Experiential Learning to Engage Millennial Learners in an Undergraduate Nursing Research Course.

Affiliation

About the Authors Shannon Baker Powell, PhD, RN, CNE, is an assistant professor, East Carolina University College of Nursing, Greenville, North Carolina. Martha Keehner Engelke, PhD, RN, FAAN, is professor emeritus, East Carolina University College of Nursing. For more information, contact Dr. Powell at [Email]

Abstract

Baccalaureate-prepared nurses are expected to participate in evidence-based practice by identifying clinical questions, critiquing evidence, and integrating theory into practice. This presents a challenge for faculty to facilitate a research course in a way that is valued by nursing students and will ultimately prepare them to successfully enter the workforce. This article describes an innovative strategy to engage millennial learners in an undergraduate research course by implementing a two-part evidence-based practice project. Student feedback has been positive with expressed interest in the project's application to practice.

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