Semester: Fall, Spring
Prerequisites: NUR 203 and STA 220 or PSY 300 or permission of instructor.
Catalog Description: Introduction to principles of scientific inquiry and analytical thinking common to problem solving in nursing. Research process and implications to knowledge development, utilization and evidence based practice are explored.
This course introduces students to the principles of scientific inquiry and analytical thinking useful in solving nursing problems for client care. The research process, implications of knowledge development, and the use of evidence for nursing practice is explored.
By the end of this course you will:
This is a lecture course that uses selected activities to promote student learning. Students demonstrate knowledge of course content through course exams that include the ability to read and evaluate selected nursing research studies.
The topics covered in the course include:
This course is taught by multiple instructors, please refer to the URI Course Schedule.
This is a required course in the nursing program that lays the foundation for decisions related to client care. Nursing research is essential content for professional nursing. It assists the nurse in identifying new and best nursing care practices for clients experiencing healthcare challenges. The ability to analyze and appropriately apply scientific evidence is fundamental to critical thinking in nursing practice. A hallmark of the baccalaureate prepared nurse is the ability to understand the research process that supports knowledge development needed to direct both current and future nursing practice.