LEAD Honors Integrating Evidence into Clinical Practice

NURSE-UN 121, 3 Credits, (Spring)

This course introduces the basic principles of critical appraisal of research for use in professional healthcare practices. Students will apply critical appraisal skills using appropriate theoretical and conceptual grounding, addressing the critical elements of research design, implementation, evaluation, and dissemination. Emphasis is placed on acquisition of competencies necessary for knowledgeable research consumerism including information literacy skills, critical evaluation of published research, and application of research findings. Students will apply course content and critical appraisal skills to the development of the LEAD Honors Program Capstone Project topic.