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Evidence-Based Practice for Nurses

This course is offered by the VCU Health System Department of Education and Professional Development.


  • Learn how to appraise research and non-research literature using the Johns Hopkins Nursing EBP tools.
  • Discuss the basics of what is involved in the planning to translate the evidence into practice.


Two Useful Links (EBP Online Portfolio) 

Introduction to Critical Appraisal

The Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice model offers tools to help clinicians evaluate and report on evidence that may answer clinical questions.

Study Design