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Benchmarking of Prelicensure Nursing StudentsEvidence-Based Practice Knowledge

Cosme, Sheryl, DNP, RN-BC; Milner, Kerry, A., DNSc, RN; Wonder, Amy, PhD, RN

doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000398
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Evidence-based practice (EBP) knowledge among prelicensure nursing students was measured before, immediately following, and 1 year after completion of an EBP course using a relatively new instrument. There was a significant increase in EBP knowledge immediately following the course, and knowledge was sustained 1 year later. Results enabled faculty to gauge the effectiveness of the EBP course within the curriculum to prepare students with the knowledge needed to enact EBP in practice.

Author Affiliations: Senior Operations Manager, Accreditation (Dr Cosme), American Nurses Credentialing Center, Silver Spring, Maryland; Associate Professor (Dr Milner), Sacred Heart University College of Nursing, Fairfield, Connecticut; Assistant Professor (Dr Wonder), Indiana University Bloomington.

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Correspondence: Dr Cosme, American Nurses Credentialing Center, Suite 400, Silver Spring, MD, 20910 (

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Accepted for publication: April 20, 2017

Published ahead of print: June 17, 2017

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