Implementing Evidence-based Practice in Real World Practice Settings: Key Strategies for Publishing EBP Change Projects in Nursing Journals
Repository Posting Date2016-03-17T12:38:25Z
Author(s)Melnyk, Bernadette Mazurek; Gallagher-Ford, Lynn
Author DetailsBernadette Mazurek Melnyk, RN, CPNP/PMHNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN; Lynn Gallagher-Ford, RN, DFPNAP, NE-BC
Other Title(s)Special Session
Session presented on Saturday, July 25, 2015: Purpose: It is important to disseminate the outcomes of evidence-based practice (EBP) change initiatives for others to learn from and benefit from projects being conducted in the real world. However, many EBP change projects never make it to publication due to multiple barriers, including perceived inadequate time for writing, lack of mentorship, and inadequate knowledge and skills regarding tactics for successful publication. Therefore, the purpose of this presentation is to describe key strategies for publishing EBP change projects in the journal Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing. Methods: This session, conducted by the editor of Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing and the Implementing Evidence in Real World Practice Settings Column, will highlight key strategies for writing and achieving successful publication in this Worldviews column. The editors will describe the process and format for submitting papers for this column and how to best assemble them for successful publication. Strategies for overcoming barriers to publication will be described. Exemplar EBP columns that have been published will be highlighted. Key approaches for resubmission after receiving manuscript feedback will be highlighted. A lively interchange among the Worldviews editor and column editor will provide participants with ample time to have their questions answered regarding all aspects of manuscript preparation and publication for the Implementing Evidence in Real World Practice Settings column. Conclusions: This session will equip participants with the needed knowledge necessary to be successful in producing a manuscript for the column, Implementing Evidence in Real World Practice Settings, in Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing. Open dialogue with the editor of Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing and the column editor will facilitate a lively session where participants will have the opportunity to receive answers to a variety of their burning questions about manuscript preparation and submission. Target Audience: Any nurse interested in submitting their work for publication in the Worldviews column, Implementing EBP in Real World Practice Settings.