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Nursing Research for NCK Students

Evidence-Based Nursing


"The practice of nursing in which the nurse makes clinical decisions on the basis of the best available, current research evidence, their own clinical expertise, and the needs and preferences of the patient."

~Evidence-based nursing. (2011). In W. Dorland, Dorland's illustrated medical dictionary. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Health Sciences.

Using PICO to create a research question

Using PICO to generate the question "Is acetaminophen or ibuprofen more effective at reducing fever in children?"

Levels of Evidence

Text source: Melnyk, B.M., & Fineout-Overholt, E. (2011).  Evidence-based practice in nursing and healthcare: A guide to best practice. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.

PICO Search Resources