2017, Cilt 4, Sayı 2, Sayfa(lar) 001-012
Determination of Nursing Students’ Awareness of Evidence-Based Nursing Practice
Emine ÖZER KÜÇÜK1, Seval ÇAKMAK1, Sevgisun KAPUCU2, Meltem KOÇ3, Rabia KAHVECİ1
1Ankara Numune Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Sağlık Teknolojileri Değerlendirme Birimi, Ankara, Türkiye
2Hacettepe Üniversitesi Hemşirelik Fakültesi, İç Hastalıkları Anabilim Dalı, Ankara, Türkiye
3İzmir Katip Çelebi Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Aile Hekimliği Anabilim Dalı, Ankara, Türkiye
Keywords: Awareness, nursing, evidence-based practice, student

Aim: This study was performed to determine the awareness of senior nursing students regarding to evidence based nursing practices.

Material and Methods: The study that is designed in a descriptive nature was conducted with 75 students. The data were collected by using a 21-item questionnaire that assess the students’ awareness regarding to evidence based nursing practices.

Results: Of the students, 96% stated that they have heard the term of evidence based nursing practice before. While 97.3% of the students stated that they knew scanning the literature and 73.3% of them stated that they received training about critical article reviewing, the database that was mostly used for literature review was Google Scholar with the percentage of 98.7%. Of the respondents 94.7% stated that they believed in evidence-based practice in nursing and 98.7% stated that they needed evidence for nursing practices. While 93.4% of the students’ wanted to get more information on evidence based nursing practice, 90.7% of them wished to participate in an education in this area.

Conclusion: Majority of the students had awareness with regards to evidence based nursing practice, believed in the importance of it and they needed it. In accordance with these results, we suggest planning of studies that will determine the barriers in front of evidence-based nursing, promotion of students for doing more publications, and regulation in the curriculum regarding to this area.