NS1012 - Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Healthcare Sciences
Available to level 1 students enrolled in the BNSc.
This subject introduces concepts of evidence based practice and research. Students
will develop and consolidate knowledge and skills in identifying and sourcing evidence
for their practice. Various sources of evidence for practice including the library,
electronic databases and Internet will be investigated. The traditions of quantitative,
qualitative and mixed methods research will be introduced, with a focus on the language
of research. Translating evidence to inform practice will be discussed. From this
learning, students can begin the preparation for nursing practice in a world where
health care services are influenced by various factors, dynamic and constantly changing.
- explain the links between nursing, knowledge and experience, including the role research
plays in nursing practice;
- demonstrate the ability to search for and identify current nursing literature and
- identify the key elements of nursing research and how it applies to contemporary nursing
- describe how qualitative and quantitative research processes contribute to knowledge
growth and influence nursing practice;
- explain how evidence impacts on nursing knowledge and practice, including how it effects
and initiates practice change;
- demonstrate critical thinking and reflective practice approaches in the application
of new knowledge to nursing practice.
Study Period 2
|Census Date 29-Aug-2019
||Mr Alan Ramsay.
|Method of Delivery:
||WWW - LearnJCU
||end of semester exam (50%); (40%); (10%).
|Special Assessment Requirements:
||Examinations may be scheduled outside regular university examination period refer
to Clinical Ladder.
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