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Nursing Research And Evidence-based Practice

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

This graduate-level course is 6 weeks 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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    Qualitative Research Analysis

    • Explain qualitative nursing research in the hierarchy of evidence.
    • Analyze the criteria for rigor of qualitative studies.
    • Interpret a qualitative research report.
    • Compare the main designs of qualitative research.

    Legal and Ethical Implications

    • Identify legal and ethical issues in nursing research.
    • Describe the institutional review board and use of human subjects.
    • Explain how to protect study participants and at-risk populations.

    Considering Validity and Reliability of Findings

    • Relate levels of evidence to the implications for application into practice.
    • Relate triangulation methods to the reliability and validity of findings.
    • Analyze systematic reviews of research evidence.

    Integrating Results Into Practice

    • Determine levels of evidence supporting clinical guidelines for application in practice settings to improve health outcomes.

    Introduction of MSN to Research

    • Relate the roles of the nurse as scientist to research and evidence-based practice.
    • Describe the process of translation of evidence into clinical practice.
    • Differentiate between quantitative and qualitative methods.

    Quantitative Research Analysis

    • Compare the main designs of quantitative research.
    • Explain quantitative nursing research in the hierarchy of evidence.
    • Analyze the criteria for rigor of quantitative studies.
    • Interpret a quantitative research report.
    • Explain population sampling methods.
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