About the course

Evidence based nursing is the dedicated use of current best evidence in making decisions about patient care. The impact of evidence-based practice has echoed across nursing practice, education, and science.

The evidence based nursing approach bridges the gap between the most appropriate nursing care of individuals, groups and populations with varied needs.

Healthcare that is evidence-based and conducted in a caring context leads to better clinical decisions and patient outcomes.

Gaining knowledge and skills in the evidence based practice process provides nurses the tools needed to take ownership of their practices and transform health care.

This course aims at helping nurses to implement evidence based nursing into clinical practice to improve patient outcomes.

Learning outcomes 

  • List down components and need of evidence based practice.
  • Illustrate steps of evidence based practice.
  • Identify importance and barriers of evidence based practice.
  • Understand need for asking compelling clinical questions
  • Discuss tools for answering clinical questions.
  • Summarize critically appraising case studies, cohort studies, randomised controlled trials (RCT), RCT validity and systematic reviews.
  • Distinguish qualitative research techniques.
  • Recognize evidence based practice in clinical practice.
  • Discuss clinical expertise.
  • Distinguish clinical practice guidelines (CPGS).
  • Classify models to change practice in an organisation: CPI and JHNEBP.
  • Assess overcoming scepticism and misperceptions about EBP.

Number of CPD Points

4

Duration of the course 

4 hours (self-paced)

Course curriculum