This course focuses on the formal process of acquiring and evaluating
evidence that supports registered nurses' practice in the workplace. The student learns to critically appraise published research for its usefulness to improve patient-centered care. The relationship between existing policies and procedures that frame nursing approaches to care and their foundation in evidence will be explored and discussed. Emphasis is placed on the appreciation of ethical conduct in research and on the value of both qualitative and quantitative research designs to nursing practice. The student explores the role of the nurse as an evaluator of research and a participant in a policy-making team. The effect of media on reporting of health-research findings will be addressed.
Please answer the questions below:
1.Articulate how you were able to meet the student learning objectives of the course Identify personal strategies you plan to use to sustain an evidence-based practice culture at work.
2. Review the objectives of the course and discuss how you met the objectives. Include specific assignments that assisted in your achieving these objectives.
3.Advocate for evidence-based policy, procedures and practices within affiliate clinical environments. 4.Recognize the impact of both art (personal narrative, story-telling) and science (theory, mathematics, economics) on evidence-based nursing care.
5.Use evidence to evaluate health care decisions for patients while considering the context of diverse and multi-cultural environments.
6.Develop a personal and professional commitment to providing evidence-based nursing care to promote safe, quality care.
7.Utilize evidence, outcome data, and best practice guidelines from scholarly sources to reduce risk and improve patient safety.
8.Communicate effectively through oral and written evaluation of evidence from both qualitative and quantitative nursing studies.
9.Describe the effect of the media on communicating health research findings.
10.Explore multiple data sources to retrieve, discern, and evaluate appropriate literature sources to inform clinical questions.
11.Critically appraise health related literature for level of evidence, reliability to support clinical practice interventions.
12.Examine value systems related to ethical and legal accountability within health-related research and evidence-based nursing care.
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