This course focuses on evidence-based practice (EBP) in nursing to improve the lives of people, including the components of patient/family preferences and values, clinician experience, and best available scientific evidence. Students will engage in critical analysis of the historical development of nursing research and theory in practice. Ethical issues surrounding the use of human subjects in research and the history of racism embedded in research and EBP are explored. Emphasis is placed on critically evaluating multiple methodologies, including qualitative, quantitative, mixed methods, indigenous knowledge systems, participative action research, and applying this evidence into nursing practice. Sources from social sciences, humanities, biomedicine, and social justice are used to explore holism, the human response to illness, and co-creating conditions of health. Competency Statement: Understands evidence-based nursing practice well enough to apply research to nursing care.
Prerequisites: NURS 301; Other majors: Minimum of 4 credits of upper division work.
4 Undergraduate credits
Effective May 4, 2022 to present
- Examine ethical issues surrounding the use of human subjects in research and the history of racism embedded in research and EBP.
- Apply skills in computerized data base search methods.
- Critically evaluate multiple methodologies including qualitative and quantitative research, mixed methods, indigenous knowledge systems, participative action research, and sources such as journal articles, grey literature, and web-based resources, to determine source credibility and strength of evidence.
- Analyze the inter-relationships between theory, practice, and research to develop anti-racist, holistic nursing care.
- Analyze evidence and concepts from social sciences, humanities, biomedicine, and social justice to inform holistic care, the human response to illness, and conditions of health.
- Apply the three components of EBP to a practice situation.