RN Evidence-Based Practice (EBP)

RN Evidence-Based Practice (EBP)



Your first week of RN Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) will begin by exploring nursing research and the evolution from Florence Nightingale’s era until today. In addition, you will identify ethical and legal considerations that are common to research involving human participants. Finally, you will explain the important role of research in creating an EBP. Be sure to access your lesson to engage with the content and interactive learning activities for the week. Your assigned readings will enhance your knowledge of our concepts of the evolution of nursing research, evidence-based practice, and ethical and legal considerations. You will have the opportunity to apply your learning to your graded Week 1 discussion question. Before you begin, think about your first impression when you read or heard the words nursing research. At the end of this week, reflect back and decide if your thinking has changed.




Houser, J. (2018). Nursing research: Reading, using, and creating evidence (4th ed.). Jones and Bartlett.

· Chapter 1: The Importance of Research as Evidence in Nursing (WOs 5, 6, 7)

· Chapter 3: Ethical and Legal Considerations in Research (WOs 1, 2, 3, 4)


For scholarly outside sources, please explore the Chamberlain Library or Webliography.





Discussion Questions


We begin our journey into discovering the new world of research and evidence-based practice (EBP) by exploring our past. After completing the required readings and lesson, answer the following:

· Explain how research has evolved since the Florence Nightingale era.

· Discuss how research and EBP are different; include how you believe research supports EBP for nursing.

· Describe  one  past/historical unethical breach of research conduct; then, share how you would ensure care of a study participant using  one  ethical  or  legal research consideration (guideline/principle).

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