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Registered Nurses’ Self-Assessed Knowledge of Evidence-Based Practice and Research

Moving Forward With New Information

Nickles, Kenneth P. EdD, RN; Mathews, Deborah W. MSN/MS/MA, RN; Nimmagadda, Heather MS, RN-BC, APN; Bailey, Mary E. BSN, RN; Cox, Tina M. MSN, MSM, APN, CNS-BC; Franklin, Michelle MSN, RN; Rhodes-King, Alfreda DNP, MSN, BSN/BS, RN; Standish, Cynthia MSN, RN-BC; Teichman, Elise MSN, RN-BC, WCN, AGNP-C; Hagle, Mary PhD, RN-BC, FAAN

Journal for Nurses in Professional Development: July/August 2019 - Volume 35 - Issue 4 - p E15–E19
doi: 10.1097/NND.0000000000000558
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By 2020, most clinical decisions should be supported by best evidence. Therefore, nurses need institutional support and education about evidence-based practice (EBP) and research. The aim of this study was to describe nurses’ self-assessed knowledge of EBP and research. Findings revealed nurses’ knowledge of EBP and research ranged from no knowledge to high knowledge with opportunities for education. Providing for the use of best evidence is a dynamic process involving clinicians, educators, and administrators.

Kenneth P. Nickles, EdD, RN, is Nurse Manager Acute Mental Health, Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, North Chicago, Illinois.

Deborah W. Mathews, MSN/MS/MA, RN, is Associate Chief Nurse Mental Health (Retired), Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, North Chicago, Illinois.

Heather Nimmagadda, MS, RN-BC, APN, is Nurse Educator, Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, North Chicago, Illinois.

Mary E. Bailey, BSN, RN, is Nurse Supervisor (Retired), Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, North Chicago, Illinois.

Tina M. Cox, MSN, MSM, APN, CNS-BC, is Nurse Manager Primary Care, Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, North Chicago, Illinois.

Michelle Franklin, MSN, RN, is Safe Patient Handling Coordinator, Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, North Chicago, Illinois.

Alfreda Rhodes-King, DNP, MSN, BSN/BS, RN, is Nurse Educator, Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, North Chicago, Illinois.

Cynthia Standish, MSN, RN-BC, is Nurse Educator, Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, North Chicago, Illinois.

Elise Teichman, MSN, RN-BC, WCN, AGNP-C, is Nurse Educator, Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, North Chicago, Illinois.

Mary Hagle, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN, is Nurse Scientist, Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The authors report no conflicts of interest.

No funding received. The content is the responsibility of the authors alone and does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Department of Defense, the Department of Veterans Affairs, or the United States Government, nor does mention of trade names or commercial products imply endorsement by the U.S. Government. This material is the result of work supported with resources and the use of facilities at the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, North Chicago, IL, and Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI.

ADDRESS FOR CORRESPONDENCE: Heather Nimmagadda, Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, 3001 Green Bay Rd., North Chicago, IL 60064 (e-mail: Heather.Nimmagadda@va.gov).

Online date: May 23, 2019

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