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NUR 440 - Research and Evidence Based Practice

This guide is to assist NUR 440 students in using nursing databases, learning about EBP and to assist with the course project.

Formulating a PICO(T) Question

The PICOT question is "a consistent, systematic way to identify the components of a clinical issue" (Stillwell, 2010, p. 59). Review the resources below to learn the importance of the clinical question, how to create one and to look at examples. 

Stillwell, S., Fineout-Overholt, E., Melnyk, B., & Williamson, K. (2010). EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE Step by Step: Asking the Clinical Question: A Key Step in Evidence-Based Practice. The American Journal of Nursing, 110(3), 58-61. Retrieved from