Brenau University is introducing a new entry-level masters of science in nursing. Evidence-based practice, an essential element of providing high-quality healthcare, is a core concept of the curriculum. To learn evidence-based practice skills, students have to be explicitly taught how to locate, access, evaluate, and apply healthcare research information. This project will integrate these required information literacy skills into the new nursing curriculum through asynchronous, interactive online tutorials. The tutorials will work in tandem with assignments in evidence-based practice classes, mutually reinforcing course content and information literacy skills. This project will ensure that nursing graduates are literate in health information, leading to a general improvement in evidence-based practice in the Southeastern healthcare workforce. Completed tutorials and process for course integration will be made available to other programs serving healthcare students, increasing the impact beyond Brenaus students.

Project Details

Organization Name

Brenau University

Organization Type
Academic institution
Project Lead

Emily Thornton

Start Date
May 1, 2020
End Date
April 30, 2021
Funding Amount
Health care Provider
Student, College & Post-grad
Adults (19-64 yrs.)
Adults (19-64 yrs.)