District Syllabus
Evidence-Based Nursing Practice

Credit Hours: 3
Contact Hours: 3
Laboratory Fee: None.
Prerequisites: NUR3119 Professional Roles And Dimensions Of Nursing And
NUR3955 Portfolio I And
STA2023 Elementary Statistics
Corequisites: NUR3119 Professional Roles And Dimensions Of Nursing
Catalog Description:
Overview of the skills needed to read, understand, evaluate, and use 
nursing research.  This course focuses on research methods and the 
identification of researchable nursing problems.
Required Materials: Books:
  • Burns, N., & Grove, S. K. Understanding Nursing Research (with user's guide and access code), 5th ed., Saunders-Elsevier, 2011. ISBN: 9781437711585
Supplemental Materials: Additional materials may be assigned by the instructor to supplement the required materials. -->
Special Requirements: Computer access.
Program Learning Outcomes:
Maor Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, and 5.

1.  Integrate professional behavior. 
2.  Apply methods of research and scholarship.
3.  Apply legal, ethical and cultural sensitivity practices.
5.  Apply organizational strategies.              
Course Learning Outcomes:
Course Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this course, the student will:

1. Examine the history and progress of the discipline in nursing 

2. Demonstrate knowledge of basic scientific methods and processes.

3. Describe EBP to include the components of research evidence, 
clinical expertise and patient/family values.

4. Describe how the strength and relevance of available evidence 
influences the choice of interventions in provision of patient 
centered care.

5. Discuss the legal and ethical parameters in conducting research 
with human subjects.

6. Critique research studies; Differentiate clinical opinion from 
research and evidence summaries.

7. Demonstrate ability to access reliable sources for locating 
evidence reports and clinical practice guidelines, including peer 
reviewed journals and databases.

8. Use charts and graphs to interpret and explain data.
Methods of Evaluation:
Evaluation of student progress towards achieving the stated learning 
outcomes and performance objectives is the responsibility of the 
instructor, within the policies of the college and the department.  
Detailed explanations are included in the expanded Syllabus 
developed by the instructor for each section being taught.
Flexibility: It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. Therefore, this syllabus is subject to change. When possible, students will be notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.

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Note: For students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disability Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Resource Center for ADA Services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon completion of registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services office, specific arrangements can be discussed with the instructor.

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