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.
Introduction to Research
- Identify sources for research reports and literature reviews.
- Describe qualitative, quantitative, and outcomes research.
- Contrast evidence-based practice and research utilization.
- Summarize the history of nursing research.
Planning and Design
- Describe the basic elements of the research process.
- Distinguish levels of research evidence.
- Explain the relationships among theory, practice, and research.
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 processes for applying nurse-sensitive performance reviews and quality indicators.
- Determine strategies for adopting and sustaining evidence-based nursing practice.
- Describe the nurse’s role in implementing and disseminating research and EBP.
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