NU-703 : Evidence Based Practice

Academic Level:
Graduate
Department:
Nursing
Subject:
Nursing
Prerequisites:
None
Corequisites:
None
Credits:
3
This course provides an introduction to the nature and purpose of theoretical thinking and critical thinking in nursing. Selected nursing theories are discsussed, especially in terms of providing a framework for nursing research. The course reviews the important role of theory in nursing practice, education, administration, and research. The development of research questions, evaluation of research methodologies and designs, and search of the evidence-based literature to investigate clinical practice and other nursing issues are emphasized. Content includes evidence-based clinical decision making and methods for disseminating findings. 3 credits Pre- or co-requisite: Graduate Statistics.