The Role of APN in Clinical Application of Evidence-based Medicine


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Essay #: 063201
Total text length is 9,353 characters (approximately 6.5 pages).

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Florence Nightingale was a pioneer in evidence-based practice in the nursing profession. Miller, Ward and Young (2010) state that the findings from the scientific research conducted by Florence during the Crimean war was used to implement changes in nursing.  The changes that occurred at that time transformed the practice of nursing and saved the lives of many sick and injured people.  Evidence based practice is the identification and implementation of the results of scientific research findings in nursing practice. Using the evidence-based approach scientific research in the nursing can be brought to the bedside of the patient to improve the quality of care and patient outcomes. In this paper, evidence-based nursing practice...
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.....also limits APNs in their ability to practice EBN in the clinical setting.  The APNs being nurse educators are in a position to promote and support the use of EBN as an approach to nursing in the clinical practice that they work in.
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