Evidence-based Nursing Research And Practice –

nur443

(3 credits)

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.
This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks. This course is available to take individually or as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Advisor.

Introduction to Research

  • Summarize the history of nursing 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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