Discuss why EBP is an essential component of the practice of a BSN-prepared RN NRS 493

Discuss why EBP is an essential component of the practice of a BSN-prepared RN NRS 493

Discuss why EBP is an essential component of the practice of a BSN-prepared RN NRS 493

Topic 10 DQ 2

Discuss why EBP is an essential component of the practice of a BSN-prepared RN. Identify two ways in which you will continue to integrate evidence into your practice and encourage it within your work environment. What obstacles could challenge this plan, and what steps will you take to minimize their impact?


EBP has improved the capability of decision making for nurses who are involved in critical decision making which has made EBP an essential component of the practice of a BSN-prepared RN as it standardizes practice which increases patient safety and improves patient outcomes.

Two ways in which I will continue to integrate evidence into my practice is by being a lifelong learner through continuing education course to keep me current on the latest of innovative research and technology. Through leading by example through practice, I can encourage EB practices within my work environment. The lack of time, knowledge and a general resistance to change are all identified obstacles that could challenge EBP implementation (Khammarnia, Mohammadi, et. Al., 2015). Engaging the appropriate stakeholders and administrative support are both strategies to overcome these obstacles or minimize their impact (ONS, 2022).




Khammarnia, M., Haj Mohammadi, M., Amani, Z., Rezaeian, S., & Setoodehzadeh, F. (2015). Barriers to implementation of evidence based practice in zahedan teaching hospitals, iran, 2014. Nursing research and practice, 2015, 357140. https://doi.org/10.1155/2015/357140


ONS Oncology Nursing Society. (2022). Overcome Barriers to Applying an Evidence-Based Process for Practice Change. https://voice.ons.org/news-and-views/overcome-barriers-to-applying-an-evidence-based-process-for-practice-change

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I enjoyed reading your post. I believe in lifelong learning as a strategy of self-improvement. Especially when it comes to matters concerning implementation of EBP, I am convinced that life-long learning will empower nurses to understand and interact with various ways in which evidence is developed and implemented, in addition to finding new ways to even create and develop evidence (McMahon, 2021). One way you can become a lifelong learner is by aligning yourself with similarly inquisitive individuals such as mentors, as they are more likely to inspire a spirit of inquisitive and lifelong learning.


McMahon M. F. (2021). Lifelong Learning. Journal of trauma nursing : the official journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses, 28(6), 339–340. https://doi.org/10.1097/JTN.0000000000000612

Yaxhica Strong

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Jun 26, 2022, 10:48 PM(edited)

EBP is essential to the practice of a BSN-prepared RN because it allows nurses to make the best possible decisions for their patients. Nurses inexperienced with EBP may make judgments created on personal preferences or narratives rather than evidence-based research. This type of practice can lead to a heightened risk of errors’ also helps stimulate patient safety by ensuring that nurses use the most up to date practice and appropriate methods of care. This can help to reduce the incidence of errors and improve patient outcomes. I will Continue to seek out evidence-based resources to inform practice. I will Share evidence-based resources with my colleagues and encourage them to use evidence-based methods in their practice. Obstacles that can hinder my plans are as followed. Time constraints: It can be challenging to find time to read research articles or attend conferences. One way to overcome this obstacle is to set aside time each week to keep up with the latest evidence. Lack of resources: Not all hospitals or clinics have the budget to subscribe to research journals or send staff to conferences. In this case, nurses can use free online resources, such as the Cochrane Library or PubMed, to access evidence-based information. Funding constraints may limit the resources available for evidence-based practice. One way to overcome this obstacle is to Advocate for increased funding for evidence-based resources.  Implementation barriers. Some colleagues may resist change or not see the value in using evidence-based methods. One way to overcome this obstacle is to Have open and honest conversations with colleagues about the importance of evidence-based practice


.Kerr, H., & Rainey, D. (2021). Addressing the current challenges of adopting evidence-based practice in nursing. British journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing)30(16), 970–974. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjon.2021.30.16.970

CHIEN, Li-Yin Evidence-Based Practice and Nursing Research, Journal of Nursing Research: August 2019 – Volume 27 – Issue 4 – p e29 doi: 10.1097/jnr.0000000000000346


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Evidence based practice (EBP) is an essential component of the practice of a BSN prepared RN. This allows nurses to see and evaluate different procedures, medicines, and policies to balance the risks and effectiveness of these items. Evidence based practice starts by forming a clinical question that addresses the problem, gathers evidence, analyze the evidence that was gathered, applies the findings to clinical practice, and finally assessing all the results (Why is evidence-based practice in nursing so important?, 2022). This benefits nurses as it allows them to understand risks and effectiveness of various treatments and diagnostic plans. Two ways in which I can continue to integrate evidence into practice and encourage it within the work environment is always connecting to the patients and getting involved with the community by using medical and nursing knowledge to create interventions that can be used by everyone (Evidence-based practice part of online RN to BSN program, 2022).

Evidence-based practice part of online RN to BSN program. UWF Online – University of West Florida Online Programs. (2017, September 11). Retrieved June 26, 2022, from https://getonline.uwf.edu/articles/nursing/evidence-based-practice-online-rntobsn.aspx

Why is evidence-based practice in nursing so important? Eastern Illinois University. (2022, May 20). Retrieved June 26, 2022, from https://learnonline.eiu.edu/programs/rn-to-bsn/evidence-based-practice-important/#:~:text=EBP%20enables%20nurses%20to%20evaluate,patients%20in%20their%20care%20plan.

Lydia Kwofie

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Jun 26, 2022, 10:38 PM

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Hi Raimol,

I agree that EBP starts by going through set procedures. The experience and education that I have received in studying my Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program has helped me gain knowledge and skills on how to obtain, evaluate and implement the use of evidence in my nursing practice. For instance, I have been equipped with formulating a PICOT question that guides me in doing relevant and quality research in nursing. I have also gained knowledge in quality improvement, which is one of the critical areas in nursing practice. One way of integrating the use of evidence into practice is through performing educational activities that are essential in enhancing awareness of the adoption of change within an organization. Second, I will integrate all stakeholders while implementing evidence-based practice to prevent resistance from other stakeholders.


Tucker, S., McNett, M., Mazurek Melnyk, B., Hanrahan, K., Hunter, S. C., Kim, B., … & Kitson, A. (2021). Implementation science: Application of evidence‐based practice models to improve healthcare quality. Worldviews on Evidence‐Based Nursing18(2), 76-84.

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replied toRaimol Joseph

Jun 26, 2022, 11:08 PM

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Before entering the BSN program i was not aware of the benefits of evidence practice. It is so important to me at this stage in practice. When I practices as a LPN I didn’t understand how An ADN performed.

I thought I was just as effective. Through this process of the BSN program, I can say without the use of evidence base practice. A nurse takes a chance at jeopardizing their license.

Rudman, A., Boström, A. M., Wallin, L., Gustavsson, P., & Ehrenberg, A. (2020). Registered Nurses’ Evidence-Based Practice Revisited: A Longitudinal Study in Mid-Career. Worldviews on evidence-based nursing17(5), 348–355. https://doi.org/10.1111/wvn.12468

Coraline Powell

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Jun 24, 2022, 11:12 PM

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As a BSN prepared RN, the advanced education and training significantly tests our scope of practice, but the competencies and skills needed to execute our duties We have a larger responsibility to our patients and thus, have to do in our power to improve the health outcome and patients of our safety. One of the key determinants of patient health and safety is evidence (Horntvedt et al., 2018). Evidence-based practice is vital as it ensures that a nurse’s practice is hinged on existing evidence, which is not only safe but also of good quality.

To keep the integration of evidence in my pirate and the work environment, the first strategy that I am likely to use is to promote a culture of continuous quality improvement. this will entails consistently, scanning the environment for gaps, and then using evidence to find solutions to these gaps and integrating them (Kerr & Rainey, 2021). Another strategy would be to become a lifelong learner and this means that I will constantly seek ways to improve my own knowledge and education about healthcare and health evidence based strategies.

It is likely that due to these factors, I may face some barriers, with the major barrier being resistance to change. To counter this, I am committed to using evidence based strategies such as Kotter’s 8-Step change model to improve on organizational change and reduce resistance.


Horntvedt, M. T., Nordsteien, A., Fermann, T., & Severinsson, E. (2018). Strategies for teaching evidence-based practice in nursing education: a thematic literature review. BMC medical education, 18(1), 172. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12909-018-1278-z

Kerr, H., & Rainey, D. (2021). Addressing the current challenges of adopting evidence-based practice in nursing. British journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing), 30(16), 970–974. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjon.2021.30.16.970