Learning Objective 1: Describe the stages of integration of evidence-based practice teaching strategies throughout a BSN nursing curriculum.
Learning Objective 2: Discuss teaching strategies, both academic and clinical, that provide opportunities for students to identify practice issues, appraise and integrate evidence, and evaluate outcomes.
Therefore, evidence-based nursing (EBN) must be foundational for the professional practice of nursing. It is imperative for nursing education to be grounded in the translation of current evidence into practice.
In the drive for excellence, colleges of nursing seek to promote quality and innovation in programs of nursing education. Strategic plans often reflect goals to provide nursing graduates with opportunities to identify practice issues, appraise and integrate evidence, and evaluate outcomes. In accordance with the AACN Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice, one faculty group set out to transform a traditional research course and to fully integrate EBP strategies throughout the undergraduate program of study including both a traditional BSN program and a RN/BSN track.
This presentation will describe stages of the journey of integration of EBP teaching strategies into the undergraduate program of studies. It will also highlight the actual implementation of EBP integration throughout the undergraduate curriculum in both academic and clinical experiences. Participants will see actual course content, objectives, and activities used by the faculty to advance students’ understanding of EBP.
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