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NS3310 - Applying Evidence to Practice

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Nursing, Midwifery & Nutrition (pre 2015)

This subject focuses on the translation of evidence to nursing and midwifery practice. Students build on concepts of evidence introduced in the prerequisite subject NS3118. During the semester, students are taught the processes of applying evidence at the point of care and evaluating the effectiveness of the change process used. Students are paired with clinical nurse mentors to plan for a change in clinical practice in response to a previously identified focused clinical question and evidence based response (NS3118). This innovative program goes beyond current coursework and clinical experiences of students by partnering the students with clinicians to plan for the implementation and evaluation of changes in nursing care delivery.

Learning Outcomes

  • Assess current nursing or midwifery practice in a clinical setting relevant to a focused clinical question;
  • Recommend a clinical course of action;
  • Construct an evidence implementation plan for evidence based change;
  • Plan to implement the clinical change;
  • Plan to evaluate the process of change management used.
Prerequisites: NS3118
NS3320 NS3370


External, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor David Lindsay
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: indicative only.

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.