Introduction to Nursing
Research for RPNs

Introduction to Nursing Research for RPNs

This 8 week course provides a great introduction to the world of research. Some of the topics covered include: What is Nursing Research? How to develop a research question. How to read and understand Nursing Research. What is evidence-based nursing? How do you develop a research question? What is research ethics? What is critical appraisal? How to read and interpret research. What is knowledge translation? Methods to mobilizing research findings into practice. Components of a Research Proposal. What is knowledge dissemination? How to write an abstract. How to develop a conference poster… and more!

Course Start Dates for 2024:
Winter: January 15, 2024
Summer: July 15, 2024

Week 1: Research Fundamentals

Week 2: Role of Theory and Frameworks in Research

Week 3: Critical Appraisal

Week 4: Finding Research

Week 5: Knowledge Translation Part 1
Understanding the literature in the context of your research question

Week 6: Knowledge Translation Part 2
Using evidence to improve your nursing practice

Week 7: Components of a Research Project

Week 8 – Creating Evidence

Must be an RPN or other health care professional. Participants must have access to a computer, the Internet and possess basic computer skills to participate in the electronic class discussions.

Introduction to Nursing Research is designed to provide learners with education and tools to support an understanding of research in health care.

  • If you would like to withdraw from a course, please submit written notice prior to the date the course begins to be eligible for a refund (less a $25 administration fee).
  • Deferring a course to a later date will not incur the administration fees and the participant may select any course within one year of the initial registration date without penalty.
  • Course fees are non-refundable after 50% completion of the course duration
  • A request for a refund at any other point during the course must be submitted in writing for a partial refund (less the $25 administrative fee)

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