Nursing librarians cultivating evidence-based practice through an asynchronous online course

Kim Mears, Lindsay Blake

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Abstract

In response to a request from the Nursing Shared Governance Evidence-Based Practice Council, librarians created an online evidence-based practice (EBP) continuing education course for clinical nurses. The curriculum was adapted from a previously created face-to-face course and was offered online through a learning management system. Although many nurses registered for the course, only a small sample was able to complete all modules. Feedback revealed that nurses appreciated the ease of online use, but they experienced technical barriers. Overall, nurses completing the course agreed that all learning objectives were met. An online asynchronous course for nurses is a viable option for teaching EBP, but hospital computer limitations must be taken into account to allow for participants’ full immersion into the material.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)420-424
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Continuing Education in Nursing
Volume48
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Education
  • Review and Exam Preparation

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