NR439 Week 8 Discussion: The Evidence-Nursing Practice Connection

Improving patient care and outcomes is paramount to the practice of nursing. As we conclude our learning journey through our world of research and evidence-based practice, it is important to reflect upon your time spent in the course:

  • Think about nursing practice and describe one barrier that you feel prohibits nurses from engaging in EBP; share one strategy you could use to facilitate the use of evidence to help improve nursing care for patients.
  • Reflect back over your time in the course and describe how your thinking has changed about nursing research and evidence-based practice; describe one new learning during this course that you believe was the most helpful.


Barriers in engaging evidence-based practice by nurses are lack of time, lack of resources, poor organizational support, poor interest, less trustworthiness regarding research results, and a lack of experience in evidence-based practice (Houser, 2018).  I believe lack of experience in evidence-based practice is the greatest. Even though some of the knowledge nurses have regarding some procedures of evidence-based steps, lack of skills hinders the evidence-based practice.  To solve this problem and improve skills in evidence-based practice, the hospital or health care organization should make available reviews of literature and also conduct periodic skills training. The nurses need to participate in skills training and should follow the evidence-based practice. The nurses need to be empowered to participate in evidence-based practice…Please click the icon below to purchase the full answer at only $5.