The Influence of Nurse Leaders and Nurse Educators on Registered Nurses’ Evidence-based Practices

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308143
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Influence of Nurse Leaders and Nurse Educators on Registered Nurses’ Evidence-based Practices
Author(s):
Gallagher-Ford, Lynn
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Theta Sigma
Author Details:
Lynn Gallagher-Ford, PhD, RN, NE-BC, gallagher-ford.1@osu.edu
Abstract:

Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013

Evidence-based practice (EBP) is a systematic approach to problem solving using current, best evidence available to make clinical decisions for patient care. When evidence is utilized in practice, patient and nursing outcomes improve.  As a result, EBP is the expected standard of care for healthcare practitioners.  Research about EBP has often focused on factors effecting implementation of EBP including organizational barriers, facilitators and context. Currently there is a gap between the expectation of EBP as the standard practice and the practice that is actually being carried out. Although staff nurses (SN) are responsible for their own professional practice beliefs, attitudes and behaviors,  nurse leaders (NL) and nurse educators (NE) are responsible for the design of clinical environments to support and promote best staff nurse (SN) practices. Knowing more about EBP beliefs, perceptions, and implementation within and between nurses groups (NL, NE, SN) and the influence that they have on one another provides valuable information that contributes to the current body of nursing knowledge related to EBP and the discussion about how to leverage relationships and influence to promote and sustain EBP in nursing.

A descriptive correlational study was conducted to address this gap by examining the differences and relationships between the EBP beliefs, perceptions of organizational culture and readiness for EBP, and implementation of EBP of nurses in different roles including staff nurses and nurse leaders. In addition, the study examined the influence of nurse leaders on staff nurses and EBP. There were 269 participants in the study from three states in the U.S. A demographic questionnaire and three valid and reliable EBP surveys were utilized.

Findings revealed that nurses in different roles scored very differently on EBP attributes.  The implications for staff nurses, nurse leaders and nurse educators will be presented and recommendations for each group will be discussed.

Keywords:
Beliefs, attitudes & behaviors; Staff Nurses; Evidence-based practice
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
Note:
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Influence of Nurse Leaders and Nurse Educators on Registered Nurses’ Evidence-based Practicesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGallagher-Ford, Lynnen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentTheta Sigmaen_GB
dc.author.detailsLynn Gallagher-Ford, PhD, RN, NE-BC, gallagher-ford.1@osu.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308143-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013</p>Evidence-based practice (EBP) is a systematic approach to problem solving using current, best evidence available to make clinical decisions for patient care. When evidence is utilized in practice, patient and nursing outcomes improve.  As a result, EBP is the expected standard of care for healthcare practitioners.  Research about EBP has often focused on factors effecting implementation of EBP including organizational barriers, facilitators and context. Currently there is a gap between the expectation of EBP as the standard practice and the practice that is actually being carried out. Although staff nurses (SN) are responsible for their own professional practice beliefs, attitudes and behaviors,  nurse leaders (NL) and nurse educators (NE) are responsible for the design of clinical environments to support and promote best staff nurse (SN) practices. Knowing more about EBP beliefs, perceptions, and implementation within and between nurses groups (NL, NE, SN) and the influence that they have on one another provides valuable information that contributes to the current body of nursing knowledge related to EBP and the discussion about how to leverage relationships and influence to promote and sustain EBP in nursing. <p>A descriptive correlational study was conducted to address this gap by examining the differences and relationships between the EBP beliefs, perceptions of organizational culture and readiness for EBP, and implementation of EBP of nurses in different roles including staff nurses and nurse leaders. In addition, the study examined the influence of nurse leaders on staff nurses and EBP. There were 269 participants in the study from three states in the U.S. A demographic questionnaire and three valid and reliable EBP surveys were utilized. <p>Findings revealed that nurses in different roles scored very differently on EBP attributes.  The implications for staff nurses, nurse leaders and nurse educators will be presented and recommendations for each group will be discussed.en_GB
dc.subjectBeliefs, attitudes & behaviorsen_GB
dc.subjectStaff Nursesen_GB
dc.subjectEvidence-based practiceen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:27:28Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:27:28Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_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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