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Evidence-Based Practice In Nursing (NUR-384)

Semester: Spring 2024
Number: 0302-384-250
Instructor: Lorraine Baltzer
Days: Monday 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Note: Traditional In-Person Class
Location: Garden City - Hagedorn Hall of Enterprise 208
Credits: 3
Course Materials: View Text Books
Related Syllabi: Jacqueline Johnston for Spring 2021*

*Attention Students: Please note that the syllabi available for your view on these pages are for example only. The instructors and requirements for each course are subject to change each semester. If you enroll in a particular course, your instructor and course outline may differ from what is presented here.


Students study quantitative and qualitative research processes. Emphasis is placed on the development of a scholarly approach to reading and analyzing research findings and the importance of using those findings in clinical practice. The goal is for students to become intelligent consumers of research. (Learning Goals:L)

Learning Goals:   Course Learning GoalsCourse Learning Goals1. Determine appropriate nursing assessments for patients using selected research findings.2. Formulate specific nursing diagnoses for patients using selected research findings.3. Develop nursing interventions that support optimal well-being for patients using selected1. Use critical thinking in incorporating research data when planning care.2. Interpret statistical significance of research results.3. Interpret reliability and validity data.4. Analyze content from selected research articles.5. Evaluate the components of the research profess according to specific criteria.6. Evaluate the significance,feasibility and generalization of published nursing research.7. Analyze selected research findings to psychosocial,spiritual, and cultural aspects of health.8. Incorporate research findings related to psychosocial, spiritual,and cultural aspects of health into a nursing care plan.9. Incorporate selected research findings into a nursing care plan.10. Use informatics and other resources to access selected research findings to plan holistic health care for patients.11. Use informatics and other resources to incorporate selected research findings into a holistic health care plan.12. Demonstrate the ability to discuss and critique published nursing research with fellow students using group process.13. Discuss the import of incorporating selected research findings in nursing care.14. Analyze the ethical and legal aspects of selected research.15. Recognize the import of collaborating with other members of the health care team in providing evidence based practice.16. Use appropriate research terminology.

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