Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice



Evidence-based practice (EBP) is foundational to nursing and can improve patient outcomes. It uses a process of shared decision-making that incorporates the best available evidence, clinical expertise, and patient preferences and values. Nurses and other healthcare providers at the point of care are in an ideal position to ask and answer clinically relevant questions to promote quality, safety, and best-possible outcomes.

In this interactive course, you will learn about developing a spirit of inquiry and how to identify and write clinically relevant PICOT (patient population, intervention, comparison, outcomes and timeframe) questions based on clinical scenarios. To learn more after you complete the course, visit our EBP Learning Library for additional resources and tools to help you engage in EBP.

You will enjoy access for 180 days from date of purchase, after which you will no longer be able to access the course.

This program was produced by ONS with an independent educational grant from AstraZeneca. ONS is solely responsible for the criteria, objectives, content, quality, and scientific integrity of its programs and publications.  

Course Topics

•    Benefits of evidence-based practice 
•    Steps of the evidence-based practice process
•    Developing a spirit of inquiry
•    How to write a PICOT question

Expected Outcomes

Upon completion of this activity, you will demonstrate an increased knowledge of the steps of EBP and the ability to write a PICOT question. You will also have an increased awareness of EBP and building a spirit of inquiry.

Target Audience


ILNA Breakdown

Up to 1.25 ILNA points may be applied to Oncology Nursing Practice OR Professional Practice, OR Scientific Basis for Practice.  No more than 1.25 total points may be claimed for the program.

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