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Nursing (NURS)

NURS 200W Principles of Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice (3) Introduction to principles and methods of nursing research and application of research evidence to practice.

NURS 200W Understanding and Applying Nursing Research (3)

NURS 200W is the introduction to principles and methods of nursing research and the application of research evidence to practice. The course is a writing intensive course with the goal to help the student communicate clearly and effectively while learning the basics of nursing research and its application to developing evidence based practice. Upon completion of this course the student will be able to: Discuss the roles and responsibilities of the nurse related to research and evidence-based practice (EBP); Compare and contrast the research process and the EBP process; Explain the interrelationships among nursing theory, practice, and research; Identify sources of evidence as a basis for EBP; Describe the process by which an EBP question is formulated; Formulate EBP questions that relate to relevant clinical problems and demonstrate critical thinking; Describe basic concepts and steps of the research process in nursing; Interpret research findings to determine statistical and clinical significance; Appraise current issues relevant to nursing research (such as cultural diversity issues and ethical conduct of research); Critically appraise published research studies.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2016
Prerequisite: STAT 200 orSTAT 250, NURS 225 ; orSTAT 250 andNURS 390 for NURN major

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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