Nurses' perceptions of the implementation of evidence-based practice in clinical settings
There continues to be a disconnection between research findings and their use in practice. Barriers exist in bringing evidence-based practice to clinical nursing. Barriers include a large volume of literature, lack of skills in use of research literature, perceived inadequate time to learn and/or use evidenced-based practice, and lack of administrative support. The purpose of this study is to identify nurses’ perceptions regarding implementing evidenced-based practice. A convenience sample of 100 registered nurses will be drawn from 3 urban hospitals in central Indiana. This descriptive study is a replication of the Majid et al.’s study (2011). A self-administered survey questionnaire will be used to collect data about nurses’ perceptions of the implementation of evidencedbased practice. Understanding nurses’ perceptions will provide useful information for clinicians and nurse leaders as the focus for utilization of evidence-based practice continues.