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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308442
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A System-Wide Collaborative Nursing Research Council
Author(s):
McCartney, Patricia Robin
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Gamma Kappa
Author Details:
Patricia Robin McCartney, PhD, RN, FAAN, Patricia.r.mccartney@medstar.net
Abstract:

Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013

Purpose: To present how a system-wide collaborative Nursing Research Council examined findings from an evidence-based practice survey and identified implications for enculturating EBP into daily practice.

Significance: Collaborative governance provides an opportunity for nurses to advance the quality of nursing practice. Quality care is built on a shared vision, framework, and skill set for evidence-based practice among nursing leaders and direct care nurses.

Methods: A non-experimental design, employing an online survey, “Nurses’ Perceptions and Readiness for Evidence-based Practice Survey,” was used to assess registered nurses’ beliefs, perceptions of organizational readiness, and implementation of EBP across a 9 hospital health care system (Mylenk & Fineout-Overholt, 2004, 2008). Council members collectively wrote the IRB approved proposal, recruited nurses to complete the survey, analyzed the data, identified implications, and disseminated the findings.

Findings: Over 1600 nurses responded (23% response rate) from urban, community and specialty hospitals. While mean scores for beliefs were high, the mean scores on perceptions of organizational readiness, and implementation identified opportunities for improvement. Statistically significant different mean scores were found for the characteristics of basic nursing education, highest education, certification, and administrative, support, or leadership roles. Nurses in leadership roles held more positive beliefs toward EBP, organizational readiness for EBP, and implementation of EBP compared to direct care nurses.

Implications: The findings provide direction for the Nursing Research Council to support leadership’s role in developing and facilitating a collaborative action plan for cultivating and mentoring the use of EBP across the system. Methods may include didactic workshops, journal clubs, grand rounds, and hospital councils to develop direct care RNs’ EBP knowledge and skills. Leaders will also encourage certification and promote the availability of current EBP resources.

Keywords:
System Collaboration; Leadership; 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

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA System-Wide Collaborative Nursing Research Councilen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcCartney, Patricia Robinen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentGamma Kappaen_GB
dc.author.detailsPatricia Robin McCartney, PhD, RN, FAAN, Patricia.r.mccartney@medstar.neten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308442-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013</p><b>Purpose</b>: To present how a system-wide collaborative Nursing Research Council examined findings from an evidence-based practice survey and identified implications for enculturating EBP into daily practice. <p><b>Significance</b>: Collaborative governance provides an opportunity for nurses to advance the quality of nursing practice. Quality care is built on a shared vision, framework, and skill set for evidence-based practice among nursing leaders and direct care nurses. <p><b>Methods</b>: A non-experimental design, employing an online survey, “Nurses’ Perceptions and Readiness for Evidence-based Practice Survey,” was used to assess registered nurses’ beliefs, perceptions of organizational readiness, and implementation of EBP across a 9 hospital health care system (Mylenk & Fineout-Overholt, 2004, 2008). Council members collectively wrote the IRB approved proposal, recruited nurses to complete the survey, analyzed the data, identified implications, and disseminated the findings. <p><b>Findings</b>: Over 1600 nurses responded (23% response rate) from urban, community and specialty hospitals. While mean scores for beliefs were high, the mean scores on perceptions of organizational readiness, and implementation identified opportunities for improvement. Statistically significant different mean scores were found for the characteristics of basic nursing education, highest education, certification, and administrative, support, or leadership roles. Nurses in leadership roles held more positive beliefs toward EBP, organizational readiness for EBP, and implementation of EBP compared to direct care nurses. <p><b>Implications</b>: The findings provide direction for the Nursing Research Council to support leadership’s role in developing and facilitating a collaborative action plan for cultivating and mentoring the use of EBP across the system. Methods may include didactic workshops, journal clubs, grand rounds, and hospital councils to develop direct care RNs’ EBP knowledge and skills. Leaders will also encourage certification and promote the availability of current EBP resources.en_GB
dc.subjectSystem Collaborationen_GB
dc.subjectLeadershipen_GB
dc.subjectevidence-based practiceen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:31:25Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:31:25Z-
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
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