NU 520 Research Methods for Evidence-based Nurse Practice (Fall/Summer: 3)

Prerequisite: None
Offered Biennially
Open to upper-division R.N. and B.S. nursing students, and non-matriculated nursing students.
The focus of this course is the formal process of acquiring and evaluating evidence that supports nursing practice. Quantitative and qualitative methods of inquiry are examined. Quality considerations of various research designs are explored. Levels of evidence are identified in relation to existing research outcomes. Evaluation of existing research outcomes as evidence to support clinical practice, demonstrate quality improvement (QI) and advance nursing knowledge is a major emphasis of the course.
The Department

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