G 09 Leveling of EBP Content for Undergraduate Nursing Students

Wednesday, 14 July 2010: 11:00 AM-12:15 PM
Description/Overview: Evidence-based practice, by no means a new concept, is, nonetheless, relatively new to many nursing curricula. This presentation will outline the journey of one nursing program from a single traditional research methods course in the baccalaureate program to a trajectory toward evidence-based practice. In the five-semester baccalaureate program students progress through a series of three nursing science courses designed to introduce them to the principles of evidence-based practice and to critical appraisal of individual research studies, research syntheses and evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. This symposium will outline the courses and the innovative teaching-learing strategies utilized within these courses.
Learner Objective #1: discuss the importance of preparing undergraduate nursing students for evidence-based practice.
Learner Objective #2: identify appropriate content and teaching-learning strategies for evidence-based practice.
Roberta Ohman Vallish, MSN, ARNP, Professional Practice & Research, Shands Jacksonville Medical Center, Jacksonville, FL
Symposium Organizer
Kathaleen C. Bloom, PhD, CNM, School of Nursing, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL
11:00 AM
Starting the Journey: Nursing Science I

Lucy B. Trice, PhD, ARNP, BC
Brooks College of Health, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL

11:20 AM
Understanding the Evidence: Nursing Science II

Doreen Radjenovic, PhD, ARNP
School of Nursing, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL

11:40 AM
Evidence-Based Decision-Making Skills: Nursing Science III

Barbara J. Olinzock, RN, EdD
School of Nursing, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL