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.
Creating a Culture for Utilizing Research and Sustaining Evidence-Based Practice
Determine strategies for adopting and sustaining evidence-based nursing practice.
Describe processes for applying nurse-sensitive performance reviews and quality indicators.
Describe the nurse’s role in implementing and disseminating research and EBP.
Evaluating Research Findings
Identify ethical and legal principles that guide research and EBP implementation.
Evaluate the quality and validity of research studies.
Data Collection, Measurement, and Analysis
Identify various statistical and analytical methods.
Describe data collection methods and procedures for quantitative, qualitative, and EBP.
Planning and Design
Distinguish levels of research evidence.
Describe the basic elements of the research process.
Explain the relationships among theory, practice, and research.
Introduction to Research
Contrast evidence-based practice and research utilization.
Describe qualitative, quantitative, and outcomes research.
Identify sources for research reports and literature reviews.
Summarize the history of nursing research.
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