Inside best practice: Evidence-based practice advice goes international

HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, December 20, 2010

The pair started off with a leadership and faculty conference all day on day one of the visit, discussing the characteristics of the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program ® (MRP) designation and how to integrate an evidence-based program (EBP) program into a curriculum.

“It was really an overview for nurse leaders and the faculty at their school of nursing,” says Linda C. Pugh, PhD, RNC, FAAN, Director of EBP/Nursing Research at York Hospital.

The next five days, however, were much more hands-on—they delved into workshops with bedside nurses, teaching them how to identify sources and put into practice successful processes that had been implemented at York Hospital.

“We have a culture of inquiry,” says Pugh. “We want our nurses to feel like they can question their practice and ask—how can we deliver best practices for all patients?”

The pair met with the leaders of Aga Khan’s services lines and identified two areas to focus on to implement key EBP processes. “We knew once we met with the staff nurses we would work with the med/surg unit and maternal health,” says Barbara Buchko, MS, RN, clinical nurse specialist in Women and Children Services with WellSPan Health’s York Hospital.

“We reviewed their missions and goals, and tried to find similarities in our programs,” says Pugh. “We were not starting at ground zero—they had already put processes in place as part of their own MRP journey and for improving nursing research.”

Source: This excerpt is from the December HCPro’s Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®.

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