Course Description

In this course students will examine the contribution of research to the development of nursing science. They will explore the relationships between research and knowledge; and theory and practice. The focus will be on understanding the components of the research process, in the positivist and naturalist paradigms, as well as mixed methods designs. Students will use computer technology to search the nursing and health-related literature. The ethical conduct of research will be addressed. Students will learn to interpret and critically appraise nursing research studies, applying research findings to practice, and identifying areas for further nursing research.

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In order to take this course, you must have a current nursing registration/licensure with a College of Nurses or nursing regulatory body in a Canadian province or territory. You must also be formally admitted to the post diploma BScN degree through the Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing prior to enrolment in this course.

The scheduling reflects the classroom-based instruction. In addition, students are required to participate in a mandatory weekly Internet component.

Students enrolled in Internet sections of this course are required to write the course test and/or exams online at preassigned dates and times that may vary or extend past the scheduled course end date. Details will be provided at the start of each course.

See the Nursing website, www.ryerson.ca/ce/nursing, for further information. 


Corequisite: CNUR 805

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