Nursing Research

Course Details

Course Number: 3503  Section Number: x30

Summer I 2011

Location: Off-Campus

Classroom Number: none

Days & Times:

Online



Course Attachments

Textbooks

MSU Faculty Member
Professor Robin Lockhart   
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Course Objectives

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.

 


Course Expectations

Required Textbooks:

 

Authors

Title

Edition

ISBN

Burns, N. & Groves, S.K. (2007)

Understanding nursing research: Building an evidence-based practice

4th

978-1-4160-2640-2

 

Evaluation Methods:

 

Assignments (17% each)

85%

Online assessments (1% each)

14%

Syllabus quiz

1%

Total

100%


Grading Standards

Grading Scale:

 

 

90-100

A

80-89

B

74-79

C

65-73

D

64 and below

F

 

There will be no rounding of grades.


Submission Format Policy

Assessments must be submitted via WebCT Assessment function.

Assignments must be submitted via WebCT Assignment function.



Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Late Paper Policy

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.

 


Plagiarism Policy Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else 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 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.

Students with Disabilities The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Other Policies

Communication

 Students are advised to e-mail within WebCT if you want to contact the professor for the course.

  • If the student experiences technical problems within the course, the student should contact Distance Education at http://distance.mwsu.edu/distance/OPRS/OPRS.asp. If the technical problem prevents the submission of a quiz or an assignment, the student should submit the quiz or assignment once the problem is resolved and notify the course instructor by e-mail.
  • There is a practice assignment that includes a tutorial for how to attach a file within WebCT on the Assignment page of WebCT. Students should complete the practice assignment to ensure they are able to attach their submissions prior to the due date.
  • Each assignment has a discussion topic for questions regarding the assignment, and the content of the assignment including questions about the content within each of the assigned chapters.
  • The last day to drop the course with a "W" is Friday, July 8, 2011 by 1600. The form for dropping the course is on the homepage for the registrar's office at http://registrar.mwsu.edu/  

 Cheating policy:

 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.

MIDWESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY STUDENT HONOR CREED

“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

 

Disability Support Services:

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MSU provides academic accommodations and auxiliary aids to individuals with disabilities, as defined by the law, who are otherwise qualified to meet academic employment requirements. For assistance, call (940) 397-4618 or (940) 397-4515, TDD. Please see the instructor outside of class to make 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 their individual instructors to determine any reasonable accommodations that may be required.

 Course policy:

 

The instructor of this course reserves the right to make changes to the course and this syllabus at any time.


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