Mar 24, 2023  
2014-2015 Saint Joseph’s College Online 
2014-2015 Saint Joseph’s College Online [Archived Catalog]

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NU 503 - Nursing Research Methods: Utilization for EBP

The master’s-prepared nurse examines policies and seeks evidence for every aspect of practice, thereby translating current evidence and identifying gaps where evidence is lacking. These nurses apply research outcomes within the practice setting, resolve practice problems (individually or as a member of the healthcare team), and disseminate results both within the setting and in wider venues in order to advance clinical practice (AACN IV).

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.
  • Advocate for the ethical conduct of research and translational scholarship (with particular attention to the protection of the patient as a research participant).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Apply practice guidelines to improve practice and the care environment.
  • Perform rigorous critique of evidence derived from databases to generate meaningful evidence for nursing practice.

Credits: 3

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