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NURS 403. Research in Nursing Practice

Credits: 3
Department: Nursing Science
Description: Basic concepts, processes, and applications of nursing research. Research role of the nurse in decision making and clinical practice. Fulfills the upper division writing requirement.
Prerequisites: NURS 305, NURS 308, NURS 311, NURS 314, and NURS 312 or NURS 323, and NURS 315 or NURS 324
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Integrate the foundational preparation from the arts, sciences, humanities, informatics and nursing science into research-based nursing practice.
2. Identify the baccalaureate nurse role in research and evidence-based practice.
3. Read and analyze research critically in order to address the needs of patients in all stages of life.
4. Construct a literature search and review of literature for an identified clinical problem requiring further investigation.
5. Evaluate the importance of evidence-based practice in an effort to contain costs, provide for resource stewardship, and contribute to health care improvements.
6. Prescribe methods to foster dissemination, clinical application, and utilization of research findings in the provision of evidence-based patient-centered care.
7. Contribute to improvements of individual and population health through a commitment to the advancement of nursing science through scholarly dialogue and application of research in clinical nursing practice.
8. Analyze the ethical principles that are important in conducting research as well as utilizing research findings on human subjects.

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