This online course is intended to define three types of clinical inquiry: evidence based practice (EBP), quality improvement (QI), and research. Steps nurses can take to move from having a practice idea or question to making a decision about conducting nursing research will be described. Information provided will include how to identify a problem/topic, how to view a problem/topic from a variety of practice angles, key sources of evidence to consider when conducting a literature review, making a decision to conduct research, and steps of the research process. The role of nurses in EBP, quality improvement, and research will be described in terms of how nurses can contribute to the body of knowledge that guides nursing practice.
This course requires membership in SOCRA.
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