622 Evidence-based Inquiry

The master's prepared nurse is expected to be an informed consumer of research, and as such should be able to conduct an evidence based inquiry (EBI) by independently searching current, relevent literature to determine potential resolutions for identified issues in nursing practice. This course allows the graduate student to complete an EBI project under the guidance of a Faculty EBI Advisor. The Clinical Inquiry method of research is a two-step process, which includes a comprehensive review of classic and current research literature on a specific topic and a proposed project or practice/policy change to resolve the identified issue. The resolution developed for the EBI may be hypothetical or could be implemented when feasible. Prerequisites: 500, 504, 508, or consent of instructor.