Research Utilization Project – nur598 (3 credits)

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.

This graduate-level course is 6 weeks. This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Development of an Outcome Measure and Evaluation Plan

  • Develop a plan to evaluate the success or failure of the solution to resolve the problem.
  • Develop a plan to monitor a proposed solution.

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.

Overview of Nursing Research Utilization

  • Explain research utilization models.
  • Select a clinical issue or research problem.
  • Differentiate between research utilization and evidence-based practice.

Components of a Research Utilization Project Proposal

  • Demonstrate effective communication strategies regarding research utilization proposal dissemination.

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.

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