2021-2022 Catalog

NUR 421 Applied Nursing Research

This course is to be taken the first semester of the senior year. The intent of this course is to expand the knowledge of the research process, as well as an opportunity to formalize the focus of the Capstone Project. The Capstone Project is to be completed the last semester of the senior year. The Capstone Project is designed to provide the student an opportunity to give back to the community. The student must identify a population and site where they perceive a felt need and the need must be something which is deliverable during the Capstone Course. During this research course, the student will identify the area of focus for the Capstone Project, conduct a literature review to validate the need, as well as explore possible interventions which are evidence-based. Finally, the student will design a descriptive study in which the problem is stated, the hypotheses are identified, and possible interventions are explored. The selected intervention is identified accompanied with documented rationale. The project proposal must include a letter of acceptance from the community agency stating their willingness to allow the stated intervention to occur in their facility. The use of informatics will facilitate the acquisition of core knowledge. Emphasis will be stressed on interpersonal communication, as well as the professional values of integrity, respect, and accountability.




PSY 205 and enrollment in the RN to BSN program


Online only: Fall and Spring