Evidence-Based Practice for Public Health Nurses: Nursing Experts Translating the Evidence
Preliminary results (n=17) from two of the ten workshops indicate that 88%of participants reported the workshop was a good use of their time. Participants reported developing new skills (m=3.88, SD .697) and being able to find EB literature (m=4.06, SD=.56). Participants reported an increase in their understanding of EBPH (t(16)=-4.24,p<.001), PICO (t(16)=-6.65,p<.001), critical appraisal (t(15)=-5.20,p<.001), and knowledge translation (t(15)=-4.79,p<.001). Participants reported an increase in familiarity with PubMed (t(16)=-5.21,p<.001), Guide to Community Services (t(15)=-9.67,p<.001), PH partners (t(15)=-3.34,p<.001), NGC (t(15)=-6.48,p<.001), USPSTF (t(14)=-4.56, p<.001), and NACCHO (t(14)=-3.24,p<.001). Given the preliminary success of NExT, the development of a web-based model is underway, allowing the delivery of this curriculum to reach a broader audience of PHNs.
Learning Areas:Program planning
Public health or related education
Public health or related nursing
Public health or related research
Describe an educational strategy used to enhance the public health nursing workforce. Identify desired resources to aid in the professional development of public health nurses. Explain the program outcomes of Nursing Experts: Translating the Evidence (NExT).
Keyword(s): Nurses/Nursing, Evidence-Based Practice
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been an investigator on multiple grants focused on the professional development of public health nurses.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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