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Research Methodologies For The Nurse Administrator

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This course focuses on the nurse administrator's role in overseeing the application of nursing research in diverse health care settings. A key focus is utilizing research to improve patient outcomes. Topics include research methodologies, processes for population-based research, and evidence-based practice. This course requires 20 hours of clinical practicum.

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

Course details:

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

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    Making the Case

    • Concisely describe the need for change based on results.
    • Create SMART goals.
    • Develop a compelling plan to address the problem.
    • Clinical: Develop a draft implementation plan.


    • Create a compelling argument for the plan.
    • Select an appropriate communication strategy to deliver the plan.
    • Clinical: Create a business case for the proposed change.

    Creating a Healthy Organizational Culture

    • Differentiate organizational mission, vision, and values.
    • Explore the importance of effective communication in creating a healthy organizational culture.
    • Analyze how the nurse administrator may use modeling/role modeling to create a healthy organizational culture.
    • Clinical: Identify any legal, ethical, sociocultural considerations (including Institutional Review Board Guidelines).

    Industry Standards

    • Explore various quality improvement processes.
    • Examine the standards established by accrediting bodies.
    • Explore the requirements set forth by federal, state, and local entities.
    • Clinical: Implement needs and risk assessment.

    Theory Practice Connection

    • Explore levels of knowledge.
    • Analyze the theoretical foundations for a change project.
    • Clinical: Implement needs and risk assessment.

    Preparation for Evidence-Based Change

    • Outline the characteristics of the internal and external environment.
    • Explain how to navigate change amidst internal and external challenges.
    • Clinical: Select a theory to drive the recommended change and connect to the findings.

    Data Analysis Design

    • Determine a plan for evaluating qualitative data.
    • Determine a plan for evaluating quantitative data.
    • Clinical: Analyze data.


    • Identify trends within the data collected.
    • Interpret the meaning of identified trends.
    • Summarize what inferences and conclusions can be made from collected data.
    • Clinical: Outline initial findings and connect them to the evidence.
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