Clinical-Scholarship Praxis Experience I

Course Number: NURS 595
Credit(s): 3
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the Instructor

This course is the first in a sequence designed for PhD students with little nursing practice experience as a nurse-generalist, or in an advanced role (e.g., practitioner, midwife, clinical nurse specialist, or administrator). The purpose is to foster praxis, that is, to provide opportunity to develop awareness of, appreciation for, and skill in navigating within complex clinical care environments, all of which are essential to inform successful work as a clinical researcher. A combination of observational, reflective, analytic, and communication experiences will be used across a period of being embedded in practice settings. Concepts from nursing and other disciplines such as anthropology and social psychology will inform the work. The focus will be on linking practice and research, and on role development as a nurse researcher, broadly defined.