NU 510 Theoretical and Scientific Foundations for Evidence-Based Practice 4 cr.  (4-0-0)
  • Graded: A/F
  • Prerequisites: Admission to the graduate nursing program or consent of the instructor. This is a required course.
  • Bulletin Year: 2022 - 2023 Graduate Bulletin

In this didactic graduate-level course, students learn about theoretical and scientific concepts that provide the foundation for evidence-based practice. Nursing knowledge is investigated using historical, philosophical, theoretical, and practice perspectives with an emphasis on inter-relationships between theory, research, and practice. The components of the research process are examined, culminating in an evidence-based clinical project pilot-proposal designed to address gaps in healthcare and improve access to care in rural settings. Students also learn statistical skills that are required to understand and evaluate health-related research.