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Nursing Resources: Evidence-Based Nursing

Evidence-Based Nursing Books

Evidence-Based Nursing

Evidence-Based Nursing and Research - what's the difference?

Although you may hear these two terms used interchangeably they are not the same thing.  Evidence-Based Nursing is based on research.  Research provides the evidence for Evidence-Based Nursing.  To practice Evidence-Based Nursing, nurses use the evidence (often in the form of journal articles) to guide their practice.

Articles about Evidence-Based Nursing

This series from AJN is a good introduction to evidence-based nursing.  All articles are available through the EJournal Finder - type in American Journal of Nursing and look for the year, volume and issue. 

 

Melnyk, B., Fineout-Overholt, E., Stillwell, S., & Williamson, K. (2009). Evidence-based practice: step by step. Igniting a spirit of inquiry: an essential foundation for evidence-based practice: how nurses can build the knowledge and skills they need to implement ERP. American Journal Of Nursing, 109(11), 49-52. doi:10.1097/01  

Melnyk, B., Fineout-Overholt, E., Stillwell, S., & Williamson, K. (2010). Evidence-based practice: step by step. The seven steps of evidence-based practice: following this progressive, sequential approach will lead to improved health care and patient outcomes. American Journal Of Nursing, 110(1), 51-53. doi:10.1097/01

Stillwell, S., Fineout-Overholt, E., Melnyk, B., & Williamson, K. (2010). Asking the clinical question: a key step in evidence-based practice. American Journal Of Nursing, 110(3), 58-61. doi:10.1097/01.   

Stillwell, S., Fineout-Overholt, E., Melnyk, B., & Williamson, K. (2010). Evidence-based practice, step by step: searching for the evidence. American Journal Of Nursing, 110(5), 41-47. doi:10.1097/01.  

Fineout-Overholt, E., Melnyk, B., Stillwell, S., & Williamson, K. (2010). Evidence-based practice step by step. Critical appraisal of the evidence: part I: An introduction to gathering, evaluating, and recording the evidence... fifth in a series. American Journal Of Nursing, 110(7), 47-52. doi:10.1097/01.   

Fineout-Overholt, E., Melnyk, B., Stillwell, S., & Williamson, K. (2010). Evidence-based practice, step by step. Critical appraisal of the evidence: Part II: Digging deeper--examining the "keeper" studies... sixth article in a series [corrected] [published erratum appears in AM J NURS 2010 Nov;110(11):12]. American Journal Of Nursing, 110(9), 41-48. doi:10.1097/01.   

Fineout-Overholt, E., Melnyk, B., Stillwell, S., & Williamson, K. (2010). Critical appraisal of the evidence: part III the process of synthesis: seeing similarities and differences across the body of evidence... seventh article in a series. American Journal Of Nursing, 110(11), 43-51.