730 Evidence-Based Practice: Translation and Evaluation

This course continues to evaluate and use concepts associated with evidence-based nursing practice models. The steps in translating evidence-based practice are explored in depth, including the following: making evidence-based practice recommendations, deciding to change practice, implementing the practice change, evaluating the outcomes, and diffusing the innovation. Issues related to information management technology will be continued from 720. The concept of translation science and tools for applying evidence to practice will be emphasized. The goal of this course is to provide the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to assume a leadership role in transforming healthcare and educational environments. The steps in implementing evidence-based practice are explored in depth. Strategies for creating a culture of evidence-based practice both for individual and systems will be evaluated and barriers to evidence-based practice will also be identified with corresponding action plans. Prerequisites: 700, 710 & 720 or consent of instructor. 3 S.H.