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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164199
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Evidence Based Practice: Combining Passion and Curiosity
Author(s):
Hart, Valerie
Author Details:
Valerie Hart, EdD, APRN, CS, University of Southern Maine, Portland, Maine, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org
Abstract:
Purpose: This paper describes a required capstone course for all advanced practice students (Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Specialists in Adult, Family and Psychiatric/Mental Health concentrations) in evidence-based clinical research. Significance: Clinical specialists must utilize evidence-based findings as part of clinical decision making and yet students often lack the skills needed to close the gap between finding evidence and utilizing it in clinical practice. This requires the ability to carefully evaluate the literature and develop self-learning skills. Background/Design: Preparing clinicians who can evaluate clinical guidelines and create policies that keep abreast of current evidence is an important mandate for graduate nursing education today. Issues of geographic variation, cost containment and patient values and preference are import variables to be considered before recommending one intervention over another. Methods: The author will outline the method of instruction, provide examples of projects created and disseminated by students from past semesters and discuss experiences from the past four years. A unique component of the course is the peer group/support which will be explored. Findings: Advanced Practice nurses must be able to efficiently sift through the glut of information in order to decide what is valid and useful for their patients and their practice. Conclusions: Teaching evidence based research in a creative way can both provide knowledge to students and pave the way for future utilization of clinical research during their career once in practice. Implications for Practice: Clinical specialist students need to be offered an alternative to the traditional thesis in order to prepare for their practice reality.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
CNS Outcomes: Ensuring Safety and Quality
Conference Host:
NACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
Conference Location:
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Description:
Conference theme: CNS Outcomes: Ensuring Safety and Quality, held February 28-March 1 in Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEvidence Based Practice: Combining Passion and Curiosityen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHart, Valerieen_US
dc.author.detailsValerie Hart, EdD, APRN, CS, University of Southern Maine, Portland, Maine, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164199-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: This paper describes a required capstone course for all advanced practice students (Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Specialists in Adult, Family and Psychiatric/Mental Health concentrations) in evidence-based clinical research. Significance: Clinical specialists must utilize evidence-based findings as part of clinical decision making and yet students often lack the skills needed to close the gap between finding evidence and utilizing it in clinical practice. This requires the ability to carefully evaluate the literature and develop self-learning skills. Background/Design: Preparing clinicians who can evaluate clinical guidelines and create policies that keep abreast of current evidence is an important mandate for graduate nursing education today. Issues of geographic variation, cost containment and patient values and preference are import variables to be considered before recommending one intervention over another. Methods: The author will outline the method of instruction, provide examples of projects created and disseminated by students from past semesters and discuss experiences from the past four years. A unique component of the course is the peer group/support which will be explored. Findings: Advanced Practice nurses must be able to efficiently sift through the glut of information in order to decide what is valid and useful for their patients and their practice. Conclusions: Teaching evidence based research in a creative way can both provide knowledge to students and pave the way for future utilization of clinical research during their career once in practice. Implications for Practice: Clinical specialist students need to be offered an alternative to the traditional thesis in order to prepare for their practice reality.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:43:52Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:43:52Z-
dc.conference.date2007en_US
dc.conference.nameCNS Outcomes: Ensuring Safety and Qualityen_US
dc.conference.hostNACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialistsen_US
dc.conference.locationPhoenix, Arizona, USAen_US
dc.descriptionConference theme: CNS Outcomes: Ensuring Safety and Quality, held February 28-March 1 in Phoenix, Arizona, USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.en_US
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