(Answered) NR 439 Week 7 Discussion: The Evidence-Nursing Practice Connection


Improving patient care and outcomes is paramount to the practice of nursing. As we conclude our learning journey through our world of research and evidence-based practice, it is important to reflect upon your time spent in the course:

  • Think about nursing practice and describe one barrier that you feel prohibits nurses from engaging in EBP; share one strategy you could use to facilitate the use of evidence to help improve nursing care for patients.
  • Reflect back over your time in the course and describe how your thinkinghas changed about nursing research and evidence-based practice; describe one new learning during this course that you believe was the most helpful.


One key barrier to EBP is nurse resistance which results in an increase in restraining forces against change and reduction in driving forces for change. The nurses are usually accustomed to their conventional ways and culture of doing things, making it hard to have them adopt a new culture. The characteristics of nurses that contribute in increase in this resistance include lack of knowledge for interpretation of statistical analyses, lack of interest, lack of confidence in critical….Please click the icon below to purchase full solution at $5