Building capacity of evidence-based practice: understanding how licensed practical nurses (LPNs) source knowledge
evidence based practice, nursing, competency, education, Canada
In Canada, all nurses are required to engage in evidence-based practice (EBP) as an entry-to-practice competency; however, there is little research that examines Licensed Practical Nurses’ (LPNs’) information seeking behaviors or preferred sources of knowledge to conduct EBP. Due to the differences in education and roles of LPNs and Registered Nurses (RNs), it is both necessary and important to gain an understanding of how LPNs utilize evidence in their unique nursing practice. The purpose of this study was to investigate how LPNs source knowledge for their nursing practice.
Phillips, L. & Neumeier, M. (2018). Building capacity of evidence-based practice: Understanding how licensed practical nurses (LPNs) source knowledge. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, Aug;15(4):290-295. doi: 10.1111/wvn.12284
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