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ASSIGNMENT 1

Improving patient care and outcomes is paramount to the practice of nursing. As we conclude our learning journey through our world of research and evidence-based practice, it is important to reflect upon your time spent in the course:

Think about nursing practice and describe one barrier that you feel prohibits nurses from engaging in EBP; share one strategy you could use to facilitate the use of evidence to help improve nursing care for patients.

Reflect back over your time in the course and describe how your thinking has changed about nursing research and evidence-based practice; describe one new learning during this course that you believe was the most helpful.

ASSIGNMENT 2

Now that each one of you is very close to completing this major accomplishment in your nursing career, please share your professional development plans to keep up to date in your chosen specialty and nursing in general.

  • In what professional nursing organizations do you currently participate? What organizations might you think about participating in for the future?
  • What nursing certifications are you considering?
  • How might consideration of continuing your education to pursue a graduate degree fit into your future plans?