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NURS 417. Scholarship for Evidence Based Practice

Credits: 3
Department: Nursing Science
Description: Relationships among theory, practice, and research. Principles and models of evidence-based practice. Research the role of the nurse in decision making and clinical practice. Majors only. Online only.
Corequisites: NURS 414, NURS 415
Semester Offered: Fall
Grading Method: ABCDF
Additional Information: Fulfills the upper division writing requirement.

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Explain the relationships between theory, practice and research.
2. Identify nursing practice issues requiring research.
3. Practice the process of retrieval, appraisal, and synthesis of evidence to improve patient outcomes through a written review of literature.
4. Evaluate the credibility of sources of information including systematic reviews, clinical guidelines, and other synthesized evidence.
5. Evaluate the importance of evidence-based practice to influence the delivery of high quality and safe patient-centered care.
6. Integrate best evidence, clinical judgement, inter-professional perspectives, and patient preferences through an evidence-based project.
7. Discuss mechanisms to resolve identified discrepancies between best evidence and current practice that may adversely impact patient outcomes.
8. Judge actual or potential conflicts of interest, misconduct, or the potential for harm, including those of the most vulnerable, in research situations.

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