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Nursing Excellence News & Updates

Check out the 2013 Nursing Excellence Annual Report and learn more about how we're changing what's possible!

2013 Nursing Excellence Annual Report

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The Center for Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) and Center for Professional Excellence will be offering an EBP Nurse Scholars Course this spring. The EBP course is a project based workshop for nurses integrating evidence into practice and is designed to teach skills that will enable staff to conduct extensive evaluations of existing literature to improve patient care. EBP scholars will choose a policy or practice change requiring evaluation and focus on reviewing the evidence for the update. The 12-week project-based workshop will be conducted on Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. February 13 - May 15, 2014.

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  1. Distinguish EBP from research and quality improvement.
  2. Discuss the five steps used to implement EBP in a clinical environment.
  3. Explore search engines used to identify appropriate EBP articles and reviews.
  4. Develop skills evaluating evidence and synthesizing findings.
  5. Develop expertise summarizing evidence specific to a nursing policy or practice.
  6. Determine appropriate measures to evaluate the effectiveness of EBP implementation.
  7. Disseminate evidence to support a specific nursing policy or practice update.

If you have questions or would like to request an application, please contact Andrea Coyle at 792.7769 or Elizabeth Crabree at 792.4348. The application deadline is January 6, 2014. Selected applicants will be notified of their acceptance by January 20, 2014.

Professional Boundaries Workshop
December 17, 2013
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
2W Classroom
2.0 contact hours
Register through CATTS 

Presented by J. Ramita Bonadonna, Ph.D., APRN-BC
Psychiatric Consultation/Liaison Nurse

By recognizing the difference between social and therapeutic relationships and using resources to navigate interpersonal dilemmas, professional nurses can:

1) minimize the moral distress inherent in clinical practice
2) enhance job satisfaction and career longevity
3) provide higher quality nursing care

The Center for Education and Best Practice of MUSC Health is an approved provider of nursing continuing education by the South Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited provider by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


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