NURS 512. Evidence-Based Advanced Nursing Practice. 3 Hours.

Semester course; 3 lecture hours. 3 credits. Prerequisite: admission to the graduate program in nursing or Honors College. Grounded in the disciplinary perspective of nursing, focuses on appraisal of research evidence to guide advanced nursing practice. Addresses the use of clinical and epidemiological data to identify clinical problems, health risks and organizational issues that impact health outcomes of individuals, families and communities. Reviews application of criteria for evaluating research studies using foundational knowledge of major research designs and basic statistics. Emphasizes appraisal and synthesis of scientific literature to design evidence-based practice strategies and outcome measures in the context of a selected clinical problem, population health risk or organizational issue. Reviews the process of research translation and ethical conduct of research.