Nursing: Evidence-Based Nursing

Evidence-Based Practice Resources & Training

Other Evidence-Based Nursing Guides

Interested in learning more about EBN?  This guide is linked reciprocally with two other evidence based nursing guides that you may find useful.  You can access them from the links below, or through the navigation tabs at the top of any of the three EBN guides.

AJN Evidence-Based Practice Step by Step

This series is a good place to start when thinking about Evidence Based Practice.  Articles are in sequence order.

Melnyk, B. M., Fineout-Overholt, E., Stillwell, S. B., & Williamson, K. M. (2009). Evidence-based practice: Step by step: Igniting a spirit of inquiry: An essential foundation for evidence-based practice. The American Journal of Nursing, 109(11), 49-52. doi:10.1097/01.NAJ.0000363354.53883.58

Melnyk, B. M., Fineout-Overholt, E., Stillwell, S. B., & Williamson, K. M. (2010). Evidence-based practice: Step by step: The seven steps of evidence-based practice. The American Journal of Nursing, 110(1), 51-53. doi:10.1097/01.NAJ.0000366056.06605.d2

Stillwell, S. B., Fineout-Overholt, E., Melnyk, B. M., & Williamson, K. M. (2010). Evidence-based practice, step by step: Asking the clinical question: A key step in evidence-based practice. The American Journal of Nursing, 110(3), 58-61. doi:10.1097/01.NAJ.0000368959.11129.79

Stillwell, S. B., Fineout-Overholt, E., Melnyk, B. M., & Williamson, K. M. (2010). Evidence-based practice, step by step: Searching for the evidence. The American Journal of Nursing, 110(5), 41-47. doi:10.1097/01.NAJ.0000372071.24134.7e

Fineout-Overholt, E., Melnyk, B. M., Stillwell, S. B., & Williamson, K. M. (2010). Evidence-based practice step by step: Critical appraisal of the evidence: Part I. The American Journal of Nursing, 110(7), 47-52. doi:10.1097/01.NAJ.0000383935.22721.9c

Fineout-Overholt, E., Melnyk, B. M., Stillwell, S. B., & Williamson, K. M. (2010). Evidence-based practice, step by step: Critical appraisal of the evidence: Part II: Digging deeper--examining the "keeper" studies. The American Journal of Nursing, 110(9), 41-48. doi:10.1097/01.NAJ.0000388264.49427.f9

Fineout-Overholt, E., Melnyk, B. M., Stillwell, S. B., & Williamson, K. M. (2010). Evidence-based practice, step by step: Critical appraisal of the evidence: Part III. The American Journal of Nursing, 110(11), 43-51. doi:10.1097/01.NAJ.0000390523.99066.b5

Fineout-Overholt, E., Williamson, K. M., Gallagher-Ford, L., Melnyk, B. M., & Stillwell, S. B. (2011). Following the evidence: Planning for sustainable change. The American Journal of Nursing, 111(1), 54-60. doi:10.1097/01.NAJ.0000393062.83761.c0

EBN

The goal of this guide is to serve as an introduction to Evidence Based Nursing. UNC HSL librarians performed literature and web searching to discover useful articles and web resources about evidence based practice targeted for nursing professionals and students.

While it is not intended to serve strictly as a teaching module on EBN, the resources mentioned and the site layout may be helpful for those desiring to learn more about the topic and may be a useful starting point in the creation of a more expansive and in-depth teaching tutorial.

The site is aimed at the audience of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and therefore includes links to journals, databases, and resources that may only be accessed by affiliates of the University.

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