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NSG332 Evidence-Based Practice

Lead Faculty: Dr Lara Carver

Course Description

This course introduces the concept of evidence based practice. Emphasis is placed on identification, evaluation, and application of best evidence for improving patient-centered care. Focus is on levels and sources of evidence such as research, professional guidelines and other best practices.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe EBP including the components of research, evidence, clinical expertise, and patient-family preferences.
  • Demonstrate the value for basing nursing care as best evidence.
  • Evaluate the credibility of various sources of evidence using levels of evidence metrics
  • Explore the legal and ethical standards that apply to research with human subjects
  • Critique the design, analysis, and conclusions of published studies to make informed decisions for practice