In this online course, learners explore how research informs evidence-based nursing practice. Foundational research concepts and processes in quantitative and qualitative paradigms are examined. Learners critique primary research reports of interest, both individually and in groups, and address research utilization in practice.
Available for re-registration (course extension) only.
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This course is for students who require an extension to complete NSSC 8000 from the previous term. Re-registration is a one-time option only.
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As licensed health care practitioners, all learners will practice in accordance with professional standards of practice throughout the course. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Discuss the role of research in nursing practice.
Describe professional standards of research in nursing.
Differentiate between the philosophical stances of quantitative and qualitative research paradigms.
Analyze the ethical and legal implications of research studies.
Systematically analyze the major components of a primary research report — title, abstract, introduction, method, results, discussion, limitations, and recommendations.
Collaborate and communicate in a group to systematically critique primary research reports.
Demonstrate critical, reflective thinking throughout course assignments.
Synthesize course learning through discussion groups and reflective activities.
Examine possibilities for utilization of research in practice.
Effective as of Fall 2019
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