Nursing

Inside the program: Be a leader in research and evidence-based practice

HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, February 17, 2009

Nurses need to recognize the importance of nursing research and evidence-based practice (EBP), which are highly emphasized in Component IV: New knowledge, innovations, and improvements. But for this to happen, nurses must be supported by nursing leaders.

The CNO can champion an environment in which research findings are used to improve nursing practice. This is achieved through selected activities that include the following:

  • Partnering with a local university for its faculty expertise
  • Inviting expert speakers to present examples of EBP
  • Sponsoring a nurse to become a research nurse intern within the organization
  • Initiating a nursing research council to foster the generation of new research
  • Developing a structured critique worksheet to rate the quality of evidence and the benefits and feasibility of using the findings in the organization’s practice (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has a rating scale for research reviews)

Source: Adapted from HCPro’s Guide to Assessing, Pursuing, and Achieving Excellence in the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Second Edition.

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