Nursing: Using Evidence in Clinical Nursing Practice

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About the Course

Evidence-based practice (EBP) relies on the findings of scientific research to modify or develop policies and procedures that incorporate the latest evidence into clinical practice.  This course will help nurses incorporate nursing research findings into their EBP for the maximum benefit of patients and the facilitation of professional growth and development.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Define terms related to nursing research and evidence-based practice (EBP).
  • Explain how EBP models are used to implement EBP.
  • Explain important concepts of nursing research.
  • Describe an overview of the nursing research process.
  • Discuss how to translate evidence into practice.
  • Identify barriers to implementing EBP and how to reduce them.
  • Identify the staff nurse‚Äôs role in promoting EBP and research.

About the Author:
Adrianne Avillion, DEd, RN

Adrianne E. Avillion, DEd, RN, is an accomplished nursing professional development specialist and health care author. She earned her doctoral degree in adult education and her MS in nursing from Penn State University and a BSN from Bloomsburg University. Dr. Avillion has held a variety of nursing positions as a staff nurse in critical care and physical medicine and rehabilitation settings and leadership roles in professional development. She has published extensively and is a frequent presenter at conferences and conventions devoted to the specialty of continuing education and nursing professional development. Dr. Avillion owns and is the CEO of Strategic Nursing Professional Development, a business that specializes in continuing education for health care professionals and consulting services in nursing professional development. Her most recent publications include: The Path to Stress-Free Nursing Professional Development: 50 No-Nonsense Solutions to Everyday Challenges and Nursing Professional Development: A Practical Guide for Evidence-Based Education.

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