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Electronic and print resources for all areas of nursing.

Evidence-Based Nursing

What is EBN?

Evidence-Based Nursing (EBN) involves identifying the best research evidence and with clinical expertise and patient values, integrating them into nursing practice. This practice allows nurses to integrate their clinical training and experience with current research. 

Scott, K. & McSherry, R. "Evidence Based Nursing: clarifying the concepts for nurses in practice." Journal of Clinical Nursing 2009; 18(8): 1085-95.

The Evidence Pyramid

American Nurses Association's Online Toolkit for Nurses

ANA has developed a "Research Toolkit" to support nurses in providing evidence-based care that promotes quality health outcomes for individuals, families, communities and health care systems. The toolkit offers an introduction to research and evidence-based practice. It provides access to numerous resources to translate evidence into practice and to support nurse researchers. Members only can log in and have access to a research repository with reviews of research articles.

Selected Evidence-Based Nursing Print Books

Essentials of nursing research: appraising evidence for nursing practice. Polit, D.F. & Tatano Beck, C., WY 20.5 P769e 2010.

Evidence-based geriatric nursing protocols for best practice. Capezuti, E.(Ed.), WY 152 G3698 2008.

Evidence-based nursing guide to disease management. WY 100 E937 2009.

Evidence-based practice for nurses: appraisal and application of research. Schmidt, N.A. & Brown, J.M. (Eds.), WY 20.5 S353e 2009.

Introduction to nursing research: incorporating evidence-based practice, 2nd ed., Boswell, C. & Cannon, S. (Eds.), WY 20.5 I6196 2011 Perm Res.

Nursing diagnosis handbook: an evidence-based guide to planning care. Ackley, B.J. & Ladwig, G.B. (Eds.), WY 49 N9745 2011.

Nursing policy research: turning evidence-based research into health policy. Dickson, G.L. & Flynn, L. (Eds.), WY 20.5 N97328 2009.  

Nursing research: methods and critical appraisal for evidence-based practice. LoBiondo-Wood, G. & Haber, J. (Eds.), WY 20.5 N97445 2010 Perm Res. 

Nursing research: reading, using, and creating evidence, 2nd. ed. Houser, J. WY20.5 H842n 2012

Teaching evidence-based practice in nursing: a guide for academic and clinical settings. Levin, R.F. & Feldman, H.R. (Eds.), WY 18 T2517 2006.

Understanding Nursing Research: building an evidence-based practice (5th ed.) Burns, N. & Grove, S.K. WY 20.5 B967u 2011

Vital notes for nurses: research for evidence-based practice. Newell, R. & Burnard, P., WY 20.5 N 546v 2006.