Nursing 301 Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice Summer 2017 - Prof. Joana Velasquez

This course provides an overview of how evidence is developed from research, clinical expertise, inter-professional perspectives and from patient input.  The steps of the research process are presented to provide students with the basis for evaluating research, designing research projects and the application of research in clinical practice. Students critique research articles and assess the quality and usefulness of the findings.  They formulate a research problem and identify how the elements of the research process would be applied.  The legal, ethical and political issues of research will be discussed.  An overview of the role of institutional review boards and their role in protecting human research participants is provided.  Students engage in discussions on these issues to provide a balanced perspective. Special emphasis will be placed on the role of research related to quality initiatives, patient satisfaction and issues of diversity.