This course focuses on the fundamental competencies the student needs in order to effectively use and communicate the process of scientific inquiry as the basis for professional nursing practice. Opportunities are provided for the student to apply evidence-based practice and the research process to critically read and analyze nursing research studies. A general understanding of and appreciation for research is provided. In this course the students will be exposed to an overview of evidence-based practice and research, consider ethical aspects related to the conduct of research, and explore processes related to qualitative and quantitative research.
NU 400: Nursing Research & Evidence-Based Practice