2.2 What strategies will you use in your new practice as an advance practice nurse to review and critique literature pertinent to your practice?
3.1 What levels of evidence are present in relation to research and practice, and why it is important regardless of the method you use?
3.2 What factors must be assessed when critically appraising quantitative studies (e.g., validity, reliability, and applicability)? Which is the most important? Why?
4.1 What is the difference between research- and evidence-based practice projects? Provide an example of each one and the reason for the difference. Why should nurses be interested in learning
4.2 Conducting research projects while ensuring the protection of human subjects is necessary. What are some methods to protect personal rights of someone in one of the groups that is labeled as
vulnerable? Justify your rationale.
5.1 Why is it important to incorporate a theory or model related to change when implementing practice changes? Does the benefit of incorporating a change model outweigh the time and effort it took
to include it?
5.2 Identify barriers to the implementation of evidence-based practice. What are two ways to address this problem?
6.1 When reviewing the literature and different types of evidence, there are often gaps in the findings. Are such gaps a help or a hindrance when wanting to create a change?
6.2 What is the difference between statistically significant evidence and clinically significant evidence? How would each of these findings be used to advance an evidenced-based project?
7.1 Research and EBP projects can be communicated in many ways. Which method do you think is most effective to get to the staff nurse level? To the advance practice nurses? How will you ensure that
all appropriate audiences receive your information?
8.2 There is power in having data to support change. The EBP process is one way of advancing improvements in healthcare. Identify three strategies that you will now incorporate into your practice
based on this course. Explain your rationale.