The most crucial principle of evidence-based medicine; evaluating available evidence, obtaining the best evidence, and making a
decision based on that evidence. The basis of evidence-based nursing practices; the production of the best available evidence in the
field of nursing, the use of this evidence in nursing care by integrating with clinical expertise and patient preferences. In this context,
randomized controlled experimental designs are directly related and indispensable for producing evidence and informing nurses about
clinical nursing decisions. In recent years, there has been an increase in the number of experimentally designed and published studies
in nursing. However, limitations remain regarding the use of reporting systems that provide a complete, open, and transparent
presentation of randomized controlled experimental designs' methodology and findings. For this reason, it is crucial to report
randomized controlled studies according to internationally validated checklists in nursing studies to determine reporting standards and
to avoid systematic reporting errors.
In this review, it is aimed to emphasize the importance of reporting randomized controlled studies in the field of nursing according to
the Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials system and to raise awareness about the use of the nonpharmacological CONSORT
extension in nursing research.
Keywords: Evidence-based nursing, randomized controlled trial, nursing research.