This course will focus on current review of nursing research literature and research utilization through evidence-based practice. Three areas of research competencies will be examined which include interpreting and using research in nursing practice, evaluating research, and conducting research.
Identify sources for research reports and literature reviews.
Describe qualitative, quantitative, and outcomes research.
Contrast evidence-based practice and research utilization.
Planning and Design
Explain the relationships among theory, practice, and research.
Describe the basic elements of the research process.
Distinguish levels of research evidence.
Data Collection, Measurement, and Analysis
Describe data collection methods and procedures for quantitative, qualitative, and EBP.
Identify various statistical and analytical methods.
Evaluating Research Findings
Evaluate the quality and validity of research studies.
Identify ethical and legal principles that guide research and EBP implementation.
Creating a Culture for Utilizing Research and Sustaining Evidence-Based Practice
Describe the nurse’s role in implementing and disseminating research and EBP.
Describe processes for applying nurse-sensitive performance reviews and quality indicators.
Determine strategies for adopting and sustaining evidence-based nursing practice.
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