Nursing Research

Course Details

Course Number: NURS 3503  Fall 2011

Location: Online

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MSU Faculty Member
Marcy Beck   
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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

Assignments:

 

Syllabus Quiz:

The syllabus quiz will be administered during course orientation on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at 1700 to 1950 in. Failure to complete the quiz at this date and time will result in a 50% reduction in grade with the quiz posted under Assessments on the home page and due by Thursday, August 24, 2011 by 1700.

Online Assessments:

1.         For each of the five units of instruction, students will complete an online quiz.

2.         The quizzes are located under the Assessment icon on the homepage.

3.         The quizzes are open book and may collaborate with other students in completing them.

4.         Students will be required to answer questions derived from the content from the chapters assigned for that unit of instruction. The quizzes will consist of questions from the assigned journal article(s) for that unit of instruction.

5.         There is a focus sheet for each chapter students should use to focus their reading and comprehension of the content.

6.         The assessments schedule is:  

 

Unit of Instruction

Reading Assignment

Date Quiz Due

Types of Nursing Research

Chapters 1, 2, 3, and 14

September 6, 2011 by 1700

Review of the Literature

Chapters 6 and 7

September 27, 2011 by 1700

Ethics in Nursing Research

Chapter 4

October 18, 2011 by 1700

Data Collection and Analysis

Chapter 5, 9, 10, and 11

November 8, 2011 by 1700

Evidence-Based Practice

Chapters 8, 12, and 13

November 22, 2011 by 1700

7.         Students will receive a zero for any quizzes not submitted by the due date and time.

8.         Students may enter and exit the quiz as much as desired until the quiz is submitted.

Examinations:

1.         There are two examinations for the course.

2.         The first examination is on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 and the second examination is on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 both at 1700 in XX

3.         The content of the first examination is Units I and II. The content of the second examination is units III, IV and V.

4.         The examinations will be individual work.

5.         Each student is to submit two Nursing Parscore Scantrons (blank with no markings) to the Course Instructor by Tuesday, October 4, 2011 during the examination.

 

 

 


Grading Standards

 

Mid-term Exam

37%

Online Assessments (5% each)

25%

Final Exam

37%

Syllabus quiz

1%

Total

100%

There will no rounding of grades. 

 

 

90-100

A

80-89

B

74-79

C

65-73

D

64 and below

 


Submission Format PolicyNote: 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.

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.

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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 Blackboard if you want to contact the Course Instructor 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, the student should submit the quiz once the problem is resolved and notify the Course Instructor by e-mail.
  • Each Unit of Instruction has a discussion topic for questions regarding the content of the Unit of Instruction including questions about the content within each of the assigned chapters.
  •  The last day to drop the course with a "W" is Monday, October 17, 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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