This course is an introduction to the evidence-based practice process and research methods and their application in nursing. Students will develop abilities to interpret research and other sources of evidence to assist in the advancement of the nursing profession.
Course Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):
- Interpret nursing research articles for validity, reliability, and applicability to nursing practice.
- Utilize the evidence-based practice process to identify how professional nursing practice can be improved.
- Differentiate various study designs and statistical analyses.
Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of all Semester 1 courses. *RN-BSN students may take N434 during semester 3 or 4.