alexa A university and health care organization partnership to prepare nurses for evidence-based practice.


Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy

Author(s): Missal B, Schafer BK, Halm MA, Schaffer MA

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Abstract This article describes a partnership model between a university and health care organizations for teaching graduate nursing research from a framework of evidence-based practice. Nurses from health care organizations identified topics for graduate students to search the literature and synthesize evidence for guiding nursing practice. Nurse educators mentored graduate students in conducting critical appraisals of the literature. Students learned how to search for the evidence, summarize the existing research findings, and translate the findings into practice recommendations. Through presenting and discussing their findings with key stakeholders, students learned how nurses planned to integrate the evidence into practice. Nurses used the evidence-based results to improve their practice in the two partner hospitals. The partnership stimulated action for further inquiry into best practices. This article was published in J Nurs Educ and referenced in Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy

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