Lesson Plan : Nursing Research

Teacher Name:
 Dr. Sando
Grade:
 College/University
Subject:
 Other

Topic:
 Introduction to Nursing Research
Content:
 What Is Nursing Research? The Importance of Research in Nursing Roles of Nurses in Research The Early Years: From Nightingale to the 1960s Nursing Research Since 1970 Directions for Nursing Research in the New Millennium Tradition and Authority Clinical Experience and Intuition Trial and Error Assembled Information Disciplined Research The Positivist Paradigm The Naturalistic Paradigm Paradigms and Methods: Quantitative and Qualitative Research Multiple Paradigms and Nursing Research Identification and Description Exploration Explanation Prediction and Control
Goals:
 Discuss chapter topics: AN INTRODUCTION TO NURSING RESEARCH NURSING RESEARCH: PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE SOURCES OF EVIDENCE PARADIGMS AND METHODS FOR NURSING RESEARCH PURPOSES OF NURSING RESEARCH ASSISTANCE TO CONSUMERS OF NURSING RESEARCH
Objectives:
 On completing this chapter, you will be able to: ◗ Describe why research is important in the nursing profession and discuss why evidence-based practice is needed ◗ Describe historical trends and future directions in nursing research ◗ Describe alternative sources of evidence for nursing practice ◗ Describe major characteristics of the positivist and naturalistic paradigms, and discuss similarities and differences between the traditional scientific method (quantitative research) and naturalistic methods (qualitative research) ◗ Identify several purposes of qualitative and quantitative research ◗ Define new terms in the chapter
Materials:
 Essentials of Nursing Research, 6th Edition Denise Polit and Cheryl Tatano Beck ISBN: 0-7817-4972-7 (2005) Phila: LWW Study Guide, CR-ROM, LWW Connection: Student Web Resources
Practice:
 Slide Presentation Seminar Discussion
Checking For Understanding:
 Review Answers to CT Exercises > 77 score for Chapter 1 Review Questions
Evaluation:
 Formative Portfolio contents for Chapter 1: Definitions for key/new terms Answers to CT exercises Print out of Review Questions score

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