NURS 7381-1 Nursing: Synthesis & Application of Clinical Research
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FACULTY CONTACT INFORMATION
Janna Lesser, PhD, RN
Cell Phone: (210) 845-3764
Office Hours: by appointment
This course integrates the dynamic elements of clinical practice, theory, and research to prepare doctoral students to function effectively in the synthesis and application of clinical research. This course provides guided direction in the processes used for dissertation development and grant application proposals. Students will be actively involved in the critique and analysis of published literature and other students’ dissertation proposals, grant applications, and manuscripts.
CREDIT AND TIME ALLOCATION
Credit Hour Allocation: 3 Semester Credit Hours
Clock Hour Allocation: 3 Clock Hours Class (45 hours class)
- NURS 7325 Philosophy of Nursing Science
Upon completion of the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Nursing Program students will:
- Advance the discipline of nursing through the generation of new knowledge and theory.
- Demonstrate excellence as a clinical researcher in the health sciences in a focal area of nursing.
- Synthesize theories from natural and/or behavioral sciences for application to a specified area of nursing.
- Advance evidence-based clinical practice.
- Assume nurse scientist roles within academic health centers and other health centers and other interdisciplinary health sciences and educational institutions.
- Evaluate the value and knowlege components of philosophical and ethical dimensions of issues confronting healthcare and nursing.
- Identify relevant original research articles within peer-reviewed health care related journals in a selected clinical research topic area.
- Conduct a focused review of original research literature in selected topic area.
- Apply critical analysis skills in reviewing quantitative research literature in the topic area.
- Apply critical thinking skills in reviewing qualitative research literature in the area.
- Synthesize the literature prior to writing a critical review of the literature.
- Write a competent review of original research in the selected clinical research topic area.
GRADING SCALE FOR GRADUATE COURSES
A = 4 points (90-100)
B = 3 points (80-89)
C = 2 points (75-79)
D = 1 point (66-74)
F = 0 points (65 or below)
CRITERIA FOR EVALUATION / GRADES
10% - Attendance and Participation
20% - Identification of Relevant Original Research Articles in Selected Topic
20% - Review and Analysis of Selected Articles (Table format)
20% - Synthesis of Reviewed and Analyzed Literature (Table format)
30% - Written Critical Review (Manuscript format)
- Development of logical rationale to support need for study of identified research
- Critique of published research
- Literature synthesis
- Integrative review and/or state of the science paper
CELL PHONE POLICY
- Respect for classroom and clinical communication processes are necessary for teaching and learning.
- Silence mobile devices / cell phones in classrooms and clinical settings.
- Remove Bluetooth devices prior to entering the classroom and when in ANY clinical setting.
- Failure to do so can / will / may (depending on the faculty) either affect your class participation, clinical or final course grade.
Attendance in class is an expectation of each student.
- If written assignments are made in a course they are required.
- Students are expected to submit written work on the scheduled date and time.
- The student must notify the course coordinator prior to the scheduled due date and time if they are unable to submit the written work as scheduled. Failure to make this notification in advance will result in a "zero" for that written work.
- If the excuse is accepted as reasonable and necessary, arrangements will be made for an alternative due date and time.
- Each student is responsible for making sure that he or she has completed the written work prior to submission.
- Late work will be accepted with consequences as outlined per course syllabi.
The APA Publication Manual 6th edition is required for use in all nursing school programs.
Students are expected to be above reproach in all scholastic activities. Students who engage in scholastic dishonesty are subject to disciplinary penalties, including the possibility of failure in the course and dismissal from the university. "Scholastic dishonesty includes but is not limited to cheating, plagiarism, collusion, and submission for credit of any work or materials that are attributable in whole or in part to another person, taking an examination for another person, any act designed to give unfair advantage to a student or the attempt to commit such acts." Regents Rules and Regulations, Part One, Chapter VI, Section 3, Subsection 3.2, Subdivision 3.22.
School of Nursing Netiquette Guidelines for Online Interaction
Netiquette guidelines provide information for behaving properly online, when using email, tweets or texts so that you may successfully communicate your thoughts in a manner that is respectful and avoids misunderstandings with others.
- Be courteous about what you say to or about others in any electronic format. In electronic communication the golden rule is "Remember the Human." Remember there is a real person with real feelings on the receiving end of your email or post.
- Be respectful and open to opinions and ideas that differ from yours. The exchange of diverse thoughts, ideas and opinions are an important part of the scholarly environment. Keep in mind that the people in your classes may come from different backgrounds and have views that may vary significantly from your own.
- Flaming (defined as posting of messages that are deliberately hostile and insulting in an online social context) is never appropriate. While everyone (learners and instructors alike) is encouraged to share ideas and opinions openly, you should never use insults or resort to name-calling even if you disagree strongly with what someone else has written.
- When responding to messages or posts made by others, address the ideas, not the person.
- It’s often best to avoid using sarcasm and humor online. Without social cues, such as facial expressions and body language, a remark meant as humorous could come across hurtful or offensive. Keep in mind that ‘emoticons’ (such as J) may not convey your tone or intent.
- Capitalizing whole words is generally seen as SHOUTING and is difficult for most people to read. Use all capital letters sparingly, such as to highlight an important word or point.
- Think and reread what you’ve written before you post! Make sure that what you’ve written makes sense (is clear and to the point).
- Remember you are responsible for the content you communicate on CANVAS. What you write represents you, so use appropriate language. Remember that all writing should be professional, consisting of complete sentences, and free of grammatical and spelling errors.
- Be aware that distributing copyrighted materials, such as articles and images, is illegal. Most of the materials on the Internet are copyrighted. The only time it’s ok to distribute materials from the Internet is when you are sure those materials are "fair use." To be safe, if you want to share materials with classmates and/or your instructor, share the web link or URL only.
- To avoid plagiarism, make sure you properly cite all source materials. All materials should be cited unless you are the author of the content.
- Protect your privileges in online communication (avoid posting spam or emailing chain letters).
Any student seeking reasonable accommodations through the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) should contact either the Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Services within the first week of the semester or schedule a meeting with the UTHSCSA ADA Compliance Office so that appropriate accommodations may be arranged. A request for accommodations (Form ADA-100: http://uthscsa.edu/eeo/form100-Faculty-student-resident.pdf) must be completed and submitted to the Executive Director of the ADA Compliance Office before accommodations can be provided. Additional information can be provided in the Student Success Center, Room 1.118 or through the ADA Compliance Office website: http://uthscsa.edu/eeo/request.asp.
REQUIRED TEXT / REFERENCE
Galvan, J.L. & Galvan, M.(2017). Writing literature reviews: A guide for students of the social and behavioral sciences (7th ed.). Glendale, CA: Pyrczak Publishing
ISBN-10: 04 153 15743
- Complete a guided multistep critical review of original health-care related research literature.
- Select relevant articles from appropriate databases.
- Conduct critical analyses of selected articles.
- Synthesize the reviews into a logical whole and write a competent review of the literature.
CALENDAR - 1st Day Only
Please check the schedule for recent updates on Class Dates & Room.
Date: January 11th
Time: 1 - 3:50p
Room: AltC 2.212
Assignment Due: Bring required text
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