frame for research to be conducted, inability to understand reports produced from the research conducted and how to evaluate a research article, nurses do not understand the process of research, and nurses are too busy at work to spend time looking for the best way to care for a patient as recommended by an evidence-based practice (Jyothi, 2012). When administration is not behind evidence-based practice, there is not much nursing can do to get these processes implemented. One of the best ways to overcome this is to go above administration. How is this done? It is done through legislation. Nurses need to back the state boards of nursing and join and actively support nursing associations. By doing this, nursing as a practice can enforce change by being heard. These groups can make recommendations to the Joint Commission of the Accreditation of Hospitals (JAHCO) and to the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). When administration is threatened with the loss of revenue due to failure to implement evidence-based practices required by these agencies, administration will start making changes. The lack of mentors can lead to new nurses not being happy in the work environment. What happens next is the new nurses leave after gaining experience leaving the hospitals and other health care facilities left with no other option than to hire more new graduates. When
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