"Developing a Profession Specific Statistics Course for Nurses"
Jane Oppenlander, Union Graduate College
Recent changes in the nursing profession emphasize "evidence-based practice," where quality patient care is guided by the synthesis of critical evaluation of clinical research, patient preferences, and nursing expertise. In the current healthcare environment, there is a greater emphasis for nurses to be both consumers and initiators of healthcare research. The development of a graduate-level course, "Statistics for Evidence-based Practice," is described, including objectives, curriculum, classroom activities, data sources, and learning assessments. To meet the needs of practicing nurses, topics not traditionally taught in an introductory statistics class are covered and some traditional topics are de-emphasized. Lessons learned from the development and deployment of this introductory statistics course are discussed.
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