Week 5 Assignment: Research Design

 A baccalaureate nurse understands, relates, and values the fundamental elements of research, process, and designs as a foundation for an evidence-based practice (AACN, 2008; QSEN, 2018).



This assignment provides a learning activity for students to demonstrate understanding of quantitative and qualitative research, the purpose and importance of designs, and how research is critical for creating a credible evidence-based nursing practice.

Course Outcomes:

This assignment enables the student to meet the following Course Outcomes.

CO 1:  Examine the sources of evidence that contribute to professional nursing practice. (PO 7)

CO 2:  Apply research principles to the interpretation of the content of published research studies. (PO 4 & 8)

CO 5:  Recognize the role of research findings in evidence-based practice. (PO 7 & 8)