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The Clinical Inquiry Process Resource Guide

The goal of this guide is to provide nurses a resource to understand and carryout the steps of performing an evidence-based practice (EBP) project.

The Phases of the Clinical Inquiry Process

The Phases of the Clinical Inquiry Process


When it comes to Clinical Inquiry, some find it to be an intimidating process that can be time consuming and confusing.  One way to approach gaining a better understanding of clinical inquiry is to break it up into phases.  One way can be seen in the graphic below where you can see the process is broken down into four phases.

These phases are how this resource guide is divided in an attempt to make this process a bit easier to grasp to better engage in the clinical inquiry process.