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.
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.
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
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
October 18, 2011 by 1700
Data Collection and Analysis
Chapter 5, 9, 10, and 11
November 8, 2011 by 1700
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.
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.
Online Assessments (5% each)
There will no rounding of grades.
64 and below
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:
MidwesternState Universitydoes not discriminate on the basis of an individual's disability and complies with section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act in its admissions, accessibility, and employment of individuals in programs and activities.
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.
The instructor of this course reserves the right to make changes to the course and this syllabus at any time.