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Evidence-based Practice: Empirical Outcomes vs. Urban Myths

Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm


Dean Janet D. Allan and the University of Maryland School of Nursing present

The Millicent Geare Edmunds Lecture

Evidence-based Practice: Empirical Outcomes vs. Urban Myths        

One of the biggest challenges facing today’s nearly three million nurses is their understanding of the evidence behind their practice.  The remaining few hundred thousand nurses should know the evidence behind their practice — that is if they learned how to recognize what is evidence  There are many misconceptions in today’s nursing practice, which are too easily accepted as the truth.  Our dialogue will address how these common misconceptions developed and what each of us can do about changing nurses' approach to practice through improved inquiry and appraisal skills.

SpeakerJulia Aucoin
Julia Aucoin, DNS, RN-BC, CNE
Nurse Research Scientist
Duke University Hospital

Julia Aucoin is the nurse research scientist for the Duke University Health System. Prior to her work at Duke, she served as a faculty member in several universities and as an independent consultant for the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet, Accreditation, and Pathway programs.  Originally from New Orleans, Julie is a triple graduate from Louisiana State University Health Science Center. Her approach to research is to question everything to help nurses understand the practice decisions they make.  While her approach can be irreverent at times, it definitely addresses today’s nursing practice environment.


3:45-4 p.m. Check-in
4-5:30 p.m. Lecture
Reception immediately following lecture.

Fee: Free to all. Registration is required.

RSVP by September 28 to:


University of Maryland School of Nursing
655 West Lombard Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

For additional information: or 410-706-3767

1.0 nursing contact hour will be offered for this lecture at a cost of $30 for the certifícate.

The University of Maryland School of Nursing’s Office of Professional Education is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation.

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