Translation Science

This is a fully online program.

The process of improving patient outcomes through evidence-based healthcare depends on evidence generation, synthesis, and knowledge transfer. Evidence-based healthcare must also depend on the actual utilization of evidence. Although the imperative of using best available evidence in the practice setting is generally understood, a significant gap continues to exist between the knowledge of best practice and its actual use. Many factors contribute to this utilization gap. The emerging science of evidence translation is a new field created to address the gap between evidence knowledge and its use. Knowledge and application of translation science principles can enable healthcare leaders to facilitate the translation of knowledge into practice for the purpose of improving patient care outcomes.

Translation science is the focus of the DNP program at Purdue University Northwest. The College of Nursing houses the Indiana Center for Evidence Based Nursing Practice, an international collaborating center of the Joanna Briggs Collaboration. Building upon the resources available through this collaboration, students in the DNP program will have opportunities to enhance their skills related to evidence based nursing practice in general and translation science in particular.

Purdue University Northwest DNP students will have opportunities to learn the science of evidence synthesis through systematic review as well as how to use implementation science to create and sustain evidence uptake in clinical settings.

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