Nursing Evidenced-Based Practice

Definition of Evidence-Based Practice (EBP):

A problem solving approach to practice that involves the conscientious use of current best evidence in making decisions about patient care; 

EBP incorporates a systematic search for and critical appraisal of the most relevant evidence to answer a clinical question along with one’s own clinical expertise and patient values and preferences. 

Melnyk B, Fineout-Overholt E. Evidence-based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2004.

If you would like more information about James Nursing Evidence-Based Practice, please contact:

Colleen O'Leary, MSN, RN, AOCNS

Clinical Nurse Specialist Head and Neck Oncology
Coordinator of Nursing Evidence-Based Practice 
Department of Professional Development 
 View and Download the following EBP documents:

     Research, EBI and QI document

     EBP Algorithim 

     List of current EBP projects





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