Evidenced-based practice (EBP) is an essential component of the practice of a BSN-prepared RN because as a professional nurse, the nurse must be able to appraise and apply knowledge to enhance the science of nursing and promote better patient outcomes (Abu-Baker et al., 2021). Two ways I will continue to integrate evidence into my practice and encourage it within my work environment will be to research current EBP regularly and participate in applying them when the opportunities present themselves. Becoming a BSN-prepared RN has giving me the knowledge to appraise current methods and research, and the ability to integrate it into practice. In addition, I can look for opportunities to apply EBP in the work environment by playing an active role in developing policies and procedures when needed; like the capstone change project.
Two obstacles that may challenge this plan is that I work full-time as a charge nurse and that, once school is complete, I will lose access to the database that Grand Canyon University offered. Steps I can take to minimize the impact of these challenges include mentoring other nurses into becoming additional charge nurses and subscribing to prestigious nurse journals.
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