Research Concentration

The Research Concentration is offered to second year specialty students who have an interest in gaining additional research skills, particularly those who may be considering a doctorate in nursing in the future.

The Research Concentration requirements include successful completion of the following:

N535 Evidence-based Practice for APRNs

Research Seminar (N615a and N616b; 2 semesters, second year of MSN program) 3.0 credits (graded as sat/unsat). Seminar - one hour every other week – students are mentored to identify a clinical problem, review the literature, and develop a research question to address a clinical problem.

Research practicum - equivalent of 3 hours per week participating in a faculty member’s ongoing research (45 hours/semester). The faculty member will assist the student in preparing goals and objectives for the experience and meet with the student at a minimum of every 2 weeks for research mentoring and supervision. Research activities may vary and include recruitment, preparation of study materials, data collection, data entry and analysis, preparation of applications for IRB approval, attendance at team  meetings, and research-related poster/manuscript preparation.  Practicum  hours are flexible and can be completed during the summer.  

Applications due April 11, 2018, at 5:00 pm