Courses & Units

Research And Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing CNA205


Spring School (Extended) dates for 2015/2016:

Commences Monday 16th November 2015 – Friday 18th December 2015
Census Date Friday 14th December 2015
Recommences Monday 4th January 2016 – 5th February 2016


This unit aims to introduce students to the importance of research in nursing practice and the relationship between evidence-based practice (EBP) and patient quality/safety and professional growth as a developing Registered Nurse. Students will be introduced to EBP and develop an understanding of its relationship to research scholarship for understanding nursing phenomena. Students will also have the opportunity to explore the role of nursing staff in the ethical conduct of healthcare research.


Unit name Research And Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing
Unit code CNA205
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Health and Medicine
School of Health Science
Discipline Health Sciences
Teaching staff

Jane O'Brien

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 060301

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Teaching Pattern

Online learning resources, including weekly lectures; four 3 hour workshops


Search report (750 words) 10%, Research report (1500 words + attachments) 40%, two hour exam 50%.

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InfP, 2013, Understanding Research for Nursing Students, 2nd ed, Learning Matters/Sage Publications, London.ormation about any textbook requirements will be available from mid November.

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