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Swedish nursing students report that campus education supports research utilisation more than clinical education, but support varies between universities
  1. Janice Christie
  1. Early Years Division, School of Community and Health Sciences, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to: Dr Janice Christie
    Early Years Division, School of Community and Health Sciences, 20 Bartholomew Close, London, EC1A 7QN, UK; Janice.christie.1{at}

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Implications for practice and research

  • Nursing students can have varied views of the educational support they receive for research utilisation skill developments from different universities’ programmes.

  • Students appear to report lower levels of educational support for research utilisation from practice-based than academic settings.

  • Students may report lower capabilities in implementing and evaluating evidence-based practice (EBP) in clinical settings, than searching for and critically appraising evidence.

  • Further research may be undertaken to determine the nature and extent of differences between pre-registration nursing education institutions’ support for learning in research utilisation skills.

  • Additional studies may consider an in-depth evaluation of the relationship between perceived educational support for research utilisation …

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