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Evidence-Based Nursing: What Is EBP?

For BSN students, learn the basics of EBP in nursing, how to write a clinical question and appraise evidence.

What is Evidence-Based Practice?

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (2005) has defined evidence-based nursing "as an integration of the best evidence available, nursing expertise, and the values and preferences of the individuals, families and communities who are served" (Policy section). Evidence-based nursing is where the nurse's clinical experience, the evidence in the nursing literature, and the patient's unique needs intersect.

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. (2005, July 6). Evidence-Based Nursing Position Statement.

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