The Research concentration is designed to further expose current MSN students to nursing research and foster an interest in future doctoral study.
The concentration includes a seminar in which students learn how to review the literature and develop a preliminary proposal that can be used in their application to a PhD program. All students in this concentration enroll in two approved graduate-level Research Seminar courses, which include a research practicum (NURS 6150 and NURS 6160).
The research practicum allows students the opportunity to work on faculty research to gain research skills. The research practicum is an 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 two 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. The concentration is open to M.S.N. students in their final year of study.
Concentration coordinator: Monica Ordway
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