Research and Evidence-Based Nursing Practice 4 credits
(Pre-Licensure BSN Track)
The goal of this foundational course is to prepare the undergraduate nurse to be a consumer of research. The course focuses on developing the ability to critique evidence and research findings for the significance and implications for nursing practice. Topics include research methodologies, theoretical and philosophical paradigms that underpin research methods and the components of a published study. Skill development includes the ability to retrieve, critically evaluate and communicate research findings with consideration of ethical and legal issues related to development of a research study. The implications of nursing research for professional practice are a focus of the course. Prerequisites: Ma202 Statistical Methods, Nu221 Health Assessment and Health Promotion, Nu222 Concepts of Nursing Practice.