Upon successful completion of the 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.