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NFNP 5302

Research Methods/Designs in Nursing

Three semester hours, theory only.

This course focuses on the study of a variety of designs and methods of the research process to prepare students to be proficient in the evaluation and utilization of research within the clinical practice setting. Students will have the opportunity to critically examine reported research to determine the utilization of scientific knowledge in order to provide high quality nursing health care, initiate change, and improve patient outcomes. Legal and ethical issues related to research in health care are explored and discussed The interrelationships of theory, research and practice that serve as the basis for clinical and organizational decision-making are analyzed using informatics and statistical principles. Prerequisite: Admission to the MSN program..

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