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Master of Science - Nurse Practitioner

Guide to support students in the Nurse Practitioner Master of Science program

PICO for Clinical Questions

Healthcare professionals sometimes use the PICO or PICOT format to develop keywords for searching of clinical questions where:

P - Patient or Population or Problem

I - Intervention or prognostic factor of interest

C - Comparison to intervention

O - Outcome of interest

T - Time (sometimes included)

For more information about forming and using a PICO question to search, please see the American Journal of Nursing article  below.

Evaluating Evidence

Information about Practicing EBP

Searching Licensed Resources for Clincial Evidence

Searchable Open Access Resources