Walsh University Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014
NURS 410PL/AC Nursing Research 3 sem. hrs.
The major focus of this course is an introduction to the research process applied to the practice of nursing in an effort to promote, maintain, restore, and reorganize health, or to support death with dignity. The research process as a basis for scientific nursing knowledge is examined. The steps in the research process are identified, discussed, and developed into a proposal. Emphasis is placed on the roles and responsibilities of the professional nurse as a consumer of research. The utilization of nursing research in the development of therapeutic nursing intervention will be explored as it influences the health status of the client while adapting to internal and external stressors. Students will learn to apply critical thinking skills to the evaluation of published nursing research for application to practice. Student will learn to communicate his or her own research ideas orally and in writing. Prerequisites: All 300PL/AC level Nursing courses; Pre/Co-requisites: MATH 221. 410PL offered every fall semester, 410AC offered every spring semester
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