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NURS435 Evidence Based Nursing Practice

Acquisition of critical appraisal skills to interpret research and new knowledge for making clinical decisions in order to implement evidence-based nursing for populations and individuals.

This paper explores how advanced nursing practitioners will utilise literature to provide optimal care. Students will identify clinical problems, formulate structured clinical questions, and search the best relevant evidence to address the issue of concern. Students will assess the results and applicability of the findings to patient care.

Paper title Evidence Based Nursing Practice
Paper code NURS435
Subject Nursing
EFTS 0.2500
Points 30 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,693.75
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $9,869.50

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Limited to
MAdvNP
Notes
Nurse Practitioner preparation students intending to take NURS 435 in 2019 should contact the Centre for Postgraduate Nursing Studies for advice on enrolling via Special Permission.
Eligibility

This paper is designed for registered nurse students studying for the Master of Advanced Nursing Practice toward nurse practitioner registration in New Zealand. (NB. This degree is subject to approval, a variation may be sought in 2019.)

Contact

nursingstudies.uoc@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Convenor:Dr Philippa Seaton

Paper Structure

In this paper students will gain epidemiological and research principles and a working knowledge of the processes that lead the application of evidence-based practice in advanced nursing practice. Students will develop focused questions, literature search and critical appraisal skills, to evaluate evidence-based approaches and make decisions for clinical application.

Teaching Arrangements

Two 2-day and one 3-day teaching blocks. This paper is blended learning utilising the Moodle platform.

Textbooks

Webb P., Bain C., & A. Page (2017). Essential Epidemiology: An Introduction for Students and Health Professionals. Third edition. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.

Guyatt G., Rennie D., Meade M., and D. Cook (2015)Users' Guides to the Medical Literature. Essentials of Evidence-Based Clinical Practice. Third Edition. New York : McGraw-Hill Medical

Graduate Attributes Emphasised

Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.

Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the paper will:

  1. Understand the fundamental principles of evidence-based practice (EBP) for implementing clinical decisions and change in practice;
  2. Apply the steps of EBP and develop appropriate questions in relation to clinical issues utilising a systematic approach;
  3. Identify and critically analyse research studies to determine application and efficacy of therapies for populations and individual patients;
  4. Utilise a variety of tools (eg. 5 As, GATE frame, PECOT, RAMBOMAN) to assist in judging the validity of evidence for optimal patient care decisions, and to evaluate the efficacy of identified therapeutic actions (pharmacological and non-pharmacological);
  5. Utilise observational skills and communication to elicit comprehensive appreciation and understanding of the patient history, values, preferences and their context for implementing best practice;
  6. Critically evaluate the clinical context in order to identify and facilitate suitable strategies for best practice within one’s own local practice environment.

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Christchurch
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Moodle

Acquisition of critical appraisal skills to interpret research and new knowledge for making clinical decisions in order to implement evidence-based nursing for populations and individuals.

This paper explores how advanced nursing practitioners will utilise literature to provide optimal care. Students will identify clinical problems, formulate structured clinical questions, and search the best relevant evidence to address the issue of concern. Students will assess the results and applicability of the findings to patient care.

Paper title Evidence Based Nursing Practice
Paper code NURS435
Subject Nursing
EFTS 0.2500
Points 30 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2020 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Limited to
MAdvNP
Notes
Nurse Practitioner preparation students intending to take NURS 435 in 2019 should contact the Centre for Postgraduate Nursing Studies for advice on enrolling via Special Permission.
Eligibility

This paper is designed for registered nurse students studying for the Master of Advanced Nursing Practice toward nurse practitioner registration in New Zealand. (NB. This degree is subject to approval, a variation may be sought in 2019.)

Contact

nursingstudies.uoc@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Convenor:Dr Philippa Seaton

Paper Structure

In this paper students will gain epidemiological and research principles and a working knowledge of the processes that lead the application of evidence-based practice in advanced nursing practice. Students will develop focused questions, literature search and critical appraisal skills, to evaluate evidence-based approaches and make decisions for clinical application.

Teaching Arrangements

Two 2-day and one 3-day teaching blocks. This paper is blended learning utilising the Moodle platform.

Textbooks

Webb P., Bain C., & A. Page (2017). Essential Epidemiology: An Introduction for Students and Health Professionals. Third edition. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.

Guyatt G., Rennie D., Meade M., and D. Cook (2015)Users' Guides to the Medical Literature. Essentials of Evidence-Based Clinical Practice. Third Edition. New York : McGraw-Hill Medical

Graduate Attributes Emphasised

Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.

Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the paper will:

  1. Understand the fundamental principles of evidence-based practice (EBP) for implementing clinical decisions and change in practice;
  2. Apply the steps of EBP and develop appropriate questions in relation to clinical issues utilising a systematic approach;
  3. Identify and critically analyse research studies to determine application and efficacy of therapies for populations and individual patients;
  4. Utilise a variety of tools (eg. 5 As, GATE frame, PECOT, RAMBOMAN) to assist in judging the validity of evidence for optimal patient care decisions, and to evaluate the efficacy of identified therapeutic actions (pharmacological and non-pharmacological);
  5. Utilise observational skills and communication to elicit comprehensive appreciation and understanding of the patient history, values, preferences and their context for implementing best practice;
  6. Critically evaluate the clinical context in order to identify and facilitate suitable strategies for best practice within one’s own local practice environment.

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Christchurch
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Moodle