Advanced Practice Nurses Implementation of Evidence-Based Practice: A Mixed Methods Approach

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150489
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Presentation
Title:
Advanced Practice Nurses Implementation of Evidence-Based Practice: A Mixed Methods Approach
Abstract:
Advanced Practice Nurses Implementation of Evidence-Based Practice: A Mixed Methods Approach
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2008
Author:Renwanz Boyle, Andrea, DNSc, RN, BC
P.I. Institution Name:San Francisco State University
Title:Associate Professor, Director, NP Program
[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] Introduction: Agreement exists among many nursing professionals world-wide that excellent practice is evidence-based. Data from prior study (2004-2007) by this researcher revealed: (1) both clinicians and students perceived evidence-based practice as the integration of research into nursing practice; and (2) learning about evidence-based practice occurs primarily in formal academic settings. Prior research has been focused on understanding how clinicians and students perceive and define the concept of evidence-based practice. Less is known about how APNs implement evidence into clinical practice, and what benefits and challenges APNs identify as research is implemented into their clinical work. Purpose: The purpose of this project is to add to the evidence-based practice body of knowledge by studying APN's abilities to implement research into clinical practice. The research question for this project is: ôWhat are APN's perceptions of evidence-based practice implementation?ö Methodology: Data for this mixed methods, descriptive study is obtained by a convenience sample. APNs currently employed in the San Francisco Bay Area will be surveyed from January, 2008 through May, 2008. A 4 item evidence-based practice survey questionnaire and demographic questionnaire will be used for data collection. Content analysis will be used to analyze the evidence-based practice survey qualitative data; descriptive statistics will be used to quantitatively analyze demographic data. Results: Data collection for this study will be completed by May, 2008 and results will be available in early June, 2008. Summary and Implications: Evidence-based practice is an essential component of advanced nursing practice. Data are available about evidence-based practice definitions and perceptions; little information is available about APN perceptions of evidence-based practice implementation. Information obtained from a mixed methods approach to this problem has the potential to enhance understanding of how APN's incorporate evidence into their important clinical work.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.titleAdvanced Practice Nurses Implementation of Evidence-Based Practice: A Mixed Methods Approachen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150489-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Advanced Practice Nurses Implementation of Evidence-Based Practice: A Mixed Methods Approach</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2008</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Renwanz Boyle, Andrea, DNSc, RN, BC</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">San Francisco State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor, Director, NP Program</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">aboyle@sfsu.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] Introduction: Agreement exists among many nursing professionals world-wide that excellent practice is evidence-based. Data from prior study (2004-2007) by this researcher revealed: (1) both clinicians and students perceived evidence-based practice as the integration of research into nursing practice; and (2) learning about evidence-based practice occurs primarily in formal academic settings. Prior research has been focused on understanding how clinicians and students perceive and define the concept of evidence-based practice. Less is known about how APNs implement evidence into clinical practice, and what benefits and challenges APNs identify as research is implemented into their clinical work. Purpose: The purpose of this project is to add to the evidence-based practice body of knowledge by studying APN's abilities to implement research into clinical practice. The research question for this project is: &ocirc;What are APN's perceptions of evidence-based practice implementation?&ouml; Methodology: Data for this mixed methods, descriptive study is obtained by a convenience sample. APNs currently employed in the San Francisco Bay Area will be surveyed from January, 2008 through May, 2008. A 4 item evidence-based practice survey questionnaire and demographic questionnaire will be used for data collection. Content analysis will be used to analyze the evidence-based practice survey qualitative data; descriptive statistics will be used to quantitatively analyze demographic data. Results: Data collection for this study will be completed by May, 2008 and results will be available in early June, 2008. Summary and Implications: Evidence-based practice is an essential component of advanced nursing practice. Data are available about evidence-based practice definitions and perceptions; little information is available about APN perceptions of evidence-based practice implementation. Information obtained from a mixed methods approach to this problem has the potential to enhance understanding of how APN's incorporate evidence into their important clinical work.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:34:27Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:34:27Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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