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Professional Development in Nursing: Evidence Based Nursing for Practice - HEA00150I

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  • Department: Health Sciences
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Beth Hardy
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: I
  • Academic year of delivery: 2024-25

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
C Summer Term 2024-25

Module aims

Students will understand how types of evidence underpin nursing care and practice.

Module learning outcomes

By the end of the module, students will be able to:

  1. Examine how uncertainty in healthcare can be resolved through understanding how different types of information inform evidence based nursing practice.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to assess methodological limitations of a range of research approaches.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to use research to help inform decision making.
  4. Understand a range of factors which can influence decision making in nursing practice.
  5. Communicate, in a structured and coherent manner, the process and outcome of an evidence-based decision that relates to your nursing practice.


Task Length % of module mark
Departmental - aural assessment
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Departmental - aural assessment
N/A 100

Module feedback

Written feedback for the summative assessment is provided on the standard proforma, within the timescale specified in the programme handbook.

Indicative reading

Craig, J. & Dowding, D. (Eds.). (2019). Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing. 4th edition. London: Elsevier

Ellis, P. (2019) Evidence Based Practice for Nursing. 4th Edition. London: SAGE

Ellis, P. (2019) Understanding Research for Nursing Students. 4th Edition. London: SAGE

Gerrish, K. & Lathlean, J. (Eds.). (2015) The Research Process in Nursing. 7th edition. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell

Evidence Based Nursing (Journal:

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