This course provides students the ability to critically analyze research literature to continue to build the foundation needed for nurses in advanced roles to engage in scholarly practice and quality improvement. Students are helped to examine the continuum of scholarly inquiry and how to contribute to such efforts. They also acquire the knowledge and skills essential to form investigative questions, conduct structured literature and database searches, and critical evaluate published research findings and conclusions. Course content prepares students to appraise quantitative and qualitative research, and evaluate the scientific merit and clinical significance of research for translation into practice. This course provides a foundation for understanding and applying commonly used research methodologies and data analysis techniques in health care research.
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