Course

Nursing Research for Clinical Practice

Course Details

Course Number
NURS 3613
Section Number
NURS 3613
Semester
Summer I 2014
Professor
Dr. Robin Lockhart (view Profile)

Course Attachments

Textbooks

Course Objectives

Course description:

Basic concepts of research and related terminology are studied. Steps involved in conducting useful and sound research studies are explored. Focus is on analysis and evaluation of research report/studies as they apply to nursing practice.

Faculty information:               Robin Lockhart, MSN, RN, CNE

Bridwell Hall 308D Office 940 397-4614

Cell 940 636-2018

Robin.lockhart@mwsu.edu

 

Office hours: Monday through Thursday by appointment Prerequisites/Corequisites:  statistics

Credit hours:   Three (3) credit hours (45 clock hours)

 

Learning experiences:  Reading assignments, discussion board, seminars, and tutorials. Course Objectives:

AACN Essentials:  For further information regarding the AACN Essentials identified for each course objective, refer to http://www.aacn.nche.edu/education-resources/baccessentials08.pdf.

 

DEC Competencies:  In the DEC Competencies below, the following designations apply:  I:  Provider of Patient Centered Care, II:  Coordinator of Care, III:  Patient Safety Advocate and IV: Member of the Health Care Team.  For further information regarding the competencies identified for each course objective, refer to http://www.bon.texas.gov/about/pdfs/delc-2010.pdf.

 

Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to:

 

 

Course Objectives

Coded AACN Essentials

 

Coded DEC Competencies

1. Discuss the essential components of the research process.

III, VI

IA

2. Differentiate application of selected research designs.

III

 

3. Discuss the ethical and legal aspects of research.

III, IV, V, VIII

 

4. Critique selected research projects relevant to healthcare providers.

III, IV

ID, IIA, IVE

5. Demonstrate ability to apply research findings to clinical practice issues.

III

ID, IIIC

 

Course Expectations

Required textbooks:

 

Authors

Title

Edition

ISBN

Polit, D.F. & Beck, C.T. (2012)

Nursing Research: Generating and Assessing Evidence for Nursing Practice

9th

978-1-60547-708-4

Syllabus Quiz:

 

The syllabus quiz is located under the Tests Icon. Due date: June 8, 2014 by 2359. If not taken by the due date and time, the student receives a zero for the assignment. The student can enter and exit the syllabus quiz indefinitely until it is submitted. The student will be able to reenter the quiz after the submission to determine which questions he/she missed.


Reading Assignments:

 

Week

Dates

Chapters

1

6/2 to 6/8

1, 2

2

6/9 to 6/15

3

3

6/16 to 6/22

4, 7

4

6/23 to 6/29

5, 6

5

6/30 to 7/3

9, 10, 11, 20

6

7/7 to 7/13

12, 21

7

7/14 to 7/20

13, 14, 15, 22, 24

8

7/21 to 7/27

16, 17, 18, 19, 23

9

7/28 to 8/3

27, 28

10

8/4 to 8/6

No readings

 

Discussions:

 

  1. Each Monday a new discussion opens and it closes on Sunday at 2359 (The discussion that starts on 6/30/2014 closes on 7/3/2014 and the last discussion closes on Thursday, 08/06/2014 at 2359).

 

  1. The discussions are located under the Discussion icon on the homepage.

 

  1. There are a total of 10 discussions.

 

4.         The discussions are graded using the Discussion Grading Rubric.

 

5.         Once a discussion ends, no further posts will be graded. Therefore the student will earn a zero for that discussion.

 

Research Critique Assignment:

 

1.         Each student will complete a research critique of the assigned research article.

 

2.         The assignment is due on Sunday, August 3, 2014 by 2359.

 

3.         The assignment will be graded using the Research Critique Assignment Rubric.

 

4.         Ten points will be deducted for each day the assignment is late. The new date begins on August 4 at midnight. If the assignment is not available by August 6, 2014 at 2359, the student will earn a zero for the assignment.

 

 

Communication

 

  • Students are advised to e-mail within D2L if you want to contact the professor for the course.
  • Students may text or phone the professor at anytime. The professor’s phone numbers are listed at the top of this syllabus.
  • If the student experiences technical problems within the course, the student should contact Distance Education at  http://distance.mwsu.edu/index.asp.  If the technical problem prevents the submission of a quiz or an assignment, the student should submit the quiz or assignment once the problem is resolved and notify the course instructor by e-mail prior to the due date and time.
  • There is a practice assignment that includes a tutorial for how to attach a file within D2L in the Dropbox of D2L. Students should complete the practice assignment to ensure they are able to attach their submissions prior to the due date.

 

Grading Standards

Grading scale:

 

90-100

A

80-89

B

74-79

C

65-73

D

64 and below

F

 

Evaluation methods:

 

Syllabus quiz

1%

Discussions (5% each)

50%

Research Critique Assignment

49%

Total

100%

There will no rounding of grades.

Submission Format Policy

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.

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, (940) 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.

Other Policies

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.)

 

In this course, APA format is used whenever students paraphrase or directly quote the ideas and/or writings of other people.

 

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:

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 the 6 hours of Communication Core and 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 https://mwsu.edu/academics/wpr, or call 397-4131.

Campus Carry

Senate Bill 11 passed by the 84th Texas Legislature allows licensed handgun holders to carry concealed handguns on campus, effective August 1, 2016. Areas excluded from concealed carry are appropriately marked, in accordance with state law. For more information regarding campus carry, please refer to the University’s webpage at https://mwsu.edu/campus-carry/rules-policies.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact MSU Chief of Police Patrick Coggins at patrick.coggins@mwsu.edu.