Evidence-based practice is emerging as a widely accepted paradigm for contemporary professional nursing practice. Institutions and providers of healthcare services are adopting this framework to guide the structure, process, and outcomes of patient care delivery. Advanced practice nurses are ideally prepared and positioned within healthcare delivery systems to champion the integration of this practice as a model for evidence-based patient care. This article highlights opportunities and suggests strategies for advanced practice nurses to serve as catalysts for optimizing patient care through evidence-based practice.
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Evidence-based Practice| November 01 2001
Champions for Evidence-based Practice: A Critical Role for Advanced Practice Nurses
Gregory A. DeBourgh, RN, MS, EdD
From School of Nursing, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, Calif.
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AACN Adv Crit Care (2001) 12 (4): 491–508.
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Gregory A. DeBourgh; Champions for Evidence-based Practice: A Critical Role for Advanced Practice Nurses. AACN Adv Crit Care 1 November 2001; 12 (4): 491–508. doi:
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