Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Committee Chair

Abby Garlock


Evidence-based practice is a necessary part of providing quality patient care in nursing, and has been linked to lowering costs and bettering patient outcomes. However, evidence-based practice is commonly misunderstood or thrown aside by nurses due to time constraints in the nursing profession. The purpose of the MSN thesis was to explore nurses’ current knowledge and appreciation of evidence-based practice based on previous research, as well as identifying gaps in the knowledge of the concept. A descriptive research design was utilized. Results indicated nurses do have an open mind and appreciation for evidence-based practice, but consider it time consuming and perceive themselves as lacking the skills necessary to perform evidence-based practice.

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