NU-320 : Nursing Research

An introduction to the principles of nursing research. The process of scientific inquiry and an appreciation of the usefulness of the scientific method of problem solving and decision-making in nursing practice are discussed. The application of quantitative and qualitative research processes is explored. The course assists students in becoming intelligent consumers of research. Beginning skills to critique current research related to the delivery of nursing care are presented. 3 credits (3 theory, 0 clinical) FULFILLS SKILLS INTEGRATION REQUIREMENT. PREREQUISITE: COMPLETION OF ALL SOPHOMORE-LEVEL NURSING COURSES.