RESEARCHThe Use of POSITION STATEMENTS in Teaching Best Practices in NursingDE NATALE, MARY LOU; MALLOY, SUZANNE E.Author Information About the AuthorsMary Lou De Natale, EdD, RN, CNL, is associate professor, University of San Francisco School of Nursing and Health Professions, San Francisco, California. Suzanne E. Malloy, EdD, RN, is professor and undergraduate coordinator, San Jose State University, The Valley Foundation School of Nursing, San Jose, California. Contact Dr. De Natale at[email protected]for more information. Nursing Education Perspectives: November-December 2012 - Volume 33 - Issue 6 - p 378-380 Buy Abstract The use of nursing position statements to guide nursing students' discovery of nursing practice was found to be an effective teaching strategy in preparing future clinicians. Nurse educators, seeking to develop strategies for applying research to practice, can use nursing specialty organizations' position statements to promote nursing knowledge dissemination and provide an avenue for sharing evidence-based practice. This article reports on the development of position statements, obstacles to their dissemination, and offers recommendations for nurse educators. Copyright 2012 by National League for Nursing, Inc.