Evidence-based Practice

Robin Newhouse, PhD, RN, NEA-BC



Evidence-based practice (EBP) is a problem-solving approach to decision-making that combines the best scientific evidence with clinical expertise and patient preference and values. EBP is an essential component of nursing practice and can be used to promote appropriate, quality patient-centered care, emphasize prevention and health promotion, and deliver the most value.

Purpose/Goal: To describe the evidence based practice process for decision making to promote quality patient care and identify the elements of evaluating research evidence.


1. Describe the evidence-based practice (EBP) process for decision making to promote quality patient care.
2. Identify the elements of evaluating research evidence.


Dr. Newhouse is Associate Professor and Assistant Dean of the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program at University of Maryland School of Nursing. Her funded research focuses on nursing processes and related patient outcomes. She has published multiple papers in peer reviewed journals, authored books, and presented and consulted nationally and internationally on the topic of evidence-based practice. She is a member of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Research Council, represents nursing on the Advisory Council for Evidence Based Behavioral Practice, and is the Chair of the Research and Scholarship Advisory Council of Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing. In 2010, she accepted the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Innovations in Professional Nursing Education Award for University of Maryland School of Nursing in the category of Academic Health Centers for their work to incorporate evidence-based practice in the curriculum. She also received the University of Maryland Medical Center Nursing Excellence Award for University of Maryland School of Nursing Colleague. In 2007, she was awarded the Maryland Nurses Association Outstanding Pathfinder Award. In 2005, her team received the Sigma Theta Tau International Award for Research Utilization for their work to develop the Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence Based Practice Model and Guidelines.

The planners and authors of this CNE activity have disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any commercial companies pertaining to this activity.

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Expiration Date: 12/31/2014


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