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Nursing (NURS)

NURS 200M Understanding and Applying Nursing Research - Honors Section (3) Introduction to methods and philosophy of empirical inquiry as applied to research in nursing and application to practice.

NURS 200M Understanding and Applying Nursing Research - Honors Section (3)

As an introductory research course NURS 200M will offer a broad survey of nursing research using multiple, active learning strategies. Students will be expected to come to class having completed the required readings so that they are ready for deeper intellectual engagement with the topics. Students will work individually and in cooperative learning groups on weekly projects inside and outside of class time, complete reflective journaling to enhance meta-cognition, and be expected to analyze and discuss nursing research from multiple viewpoints with a focus on integrity, global perspectives, and leadership in nursing research.

To guide the student towards greater personal responsibility for their learning, NURS 200M will use a “blended” format of live and web-based course work. During the semester, each Honors student will identify an evidence based practice topic that could potentially lead to an undergraduate thesis to study in depth. For the rest of the semester, every in-class and out-of-class assignment will be tailored to their topic. The students will be taught how to conduct a peer review and then will practice this in formative review sessions on their peer’s projects. NURS 200M will culminate with the development of evidenced based practice paper which will be delivered to their peers as they would at a scientific meeting. This paper will also serve as the first draft of their thesis proposal.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Summer 2015
Prerequisite: STAT 200 orSTAT 250, NURS 225 ; orSTAT 250 andNURS 390 for NURN majors

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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