2017) and then remembering how the hospital where I worked in PA began to develop that
practice in the NICU with positive results. The NICU nurse who developed their own project did
so based on the evidence that was surfacing, and their particpation helped us achieve Magnet
status was creating a permanent care practice that was healthy and productive for the infants and
Within our current times, we have to understand that nursing and related fields are more complex
than ever, and with that understanding nurses need to look to evidence-based practices as a
continued resource on how quality of care is not only maintained, but how we look to finding
room for improvement. "Evidence-based practice is the thoughtful integration of the best
available evidence, coupled with clinical expertise" (Leonard & Miller, 2012). We only become
better at what we do, increasing our knowledge and our expertise within our practice, by the use
of what evidence has already shown.
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