NURS11158 - Evidence Informed Nursing Practice
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

This unit introduces you to the value of evidence that informs nursing practice. A commitment to evidence based care is fundamental to the development of knowledge and practice in the nursing profession for improved standards of care. You will develop skills in locating evidence, evaluating and applying research findings to inform best practice.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band [not found]
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 1 - 2017
  • Bundaberg
  • Distance
  • Rockhampton

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 50%
2. Written Assessment 50%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback Source Recommendation
Issues with second assessment changes and IT. Student feedback. The second assessment will be altered - removing the Cloze activity to avoid issues with technology.
Positive comments on course content and engagement. Student feedback and teaching staff evaluation, L & T staff report. Continue with the broad format of the course, including regular Blackboard Collaborate sessions and utilising Easiconnect to maintain engagement.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Discuss the concepts that underpin evidence based nursing practice for person centred nursing care.
  2. Utilise evidence based frameworks to locate resources that support person safety and quality.
  3. Explore ethical considerations in evidence based nursing practice.

The Learning outcomes are linked to the Australian Nursing & Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) Standards for registered nurses and the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) registered nurse standards for practice.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1. Communication
2. Problem Solving
3. Critical Thinking
4. Information Literacy  
5. Team Work      
6. Information Technology Competence  
7. Cross Cultural Competence
8. Ethical practice

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Written Assessment  
2 - Written Assessment  

Textbook Information

There are no required textbooks. Note:

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • Internet
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
All submissions for this unit must use the American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorPenny Heidke (p.heidke@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 06-03-2017 Introduction to Evidence Informed Nursing Practice
Week 2 13-03-2017

Planning for writing: Thinking critically about locating and using sources of information

Week 3 20-03-2017

Focused searchable question

Week 4 27-03-2017

Searching for evidence: systematic approaches

Week 5 03-04-2017

Identifying Sources of Evidence

Assessment 1 due: Wed 5th April, 2017
PICO assessment Due Wednesday (05 Apr 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Vacation Week 10-04-2017
Week 6 17-04-2017

Ethical practice and reliance on evidence

Week 7 24-04-2017

Evaluating the evidence

Week 8 01-05-2017

Writing from an informed perspective: using and acknowledging academic sources

Week 9 08-05-2017

Rigour, Reliability and Validity

Clinical Practice Guidelines

Assessment 2 - online quizzes open

Week 10 15-05-2017

Converting evidence into EIP

Week 11 22-05-2017

Embedding Evidence-Informed nursing Practice’ into your professional career

Week 12 29-05-2017

Review of concepts

Assessment 2 due: Monday29th May, 2017

Written Assessment Two Due Monday (29 May 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017
Exam Week 12-06-2017

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title PICO assessment
Task Description

Assessment One Outline

Unit Name Evidence Informed Nursing Practice
Unit No. NURS11158
Coordinator Penny Heidke
Assess No. Due Date: 1 Wed 5th April 2017
Type Written
CLOs assessed 1. Discuss the concepts that underpin evidence-based nursing practice for person-centred nursing care 2. Utilise evidence-based frameworks to locate resources that support person safety and quality.
Word Limit 1000wds +/- 10 %
Total Percentage 50%
Details Students are to use a PICO (population, intervention, control, and outcomes) framework to develop a search strategy for a clinical question. Perla Daniel has a question for you regarding the best treatment for her chronic leg ulcer. 1. First you are required to watch the video of Perla and complete the PICO template. 2. Next, you are to search for five (5) related research articles to help guide your decision making and undertake an annotated bibliography.
Notes to Students Students are to download the PICO template from the Moodle site to complete their assessment.
Criteria The assessment criteria and associated performance standards for Assessment Item 1 are available on the Moodle site in the Assessment block. These assessment criteria will be used to evaluate your assignment. It is important you refer to this table when preparing your assignment. Your assignment will be evaluated on the following criteria:
  • Structure
  • Approach and argument
  • Referencing
Assessment Due Date Week 5 Wednesday (05-Apr-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 8 Wednesday (03-May-2017)
Weighting 50%
Assessment Criteria

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA: Nurs 11158 ASSIGNMENT 1 2017

HD 85-100% D 75-84% C 65-74% P 50-64% F <50% Marks
Structure -15%
5 Excellent presentation of assignment with inclusion of all correct components, double line spaced, 12 point font. Consistently accurate with spelling, grammar and paragraph structure. 4 Well-presented assignment, double line spaced, 12 point font, 1 or 2 errors in spelling, grammar or paragraph structure. 3 Well-presented assignment, double line spaced, 12 point font, 3 or 4 consistent errors with spelling, grammar or paragraph structure. 2.5 Adequate assignment presentation, double line spaced with 12 point font. 4 to 7 consistent errors with spelling, grammar or paragraph structure. <2.5 Poorly presented assignment. Double spacing not use, 12 point font not used. Many inaccuracies in spelling, grammar or paragraph structure. /15
5 All components of template completed in full. 4 Most components of template completed in full. 3 Some components of template completed in full. 2.5 Few components of template completed in full. <2.5 Most components of template completed in inadequately.
5 Description of problem appropriate and succinct. Clearly identifies process for generating evidence. 4 Description of problem appropriate. Identifies process for generating evidence. 3 Description of problem apparent. Somewhat identifies process for generating evidence. 2.5 Description of the problem apparent. No clarity in the process of generating evidence. <2.5 No recognisable description of the problem. Process for generating evidence was disjointed.
Approach and Argument (75%) Relates to learning outcomes 1, 2, 3.
20-17 Approach comprehensively demonstrates an advanced understanding of the research process and critiquing of evidence. 16-15 Approach demonstrates an understanding of the research process and critiquing the evidence 14-13 Approach demonstrates a general understanding of the research process and critiquing of evidence. 12-10 Approach demonstrates a basic understanding of the research process and critiquing of evidence. <10 Approach demonstrates a minimal or lack of understanding of the research process and critiquing of evidence.
35-30 Annotations clearly relevant to the topic. Provides a clear and in depth critical annotation of sources and justification for choices. 29-26 Annotations mostly relevant to the topic. Provides critical annotation of sources and justification of choices. 25-22 Annotations generally relevant to the topic. Provides an appropriate annotation of sources and justification for choices. 21-17 Annotations somewhat relevant to the topic. Provides basic annotation of sources and justification for choices. <16 Annotations minimally or not relevant to the topic. Minimal or no annotation of sources or justification for choices. /75
20-17 Highly developed reflection and insight as to using PICO framework as a systematic approach to searching for evidence 16-15 Well developed reflection and insight as to using PICO framework as a systematic approach to searching for evidence 14-13 Adequately developed reflection and insight as to using PICO framework as a systematic approach to searching for evidence 12-10 Somewhat developed reflection and insight as to using PICO framework as a systematic approach to searching for evidence <10 No reflection on using PICO framework as a systematic approach to searching for evidence
Referencing - 10%
10 All five citations fully adhere to APA guidelines 8.5 Citations mostly adhere to APA guidelines (1-2 errors) 7.5 Citations generally adhere to APA guidelines (3 errors) 6.5 Citations somewhat adhere to APA guidelines (4 errors) <5 Citations do not adhere to APA guidelines (<4 errors) /10
Total Marks


Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Discuss the concepts that underpin evidence based nursing practice for person centred nursing care.

2. Utilise evidence based frameworks to locate resources that support person safety and quality.

3. Explore ethical considerations in evidence based nursing practice.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice



2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Written Assessment Two
Task Description

Assessment Two Outline

Unit Name Evidence Informed Nursing Practice
Unit No. NURS11158
Coordinator Penny Heidke
Assess No. Due Date: 2 Monday 29th May 2017
Type Written Assessment and online Quiz
CLOs assessed 2. Utilise evidence-based frameworks to locate resources that support person safety and quality. 3. Explore ethical considerations in evidence-based nursing practice.
Word Limit 1000wds +/- 10 %
Total Percentage 50%
Details Assessment 2 consists of three parts: 1. Building on the research you undertook in Assessment 1, you are now required to design a 700 word (+/- 10%) patient information leaflet. You need to use the evidence you found to compare and contrast bio-debridement and mechanical debridement of chronic leg ulcers and present your findings in a way that allows Perla to make an informed decision about her care. Once you have completed your response you will need to upload it to the assignment site and obtain your Turnitin report. 2. You then need to write a 300-word reflection on why you may have received the score and how you have adhered to academic integrity in your response. All three documents will need to be then uploaded together to the submission site. TOTAL MARKS: 30 = 30% of grade 3. Online Referencing Quiz. Ten questions with two (2) parts each. TOTAL MARKS: 20 = 20% of grade
Notes to Students Students are to watch the Turnitin instructional video on the Moodle site to complete their assessment.
Criteria The assessment criteria and associated performance standards for Assessment Item 2 are available on the Moodle site in the Assessment block. These assessment criteria will be used to evaluate your assignment. It is important you refer to this table when preparing your assignment. Your assignment will be evaluated on the following criteria:
  • Structure
  • Approach and argument
  • Referencing

Assessment Due Date Week 12 Monday (29-May-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students After certification of grades
Weighting 50%
Assessment Criteria

Marking Criteria NURS11158 Assessment Two Parts 1 & 2 (30%)

Student name: Student Number:

HD 85-100% D 75-84% C 65-74% P 50-64% F <50% Marks
Structure -15%
Excellent presentation of assignment with inclusion of all correct components, double line spaced, 12 point font. Consistently accurate with spelling, grammar and paragraph structure. . Pdf Turnitin report correctly attached. Reflection attached. Assignment submitted through Turnitin. (5%) Well-presented assignment, double line spaced, 12 point font. 1 or 2 errors in spelling, grammar or paragraph structure. . Pdf Turnitin report correctly attached. Reflection attached. Assignment submitted through Turnitin. Well-presented assignment, double line spaced, 12 point font. 3 or 4 consistent errors with spelling, grammar or paragraph structure. Pdf Turnitin report correctly attached. Reflection attached. Assignment submitted through Turnitin. Adequate assignment presentation, double line spaced with 12 point font. 4 to 7 consistent errors with spelling, grammar or paragraph structure. . Pdf Turnitin report correctly attached. Reflection attached. Assignment submitted through Turnitin. Poorly presented assignment. Double spacing not used, 12 point font not used. Many inaccuracies in spelling, grammar or paragraph structure. Marking criteria not attached. . Pdf Turnitin report not correctly attached. Reflection not attached. Assignment not submitted through Turnitin. /15
Creates a leaflet, skillfully written in a specific style of language to clearly inform either patients and professional peers about wound management. (5%) Creates a leaflet, thoughtfully and thoroughly written in a specific style of language to clearly inform either patients and professional peers about wound management Creates a leaflet, competently written in a specific style of language to clearly inform either patients and professional peers about wound management. Creates a leaflet, written in a specific style of language that can clearly inform either patients or professional peers about wound management. Fails to create a leaflet. There is little or no adherence to conventions in communicating in formal scholarly language using scientific terms or lay terms. The information is unclear and/or inaccurate
Organisation and structure is clear and easy to follow. Content is clearly relevant to the topic, the approach clearly and comprehensively addresses the topic and the argument proceeds logically. Well linked to supporting literature. (5%) Organisation and structure is clear. Content is relevant to the topic, the approach clearly addresses the topic and the argument proceeds logically. Supporting literature is used appropriately. Organisation and structure is appropriate. Content is appropriate and addresses the topic and the argument for the most part proceeds logically. Minimal omissions in links to supporting literature. Organisation and structure allows misinterpretation of the meaning of the content. Content addresses the topic and the argument is at times repetitive or lacks cohesion. Frequent omissions in links to supporting literature. Organisation and structure detract from the meaning of the content. Content is irrelevant and or does not address the topic. There is a lack of cohesion. Little to no links to supporting literature.
Approach and Argument (70%)
Content is clearly relevant to the topic. The approach comprehensively answers the question and the argument proceeds logically. (30%) Content is relevant to the topic, the approach clearly answers the question and the argument proceeds logically. Content is appropriate and answers the question and the argument for the most part proceeds logically. Content answers the question although the argument is at times repetitive or lacks cohesion. Content does not address all aspects of the assessment task. Inadequate description of required content. Little or no discernible critical thought. /70
Comprehensively and skillfully compares and contrasts relevant evidence about the wound management techniques to facilitate informed decision-making (30%) Thoughtfully compares and contrasts relevant evidence about the wound management techniques to facilitate informed decision-making Coherently compares and contrasts relevant evidence about the wound management techniques to facilitate informed decision-making Sufficiently compares and contrasts relevant evidence about the wound management techniques to facilitate informed decision-making Little or no comparing and contrasting of relevant evidence about the wound management techniques to facilitate informed decision-making
Comprehensive reflection on Turnitin report and adherence to academic integrity (10%) Detailed reflection on Turnitin report and adherence to academic integrity Adequate reflection on Turnitin report and adherence to academic integrity Limited reflection on Turnitin report and adherence to academic integrity Little or no reflection on Turnitin report and adherence to academic integrity
Referencing - 15%
Consistently accurate with in-text referencing to support and reflect all ideas, factual information and quotations. (5%) 1 or 2 consistent in-text referencing errors identified to support and reflect all ideas, factual information and quotations. 3 or 4 consistent in-text referencing errors identified to support and reflect all ideas, factual information and quotations. 3 or 4 inconsistent in-text referencing errors identified to support and reflect all ideas, factual information and quotations. Referencing is not consistent with APA style. Many inaccuracies with in-text referencing to support and reflect all ideas, factual information and quotations. /15
A minimum of 5 up-to-date credible references used including four up-to-date journal articles as well as relevant websites. (5%) A minimum of 5 up-to-date references used including three journal articles as well as relevant websites. A minimum of 4 up-to-date references used including three journal articles as well as relevant websites. A minimum of 3 up-to-date references used including two journal articles as well as relevant websites. The required number of 3 up-to-date references not used journal articles not sourced.
Reference list appears in alphabetical order and fully adheres to reference list presentation guidelines APA style. (5%) Reference list appears in alphabetical order and consistently adheres to reference list presentation guidelines APA style. Reference list appears in alphabetical order and frequently adheres to reference list presentation guidelines APA style. Reference list appears in alphabetical order and occasionally adheres to reference list presentation guidelines APA style. Reference list appears in no alphabetical order and does not adhere to reference list presentation guidelines APA style.
Total Marks

Grade: Markers Comments:

Marker : Date:

Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Discuss the concepts that underpin evidence based nursing practice for person centred nursing care.

2. Utilise evidence based frameworks to locate resources that support person safety and quality.

3. Explore ethical considerations in evidence based nursing practice.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice




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