Join Dr. Louise Kaplan PhD, ARNP, FNP-BC, FAANP for an informative 60 minute teleforum on Reading and Critiquing a Research Article. Dr. Kaplan is a senior policy fellow in the Department of Nursing Practice and Policy of the American Nurses Association. Her work focuses on integrating research into practice and policy.
Dr. Kaplan will systematically guide you through the process of how to read and critique a research article. This will increase your ability to decide if a research study is valid, reliable and applicable to practice. Most importantly, it will help you bring research to your practice and improve patient care.
At the end of the teleforum, the learner will be able to:
1. Describe how to read and critique a research article
2. Appraise the strength of the evidence of a research study
3. Appraise the quality of the evidence of a research study
Who should attend?
Nurses from all professional specialties
Quality and safety professionals
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Louise Kaplan, PhD, ARNP, FNP-BC, FAANP
Louise joined the American Nurses Association (ANA) in August 2010. She is a senior policy fellow in the Department of Nursing Practice and Policy where her work focuses on integrating research into practice and policy. Prior to joining ANA, Louise spent fourteen years in academics and most recently was an associate professor in the College of Nursing at Washington State University where she coordinated the family nurse practitioner (FNP) program on the Vancouver campus. While in academics, Louise maintained practice as an FNP in a rural clinic. In addition to her ANA responsibilities, Louise is an instructor for the George Washington University FNP program and works as an FNP in a primary care practice in Maryland.
Louise has conducted research on Washington State's advanced registered nurse practitioners related to prescriptive authority and workforce issues, evaluation of the University of Washington's Doctor of Nursing Practice program, prescribing competencies, the influence of Washington State's nurse legislators in health policy, and emergency department use. She has published on these and other topics as well as having given dozens of research presentations. She is currently co-editing a book on prescribing for advanced practice registered nurses.
Louise has been active in many professional organizations and in legislative and policy activities with many organizations including the Washington State Nurses Association, ARNPs United of Washington State, and the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF).
She served three years as a member of the Washington State Health Care Authority’s Health Technology Clinical Committee which makes evidence based decisions about state coverage of diagnostic and therapeutic technologies. Among her honors, Louise received two teaching awards while at Washington State University and in 2010 she was inducted into the Washington State Nurses Association Hall of Fame, received the health policy award from NONPF, and was inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
Moira Edwards, MA, CAE