National University

DNP809 Advanced Data Analytics I

Lead Faculty: Dr. Cheryl Ahern-Lehmann

Course Description

Prepares the student to critically evaluate research findings and determine their applicability to advancement of nursing practice. Statistics used in healthcare research are explained from the perspective of research factors required by the statistic, research questions the statistic can answer, and interpretation of results.

Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze published research methodology and findings to determine if results sustain evidence-based guidelines.
  • Evaluate research reports for adequacy of the statistics used to answer the research questions.
  • Evaluate research reports for correct interpretation of statistical results.
  • Recommend if findings from a research study should be applied to nursing practice, given the quality of the study, and applicability of the findings to the nurse's patient population.