NR439 Week 1 Discussion: Introduction to Evidence-based Practice

We begin our journey into discovering the new world of research and evidence-based practice (EBP) by exploring our past. After completing the required readings and lesson, answer the following:

  • Explain how research has evolved since the Florence Nightingale era.
  • Discuss how research and EBP are different; include how you believe research supports EBP for nursing.
  • Describe one past/historical unethical breach of research conduct; then, share how you would ensure care of a study participant using one ethical or legal research consideration (guideline/principle).


During the Florence Nightingale era, the nursing profession was only beginning; it was built on simple clinical treatments and patient care. Florence Nightingale was the first nurse that implemented a statistical study, which has proven that hygiene care, healthy eating, and daily wound care decreased mortality among soldiers by 2/3 (Mackey & Bassendowski, 2017). Nowadays, nursing research has advanced due to an increase in the number of nurses with advanced academic preparation, the establishment of tools for the dissemination of nursing research, federal funding, support for nursing research, and the upgrading of research skills in faculty and students…Please click the icon below to purchase the full answer at only $5.