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Clinical Guidelines for Nursing Practice: Are We There Yet?

Newhouse, Robin P. PhD, RN, NEA, BC, CNOR

Journal of Nursing Administration: February 2010 - Volume 40 - Issue 2 - p 57-59
doi: 10.1097/NNA.0b013e3181cb9912
Departments: Evidence and the Executive

In this department, Dr Newhouse highlights hot topics in nursing outcomes, research, and evidence-based practice relevant to the nurse administrator. The goal is to discuss the practical implications for nurse leaders in diverse healthcare settings. Content includes evidence-based projects and decision making, locating measurement tools for quality improvement and safety projects, using outcome measures to evaluate quality, practice implications of administrative research, and exemplars of projects that demonstrate innovative approaches to organizational problems. In this article, the author explores nursing's readiness to engage in guideline appraisal and development and offers suggestions to prepare for accelerated involvement.

Author Affiliation: Assistant Dean, Doctor of Nursing Practice Program, and Associate Professor, University of Maryland School of Nursing, Baltimore.

Correspondence: School of Nursing, University of Maryland, 655 West Lombard St, Baltimore, MD 21201 (

© 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.