Utilization of Nursing Research in Advanced Practice
Course Number: Nursing 536
Type: Lecture; web blended* (Core)
Prerequisite(s): Nursing 532, a basic course in research methods completed within the last 5 years, the completion of the two School of Nursing web-based modules: research methods and statistics (use link provided in Course Description below). It is also assumed that before enrolling in N536, students will have acquired essential skills in the use of The University of Michigan computing facilities, including use of e-mail, creating files, word processing and graphics. Corequisite: Nursing 603 if not yet completed, an approved undergraduate statistics course from a 4-year institution and a graduate or undergraduate course in research, the required student modules. Concurrent to N603 or permission of instructor.
The primary goal of this course is to promote a research-based nursing practice. The course will focus on the critical analysis of current scientific knowledge related to clinical problems. An understanding of the research process, evidence-based practice roles, applicable theories, organizational dynamics, and leadership functions are applied to the design and process of implementing research findings for nursing practice. Research findings will be evaluated in terms of racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic relevance.
* Only one of the sections is offered as a web based course.