Providing a teaching and learning open and innovative toolkit for evidence-based practice to nursing European curriculum (EBP e-Toolkit): Project rationale and design
Evridiki Patelarou 1, 2  
,   Konstantinos Vlasiadis 3  
,   Mariusz Panczyk 1, 4  
,   Jakub Dolezel 1, 5  
,   Darja Jarosova 1, 5  
,   Joanna Gotlib 1, 4  
,   Brigita Skela-Savič 1, 6  
,   Daniela Mecugni 1, 7  
,   Stefano Finotto 1, 7  
,   Maria Ruzafa-Martinez 1, 8  
,   Antonio Jesús Ramos-Morcillo 1, 2  
,   Athina Patelarou 1, 2  
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European Nursing Centre for Learning Evidence-Based Practice (ENCLEBP), Murcia, Spain
Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, Hellenic Mediterranean University, Heraklion, Greece
Dental Clinic, General University Hospital of Heraklion, Heraklion, Greece
Department of Education and Research in Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Medical University of Warsaw, Poland
Department of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ostrava, Ostrava, Czech Republic
Angela Boškin Institute for Research in Healthcare Sciences, Angela Boškin Faculty of Health Care, Jesenice, Slovenia
Department of Surgery, Medicine, Dentistry and Morphological Sciences, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Degree Course in Nursing, seat of Reggio Emilia, Reggio Emilia, Italy
College of Nursing, University of Murcia, Murcia, Spain
Evridiki Patelarou   

Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, Hellenic Mediterranean University, 71414 Crete, Greece.
Submission date: 2020-08-04
Acceptance date: 2020-10-08
Publication date: 2020-11-20
Popul. Med. 2020;2(November):39
Evidence-based practice (EBP) is an instrument of great utility in making clinical decisions in nursing care, improving the quality of nursing care and patients’ health outcomes. There is no European framework for EBP competency, and no guidelines for EBP teaching. The general concept of the project ‘Providing a Teaching and Learning Open and Innovative Toolkit for Evidence-based Practice to Nursing European Curriculum: (EBP e-Toolkit)’ is to fill this gap in Nursing education across Europe and to foster and harmonize the teaching and learning of EBP in the European nursing curricula and to produce the acquisition of EBP competence earlier in professional life. The project is organized along four major outputs, and a dissemination and sustainability plan has been set up. A mixed method research constitutes the main methodological approach applied in the project. This methodology requires the active participation of all research groups, partners, steering committee, nursing students, and educators, in the project. The use of the EBP e-Toolkit will increase nurses’ and nursing students’ level of EBP competence by formulating specific guidelines to be implemented in EBP teaching.
This project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, under grant number 2018-1-ES01-KA203-050216. European Commission support, resulting in the publication of this manuscript, does not constitute an endorsement of its contents, which reflect the views only of the authors. The Commission cannot be held responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.
The authors have each completed and submitted an ICMJE form for disclosure of potential conflicts of interest. The authors declare that they have no competing interests, financial or otherwise, related to the current work. Dr. Ramos-Morcillo reports grants from Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, during the conduct of the study.
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