2021–2022 Walden University Catalog (September 2021) 
    
    Jan 22, 2022  
2021–2022 Walden University Catalog (September 2021)
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NURS 5052 - Essentials of Evidence-Based Practice


(5 cr.)
Nurses base practice on sound and tested evidence to ensure the safety, high quality, and cost-effectiveness of patient care. This course provides students the opportunity to gain a better understanding of evidence-based practice (EBP) and how it interacts and aligns with research and quality improvement. Students will examine how to use databases to discover evidence and how to apply their knowledge of research methodologies to critically appraise literature. They will also examine opportunities to strengthen their synthesis and integration skills to determine whether a change in practice is needed, based on a body of evidence. Through exploration of implementation, evaluation, and dissemination strategies, students will explore the intricacies of leading and mentoring change within an organization to enhance nursing practice.
Prerequisites
  • NURS 3100
  • NURS 3150
  • STAT 3001 or PSYC 3002

Note: 11-week graduate course.



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