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An Innovative Clinical Practicum to Teach Evidence-based Practice

Brancato, Vera C. EdD, RN, BC

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A clinical practicum was successfully implemented for RN to BSN students to apply evidence-based practice to actual clinical problems affecting nursing practice. The author describes how this practicum was implemented and the requisite resources and support systems. This senior-level capstone course enabled students to understand and value a lifelong learning approach to evidence-based practice.

Author Affiliation: Professor and Director of the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching, Kutztown University, Kutztown, Pa.

Correspondence: Kutztown University, 121 Old Main, P.O. Box 730, Kutztown, PA 19530-0730 (brancato@kutztown.edu).

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