Evidence-based practice in nursing education: The nuts and bolts of integration
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In the last few decades, evidence-based practice (EBP) has emerged as a driving force transforming the ways in which practitioners, managers, and policy-makers approach healthcare. Interventions are now expected to derive from research that’s been meticulously vetted and assessed prior to their application in the care setting. This can be challenging for nurse educators involved in preparing students particularly undergraduates—for practice. How does EBP affect nursing decision-making? What does it take to insert EBP concepts into a course or curriculum?
Kathleen Williamson, Chair and Associate Professor at Midwestern State University’s Wilson School of Nursing, is one undergraduate nursing educator who has achieved great success in conveying the value of teaching an EBP-focused curriculum, as well as in threading EBP concepts effectively across a curriculum. A large part of that success can be attributed to making sure students are aware of how evidence-based processes work and are fully engaged in the class via (technology-driven) active learning strategies.
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Promote success in implementing the EBP process and validate it as an important thread throughout a nursing curriculum. Understand how EBP concepts can be leveled across the curriculum and develop a plan to foster change through various uses of active learning strategies that engage students in the learning process.
Objectives of the session:
- Understand the EBP process for making decisions in nursing practice.
- Formulate a plan for curricula re-design so that EBP is threaded throughout.
- Describe ways EBP can be integrated in courses to engage students in learning the process.