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Welcome to the NURS 3063 Evidenced-Based Practice & Theory research guide. Here you will find information to help you locate books, journals, databases and more.

 

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What is Evidence-Based Nursing?

Scholarly literature offers various definitions for "evidence-based nursing" and the broader term "evidence-based practice." Scott and McSherry's literature review examines the numerous definitions of evidence-based nursing and combines them into the following comprehensive definition:

"An ongoing process by which evidence, nursing theory and the practitioners’ clinical expertise are critically evaluated and considered, in conjunction with patient involvement, to provide delivery of optimum nursing care for the individual" (p.1089).

Scott, K., & McSherry, R. (2009). Evidence-based nursing: clarifying the concepts for nurses in practice. Journal Of Clinical Nursing, 18(8), 1085-1095 11p. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2702.2008.02588.x

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