Friday, July 13, 2007
This presentation is part of : A Transdisciplinary Framework: Information Fluency Through the Lens of Evidence Based Practice
Year One: IF-EBP Findings
Pamela Ark, PhD and Diane Wink, PhD. College of Nursing, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, USA

The second paper will present findings of data gathered during the 2006-2007 academic year. All students newly admitted to the three nursing programs (bachelors, masters, and doctoral) were surveyed using two instruments: Educational Testing Service Information Literacy Assessment (ICT) and the Academic Center for Evidence-Based Practice Readiness Inventory (ACE-EBPRI).  The ICT is a comprehensive test of students’ proficiency in Information and Communication Technology.  The test uses scenario-based tasks to measure both cognitive and technical skills. Findings from this test can be used to support institutional literacy initiatives, guides curricula innovations, informs articulation and progress standings, and assess individual student proficiency.  The ACE-EBPRI was developed to measure student confidence with a series of EBP competencies.  The EBP competencies were developed through an iterative process, and represent consensus of a panel of national EBP experts.  The competencies are leveled as outcomes for bachelors, masters, and doctoral programs.