390syllabus - Spring & Fall In-Class

390syllabus - Spring & Fall In-Class - EASTERN KENTUCKY...

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Unformatted text preview: EASTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES DEPARTMENT OF BACCALAUREATE AND GRADUATE NURSING Course Syllabus FALL 2009 COURSE : NSC 390 Nursing Research 2 Credit Hours CRN# 12197 FACULTY : Dr. Ida L. Slusher (RN, DSN, CNE), Professor Office: 240 Rowlett Phone: 859-622-2417 E-Mail: Ida.Slusher@eku.edu OFFICIAL E-MAIL: An official EKU e-mail is established for each registered student, each faculty member, and each staff member. All university communication sent via e-mail will be sent to the EKU e-mail address. COURSE DESCRIPTION : Uses the research process to guide nursing practice in the delivery of quality, cost effective health care. PREREQUISITES : STA 215 or 270 with a grade of C or better. LAST DAY TO WITHDRAW FROM COURSE: 10/30/09 TIME: Tuesday mornings, 10:00 a.m. 11:55 a.m., in Rowlett 251 STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES: At the conclusion of this course, the student will be able to: 1.Discuss the relationship between research and nursing practice. 2.Analyze the scientific merit of quantitative and qualitative research reports. 3.Review the utilization potential of research findings. 4.Discuss ethical and legal issues related to the research process. TOPICAL OUTLINE : I.Introduction to Nursing Research II.Overview of Research Process III.Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods IV.Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods V.Steps of the Research Process VI.Analysis of the Scientific Merit of Quantitative and Qualitative Research Reports VII.Review of the Utilization Potential of Research Findings in Nursing Practice REQUIRED TEXT/REFERENCES* Burns, N., & Grove, S.K. (2007). Understanding nursing research (4 th ed.). Philadelphia: Saunders Elsevier. (ISBN# 1-4160-2640-1, only the textbook is required) Goble, L.A. (2004). The impact of a childs chronic illness on fathers. Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing , 27, 153-162. (Available through EBSCO Host). Slusher, I.L. (1999). Self-care agency and self-care practice in adolescents. Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing , 22, 49-58. (Available through EBSCO Host). Slusher, I.L. (2009, Fall). NSC 390 nursing research course packet. (Available on EKU Blackboard, under NSC 390 Course Documents). *Students are expected to have and use an APA Manual (5 th ed.), required for prior courses. COURSE REQUIREMENTS : Submission of Nursing Research Report 15% Course Paper/Analysis of Nursing Research Report 35% Oral Student Presentation (Small Group) 20% Comprehensive Examination 30% Final Course Grade 100% EVALUATION METHOD: The grade for this course will be based on the course requirements, as outlined above. GRADING SCALE : Letter grades for this course will be assigned in accordance with the policy of the EKU Department of Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing. A minimum final course grade of 75% will be necessary in order to pass the course. Grades will be truncated and will not be rounded up. The grading scale is as follows: 90-100 A 63-74 D 80-89 B <63 F 75-79...
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