Evidence-Based Practice Starting Blocks: Academics and Practice Collaboration

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/303989
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Evidence-Based Practice Starting Blocks: Academics and Practice Collaboration
Author(s):
Welle, Mary Kay
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Nu Omicron
Author Details:
Mary Kay Welle, MSN, RN, CNS, ONC, mkwelle@sbcglobal.net
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013, Thursday, July 25, 2013

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to review the evidence regarding nursing academic/practice partnerships in initiating  Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) projects between staff nurses and academia.   

Methods: Nursing academic/practice partnership studies regarding EBP were analyzed and reviewed. Evaluation of sources used for the study was rated to level of evidence and quality grading according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).   

Results: Components necessary to launch a successful EBP project were identified and outlined. Successful EBP projects cannot be achieved unless nurses are ready. Staff nurses are lacking in readiness to initiate EBP due to gaps in informational literacy skills, limited access to high quality informational resources, and a perceived lack of value of research in practice. For nursing students EBP is advertised as a component of learning but is usually covered in just one course, the how to conduct research is taught but not how it comes alive in practice. Students have a negative attitude about research and also perceive it as difficult. EBP in the clinical setting is usually directed from the top down. In regards to a nursing academic/practice partnership, nursing faculty are perceived by staff nurses as intimidating. Staff nurses are more receptive to learning from students regarding EBP. In order to achieve a favorable academic/practice partnership, mutual benefits must be identified, clear structure and expectations need to be present, and all contributors must be valued.    

Conclusion: Collaborative nursing academic/practice partnership pathways should be considered in regards to initiating EBP projects. Readiness needs to be assessed prior to starting a partnership. Roles and expectations must be delineated and all contributors appreciated. Collaboration between academia and practice are rich in opportunities for staff nurses and students to learn from one another, to make research come alive, and to change attitudes about the value of research.

Keywords:
evidence-based practice; collaboration; academic practice partnership
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
Note:
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEvidence-Based Practice Starting Blocks: Academics and Practice Collaborationen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWelle, Mary Kayen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNu Omicronen_GB
dc.author.detailsMary Kay Welle, MSN, RN, CNS, ONC, mkwelle@sbcglobal.neten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/303989-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013, Thursday, July 25, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b> The purpose of this study is to review the evidence regarding nursing academic/practice partnerships in initiating  Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) projects between staff nurses and academia.    <p><b>Methods: </b> Nursing academic/practice partnership studies regarding EBP were analyzed and reviewed. Evaluation of sources used for the study was rated to level of evidence and quality grading according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).    <p><b>Results: </b> Components necessary to launch a successful EBP project were identified and outlined. Successful EBP projects cannot be achieved unless nurses are ready. Staff nurses are lacking in readiness to initiate EBP due to gaps in informational literacy skills, limited access to high quality informational resources, and a perceived lack of value of research in practice. For nursing students EBP is advertised as a component of learning but is usually covered in just one course, the how to conduct research is taught but not how it comes alive in practice. Students have a negative attitude about research and also perceive it as difficult. EBP in the clinical setting is usually directed from the top down. In regards to a nursing academic/practice partnership, nursing faculty are perceived by staff nurses as intimidating. Staff nurses are more receptive to learning from students regarding EBP. In order to achieve a favorable academic/practice partnership, mutual benefits must be identified, clear structure and expectations need to be present, and all contributors must be valued.     <p><b>Conclusion: </b>Collaborative nursing academic/practice partnership pathways should be considered in regards to initiating EBP projects. Readiness needs to be assessed prior to starting a partnership. Roles and expectations must be delineated and all contributors appreciated. Collaboration between academia and practice are rich in opportunities for staff nurses and students to learn from one another, to make research come alive, and to change attitudes about the value of research.en_GB
dc.subjectevidence-based practiceen_GB
dc.subjectcollaborationen_GB
dc.subjectacademic practice partnershipen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:27:13Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:27:13Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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