Wednesday, July 11, 2007: 1:15 PM-2:45 PM
Integrating EBP into an Undergraduate Nursing Curriculum: It Takes a Team
Learning Objective #1: describe a process for enhancing faculty knowledge about and attitudes toward evidence-based practice (EBP).
Learning Objective #2: discuss strategies for integrating EBP into undergraduate research and clinical courses.
At the Lienhard School of Nursing at Pace University the Faculty is integrating evidence-based practice (EBP) into both graduate and undergraduate curricula. This symposium focuses on the undergraduate curriculum, and includes the processes and content of faculty development and the resulting curricular revisions. The symposium begins with a short introduction, defining our view of evidence-based practice. The first presentation describes the deliberative process of faculty development for both full-time and clinical faculty over a five year period. The presentation also includes the content of faculty development workshops, which included knowledge about EBP as well as teaching/learning strategies that are compatible with an EBP perspective. The second presentation gives an overview of the integration of evidence-based practice content and process into the undergraduate curriculum, highlighting the principles of such integration. Both the third and fourth presentations emphasize the importance of integration of EBP concepts and application in clinical and research courses. First, one faculty member will present how she infused EBP content and its application into the geriatric component of one clinical course. Next, two faculty members will describe how the undergraduate research courses were revised to include EBP, and then to parallel a research and clinical course in order to facilitate the transfer and internalization of EBP concepts and processes in clinical practice.
Organizer:Rona F. Levin, PhD, RN
 Integrating EBP into an Undergraduate Curriculum: Facilitating Faculty's Role
Rona F. Levin, PhD, RN
 Introduction of EBP in the Undergraduate Curriculum: Several small steps lead to a giant step for curriculum revision
Donna M. Hallas, PhD, APRN, BC, CPNP
 Yes, Research is related to Practice: Linking Research and Clinical Courses Using an EBP Framework
Lillie M. Shortridge-Baggett, RN, EdD, FAAN, FNAP, Susan E. Gordon, RN, EdD, Rona F. Levin, PhD, RN
 The Reality of Evidenced -Based Practice: Selected Teaching Tools
Louise P. Gallagher, EdD, FNP, RN, BS