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Clinical Applications of Theory and Research




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Course level: NUR Graduate

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. This course is only available for enrollment to residents of Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Indiana, Michigan, Montana, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Texas.


  • Completion of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree
  • A valid, unrestricted/unencumbered RN license

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Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

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