Factors influencing the adoption of evidence-based principles in nursing education: A Jordanian perspective

Lourance Abdel Razzaq Al Hadid


Objective: Adopting principles of evidence-based in nursing education assists nursing graduates to improve their practice.However, there are factors influencing this adoption. Nurse educators need to identify these factors so that the educationalplans based on evidence-based principles can be made. This study aimed to identify the perceived factors influencingadopting evidence-based principles in nursing education among nurse educators in Jordanian Universities.

Methods: A descriptive, cross-section research design was used on a convenience, purposive sample of 85 nurseeducators teaching in one of ten Jordanian Universities. Evidence-Based Nursing Education Questionnaire items werederived following a four-step approach; extensive literature review; thematic analysis of literature; expert opinion in thequestionnaire items; and the psychometric testing of the questionnaire.

Results: Factors that influence the adoption of evidence-based principles in nursing education programs are: knowledge ineducational principles, finding and reviewing evidence, faculty practices, change in education strategies/practices, andfinding and judging evidence.

Conclusion: Addressing the factors found in this study increases the awareness of experts to develop strategies thatpromote the use of evidence-based principles, and increase the probability of faculty adopting them in nursing education.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/jnep.v2n2p71

Journal of Nursing Education and Practice

ISSN 1925-4040 (Print)   ISSN 1925-4059 (Online)

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