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Seek out a journal article from a peer-reviewed nursing journal in which a practice change was implemented as a result of research findings, preferably one that has a connection to your area of practice or organization. Please keep in mind that you are looking for an evidence-based article that describes a change in practice that was based on research; this is all about applying research, not conducting research. As a result, you are not looking for a research article, but rather for an article that makes use of research evidence to effect change.

Describe the change that was implemented and provide your thoughts on the strength of the research evidence that was used, as well as whether the change resulted in improved patient outcomes.
Make a note of any obstacles to change that have been identified and how they have been overcome.
Finalize your discussion by expressing your thoughts on how this article has been beneficial to your thinking about your role as an advanced practice nurse who inspires others to use the most current evidence to strengthen nursing practice and improve nursing-sensitive patient outcomes.


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