nrp513 | Graduate

Clinical Applications Of Theory And Research

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This course focuses on the critical components of contemporary nursing knowledge, including concepts, statements, metaparadigms, philosophies, conceptual models, and theories. Students evaluate the variety of ways to organize nursing knowledge and explore the implications of their application. Through the clinical application of the course content, students examine the use of theory, nursing research, and nursing knowledge in professional environments. The findings of research are examined for their adoption and diffusion of innovations in nursing.

This graduate-level course is 8 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 4
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 8 weeks

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    Relationship of Nursing Science to the Profession of Nursing

    • Examine the importance of statistical significance and the influence the results have on clinical application.
    • Analyze the terms conceptual model, theory, and metaparadigm.
    • Evaluate the role of theory in advanced nursing practice.
    • Analyze key beliefs, characteristics, strengths, and weaknesses of various nursing theories and discuss their application in practice.
    • Distinguish and critically appraise between quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-method research approaches.
    • Assess the following strategies for synthesizing health care research: systematic review, meta-analysis, and metasynthesis.
    • Critically appraise the feasibility of a research problem and its clinical significance by examining the researcher’s education, experience, and expertise, while also assessing any financial implications, the number and availability of subjects, facilities, and equipment, and the study’s ethical considerations.
    • Evaluate the specific types of probability and nonprobability sample methods used in quantitative and qualitative studies.
    • Analyze the types of reliability and validity of measurement methods reported in research studies.
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