The Second Edition of Evidence-Based Practice for Nurses: Appraisal and Application of Research continues to serve as the definitive reference for transitioning research into nursing practice. Based on the innovation-decision process (IDP), each unit is shaped according to the five steps of the IDP: knowledge, persuasion, decision, implementation, and confirmation. This unique organizational approach combined with updated case studies and ethical principles allows the research process to be tangible and linked with strategies that promote advancement.
Fully Integrated with Dynamic Technology Solutions!
Perfect for nursing research or role development courses, the Second Edition is the cornerstone of a complete teaching and learning system. Authoritative content from the text has been supplemented with a host of online resources that reinforce evidence-based practice and strategies for a truly interactive and engaging learning experience. Web site icons within the text indicate when students should navigate to the companion Web site to engage in online activities that will strengthen their understanding of how to apply evidence at the point of care.
The Integrated Teaching and Learning Package
To help meet the changing needs of today's faculty and students, the Second Edition has been fully integrated with a full suite of instructor and student ancillaries, helping instructors teach more efficiently and students learn more effectively.
All materials are formatted for online course management systems and can be customized to fit course needs. For access to online Instructor Resources, contact your account specialist
- Answer Sheet for Student Journal Article Grid
- Instructor Manual - Save time and get direction on how to structure each lecture with chapter summaries, chapter outlines, and suggested activities for class work.
- PowerPoint Slides - Modify pre-made classroom presentations and use them in your course.
- Test Bank - Customize quizzes and tests that can be printed or administered online.
The Companion Web site, specifically designed to complement the Second Edition of Evidence-Based Practice for Nurses, offers students an unprecedented degree of integration between the text and online world through many useful study tools, including:
- Animated Flashcards
- Critical Thinking Questions
- Crossword Puzzles
- Interactive Glossary
- Journal Articles
- Journal Article Grid
- Learning Objectives
- Student Quiz
- Web Links
Table of Contents
Unit I Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice
Chapter 1 What Is Evidence-Based Practice?
Chapter 2 Using Evidence through Collaboration to Promote Excellence in Nursing Practice
Unit II Acquisition of Knowledge
Chapter 3 Identifying Research Questions
Chapter 4 Finding Sources of Evidence
Chapter 5 Linking Theory, Research, and Practice
Unit III Persuasion
Chapter 6 Quantitative Designs: Using Numbers to Provide Evidence
Chapter 7 Qualitative Designs: Using Words to Provide Evidence
Chapter 8 Collecting Evidence
Chapter 9 Using Samples to Provide Evidence
Chapter 10 Other Sources of Evidence
Unit IV Decision
Chapter 11 What do the Quantitative Data Mean?
Chapter 12 What do the Qualitative Data Mean?
Chapter 13 Weighing in on the Evidence
Unit V Implementation
Chapter 14 Transitioning Evidence to Practice
Chapter 15 Developing Oneself as an Innovator
Unit VI Confirmation
Chapter 16 Evaluating Outcomes of Innovations
Chapter 17 Sharing the Insights with Others
About the Author(s)
Nola A. Schmidt, PhD, RN, CNE-Associate Professor, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana
College of Nursing
Janet M. Brown, PhD, RN-Dean and Professor, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana
Dean and Professor
College of Nursing