Where is the evidence in a nursing research study? What is the evidence? How good is the evidence? And, how is it relevant to providing evidence-based nursing care? Ensure that students can meet the AACN's (American Association of Colleges of Nursing) goal of identifying valid research findings and using them to determine if they are providing care that is supported by evidence.
Introduction to Nursing Research; Nursing research and evidence-based nursing practice; Where is the Evidence?; Strategies for searching the literature; What is the Evidence?; Conceptual-theoretical-empirical structures for nursing research; Evaluating nursing research reports; Conceptual models and nursing; Research; Evaluation of conceptual-theoretical-empirical linkages; Middle-range theories and nursing research; Evaluation of middle-range theories; Empirical research methods; How Good is the Evidence?; Sampling; Data collection techniques; Data quality; Qualitative data analysis; Quantitative data analysis; Evaluating research findings; Evaluating the utility of the theory for practice; Evaluating the conceptual model; The Ethics of Nursing Research; Protecting study participants; Integrating Research and Practice; Strategies for integrating nursing research and nursing practice; Appendix 1 Resources for searching the literature; Appendix 2 Template for an evidence-based nursing practice paper.