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Park: Implementation of Evidence Based Nursing Education into Nursing Management Clinical Practicum: Outcome Evaluation and Diffusion Strategies



This practice study was done to describe the process and outcomes of application of Evidence Based Nursing (EBN) Education to nursing management clinical practicum and suggest strategies to diffuse EBN into nursing management education.


Education on the evidence based nursing management process was provided to 65 senior nursing students from a university. Nursing management clinical practicum integrated with EBN. The setting was a five full day-clinical practicum. Group and individual training on EBN process with lectures, small group discussions, conferences, and educational prescription were provided. Outcomes were analyzed using paired t test for 65 participants.


Evidence based nursing competency increased significantly showing improvement in understanding EBN, formulating clinical question, searching & classifying the evidence, recognizing level of evidence, considering patient preference, and evaluating outcomes. Nursing students' access and use of evidence based information resource also improved.


The results of this study indicate that the application of EBN to nursing management clinical practicum is effective to improve EBN competency in undergraduate students and should be further applied in nursing education using the systematic strategies.

Figures and Tables

Figure 1
Changes in EBP competency.
Figure 2
Changes in accessibility of information source.
Figure 3
Changes in usability of information source.
Table 1
Application of EBN Education in Nursing Management Clinical Practicum Using ACE Star Model


This work was supported by the Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.(No. 2010-0024922)


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