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Foundations of Evidence-based Practice in Healthcare is a Course

Foundations of Evidence-based Practice in Healthcare

Jul 26, 2023 - Jul 31, 2025


Full course description


This self-paced course will provide a foundational overview of evidence-based practice (EBP) in nursing and health sciences, an introduction to the seven steps of the EBP process as well as research supported strategies for implementing EBP in real world settings. The course is taught by internationally renowned experts in EBP who will share their knowledge and skills gained through decades of work with hundreds of healthcare organizations across the nation and the globe. This course includes lectures, readings, and skill building activities.

Topics covered include:

  • Module 1: Making the Case for Evidence-Based Practice
  • Module 2: Spirit of Inquiry and Formulating a PICOT Question
  • Module 3: Basic Searching for Evidence
  • Module 4: Critical Appraisal, Evaluation and Synthesis of Evidence
  • Module 5: Integrating Evidence into Decision Making
  • Module 6: Dissemination
  • Module 7: Making EBP Happen in Real World Clinical Settings


At the conclusion of the course, learners will be able to:

  • Discuss the importance of EBP in improving healthcare quality and patient outcomes.
  • Describe the seven steps of EBP and example of EBP implementation in real world settings.
  • Discuss barriers to EBP and strategies to overcome them, including the new EBP competencies.
  • Describe current trends and challenges in the shift from traditional practice approaches to an evidence-based approach to care and decision making.


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