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Integrating evidence-based practice into RN-to-BSN clinical nursing education.

by Eui Geum Oh, Sunah Kim, So Sun Kim, Sue Kim, Eun Yong Cho, Ji-Soo Yoo, Hee Soon Kim, Ju Hee Lee, Mi Ae You, Hyejung Lee show all authors
The Journal of nursing education ()
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Abstract

This study examines the effects of integrating evidence-based practice (EBP) into clinical practicum on EBP efficacy and barriers to research utilization among Korean RN-to-BSN students. A one-group pretest-posttest design was used. Eighty-one students were recruited from a school of nursing in Korea. Evidence-based practice clinical practicum was composed of two consecutive programs during one semester. Lectures, individual mentoring on EBP practicum, small group, and wrap-up conferences were provided. Outcomes of EBP efficacy and barriers to research utilization were analyzed using paired t tests for 74 final participants. Evidence-based practice efficacy scores increased significantly (p < 0.05), and the barriers to research utilization scores decreased significantly after the EBP clinical practicum. The results highlight the effectiveness of EBP education among RN-to-BSN students. These results may help health educators develop effective educational strategies to integrate EBP concepts into a clinical practicum.

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