Nurses' Knowledge of Research and Evidence-Based Practice in a Community-Based Hospital
Brooke Kelly RN, CMSRN
Staff Nurse - Memorial Health Care System, Chattanooga, TN
Angie McHann BSN, RN, CGRN
Clinical Educator - Memorial Health Care System, Chattanooga, TN
Kim Shank, BSN, RN, OCN                                             
GI-Colorectal Program Coordinator - Memorial Health Care System, Chattanooga, TN

Project focus was to assess the current level of knowledge regarding Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) and clinical research among nurses in a community based hospital. Specific strategies were to assess if the education level, experience, and clinical practice areas influenced this knowledge level in any way. Our hypothesis was that the nursesā€™ perception would be that they had a greater knowledge level than what they actually had. Results identified what the knowledge gaps were in order to plan educational activities.


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