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Nursing Research (BSN)
RESEARCH
CLASS CODE: NURS 338 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: AGRICULTURAL AND LIFE SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT: NURSING
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: This course offers the learner knowledge and experience in using the conceptual model and the relationship of inquiry, including quantitative and qualitative processes, with the advancement and structuring of nursing knowledge. It provides a forum for discussion of the development, application and evaluation of various types of nursing research and allows the learner opportunity to examine research credibility.
TAUGHT: Fall and Winter
CONTENT AND TOPICS:
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: Course Specific Goals: The identified strands are derived from the Brigham Young University-Idaho Department of Nursing Philosophy, Program Goals and Conceptual Model, identified by the faculty and represented in italics. The threads are identified by faculty as significant concepts that will be included in all courses with difficulty progressing from simple to complex and are bolded. The threads, applied specifically in each course weave in and out of the strands providing consistency and strength to the overall curriculum.

Nurse Agency Stewardship, laws and opposites, caring relationships, professionalism, and knowledge through increasing leadership, community and research incorporating critical thinking, the health continuum, environment, patient agency and the nursing process.


1. Explore images of nursing over time with regard to nursing research.

2. Demonstrate an integrated understanding of the application of knowledge of nursing research.

3. Express importance of valuing the contribution of nursing research in conceptualization of specific nursing situations.

4. Prepare a proposal suitable for research either quantitative or qualitative.

5. Identify the relationship of inquiry to the advancement of nursing knowledge.

Patient Agency Stewardship, laws and opposites, caring relationship, human functionality, and knowledge through increasing leadership, community and research incorporating critical thinking, the health continuum, environment, nurse agency and the nursing process.

1. Identify the patient's rights with regards to research.

2. Explore the patient's resources and how that affects research findings.

Nursing Process Assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation through increasing leadership, community and research incorporating critical thinking, the health continuum, environment, nurse agency and patient agency.

1. Evaluate qualitative and quantitative nursing research studies in relation to specific nursing situations.

2. Relate findings of nursing research to nursing practice situations.

3. Identify problems and appropriate methods for systematic inquiry within specific nursing situations.
REQUIREMENTS:
PREREQUISITES: Math 221
OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001