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Most letters on our website are from students asking questions such as “What is evidence?” or “How can I use evidence in my practice?” or “What key references should I include in my assignment on evidence-based nursing?” To address these questions and more, we will be introducing a new feature “for students” to our journal and website.
We are pleased to welcome, as Student Editors, John Offen and Rebecca Ganann. You will see from their short biographies that these 2 students live on different continents and are at different points in their educational preparation. John is an undergraduate student at York University in the UK and comes to nursing from a previous career in information technology. Rebecca is an experienced public health nurse, who recently completed a Master’s degree in nursing and is currently a doctoral student at McMaster University in Canada.
John and Rebecca will be working on several new features. For example, they will be relaying brief examples of their experiences as students using evidence in practice—what they tried, barriers and facilitators encountered in the process, and particularly, what staff nurses did to help the process. They …