Advanced practice nurses use role modelling, teaching, clinical problem solving and change facilitation to promote evidence-based practice among clinical staff nurses
- College of Nursing, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA
- Correspondence to Lynn Gallagher-Ford
College of Nursing, The Ohio State University, 1585 Neil Ave, Columbus, OH 43210, USA;
Implications for practice and research
■ Advanced practice nurses (APNs) can play a critical role in facilitating evidence-based practice (EBP).
■ Knowledge brokering (KB) is a key aspect of the APN role which can be leveraged to promote EBP.
■ KB requires specific knowledge and skills.
■ The effect of APNs on EBP implementation by clinical (staff) nurses and on clinical outcomes needs further exploration/measurement.
The barriers and organisational constraints related to EBP have been well described.1 2 Recently, the literature has focused on factors that facilitate EBP.3 4 The context of nursing practice settings has emerged as …