Wednesday, July 11, 2007
This presentation is part of : Integrating EBP into an Undergraduate Nursing Curriculum: It Takes a Team
The Reality of Evidenced -Based Practice: Selected Teaching Tools
Louise P. Gallagher, EdD, FNP, RN, BS, BS Nursing, Pace University, Pleasantville, NY, USA

It is the responsibility of educators to integrate evidenced- based practice into the curricula. This presentation is an example of how evidenced-based practice is integrated into an undergraduate curriculum at a beginning level. At the sophomore level at the Lienhard School of Nursing at Pace University, students are introduced to levels of evidence related to risk management in the theory and clinical course in gerontology.  They are also taught to appraise clinical practice guidelines using the AGREE tool.  In the clinical portion of the course, students have an assignment in which they identify a clinical problem in gerontology, raise a clinical question and then search for evidence regarding the clinical question using the AGREE guidelines.  This active learning activity using the AGREE guidelines will be presented.