NSG 400 – Introduction to Research and Theory in Nursing

NSG 400 Research in Nursing

This course addresses the principles of scientific inquiry and introduces the baccalaureate nursing student to the development of nursing as a science. Professional standards of practice regarding the ethical obligation to safeguard human subjects that impact the professional nurses’ practice and participation in research activities will be discussed. Students learn to critically review qualitative and quantitative research designs and explore their relevance. An understanding of the major steps of the research process fosters the acquisition of analytical thinking, problem-solving, and critical appraisal skills. The opportunity to critique selected research studies and write a research proposal allows the student to apply knowledge of the research process and to understand how research findings and evidence-based practice (EBP) provide the basis for nursing practice. Prerequisite: SOC 288.