Four semester hours, theory only. (FL/SP)
Scholarly inquiry focuses on the research process, development and application of evidence-based nursing knowledge of individuals, patients, families, communities or vulnerable populations. Steps in the research process are detailed. Comparison of different methods if inquiry are discussed. Published research reports are critically analyzed for reliability and validity in order to determine the usefulness and application of findings in nursing practice. The importance of scientific integrity and maintaining ethical standards in research are highlighted. Prerequisite: Core complete or permission of instructor.
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