Translating evidence into practice in the field of nursing

Pei Fan Mu*

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Evidence-based healthcare, the organized translation of knowledge into practice, and the implementation of evidence in practice have become vital in nursing care and health policy. Evidence translation is an essential concept that relates to the knowledge development and core competence of advanced practice nurses (APNs). The present article introduces the development and definitions of nursing evidence translation. The evidence-based nursing perspectives of Techne and Phronesis are used to illustrate the characteristics and nature of knowledge translation. The evidence translation models are introduced and the barriers that are often encountered during the three stages of evidence translation are explained. The final section discusses the future development of evidence translation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12-17
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Nursing
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2016


  • Barrier
  • Evidence translation
  • Implementation science
  • Knowledge development


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