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Evidence-Based Practice for Nurses, Second Edition
Appraisal and Application of Research

Author(s): Nola A. Schmidt, PhD, RN, CNE, Associate Professor, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana
Janet M. Brown, PhD, RN, Dean and Professor, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana
  • ISBN-13: 9781449624071
  • Product With Access Code    526 pages      © 2012
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The Second Edition of Evidence-Based Practice for Nurses: Appraisal and Application of Research continues to serve as the definitive reference for transitioning research into nursing practice. Based on the innovation-decision process (IDP), each unit is shaped according to the five steps of the IDP: knowledge, persuasion, decision, implementation, and confirmation. This unique organizational approach combined with updated case studies and ethical principles allows the research process to be tangible and linked with strategies that promote advancement.


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Furthermore, authoritative content from the text has been supplemented with an outstanding Companion Website full of activities that reinforce evidence-based practice and strategies. An Access Code for the Companion Website is included with new print books. For a truly interactive and engaging learning experience, website icons within the text indicate when students should go online to engage in activities that will strengthen their understanding of how to apply evidence at the point of care.


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The Integrated Teaching and Learning Package

To help meet the changing needs of today's faculty and students, the Second Edition has been fully integrated with a full suite of instructor and student ancillaries, helping instructors teach more efficiently and students learn more effectively.

All materials are formatted for online course management systems and can be customized to fit course needs. For access to online Instructor Resources, contact your account specialist

  • Instructor Manual - Save time and get direction on how to structure each lecture with chapter summaries, chapter outlines, and suggested activities for class work.
  • PowerPoint Slides - Modify pre-made classroom presentations and use them in your course.
  • Test Bank - Customize quizzes and tests that can be printed or administered online.

The Companion Web site, specifically designed to complement the Second Edition of Evidence-Based Practice for Nurses, offers students an unprecedented degree of integration between the text and online world through many useful study tools, including:

  • Apply What You Have Learned
  • Animated Flashcards
  • Critical Thinking Questions
  • Crossword Puzzles
  • Interactive Glossary
  • Journal Articles
  • Journal Article Grid
  • Learning Objectives
  • Student Quiz
  • Web Links

Applicable Courses

An ideal resource for nursing research courses.

I  Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice
  1  What Is Evidence-Based Practice?
  2  Using Evidence Through Collaboration to Promote Excellence in Nursing Practice
II  Acquisition of Knowledge
  3  Identifying Research Questions
  4  Finding Sources of Evidence
  5  Linking Theory, Research,and Practice
III  Persuasion
  6  Key Principles of Quantitative Design
  7  Quantitative Designs: Using Numbers to Provide Evidence
  8  Qualitative Designs: Using Words to Provide Evidence
  9  Collecting Evidence
  10  Using Samples to Provide Evidence
  11  Other Sources of Evidence
IV  Decision
  12  What Do the Quantitative Data Mean?
  13  What Do the Qualitative Data Mean?
  14  Weighing In on the Evidence
V  Implementation
  15  Transitioning Evidence to Practice
  16  Developing Oneself as Innovator
VI  Confirmation
  17  Evaluating Outcomes of Innovations
  18  Sharing the Insights With Others

Nola A. Schmidt, PhD, RN, CNE-Associate Professor, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana

Nola A. Schmidt, PhD, RN, CNE
Associate Professor
College of Nursing
Valparaiso University
Valparaiso, IN

Janet M. Brown, PhD, RN-Dean and Professor, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana

Janet M. Brown, PhD, RN
Dean and Professor
College of Nursing
Valparaiso University
Valparaiso, IN

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  • Although the book has the usual chapters covering the research process, it focuses on how to use the evidence. It is organized around the steps of the IDP model, which involves knowledge, persuasion, decision, implementation, and confirmation. For example, the chapters in the unit on knowledge cover identifying research questions, finding sources of evidence, and linking theory, research, and practice. Ethical concepts are woven throughout the chapters. The information is provided in small bites to foster mastery of the content. The student online component includes animated flashcards, critical thinking questions, crossword puzzles, interactive glossary, journal articles with response grids, learning objectives, student quizzes, web links, and materials for applying what they have learned.

    This book should be very useful to the target audience, especially since the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) requires that nursing programs prepare baccalaureate nursing students with a basic understanding of the process of nursing research. The chapters are user friendly and are focused on student mastery of concepts.

    -Doody's Review Service, 2011

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    -Margaret J. Bull, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor, Director PhD Program, College of Nursing, Marquette University

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Companion Web Site

ISBN-13: 9781449622503

Free with every NEW text! Otherwise, access to this Companion Web site must be purchased separately. 

The Companion Web site follows the chapter topics and offers numerous articles and activities that students can use to reinforce key concepts.

Students - Click Here to redeem your access code for the Companion Web site.