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Evidence-Based Nursing

This research guide will help you find resources for evidence-based practice assignments in nursing.

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Evidence-based practice

"Evidence-based practice (EBP) in nursing is using and carrying out nursing practices based on the best available knowledge. Evidence-based practice integrates the nurse’s clinical expertise with the best external research evidence, and takes into account patient preferences in order to deliver quality nursing care."

Victoria Schirm
Director of Nursing Research,
Penn State University

Using this guide

This research guide will help you with:

  • Understanding the Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) process
  • Finding evidence available online through free, public websites
  • Finding evidence available through the library's databases (free to students, but not available through Google)
  • Citing sources in APA style

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