Certificate in the Fundamentals of Evidence-based Practice

Are you consistently using the best evidence available to care for your patients? Evidence-based practice (EBP) is fundamental to quality patient care. It provides clinicians the tools needed to promote safer patient care and positive patient outcomes in all care settings.


This online learning module is designed to educate registered nurses and other interested health care professionals about EBP. Included in this learning activity is a pre-test, ten short learning segments, and a post-test. The unique step-by-step learning format will assist registered nurses in implementing evidence-based practices into the care they provide.


  • Identify the elements of EBP>
  • Describe the categories of research evidence
  • Describe the categories of non-research evidence
  • Explain how to develop an EBP question
  • List two ways to implement EBP into the perioperative practice setting

In addition, this module will serve as a pre-requisite for the Advanced Concepts in Perioperative Evidence-based Practice module.


Member Price: $30

Non-member Price: $50

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After purchasing the course, learners receive an email with a link providing course access. After initial login, learners can also access the courses via MyAORN.

Contact Hours

Participants receive 1.8 Contact Hours after completing all 10 modules, passing the Post Test with a score of at least 80%, and completing the Course Evaluation. Contact hours for these courses will expire December 31, 2017.

Course Length and Extension

This course is accessible for 4 months from the date of enrollment. If an extension is needed, there is a $25 fee, with a maximum extension of 4 months. Extension months must be consecutive. Please call Experience Services at 800-755-2676 to request an extension.

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