NURS 4394 Senior Seminar: Applied Nursing Research and Externship
Traditional BSN Prerequisite(s): NURS 3404/3004 and NURS 4312 and NURS 4414 and a GPA of 2.5 or higher and successful completion of Novice Level Checkpoint
Traditional BSN Corequisite(s): None
RN to BSN Prerequisite(s): Unencumbered RN license and formal acceptance into the RN to BSN program
RN to BSN Corequisite(s): None
This course focuses on professional issues in nursing and the research process and on the transition from student to professional role and applying the research process to clinical practice. Students practice nursing at the level of advanced beginner in specified environments and address clinical practice quality improvement issues via research methods appropriate for the baccalaureate prepared nurse. Upon successful completion of this course, students are expected to be able to address current issues in nursing and health care delivery; relate philosophical perspectives to nursing theories, research and practice; analyze nursing as a career and profession; and evaluate the professional role in developing health policy and regulation. In addition, students should be able to analyze and resolve ethical dilemmas in health care situations by applying critical thinking skills and ethical theories and principles. Students should also be able to apply research findings to Performance Improvement in health care delivery system.