NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing 575 to maintain the integrity of data and ensure rigorous analysis for the interpretation of results will be examined. Students will compare and contrast selected quantitative and qualitative methodologies and methods to generate empirical evidence for the advancement of nursing science. (3 semester hours) NSG 7500—Translating Evidence for Clinical Practice This course provides essential skills for utilizing research to support practice change, including assessing practice-based problems, analyzing current evidence, proposing practice changes, and developing plans for implementing evidencebased practice concepts. The role of the advanced practice nurse in collaborative research and dissemination of findings is explored. Emphasis is on ethical, cultural, and financial implications of evidence-based practice and the synthesis of clinical evidence and knowledge translation for point-of-care decision making and identification of best practice. Students will utilize tools to evaluate evidence-based clinical practice problems and solutions in nursing and health care delivery systems. (3 semester hours) NSG 7700—Advanced Quantitative Research Methods In this course, students continue their examination of methodological rigor in quantitative research processes of measurement, instrument design, data collection, and analysis. Students also explore alternative research approaches, including mixed methods designs, secondary analysis, intervention, and longitudinal research. Data science and big data storage are discussed. The strengths and limitations of various approaches to data collection are examined. Strategies for enhancing rigor and minimizing measurement error are analyzed. Attention is paid to the development of culturally relevant and sensitive measures and procedures for data collection with diverse and vulnerable populations. (3 semester hours) NSG 7730—Advanced Qualitative Research Methods This course provides the opportunity for doctoral students to engage more deeply in all aspects of qualitative research. Methodological issues, including the use of theory, techniques, and issues of data analysis and interpretation in qualitative research, are discussed. Students gain knowledge in sampling strategies, data collection, analysis, and writing. There is the opportunity for students to gain skill with a software program to analyze data. Attention is paid to the development of culturally relevant and sensitive measures and procedures for data collection with diverse and vulnerable populations. (3 semester hours)

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