NU 123:Writing Research in Nursing

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Course title:

NU 123: Writing Research in Nursing 

Campus: 

            National Campus   

Initiator:

Rudelyn Dacanay 

Date:

July  12, 2021

Course description:

This lab course applies the research process to nursing topics.  It introduces access to common print and web-based nursing and health related resources, as well as writing academic papers in APA format.

 

COURSE HOURS/CREDITS: 

 

 

 

 

Hours per Week

 

No.  of    Weeks

 

Total Hours 

 

Semester Credits

Lecture

 

          

x

 

x

 

=

 

Laboratory 

 

          3

x

16

x

48

=

1

Workshop 

 

 

x

 

x

 

=

 

 

 

 

 

 

      

Total    Semester 

 

Credits

 

 

             1

                     

 

PURPOSE OF COURSE:         

                                            [X] Degree requirement

                                            [   ] Degree elective

                                            [   ] Certificate

                                            [   ] Other

 

PREREQUISITES:  Admissions to Level I nursing courses; COREQUISITE: NU 125

 

PSLOS OF OTHER PROGRAMS THIS COURSE MEETS: 

  

PSLO#

                             Program

 

 

 

 

 INSTITUTIONAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES 

 

 

[  ]

1. Effective oral communication: capacity to deliver prepared, purposeful presentations designed to increase knowledge, to foster understanding, or to promote change in the listeners’ attitudes, values, beliefs, or behaviors.

 

[X]

2. Effective written communication: development and expression of ideas in writing through work in many genres and styles, utilizing different writing technologies, and mixing texts, data, and images through iterative experiences across the curriculum.

[X]

3. Critical thinking: a habit of mind characterized by the comprehensive exploration of issues, ideas, artifacts, and events before accepting or formulating an opinion or conclusion.

[ ]

4. Problem solving: capacity to design, evaluate, and implement a strategy to answer an open-ended question or achieve a desired goal.

 

[ ]

5. Intercultural knowledge and competence: a set of cognitive, affective, and behavioral skills and characteristics that support effective and appropriate interaction in a variety of cultural contexts.

 

[X]

6. Information literacy: the ability to know when there is a need for information, to be able to identify, locate, evaluate, and effectively and responsibly use and share that information for the problem at hand.

[X]

7. Foundations and skills for life-long learning: purposeful learning activity, undertaken on an ongoing basis with the aim of improving knowledge, skills, and competence.

 

[ ]

8. Quantitative Reasoning: ability to reason and solve quantitative problems from a wide array of authentic contexts and everyday life situations; comprehends and can create sophisticated arguments supported by quantitative evidence and can clearly communicate those arguments in a variety of formats.

 

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (PSLOs): The student will be able to: 

 

  1. Model personal and professional actions based on self-reflection, core nursing values, and lifelong growth integrating new knowledge, ethical principles, and legal standards for safe, quality nursing practice.
  2. Incorporate nursing knowledge to assess, plan, deliver, and evaluate care within the context of the inter-professional health team.
  3. Make evidence-based nursing judgments in the delivery of safe, holistic nursing care.
  4. Demonstrate a spirit of inquiry to manage and improve the quality of care and outcomes for individuals, families, and communities. 
  5. Practice relationship-centered communication and incorporate health technology as a member of the inter-professional team.
  6. Advocate for a caring, culturally safe, and flourishing environment that reflects the values and needs of Micronesian families and communities.
  7. Practice and contribute to the primary care and public health care systems in Micronesia to promote family and community wellness. 

                                           

COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (CSLOs) (General): The student will be able to:  

  1. Employ logical search technique to access professional nursing information in the library and on the internet.
  2. Identify and access appropriate library references for professional nursing.
  3. Document accurately and ethically using American Psychological Association (APA) format.
  4. Develop an organized process of writing a research paper for nursing.
  5. Integrate concepts of contemporary Micronesian education such as the importance of reflection and seeking information before forming an opinion.
  6. Identify principles of critical reading to nursing and health literature.
  7. Use Standard Edited Written English in personal and professional writing.

 

COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (CSLOs) (Specific): The student will be able to: 

CSLO (General) 1: Employ logical search technique to access professional nursing information in the library and on the internet.

Student Learning Outcome (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

  1. Identify search engines, websites and library references that access professional nursing and health information.

 

2

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

Written assignment by which student identifies sources of information for professional nursing and health;

graded by rubric

 

  1. Utilize search engines, websites, and library references that access professional nursing health information.

 

2

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

Written assignment by which the student researches and makes a list of bibliographies and papers on professional nursing and health found online and in the library;    graded by rubric

CSLO (General) 2: Identify and access appropriate library references for professional nursing.

Student Learning Outcome (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

  1.  Identify commonly used library references for professional nursing.

 

6*

 

 

 

3

 

Written assignment by which student identifies and documents commonly used library reference for professional nursing; graded by rubric.

  1. Utilize professional nursing library references appropriately to develop a professional paper.

 

6

 

 

 

3

 

 

Written assignment where student utilizes 2.1; graded by rubric

CSLO (General) 3: Document accurately and ethically using American Psychological Association (APA) format.

 

Student Learning Outcome (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

3.1. Identify the appropriate parameters for documentation using APA format.   

 

6

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

Written assignment where the student lists the appropriate parameters for documentation using APA format citation; graded by rubric

3.2. Incorporate APA format into professional nursing papers.

 

6

 

 

 

      4

 

Written project where the student incorporates the APA format citation in professional nursing papers; graded by rubric

 

CSLO (General) 4: Develop an organized process of writing a research paper for nursing.

 

Student Learning Outcome (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

  1. Compile components of an organized process of writing a research paper for nursing

 

2

 

 

3

 

Written assignment where the student compiles the research paper components (problem statement, outline, literature review, draft, final paper); graded by rubric

CSLO (General) 5: Integrate concepts of contemporary Micronesian education such as the importance of reflection and seeking information before forming an opinion.

 

Student Learning Outcome (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

  1. Gather information from two or more perspectives when developing a topic for a professional paper.

 

6

 

 

 

 

4

 

Witten assignment where student develops a topic for a professional paper based on results of peer review; graded by rubric

  1. Reflect on Micronesian values regarding knowledge and evidence in forming opinions.

 

6

 

 

4

 

In a written assignment, student forms opinions based on peers’ reflections on Micronesian values; graded by rubric 

CSLO (General) 6: Identify principles of critical reading to nursing and health literature.

 

Student Learning Outcome (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

  1. Outline the principles of critical reading in nursing and health literature.

 

3

 

 

2

 

Write summary of selected research articles; graded by rubric

  1. Examine selected professional literature and interpreted research utilizing principles of critical reading.

 

3

 

 

2

 

 

Write synthesis and analysis of the reading literature; graded by rubric

 

CSLO (General) 7:  Use Standard Edited Written English in personal and professional writing.

Student Learning Outcome (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

7.1 Write and edit a paper using Standard Edited Written English.

 

 

 

 

2*,7

 

 

7

 

Written project where student critiques and submits a research paper; graded by rubric  

 

 

COURSE CONTENT: 

 

1.  The writing process, research paper, and planning & managing a research project

2.  Writing (introduction to the 6 traits), reading, and critical thinking

3.  Generating ideas, research questions, and organizing ideas

4.  Finding nursing sources: library, databases, and the Internet

5.  Writing a thesis statement, introductory paragraph, the draft, conclusion and abstract

6.  Creating a reference page and integrating resources

7.  Avoiding plagiarism

8.  Documenting sources with American Psychological Association (APA) format

9.  Revising & editing the draft and completing research paper

10.    Peer review and information competency

11.    Proofreading the final draft

 

E.  METHODS OF INSTRUCTION

 

[X] Lecture                         [   ] Cooperative learning groups

[X] Laboratory                   [   ] In-class exercises

[   ] Audio visual                [   ] Demonstrations

[X] Other –Learning Management System 

 

 

F.   REQUIRED TEXT(S) AND COURSE MATERIALS

 

American Psychological Association. (2020). Publication manual of the American psychological association (7th ed.).  Washington, DC: Author. (or most recent edition)

 

Class handouts.

 

G.  REFERENCE MATERIALS

 

General and medical dictionaries.

 

 

H.  INSTRUCTIONAL COSTS

 

      None.

 

I.   EVALUATION 

            

Final research paper will be used as a summative assessment.

 

The student will need a letter grade of “C” to pass the course.

 

J.  CREDIT BY EXAMINATION

 

None.

 

 

NU 123 Writing Research in Nursing

Endorsed by CC: 10/07/21
  Approved by VPIA: 11/25/21

 

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