NUR-530 Evidence Based Nursing Practice
Open only to RNs with a BSN degree.
The emphasis for this course is on the elements of evidence based practice. focus is placed on the cyclical process of identifying clinical questions, searching and appraising the evidence for potential solutions/innovations, planning and implementing practice changes, evaluating the outcomes and identifying additional gaps in nursing knowledge. integration of the existing evidence with clinical judgment, patient preferences, interprofessional perspectives and other resources form the basis for the clinical decision-making process that is inherent in improving patient, population and organizational outcomes. Processes for leading managing practice changes are explored.
Prerequisite: a course equivalent to HPS-200-OL Statistics for the Health Professions and also NUR-418 Research in Nursing is required prior to enrolling in NUR-530-NG Evidence-Based Nursing. Practice.
Semester Hours: 3