Evidence-Based Practice Nurse Scholars Course: A Project-based Workshop for Nurses on Integrating Evidence into Practice
Thursdays from 1:00-2:30 pm
Elizabeth Crabtree 843-792-4348 firstname.lastname@example.org
Course description: The Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Nurse Scholars Course at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) is designed to teach EBP skills that will enable staff to conduct extensive evaluations of existing literature to improve patient care. The program provides a comprehensive overview of EBP. During the course, EBP Scholars will choose a policy or practice change requiring EBP evaluation, and focus on reviewing the evidence for the policy or practice update.
Class meeting times: This 12-week, project-based workshop will be held on Thursdays from 1-2:30 pm from Feb. 13 to May 15. (NOTE: There will be a 2-week break. No sessions will be held March 20 or April 17).
Requirements and credit: 18 hours of nursing contact hours have been applied for. Participants will need to attend at least 10 of the 12 sessions, and complete an evidence-based summary for their selected nursing policy or practice change in order to receive credit. Participants will be able to use these projects for RN III certification.
The benefit: Past course participants have used their course projects to change the way care is delivered at MUSC through updating current policies and education material, and developing standing orders and protocols. Several have developed poster abstracts and presented their work at national conferences. The work from this course will lead to opportunities for scholarly publications.
Contact for questions and to request an application: Please contact Elizabeth Crabtree (email@example.com, 792-4348) with any questions, or to request an application. Application deadline is January 6. Selected applicants will be notified of their acceptance by January 20.