Seminar on Research Synthesis

Course Number: NURS 900
Credit(s): 4
Prerequisite(s): Scientific foundations for the practice doctorate

Utilizing the clinical problem identified in Scientific Foundations, this course will familiarize students with scientific methods for evaluating levels of evidence and conducting systematic and integrative literature reviews. These techniques will be utilized to synthesize available evidence related to a clinical problem of choice. Course content will include an overview of the methodology for searching existing databases, documenting the search process, and select appropriate inclusion/exclusion criteria for selecting studies.