ECTS - Evidence Based Practices in Nursing

Evidence Based Practices in Nursing (NURS409) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Evidence Based Practices in Nursing NURS409 3 0 0 3 4
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Question and Answer.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The aim of this course is; to enable the student to increase his awareness about using patient preferences, available possibilities and best evidence in practice for individual patient care and to be able to use databases effectively, and to gain knowledge and skills related to evidence-based application.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Know evidence-based practice and its reasons.
  • Know the concept of evidence-based nursing.
  • Know the evidence-based practice components.
  • Know the sources of evidence.
  • It can list the steps of the evidence-based practice process.
  • Can make case analysis on the basis of the evidence-based practice process.
Course Content Evidence-based practice and evidence-based nursing, evidence, evidence-based and evidence-based centers, evidence sources and centers related to nursing, randomize controlled study, meta-analysis and systematic review, creating and solving clinical problems, researching evidence sources, evidence-based guidance on nursing, obstacles in evidence-based nursing, evidence-based nursing strategies, examples of evidence-based applications.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Course Introduction Reading the subject from references
2 Introduction to the evidence based nursing ; Evidence, Knowledge, Research, Decision Making Reading the subject from references
3 Development of evidence based nursing Reading the subject from references
4 Evidence Based Practice Process Reading the subject from references
5 Basic Skills in Evidence Based Practice Reading the subject from references
6 Clinical Problem Creation And Resolution Reading the subject from references
7 Research Evidence Resources Reading the subject from references
8 Midterm Exam
9 Finding Resources by Examples Reading the subject from references
10 Finding Resources by Examples Reading the subject from references
11 Critical Evaluation of Research and Its Results Reading the subject from references
12 Evidence Based Nursing Care Steps Reading the subject from references
13 Models in the Evidence-Based Practice Process Reading the subject from references
14 Finding and Evaluating Evidence for Basic Nursing Practices Reading the subject from references
15 Case Examples Analysis in Evidence Based Care Practices Reading the subject from references
16 Final Exam


Course Book 1. Caron B., Sharon C. (2017) Introduction to Nursing Corporating Evidence based Practice. Burlington MA: Jones&Bartlett Learning
2. Jirojwong S., Johnson M., Welch A. (2016) Research Methods in Nursing and Miswifery: Pathways to Evidence Based Practice. South Melborne, Victoria: Oxford University Press
3. Jolley, J. (2013). Introducing Research and Evidence-Based Practice for Nursing and Healthcare Professionals. Routledge.
4. Melnyk, B.M., Fineout-Overholt, E. (2011). Evidence-Based Practice In Nursing & Healthcare A Guide to Best Practice. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
5. Erdoğan, S., Nahcivan, N., Esin, M.N. (2014). Hemşirelikte Araştırma Süreç Uygulama ve Kritik. İstanbul:Nobel Tıp Kitabevleri.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 50
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 50
Toplam 2 100
Percentage of Semester Work 50
Percentage of Final Work 50
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses X
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Has the necessary current information to meet individual, family and community health needs in an individual and holistic approach in the direction of the nursing process. X
2 Has knowledgeable and capable of evaluating the validity, validity and reliability of scientific knowledge. X
3 Has the skills to perform nursing care using theoretical, evidence-based and practical knowledge to maintain, develop and treat illnesses. X
4 Demonstrates nursing care in the direction of scientific research, evidence, developing technology and current health policies. X
5 Respects human rights and dignity in nursing education, practices, research and management. X
6 Carries out nursing practices in accordance with legislation, professional values, standards and ethical principle. X
7 Uses critical thinking, problem solving and decision making skills in the nursing care process. X
8 Continues self management activities as an individual and a team member within the scope of its managerial role. X
9 Takes part in researches, projects and events in the association with the health team and the other disciplines with a sense of social responsibility X
10 Uses English in a way that can comprehend literature, communicate effectively in written and verbal manner. X
11 Leads to innovation and changing with adopting the philosophy of lifelong learning for personal and professional development. X
12 Become a model to professional colleagues and communities by acting in accordance with professional ethics principles and values. X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 2 28
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 10 10
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 14 14
Total Workload 100