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Evidence Based Nursing: Translation

Pathways to Translation

Sometimes the pathway to translation is much easier and clear to the team. Consider the pathways shown above and how seemlessly they can be integrated into your particular environment.

* Dearholt & Dang, 2012

Steps to Implementing Change


  1. Secure support and resources
  2. Implement action plan 
  3. Evaluate outcomes
  4. Report Outcomes


*Dearholt & Dang, 2012

Criteria for Translation

  • Fit 
  • feasibility 
  • appropriateness


  • Can this practice change be implemented given the current organizational infrastructure?
  • What additional action or resources are needed? 
  • Will clinical outcomes improve? if yes, for who? 


*Dearholt & Dang, 2012