There are two theories that would make the most sense for implementing my EBP and facilitating change. Lewin's Change Model which includes unfreezing, changing, and refreezing. Unfreezing happens because people naturally do not like change. Old ways of doing things needs to closely be examined to show nurses to show why change is necessary. Changing is also known as implementing change. Change is a plan that must be planned and executed. Refreezing is solidifying the new state by ensuring nurses don’t revert to their “old ways” (Spear, 2016). Another theory is Lippitt’s Phases of Change Theory which is more of an extension of Lewin’s three step theory. This theory includes 7 steps and focuses more on the “role and responsibility of change agent than on the evolution of the change itself” (Spear, 2016, pg. 59). For nursing, this may be the better theory, because typically changes in nursing are usually more complicated and this theory better roots these changes by breaking down and implementing these changes using seven steps. The more widespread these changes are made, imitation creates a behavior that is considered to be more normal (Spear, 2016). My mentor has worked to facilitate change in her site. However, she is a young nurse and feels that sometimes management doesn’t take her seriously because they are stuck doing things the “old way.” In addition, holding others accountable, especially nurses who have been there forever is difficult because people don’t typically like younger people telling them what to do. Furthermore, my mentor is currently pursuing her MSN and hopes to use this to gain a higher role in management will she may have more of a say in facilitating change. Spear, M. (2016). How to Facilitate Change. PSN Letter from President of ASPSN. Retrieved from - 00002&Journal_ID=496448&Issue_ID=3554734 Ana, I also agree that Everette Rogers
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