is Graduate Student, Widener University, Chester, Pennsylvania.

Zanet Lester, MSHA, BSN, RN, is Independent Consultant. Previously: CKHS Director of Nursing, Excellence, West Chester, Pennsylvania.

Deborah Maguire, BSN, RN, PCCN, is Staff Nurse and Co-chair of CKHS EBP and Research Council, Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania.

The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationship with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article.

ADDRESS FOR CORRESPONDENCE: Kathleen M. Williamson, PhD, MSN, RN, Midwestern State University, 3410 Taft Blvd., Wichita Falls, TX 76308 (e-mail:

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