Face to face meetings as requested.
Upon completion of this course the student should be able to:
Relation to AACN Essentials:
1. Synthesize selected research findings to determine applicability of the findings to nursing practice.
2. Evaluate the appropriateness of selected quantitative and qualitative research designs relative to research problems, purposes, questions, and/or hypotheses.
3. Compare and contrast salient features of qualitative and quantitative research, such as rigor, validity, and reliability.
4. Analyze proposed research procedures with regard to ethical and human subjects’ protection issues.
5. Use available technology to access databases and to analyze quantitative and qualitative data.
Course grade will be calculated as follows
Discussions/activities on Blackboard (10) 30%
Assignment – Appraisal Table 20%
Research Ethics Training 10%
Final Evidence Based Project Paper 40%
*5 points can be added to either your paper or blackboard grades if you complete the post test described in Week Seven of the Course Calendar. You can also find this U of Michigan link under web links.
90 – 100
65 – 73
64 or lower
* A grade of B or greater is required for successful completion of all graduate courses.
Note: Special considerations for students:
Timely submission of all assignments is required. In the event that a student needs an extension due to compelling circumstances, this is to be discussed well in advance of the due date. Late assignments will receive a 5 point per day reduction in score except in emergent circumstances; it is important to note that a late submission date must be negotiated in advance except in these emergent circumstances.
Also See Course Calendar and Assignment sections of Syllabus
It is likely you will be asked to submit the work completed to date so that faculty can see that an effort has been made to complete the assignment and that the emergency is not poor planning.
NA All work will be completed online.
Midwestern State University does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s disability and complies with Section 504 of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in its admission, accessibility, and employment of individuals in programs and activities. MSU provides academic accommodations and auxiliary aids to individuals with disabilities as defined by law, who are otherwise qualified to meet academic employment and requirements. For assistance call (940) 397-4618 or (940) 397-4515 TDD. Please see the instructor outside of class to make any arrangements involving special accommodations. It is the student’s responsibility to declare any disabilities. After declaration, preferably at the beginning of each semester, the student needs to contact individual instructors to determine any reasonable accommodations that may be required.
Graduate students are held to the highest standard of academic honesty. Plagiarism is any assignment will earn a grade of 0. The best way to avoid plagiarism, or the appearance thereof, is to reference all quotations or paraphrased material in accordance with APA 6th edition. Material that is not cited should represent the student’s own work.
“As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else to do so.”
As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception.
Thus, we, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters.
We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one’s own work, work or ideas which are not entirely one’s own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student.
We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed.
Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate