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Program Course Core Elements:

NURS 7323 Design & Analysis for Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Translational Science II


This course extends Evidence-Based Practice Translational Science I to refine the student’s ability to integrate research and knowledge into practice and evaluate impact on healthcare quality and safety and patient outcomes. Students will use advanced program evaluation research approaches and analytic methods to design and evaluate innovations in systems of care in terms of care processes and patient outcomes. The course emphasizes appropriate design and analytic approaches in translational science and explores ethical issues in translational science.


Credit Hour Allocation: 3 Semester Credit Hours
Clock Hour Allocation: 3 Clock Hours Class (45 hours class)


NURS 7301 Methods for EBP Translational Science I


  1. Design evidence-based improvements that promote safe, timely, effective, efficient, equitable, and patient-centered care.
  2. Critically appraise knowledge translation tools including practice guidelines for improving interprofessional practice and the practice environment.
  3. Analyze nurse-specific and interprofessional mechanisms to translate evidence into practice, transform health care organizations, and inform policy.
  4. Apply program evaluation and cost-effectiveness approaches to evaluate system and patient outcomes of evidence-based improvements.
  5. Utilize ethical principles in conducting investigations in improvement and organizational science.
  6. Examine strategies for sustaining evidence-based practice changes to improve healthcare and outcomes.




  • Respect for classroom and clinical communication processes are necessary for teaching and learning.
  • Silence mobile devices / cell phones in classrooms and clinical settings.
  • Remove Bluetooth devices prior to entering the classroom and when in ANY clinical setting.
  • Failure to do so can / will / may (depending on the faculty) either affect your class participation, clinical or final course grade.


Attendance in class is an expectation of each student.


  1. If written assignments are made in a course they are required.
  2. Students are expected to submit written work on the scheduled date and time.
  3. The student must notify the course coordinator prior to the scheduled due date and time if they are unable to submit the written work as scheduled. Failure to make this notification in advance will result in a "zero" for that written work.
  4. If the excuse is accepted as reasonable and necessary, arrangements will be made for an alternative due date and time.
  5. Each student is responsible for making sure that he or she has completed the written work prior to submission.
  6. Late work will be accepted with consequences as outlined per course syllabi.


The APA Publication Manual 6th edition is required for use in all nursing school programs. 


Students are expected to be above reproach in all scholastic activities. Students who engage in scholastic dishonesty are subject to disciplinary penalties, including the possibility of failure in the course and dismissal from the university. "Scholastic dishonesty includes but is not limited to cheating, plagiarism, collusion, and submission for credit of any work or materials that are attributable in whole or in part to another person, taking an examination for another person, any act designed to give unfair advantage to a student or the attempt to commit such acts." Regents Rules and Regulations, Part One, Chapter VI, Section 3, Subsection 3.2, Subdivision 3.22.


Any student seeking reasonable accommodations through the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) should contact either the Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Services within the first week of the semester or schedule a meeting with the UTHSCSA ADA Compliance Office so that appropriate accommodations may be arranged. A request for accommodations (Form ADA-100: must be completed and submitted to the Executive Director of the ADA Compliance Office before accommodations can be provided. Additional information can be provided in the Student Success Center, Room 1.118 or through the ADA Compliance Office website:

Admissions Information:

MSN Flyer: Master of Science in Nursing
PhD Flyer: Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing


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