Nursing Research

Course Details

Course Number: NURS - 3503  Section Number: 101

Fall 2010

Location: Bolin Hall

Classroom Number: 127

Days & Times:

MW  0130p - 0250p



Course Attachments

Textbooks

Understanding Nursing Research  ISBN: 1-4160-2640-1

MSU Faculty Member
Dr. Betty Carlson Bowles PhD, MSN, RNC, IBCLC   
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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

Grading scale:

90-100 -  A

80-89  - B

74-79 - C

65-73  - D

64 and below -  F

Evaluation methods and weights:

14 Online quizzes (1% each)                                                  14%

14 Learning Modules (5% each)                                            70%

Human Participant Protections Education

http://cme.cancer.gov/c01.htm                                                 10%

Syllabus quiz                                                                                 1%

Final Exam                                                                                     5%    

Possible grade                                                                          100%    

 

There will no rounding of grades.


Final Exam12/8/2010  5:45 - 7:45 pm

Submission Format Policy

ASSIGNMENTS:

Syllabus Quiz:

During the first class period (August 23, 2010, 1330 to1450 BO 127) the student

will complete an in-class assignment on the course syllabus. Students who are not present for the

assignment, may complete the assignment at a later date with a 50% reduction in the grade.

Online Quizzes (Assessment icon):

1. Weekly online quizzes test the material for each chapter.

2. Weekly quizzes are open book but should reflect the individual student’s work.

3. Weekly quizzes will close by midnight on the Sunday following the weekly assigned reading.

4. Missed weekly quizzes cannot be made up for any reason, so you are encouraged to work

    ahead to allow for potential emergencies.

Learning Module Assignments (Learning Module Icon):

1. Each week a new assignment will open in the Learning Module icon.

2. Complete each weekly assignment and submit it under the Assignment icon by midnight on

    Sunday.

3.  Assignments that are submitted late will receive half credit.

Human Participant Protections Education Certification:

1.  Access the module at the National Cancer Institute website http://cme.cancer.gov/c01/intro_01.htm

2.  Complete the module, take the exam, print off the certificate of completion, and submit it in class on October 13.

3.  Late assignments will receive half credit.

Calendar for Online Quizzes and Learning Module Assignments

Opening Date

Due Date (Sunday by midnight)

Chapter(s)

 

Week 1 – August 23

August 29

1

Week 2 – August 30

September 5

2

Week 3 – September 6

September 12

3

Week 4 – September 13

September 19

4

Week 5 – September 20

September 26

5

Week 6 – September 27

October 3

6

Week 7 – October 4

October 10

7

Week 8 – October 11

October 17

8

Week 9 -  October 18

October 24

9

Week 10 – October 25

October 31

10

Week 11 – November 1

November 7

11

Week 12 – November 8

November 14

12

Week 13 – November 15

November 21

13

Week 14 – November 22

November 28

14

Week 15 – November 29

December 5

 



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

During the first class period  the student will complete an in-class assignment on the course syllabus. Students

who are not present for the assignment, may complete the assignment at a later date with a 50% reduction in the

grade.

Weekly online quizzes will close by midnight on the Sunday following the weekly assigned reading.

Missed weekly quizzes cannot be made up for any reason, so you are encouraged to work

ahead to allow for potential emergencies.

Complete each weekly assignment and submit it under the Assignment icon by midnight on

 Sunday.  Assignments that are submitted late will receive half credit.

Complete the Human Participant Protections Education Certification  and submit by October 13.  Late certifications

will receive half credit.


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.

Attendance Requirements

Course schedule  will be divided between class attendance and library / online research sessions.  Students are

expected to attend all scheduled class sessions unless announced otherwise.


Other Policies

 

Communication:

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

Also, an anonymous discussion topic is provided to post specific questions regarding the course

content. Inappropriate postings on this discussion topic will result in the anonymous nature of the

topic to be removed.

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 BSN 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:

Midwestern State University does 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.

Course policy:

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


Writing Proficiency Requirement All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed English 1113 and English 1123 and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at http://academics.mwsu.edu/wpr, or call 397-4131.