NGR 6101-Fall 2009

NGR 6101-Fall 2009 - UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA COLLEGE OF...

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1 UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA COLLEGE OF NURSING COURSE SYLLABUS FALL 2009 COURSE NUMBER NGR 6101 COURSE TITLE Theory and Research for Nursing CREDITS 3 PLACEMENT First Semester in Master's Program OR Second Semester of BSN-Accelerated Track PRE/COREQUISITE None FACULTY Beverly Roberts, PhD, FAAN, FGSA robertsb@ufl.edu HPNP 3220 (352) 273-6330 Office hours: by appointment at a mutually agreed time to accommodate diverse schedules of online students DEPARTMENT CHAIR Jennifer H. Elder, PhD, RN, FAAN elderjh@ufl.edu HPNP4221 (352) 273-6359 Office hours: By appointment only JACKSONVILLE CAMPUS DIRECTOR Andrea Gregg, DSN, RN greggac@ufl.edu Jacksonville (904) 244-5172 Office hours: By appointment only COURSE DESCRIPTION This course is designed to further develop the knowledge and skills necessary to critique theory and research from nursing and related fields. Emphasis is on the relationship among theory, research and practice. COURSE OBJECTIVES Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to: 1. Analyze the links among theory, research, and practice in nursing. 2. Analyze the elements of conceptual models and theoretical frameworks. 3. Critique theories in nursing and other disciplines for their applicability to nursing practice and research. 4. Critique published research to identify appropriate use of the steps of the research process. 5. Compare and contrast quantitative and qualitative research approaches relevant to nursing inquiry. 6. Critique research studies used to explore clinical problems in nursing. 7. Describe ethical and scientific integrity issues related to research.
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2 COURSE SCHEDULE Section Day Time R o o m 1420 Web-based ATTENDANCE Students may be expected to attend on-campus or synchronous classes periodically. Students are expected to participate in the activities and discussions as listed in the course syllabus and on the course web-site. Timeframes for the posting and receiving of materials are listed in the course materials on the course web-site. Make-up exams may not be available in all courses. ACCOMMODATIONS DUE TO DISABILITY Each semester, students are responsible for requesting a memorandum from the Disability Resource Center to notify faculty of their requested individual accommodations. This should be done at the start of the semester. STUDENT HANDBOOK Students are to refer to the College of Nursing Student Handbook for information about College of Nursing policies, honor code, and professional behavior. TOPICAL OUTLINE 1. Theories from nursing and other disciplines influencing evidenced-based practice including general systems theory 2. Critique/evaluation of theories, models, and frameworks 3. Analysis of the relationship between theory, research, and practice 4. Selected steps of the research process: 5. Problems and purpose 6. Review of relevant literature 7. Objectives, hypotheses and questions 8. Research design 9. Qualitative research approaches 10. Quantitative research approaches 11. Ethical issues in research
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NGR 6101-Fall 2009 - UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA COLLEGE OF...

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