This is a graduate research course that focuses on the use of a body of nursing knowledge and scientific knowledge in the nursing practice setting. Students develop a proposal to address a problem or concern in the nursing practice, propose an evidence-based solution, develop an implementation and evaluation plan, and describe implementation strategies for the proposed solution.
Differentiate between research utilization and evidence-based practice.
Explain research utilization models.
Select a clinical issue or research problem.
Research Support for the Proposed Solution
Critique key literature to validate a clinical issue or research problem.
Propose an evidence-based solution to address a clinical issue or research problem.
Identify sources of proposal funding.
Development and Monitoring of an Implementation Plan
Develop a plan to implement a proposed solution.
Determine criteria measures aligned with planned outcomes.
Development of an Outcome Measure and Evaluation Plan
Develop a plan to monitor a proposed solution.
Develop a plan to evaluate the success or failure of the solution to resolve the problem.
Plan for Maintenance, Extension, and Termination of a Solution
Analyze organizational facilitators and barriers to evidence-based practice changes.
Develop strategies to maintain, modify, extend, or terminate proposed solutions.
Components of a Research Utilization Project Proposal
Demonstrate effective communication strategies regarding research utilization proposal dissemination.
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