1. Discuss the essential components of the research process.
2. Differentiate application of selected research designs.
3. Discuss the ethical and legal aspects of research.
4. Critique selected research projects relevant to healthcare providers.
5. Demonstrate ability to apply research findings to clinical practice issues.
Burns, N. & Groves, S.K. (2007)
Understanding nursing research: Building an evidence-based practice
Assignments (17% each)
Online assessments (1% each)
64 and below
There will be no rounding of grades.
Assessments must be submitted via WebCT Assessment function.
Assignments must be submitted via WebCT Assignment function.
The syllabus quiz is located under the Assessments Icon. Due date: June 6, 2011 by 1700. If not taken by the due date and time, the student receives a zero for the assignment. The student can enter and exit the syllabus quiz indefinitely until it is submitted. The student will be able to reenter the quiz after the submission to determine which questions he/she missed.
The due date for the assignments and assessments is July 26, 2011 by 1700.
Students will receive a zero for any assignments or assessments not submitted by the due date and time.
Students are advised to e-mail within WebCT if you want to contact the professor for the course.
The BSN Program does not condone cheating in any form and considers it as a serious offense. Cheating is defined by the faculty to include dishonesty on examinations and plagiarism. Plagiarism is further defined as “the act of using source materials of other persons (either published or unpublished) without following the accepted techniques of crediting, or the submission for credit of work not the individual’s to whom credit is given.” (MSU Student Handbook, Standards of Conduct, Item 10.)
Offending material that may constitute plagiarism includes, but is not limited to, the following: Bibliography cards, formal papers, book reports, written nursing care plans, etc.)
For further information regarding cheating and any subsequent actions to be taken, please refer to the policy statement in the MSU Student Handbook.
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