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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 …