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NUR 340 Nursing Research

Course Overview

This course focuses on fundamental research skills needed to inform and guide quality nursing practices. Emphasis is on locating, critiquing, and interpreting research studies and reports to address a clinical practice problem.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon course completion, students are expected to be able to:

  1. Explain the connection between current nursing theory and research and professional nursing practice.
  2. Describe the steps involved in the research process.
  3. Identify clinical practice situations that may be resolved through the research process.
  4. Critique nursing research studies for validity and applicability to nursing practice.
  5. Perform a basic literature review to address a clinical research question.
  6. Apply the ethical/legal considerations involved in research.

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