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Advanced practice nurses use role modelling, teaching, clinical problem solving and change facilitation to promote evidence-based practice among clinical staff nurses
  1. Lynn Gallagher-Ford
  1. College of Nursing, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA
  1. Correspondence to Lynn Gallagher-Ford
    College of Nursing, The Ohio State University, 1585 Neil Ave, Columbus, OH 43210, USA; lgallagher{at}

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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 …

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