Date of Award

Spring 5-22-2021

Document Type

Doctor of Nursing Practice Final Manuscript

Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice



First Advisor

Joseph F. Burkard, DNSc, CRNA


Over the past two decades, nursing researchers have defined nurses’ perceptions of evidence-based practice as well as facilitators and barriers to its implementation . This project seeks to take the next step through a current assessment of registered and advanced-practice nurses’ assimilation of evidence-based practice as well as a current literature review of the research to clinical use gap. This is a cross-sectional, retrospective project. Through analysis of two self-administered questionnaires to both registered and advanced-practice clinical nurses as well as literature review findings, five recommendations for advanced-practice nurses were created. Ultimately, the goal of this project seeks to establish evidenced-based practice implementation strategies for advanced-practice nurses to effectively bridge research to the bedside. Areas of evidence-based practice implementation that remain unanswered or weakly executed provide a direction for research moving forward.

Included in

Nursing Commons