NURS 3297 - Nursing Research Application


This course is designed to provide the registered nurse with an overview of the major research concepts as applied to the profession of nursing, to scholarship, and to clinical practice. Analysis, critique, and interpretation of qualitative and quantitative research approaches, including ethical implications, for evidence-based nursing practice will be examined. Emphasis is placed on how to critique, analyze, and apply published and empirical research findings to evidence-based nursing practice.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify the rights of human subjects in nursing research, ethical and legal boundaries, limits of the therapeutic relationship, and respect for autonomy and self-determination.
  • Articulate the interrelationship of nursing research, nursing theory, and the choice of evidence-based interventions in patient care with consideration for a culture of safety for a globally diverse patient population.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the elements of the research process, analysis methods, implications for practice, and models for application of findings to evidence-based nursing practice.
  • Identify scientific databases for retrieval of relevant research evidence for use in improvements of patient care with evidence-based practice.
  • Evaluate nursing literature for strengths, weaknesses, flaws in research design, and ability to generalize findings to the population of interest when evaluating and improving clinical practice.
  • Construct a question using a general framework and the preliminary steps in the Research Process for development, validation, and endorsement of quality improvement of patient care.
  • Develop skills in using a professional format for written, oral, and electronic communication regarding research in nursing for collection and dissemination to the profession.

Credit Hours


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