NURS 307 Research & Evidence Based Practice

This course introduces the philosophical and historical aspects of nursing theory development, various nurse theorists and their theories, the basic components and differences of qualitative and quantitative research, the ethical perspectives of research and theory development, and the application of nursing theory to nursing and practice. This course also addresses problem formulation, research designs, human subject protection, and dissemination of findings. It explores the role of nursing research in the development of nursing knowledge, and the impact of research on practice and patient care outcomes. This course also focuses on enhancing the student’s ability to read, comprehend, evaluate, participate in, and apply research findings.