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The Sources of Evidence for Evidence Base for Nursing Practice

Welcome to Short Course 2, where we will cover policy, research and expert and patient opinion.

The Sources of Evidence for Evidence Base for Nursing Practice
  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    10 hours

Learn how research can benefit patients’ experience

Evidence Base for Nursing Practice (EBNP) requires a fundamental shift in how nurses think about their practice. Failure to think critically will limit nurses to thinking and acting in ways that may no longer be effective.

For EBNP to be successful, identifying a practice issue, and critiquing and synthesising the related literature is a crucial skill to develop. Such skills are essential in EBNP for implementing changes to practice in areas which others may have overlooked.

What topics will you cover?

  • The purpose of research: principles of research as evidence for practice, eg for diagnostics, treatment and other healthcare interventions
  • Exploring other sources of evidence: expert opinions, eg healthcare guidelines/policy, patients’ and healthcare professionals’ perspectives

Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Explain some of the principles of EBNP
  • Develop basic skills in appraising and evaluating sources of evidence

Who is the course for?

This course is for MSc Nursing students.

Please note that the individuals detailed in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below, are current staff members and may be subject to change.

Who will you learn with?

Senior Lecturer for 19 years. Interests include evidence based practice, healthcare leadership, contemporary issues, acute adult nursing.
Clinical background in acute medicine and cardiology nursing

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

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