nsg512 | Graduate

Nursing Research

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This course focuses on the role of the graduate nurse in research processes and evidence-based nursing practice. The key concepts focus on the process of translating knowledge influenced from quantitative and qualitative research into clinical guidelines. Topics include research methodologies and designs, statistical measures, data analysis, and the role of the nurse as scientist.

This graduate-level course is 6 weeks This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6 weeks

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    Selection of Research Design and Methodology

    • 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.
    • Compare and contrast statistical significance and clinical importance of results.
    • Distinguish between quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-method research approaches.
    • Critically appraise data collection, analysis, and interpretation of quantitative and qualitative research methods.
    • Assess the following strategies for synthesizing health care research: systematic review, meta-analysis, and metasynthesis.
    • Critically appraise the feasibility of a study problem and purpose by examining the researcher’s expertise; money commitment; availability of subjects, facilities, and equipment; and the study’s ethical considerations.
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