NURS 2034 Research for Nursing (Advanced)

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 401214

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Description This subject introduces students to the major research paradigms, research principles, concepts that inform critical analysis of literature, the basis of evidence based practice and oral presentation skills.

School Nursing & Midwifery

Discipline General Nursing

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 2 subject

Equivalent Subjects NURS 2032 Research Principles for Nursing (Advanced)

Restrictions Students must be enrolled in 4693 Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced).

Assumed Knowledge

Professional communication skills and well developed academic literacy.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Analyse the ways of knowing and the relationship to nursing knowledge and practice.
  2. Discuss the major research paradigms, principles, concepts and processes that inform nursing knowledge and practice.
  3. Evaluate the ethical considerations that must be incorporated by nurse researchers.
  4. Analyse and evaluate literature that may then be utilised as a basis for evidence-based nursing practice.
  5. Discuss how research findings are translated into nursing practice.

Subject Content

1. Ways of knowing and their relationship to nursing knowledge and practice
2. Major paradigms that inform the research process in nursing.
3. Quantitative research processes and issues for nurses.
4. Qualitative research processes and issues for nurses.
5. Mixed methods research processes and issues for nurses.
6. Ethical considerations for nursing research.
7. Critical analysis and evaluation as the basis for utilisation of research in nursing practice.
8. Advanced scholarship and professional presentation development


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Critical Review 2000 words 50 N Individual
Quiz Part A: Weekly Participation Task: 7 days (20%) Part B: 30 Multiple Choice questions: 60 minutes (10%) 30 N Individual
Presentation 10 mins 20 N Individual
Learning Contract Minimum 8 hours S/U Y Individual

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