Introducing Evidence-Based Practice Using a Common Referent: Internet Shopping
PhD, RN, CNE
University of West Georgia Tanner Health School of Nursing
Graduate Students, Pre-Licensure ADN/Diploma, Pre-Licensure BSN
No funding was received for this teaching strategy. The equipment used for this teaching strategy included a computer which was required for the course and required no special adaptation of equipment. This teaching strategy has been presented to undergraduate (BSN) and graduate (MSN, EdD) students, receiving overwhelmingly positive feedback from each.
Strengthening QSEN Competencies in Nursing Education
The strategy strengthened the QSEN (2020) competency of EBP as it developed students’ knowledge of the basic characteristics of literature search and qualitative and quantitative research. Classroom activities and discussion included comparing and contrasting the basic characteristics of qualitative and quantitative research.
In conclusion, the course faculty found this teaching strategy is an effective learning strategy to introduce students to EBP. The course faculty applied a common referent to help students grasp the basic characteristics of literature search, qualitative research, and quantitative research.
Discussion questions focused on the QSEN (2020) competencies of EBP such as:
What are the basic characteristics of a literature search?
How could funding affect confidence in results?
How does sample size affect confidence in the reported findings?
What are the basic characteristics of qualitative research?
What are the basic characteristics of quantitative research?
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Quality and Safety Education for Nurses. (2020). QSEN Competencies.