Coventry University program

The Evidence Base for Nursing Practice

Explore the research process and develop skills in critically appraising and applying research evidence to practice.

This program is part of the MSc Nursing degree offered by Coventry University

Using evidence to make informed decisions about patient care

Healthcare research is changing for the better, and it is no longer difficult to see how research benefits the patient.

As today’s research evidence is concerned with patient care, evidence is covertly linked to how nurses practice. Therefore, it’s important for nurses to understand the evidence which has an impact on patient care.

This program will introduce you to the principles of evidence-based practice and evidence-informed practice.


5 courses

This program contains a portfolio, where you'll be able to gather your work and get feedback from course educators.

Delivered by expert academics

Coventry secured 5 QS Stars for Teaching and Online Learning in the QS World University Ranking 2020 and has received No. 1 in the world for Massive Open Online Courses in MoocLab’s World University Ranking 2021.

Please note that the staff described in the 'Who will you learn with?' section below may be subject to change.

  • Coventry University

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

Learning outcomes

On completion of this program, you should be able to:

  • Critically examine the concepts, philosophies and methods of evidence-based nursing practice
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the value of different types of evidence through the application of evidence-specific appraisal tools
  • Evaluate, analyse and apply findings from multiple sources of evidence to inform nursing care provision
  • Develop methods of enquiry that will facilitate evaluation of the impact of evidence-based nursing interventions

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