Review the evidence-based practice requirements outlined for the Magnet Recognition Program by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) at Compare and contrast your current practice environment to that of the guidelines. I currently work in an independent living, assisted living, and memory care community. 

Your initial posting should be at least 400 words in length and utilize at least one scholarly source other than the textbook.
DQ1 UMBO 3, 4
DQ1 PLG 1, 2


The purpose of this module is to facilitate an understanding of the essential concepts required to develop a culture that fosters evidence-based practice. Key strategies for the implementation of evidence-based practice are discussed. The concepts of vision, engagement, integration, and evaluation are described in detail. Strategies for facilitating change and overcoming barriers in the clinical practice environment are provided. The elements of persistence, patience, and perseverance are emphasized as essential when transforming the clinical environment into one that promotes excellence and quality patient outcomes through the implementation of evidence-based practice.
The module discusses organizational factors that influence the implementation of evidence-based practice. Leadership styles that promote and facilitate the implementation and sustainability of evidence-based practice are identified and relevant professional registered nurse competencies are described.
The module concludes by discussing the measurement of outcomes to assure that the practice change is improving healthcare quality. Emerging trends, such as, pay for performance are discussed in the context of utilizing evidence-based initiatives to improve patient, provider, system, and community outcomes.

 Learning Materials

  • Melnyk, B. M. & Fineout-Overholt, E. (2015). Evidence-based practice in nursing & healthcare: A guide to best practice (3rd ed.). Wolters Kluwer Health. ISBN: 978-1-4511-9094-6 Chapters 9,10,11

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