Post-Licensure Research in Nursing – NURS 226

CG • Section 8WK • 07/01/2018 to 12/31/2199 • Modified 05/11/2022

Course Description

This course provides an overview of the nursing process including methodology, design and interpretation of findings. It focuses on acquiring the beginning knowledge and skills essential for critical evaluation of research reports as well as guidance in the production of a poster presentation which incorporates evidence-based knowledge related to a specific clinical problem.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.

Rationale

In order for nursing to progress as a discipline, it must be guided by research findings rather than intuition or tradition. This course prepares the student to be a knowledgeable research consumer as well as a research participant.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    1. Compare the fundamental differences and the advantages and disadvantages among the major types of nursing research designs, including quantitative and qualitative methods. BSN Essential II.2; PLO 3 
    2. Apply research to nursing practice and the improvement of patient care. BSN Essential III.5, 6, 9; PLO 2 & 3
    3. Define roles of the nurse to meet the health care needs of individuals, families, groups, and communities from a variety of social, cultural, and economic backgrounds based on formal inquiry and research. BSN Essential III.5, 6, 9; PLO 2, 3, & 4
    4. Distinguish ethical, legal, social, economic, and cultural considerations as applicable to nursing research and practice. BSN Essential III.3  PLO 2, 3, 4, & 5
    5. Analyze basic and applied research projects relevant to the field of nursing. BSN Essential III.1-9; PLO 3
    6. Evaluate the effects of a Christian Worldview on nursing research. BSN Essential III.3, 6, 9; PLO 1 & 5

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

Measureable Learning Outcomes

BSN Essentials

RN-BSN Program Learning Outcome

A

III 2

3

B

III 5, 6, 9

2, 3

C

III 5, 6, 9

2, 3, 4

D

III 3

2, 3, 4, 5

E

III 1-9

3

F

III 3, 6, 9

1, 5

 

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Quiz: What Do You Already Know?

This quiz will cover the Learn material for the assigned module. This quiz has 1 matching question and has a 1 hour limit.

Discussions (3)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to create a thread in response to the provided prompt for each discussion. Each thread must be a minimum of 350 words, demonstrate course-related knowledge, and include a minimum of 1 textbook citation and 1 peer-reviewed resource (published within that last 5 years) citation. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be a minimum of 250 words and include a minimum of 1 textbook citation and 1 biblical integration. (BSN Essential IV 1-6; PLO 7; MLO B & C)

Evidence-based Practice Project Assignments (3)

The student will complete these projects. All parts of the project must use current APA format. This project will be completed in 3 parts:

Evidence-based Practice: Knowing the Terminology

The student will expand on a statement provided in the Evidence-based Practice Project: Knowing the Terminology Assignment from a exert from the Schmidt & Brown textbook. The must submit a 2 – 3-page APA style paper addressing the topic. A title page and list of references are needed and do not count toward the length requirement. In addition to the course textbook, an additional 2 – 3 current references (<5 years) are required.

Evidence-based Practice: Common Barriers

The student will expand on a statement that addresses Common Barriers as it related to evidence-based practice in the Evidence-based Practice Project: Common Barriers Assignment exert from the Schmidt & Brown textbook. The student must submit a 2 – 3-page APA style paper addressing the topic. A title page and list of references are needed and do not count toward the length requirement. In addition to the course textbook, an additional 2 – 3 current references (<5 years) are required.

Evidence-based Practice: Innovator

The student will expand on a statement that addresses what an innovators role in evidence-based practice and if inspired what is the pathway I must follow in the Evidence-based Practice Project: Innovator Assignment exert from the Schmidt & Brown textbook. The student must submit a 2 – 3-page APA style paper addressing the topic. A title page and list of references are needed and do not count toward the length requirement. In addition to the course textbook, an additional 2 – 3 current references (<5 years) are required.

(BSN Essentials III 1-9; PLOs 2-4,7; MLOs A, B, D)

Worldview Self-Reflection Paper Assignment

The theme of this paper is the Christian worldview and its potential to influence personal decisions regarding research participation, activities, and funding. The paper must be 750 – 1,000 words (3 – 4 pages), and the reference page must contain no less than 2 peer-reviewed resources (published within the last 5 years). This assignment must be in current APA format and include both a title page and a reference page. (BSN Essentials III 3; PLOs 5, 7; MLO E)

Research Critique Assignments (2)

The student will choose a research article to critique. This assignment will be completed in 2 parts, and each critique will require the student to analyze different elements of the chosen article. (BSN Essentials III 1-9; PLOs 3 & 7; MLO F)

Research Critique: Roles in Nursing Research Assignment.

This Research Critique: Roles in Nursing Research Assignment is reflective of the Role a BSN nurse plays in Nursing Research. You will choose a peer-reviewed research article (quantitative or qualitative, that has been published within the last 5 years) to review and evaluate.

You must support your assertions with 2 – 3 peer-reviewed resources (published within the last 5 years) in addition to the article being critiqued. It is not acceptable to use the course’s textbook to meet this requirement. This assignment must be 750 – 1,000 words (3 – 5 pages), conform to current APA format, and include both a reference page and a title page. Review the grading rubric prior to completing this assignment.

Research Critique: Measurements of Success in Nursing Research

This Research Critique: Measurements of Success in Nursing Research Assignment is reflective of the Role a BSN Nurse plays in Nursing Research. Utilizing the peer-reviewed research article (quantitative or qualitative, that has been published within the last 5 years) that will expand on the topic you chose for Roles in Nursing Research as it relates to the Measurements of Success through data sampling and result-based criteria.

You must support your assertions with 2 – 3 peer-reviewed resources (published within the last 5 years) in addition to the article being critiqued. It is not acceptable to use the course’s textbook to meet this requirement. This assignment must be 750 – 1,000 words (3 – 5 pages), conform to current APA format, and include both a reference page and a title page. Review the grading rubric prior to completing this assignment.