What is evidence-based practice and why is it important?

The discussion posts are assigned to encourage reflection, critical thinking, engagement and interaction within the course. There will be two discussion post to participate in. The initial reply should be 200 words and should include at least one peer-reviewed journal article reference and should reflect a good understanding and considerable thought on the assigned readings and topic. please follow the rubric. 

Participate in the following discussion:

Differentiate and discuss the difference between research, evidence-based practice and improvement processes. Discuss the role each plays in the nursing profession and provide an example of each.