Hi ANTS Members,
I am conducting research which has involved the development of a new instrument to measure the evidence-based practice (EBP) competence (knowledge, skills and attitudes) on nurses. ANTS educators and members are invited to serve as a content expert because of their knowledge, experience and/or research interest in nurse education/evidence-based practice. Inputs and opinions regarding the content validity of this instrument from both academics and clinical educators are welcome; if you do not belong to these categories your participation is still very much appreciated.
The new instrument is based on the EBP competency framework derived by the research team at Sydney Medical School. It consists of five open-ended and a few multiple choice questions related to the five steps of EBP model (Ask, Acquire, Appraise, Apply; and Assess). As a content expert, you will be directed to look at the EBP competency framework and the new instrument; then rate the instrument questions for their representativeness, clarity; and comprehensiveness on a tick form. It will take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete the evaluation.
This is the world’s first ever performance-based EBP competence instrument being developed for Nursing; through this participation, you will contribute a step forward to future EBP education and research in Nursing. If you have half an hour free at work, please volunteer for participation – for the love of Nursing. If you or your colleagues are interested to partake, please do not hesitate to email me, Kat Leung at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information. This invitation remains open until end of November 2013.
Kat Leung, ANTS Member