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NURS 320 Foundations of Scholarly Inquiry • 3 Cr.


Examines basic research concepts, language and processes. Content focuses on research contributions to development of knowledge, improving practice, and enhancing professional development/accountability. Research methods are compared, critically appraised and interpreted. Ethical and legal rights of human subjects are explored. Students will explore the considerations of research related to diverse populations. Prerequisite: Acceptance into BSN program.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Appraise interrelationships of nursing theory, practice, and research.
  • Evaluate the credibility of sources of information, including but not limited to databases and internet resources.
  • Evaluate the nurse‚Äôs role in protection of human subjects in the conduct of research.
  • Utilize the research process to evaluate evidence focusing on planning, implementing, and evaluating outcomes of care.
  • Analyze principles and models of evidence-based practice.
  • Identify practice discrepancies between identified standards and practice that may adversely impact patient outcomes.
  • Utilize evidence-based research findings to evaluate and address nursing practice problems

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Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
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