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  1. Cline, Genieveve J. DNP, ARNP, NNP-BC, CNE, RN-BC
  2. Burger, Kristina J. DNP, ARNP, CPNP, CCRN, RN-BC, LNC
  3. Amankwah, Ernest K. PhD
  4. Goldenberg, Neil A. MD, PhD
  5. Ghazarian, Sharon R. PhD


The purpose of this descriptive study was to identify the perceived barriers and facilitators to research utilization and evidence-based practice among nurses employed in a tertiary care children's hospital. Results revealed seven facilitator and six barrier themes that contribute to the understanding of the problem. The themes can be utilized by nursing professional development specialists to customize organizational infrastructure and educational programs.