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professional development workshops.Majid et al. (2011) also found that nurses who had training in EBP felt more competent in implementing EBP practices. The results show that exposure to the EBP and Research Council is associated with higher scores on the Attitudes subscale. However, attendance at one of the EBP classes or workshops was associated with a higher total EBP score and higher scores on the Practice and Attitudes subscales, but not on the Knowledge/Skills subscale. The raw mean scores were higher for those who had attended any of the work-shops, but the difference was not significant. This finding was surprising because practice is the most difficult to change. Several EBP workshops are interactive and use real-life scenarios that involve practicing each step of the EBP process. The workshops create the immersion experi-ence that is needed to truly understand EBP. Based on this analysis, the organization must not only continue to offer these educational opportunities in EBP but also focus on the basic knowledge aspects of EBP. This find-ing provides verification that offering EBP and research education to staff is vital to the incorporation of EBP into the hospital’s infrastructure and culture.In addition, nurses in leadership roles had higher scores on the Knowledge/Skills, Attitudes, and Prac-tice subscales. This finding is encouraging because some studies (Hutchinson & Johnston, 2006) showed that nurses in leadership roles may be resistant to the imple-mentation of EBP. Furthermore, nurses with higher lev-els of education had higher scores on each subscale and the EBP total score, indicating that nurses are learning about the principles of EBP in undergraduate nursing programs. Nurses who had at least one certification had higher scores on the Knowledge/Skills subscale and the EBP total score.CNEARTICLETABLE 6COVARIATE ADJUSTED GROUP MEANS FOR INDIVIDUAL EBPQ ITEMS BY ANY ATTENDANCE STATUS (N= 481)Have you attended any of the evidence-based practice, research, or professional development workshops offered by the Center for Nursing Excellence?Yes (n= 163)No (n= 318)M (SE)M (SE)Question 1**3.81 (0.09)3.41 (0.06)Question 2**3.82 (0.09)3.34 (0.06)Question 3**3.29 (0.09)2.88 (0.07)Question 4**3.72 (0.10)3.39 (0.07)Question 53.61 (0.10)3.43 (0.07)Question 6**3.65 (0.10)3.31 (0.07)Question 7*4.79 (0.12)4.46 (0.08)Question 8*5.98 (0.10)5.70 (0.07)Question 9*6.38 (0.09)6.13 (0.06)Question 10*5.96 (0.09)5.66 (0.07)Question 114.57 (0.11)4.55 (0.08)Question 124.76 (0.11)4.72 (0.08)Question 135.08 (0.09)4.92 (0.07)Question 14*4.29 (0.12)3.97 (0.08)Question 15*4.86 (0.11)4.56 (0.08)Question 16*5.05 (0.10)4.76 (0.07)Question 174.96 (0.11)4.70 (0.08)Question 184.63 (0.11)4.59 (0.08)Question 194.72 (0.11)4.59 (0.08)Question 204.98 (0.10)4.84 (0.07)Question 215.15 (0.10)5.03 (0.07)Question 225.31 (0.10)5.15 (0.07)Question 235.10 (0.11)4.92 (0.07)Question 245.33 (0.09)5.25 (0.07)Note.EBPQ = Clinical Effectiveness and Evidence Based Practice Questionnaire. Covariates included age, education, years in nursing, employment status, job title, and certification. *p< .05. **p< .01.
253The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing · Vol 44, No 6, 2013Implications for Practice Hospitals that identify incorporating EBP into prac-tice as a strategic priority must offer education in EBP.

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