Evidence-based practice is key to improving patient outcomes but can be challenging for busy nurse practitioners to implement. This article describes the process of critically appraising evidence for use in clinical practice and offers strategies for implementing evidence-based innovations and disseminating the findings.
Deborah Vincent is an associate professor at University of Arizona, College of Nursing, Tucson, Ariz.
Marie Hastings-Tolsma is a professor at Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing, Dallas, TX.
Sheila Gephart is an assistant professor at University of Arizona, College of Nursing, Tucson, Ariz.
Paige M. Alfonzo is a PhD student in Research Methods & Statistics at the University of Denver, Denver, CO.
The authors have disclosed that they have no financial relationships related to this article.