Captain Jennifer J. Hatzfeld, MEd, MSN, RN-BC, is a nurse in the United States Air Force, and is currently pursuing her doctorate in nursing at Johns Hopkins University.
Developing Evidence-Based Nursing Roles: Lessons Learned From the Health Care Integrator Role
Article first published online: 27 APR 2008
Journal Compilation © 2008 Blackwell Publishing
Volume 43, Issue 2, pages 72–79, April 2008
How to Cite
Hatzfeld, J. J. (2008), Developing Evidence-Based Nursing Roles: Lessons Learned From the Health Care Integrator Role. Nursing Forum, 43: 72–79. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-6198.2008.00098.x
Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article are those of the author, and do not reflect the official policy or position of the United States Air Force, Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.
- Issue published online: 27 APR 2008
- Article first published online: 27 APR 2008
- Evidence-based nursing;
- nursing role
TOPIC. Developing evidence-based nursing roles.
PURPOSE. This study examined a unique nursing role in the United States Air Force to determine if it had been well institutionalized and to identify barriers and facilitators during the implementation process.
SOURCE OF INFORMATION. Individuals functioning in the role were surveyed to measure time spent on specific job-related tasks, additional duties, and positive and negative experiences.
CONCLUSIONS. Eighty-seven percent of the respondents (n = 45) indicated that the role had been well implemented, although wide variation existed in tasks performed and major organizational barriers identified. Findings of this study can be used to guide the development of other evidence-based positions.