This course is offered at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, but required for the Dual Nursing Degree.
This course fosters the application of the best clinical evidence into practice in order to promote improvement in healthcare experiences and patient outcomes. Various modes of scientific inquiry used in the development of nursing science are incorporated into a survey of research techniques, methodologies, and ethical concerns. This will enable students to select and evaluate appropriate information relevant to evidence based practice. Students will develop skills in the use of electronic databases to facilitate acquisition of current information. Emphasis is placed on the critical analysis of evidence to be used in formulating nursing decisions and the design of client care guidelines. Prerequisite: NUR 410.