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The knowledge base of nursing is growing exponentially and it is difficult for nurses to keep up with changes in their practice area. To provide optimal patient care, nurses need to be able to evaluate current research and research-based standards in deciding how to improve nursing practice. While nurses at the baccalaureate and graduate levels learn about evidence based practice and how to evaluate nursing research, many nurses still lack basic knowledge about research that will allow them to read and effectively evaluate current nursing research literature. A method to increase nurse's knowledge of nursing research and EBP is needed so that nurses at all levels can begin to use EBP in their daily practice.
The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to and over-view of EBP for clinical nurses. Course participants will work through the EBP process using hand hygiene as an exemplar. The convenient online format makes this course perfect for nurses to progress at their own pace as they learn how to use EBP in their clinical practice.
By the end of the course the learner will be able to:
The online course is offered using a variety of methods to promote interactivity and assessment of participants' ability to apply what is learned to the clinical setting.
This is an open enrollment, web based instructor led course.
Those successfully completing the online course will be awarded 32 contact hours by the College of Nursing. The University of Oklahoma College of Nursing is approved as a provider of continuing education in nursing by the Colorado Nurses Association, which is accredited as an approver of continuing education in nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. The University of Oklahoma is an approved provider of continuing education by the Colorado Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. The University of Oklahoma has been approved to provide continuing nursing education for three years July 8, 2010 through June 30, 2013. Provider #UOC-0613.
The cost of the course is $200 per person. Please click here to register.
Corporate Licensing option is available for healthcare agencies. For more information,contact the OU College of Nursing Office of Continuing Education at (405) 271-2062
Once you have been given a password into the course, you are no longer eligible for a refund or cancellation fees