Applying nursing research to practice

Applying nursing research to practice


Imagine you are on a team at your workplace and have identified a new best practice to implement. In this assignment, you will describe the steps of implementing this new practice. This will require you to do some research of your own about how change comes about in your workplace. You will need to check your policies and procedures and may need to talk with a supervisor with experience in this area. You will need to support your thoughts on why you think a change needs to occur. This should be done by using the literature.


Differentiate among research, research utilization, and evidence-based practice
Identify the steps of evidence-based practice

Minimum of four (4) total references: two (2) references from required course materials and two (2) peer-reviewed references. All references must be no older than five years (unless making a specific point using a seminal piece of information)

Peer-reviewed references include references from professional data bases such as PubMed or CINHAL applicable to population and practice area, along with evidence based clinical practice guidelines. Examples of unacceptable references are Wikipedia, UpToDate, Epocrates, Medscape, WebMD, hospital organizations, insurance recommendations, & secondary clinical databases.


Unless otherwise specified, all the written assignment must follow APA 6th edition formatting, citations and references. Click here to download the Microsoft Word APA 6th edition template. Make sure you cross-reference the APA 6th edition book as well before submitting the assignment.

Number of Pages/Words

Unless otherwise specified all papers should have a minimum of 600 words (approximately 2.5 pages) excluding the title and reference pages.





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Applying Nursing Research to Practice


Nurses have failed to use nursing research to practice due to barriers like lack of time and the need for further training. However, research in nursing practice opens doors to the implementation of new best practices. Best practices in nursing aim at applying recent nursing interventions that are based on real-life research (Hamer & Collinson, 2014). Evidence-based practice requires active research conduct and utilization.

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