NUR 214: Scholarly Inquiry
The AACN (2008) Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice guided the development of this course which introduces the baccalaureate nursing student to the process of scholarly inquiry. The course focuses on preparing students to be consumers and users of research. Specific connections between theory, components of the research process, and their application to evidence-based practice are explored using research exemplars. Strengths and weaknesses of various quantitative and qualitative research designs are discussed, as is their appropriateness for investigating.