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  1. Maydick-Youngberg, Diane EdD, RN, APRN-BC, CWOCN
  2. Gabbe, Laura MS, LAc
  3. Simmons, Grace MSN, RN-BC, CPAN
  4. Smith, Daniel MA
  5. Quimson, Epifania MS, RN, NEA-BC
  6. Meyerson, Elaine MA, RN
  7. Manley-Cullen, Catherine MS, RN, NEA-BC
  8. Rosenfeld, Peri PhD, FAAN


OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to describe the structure and processes implemented by nursing research councils to conduct a nurse-led research study at an urban community teaching hospital.


BACKGROUND: We assessed nurses' knowledge, skills, and attitudes toward evidence-based practice (EBP) to inform development plans.


METHODS: This is an institutional review board-approved single-site cross-sectional anonymous online survey (Evidence-Based Practice Questionnaire [EBPQ]) emailed to 850 participants. Data were analyzed using SPSS v25 (Armonk, New York).


RESULTS: Initial response rate was 11%. Deployment of new strategies achieved an overall response rate of 57.5%. EBPQ subscale scores were highest for "attitude," followed by "knowledge/skills," and "practice." Lowest-scoring items included critical appraisal of literature, converting information needs into a question, time for new evidence, information technology, and research skills.


CONCLUSIONS: Our EBPQ scores were consistent with prior findings. Our strategies provide a framework for other institutions in similar stages of implementing EBP and nurse-led research initiatives.