Introduction To Graduate Study In Health Sciences/nursing –


(1 credit)

This course provides new graduate students in the college with an introduction to strategies for success within the university's adult learning model. Topics include program standards and objectives; graduate-level oral and written communication; locating, evaluating, and citing scholarly resources; and purposes and use of portfolios.
This graduate-level course is 3 weeks. This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Introduction to Graduate Study; Learning Team Dynamics

  • Describe personal reasons for pursuing graduate study.
  • Describe the university learning model and goals.
  • Identify several focus areas for graduate study.
  • Identify the purposes and use of portfolios.
  • Identify the advantages and challenges of working in teams.
  • Analyze various characteristics needed for effective teams.
  • Develop strategies for conflict resolution.
  • Describe strategies for effective presentations.

Successful Strategies for Graduate Study

  • Describe strategies for time and stress management.
  • Describe effective communication skills and techniques.
  • Analyze your personal communication strengths and identify areas that need improvement.

Scholarly Work

  • Integrate professional sources into written work and presentations.
  • Use valid and reliable professional sources in scholarly work.
  • Apply format consistent with American Psychological Association guidelines.

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