●Competency 1: Interpret findings from scholarly quantitative, qualitative, and outcomes research articles and studies.

○Explain the findings from articles or other sources of evidence that are relevant to the health care issue.

●Competency 2: Analyze the relevance and potential effectiveness of evidence when making a decision.

○Identify sources of evidence that could be potentially effective in answering a PICO(T) question.

○Explain the relevance of the findings from chosen sources of evidence to making decisions related to a PICO(T) question.

●Competency 3: Apply an evidence-based practice model to address a practice issue.

○Define a practice issue to be explored via a PICO(T) approach and develop a PICO(T)-formatted research question.

●Competency 5: Apply professional, scholarly communication strategies to lead practice changes based on evidence.

○Organize content so ideas flow logically with smooth transitions; contains few errors in grammar/punctuation, word choice, and spelling.

○Apply APA formatting to in-text citations and references exhibiting nearly flawless adherence to APA format.