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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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] HPNP4221 (352) 273-6359 Office hours: By appointment only JACKSONVILLE CAMPUS DIRECTOR Andrea Gregg, DSN, RN [email protected] 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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