Prerequisite(s): Completion of 500 & 600 level graduate core courses and doctoral student status or permission of instructor
The purpose of this course is to provide opportunities for students to begin to conceptualize a nursing phenomenon in their area of interest. Processes of intellectual activity will be emphasized to enable students to: critically evaluate the linkage between clinical practice and research; raise relevant issues about nursing research; and engage in constructive critique and commentary. Using experiential observations as well as published theoretical and research literature, students will begin to explore nursing phenomenon from concept analysis to synthesis in support of their selected area of future study and scholarly development. Students will work with their academic advisor over the semester, who, along with course faculty, will provide supervision and expertise in his/her respective area of study.