Research Theory in Nursing & Healthcare

Course Description

Explores evidence-based practice as a foundation for improved nursing practice and healthcare outcomes. Emphasizes the application of research theory to evidence-based practice, including ethics in research and application of the research process.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the interrelationships among theory, practice and research.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic elements of the research process and models for applying evidence to practice.
  • Evaluate the credibility of sources of information, including but not limited to databases and internet resources.
  • Acquire an understanding of the process for how nursing and related healthcare quality and safety measures are developed, validated and endorsed.


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