Master of Science (MS)
The purpose of this descriptive quantitative study was to explore the nursing students' perceptions of their attitude and knowledge regarding evidence-based practice (EBP). The Research Awareness Questionnaire (RAQ), previously used only with healthcare professionals was slightly modified and piloted with senior nursing students (N=22). Eighty-two percent (n=18) of the participants believe that EBP is part of their role. Only 41% (n=9) were confident to undertake research. On the actual knowledge measures, 96% (n=21) could define qualitative research, and 86 % (n=19) correctly defined quantitative research. Suggestions for revising the RAQ are discussed. With modifications, this instrument could be utilized by other schools to measure nursing students' perceptions of their attitude and knowledge towards EBP.
Tolentino, Sheleen, "Perceptions of Nursing Students Regarding Evidence-Based Practice" (2009). Master's Projects. 820.