Improving competence and confidence with evidence-based practice among nurses

Kim M. Bissett, Maria Cvach, Kathleen M White

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Abstract

Evidence-based practice (EBP) is an integral part of quality patient care, reduction in practice variation, and increased nursing autonomy. Yet, EBP is not a consistent standard in many organizations. Although many barriers to EBP have been cited, this project focused on poor knowledge of the EBP process and a lack of available EBP mentors or experts. A bundled set of educational interventions to improve the EBP confidence and self-efficacy of nurses was developed and implemented. Comparison of pre/post data showed improvement in all categories and questions. Committee members expressed greater confidence with the process and comfort level with leading EBP projects following the intervention. The educational bundle used in this project can serve as a model for others looking to develop competent EBP mentors within their organization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)248-255
Number of pages8
JournalJournal for nurses in professional development
Volume32
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Leadership and Management
  • Education
  • Fundamentals and skills
  • Review and Exam Preparation

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