Nurses’ perspective of the research-practice gap in nursing

Abstract

This work aims to explore the views of Nigerian nurses on research-practice gap in the clinical practice and the challenges in the utilization of nursing research. The results from in-depth interview and focus group discussion demonstrated that a research-practice gap existed in the clinical setting. The nurses generally did not utilize research findings in their practice. Some useful suggestions were recommended to solve the problem.

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Agbedia, C. , Okoronkwo, I. , Onokayeigho, E. and Agbo, M. (2014) Nurses’ perspective of the research-practice gap in nursing. Open Journal of Nursing, 4, 95-100. doi: 10.4236/ojn.2014.42013.

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