Feb 26, 2021  
2020-2021 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog 
2020-2021 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog
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NU 503 - Nursing Research Methods: Utilization for EBP

Prepares nurses to seek evidence for every aspect of practice, including gathering and assessing current evidence and identifying gaps.  Assists nurses to translate research within the practice setting, to resolve practice problems (individually or as a member of the healthcare team), work as change agents, and disseminate results both within the setting and in wider venues, in order to advance nursing practice.

Prerequisites & Notes
  Prerequisites:  Undergraduate statistics course

Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following: 

  • Integrate theory, evidence, clinical judgment, research, and interprofessional perspectives using translational processes to improve practice and associated health outcomes for patient aggregates. (MSN Essential I, IV, VII, IX)
  • Advocate for the ethical conduct of research and translational scholarship (with particular attention to the protection of the patient as a research participant). (MSN Essential IV, VI)
  • Articulate to a variety of audiences the evidence base for practice decisions, including the credibility of sources of information and the relevance to the practice problem confronted. (MSN Essential IV, IX)
  • Participate, leading when appropriate, in collaborative teams to improve care outcomes and support policy changes through knowledge generation, knowledge dissemination, and planning and evaluating knowledge implementation. (MSN Essential IV, VII)
  • Apply practice guidelines to improve practice and the care environment. (MSN Essential IV)
  • Perform rigorous critique of evidence derived from databases to generate meaningful evidence for nursing practice. (MSN Essential IV)

Credits: 3

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