NURS 320

Scholarly Inquiry in Nursing

College of Nursing

Course Description

Acquiring knowledge of the research process, identifying clinical problems, evaluating and using evidence, and engaging in advanced writing and oral communication in the discipline.

When Taught

Fall and Winter

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Other Prerequisites

Courses in Nursing Semester 2.

Note

Completion of both Nurs 320 and 339 fulfills GE Advanced Written and Oral Communication.

Title

Informatics resources and quality of care principles

Learning Outcome

Use informatics resources to identify patient safety and quality of care concerns, and propose improvements using quality improvement principles and resources.

Title

Information Management and Technology

Learning Outcome

Analyze and appraise the role of the nurse informaticist by exploring how nursing informatics is shaping evidence-based practice and clinical documentation.

Title

Research Process

Learning Outcome

Identify and develop a research topic/question, find, appraise, interpret, and communicate about research evidence

Title

Current evidence for nursing practice and healthcare policy

Learning Outcome

Recognize levels of evidence in research, and synthesize evidence from current research to identify practice implications, and propose evidence-based policy

Title

Research and Evidence-based Practice with the Healer's Art and Gospel Principles

Learning Outcome

Describe how research principles, with the fundamental aim of discovering truth, and evidence-based practice, with the fundamental aim of providing optimal patient care, align with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.