Nursing 3040-1/2 Nursing Research Methods (Fall 2019)

This course is an introduction to quantitative and qualitative nursing research. It provides students with a solid foundation for the continued study of research and nursing scholarship. Students will develop an understanding of and appreciation for all phases of the research process, with an emphasis on the novice professional's role as an informed consumer of research. Students will develop skills in critiquing published studies and in making judgements about the usefulness of research for nursing practice.

Course Instructor: 
List of Reserve Material: 

Week 2

CNA. (2018). Position statement : Evidence-informed decision-making and nursing practice. Also available from www.cna-aiic.ca

Steele-Moses, S.K. (2009). Developing a journal club at your institutionClinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 13(1), 109-112.

Probst, J. (2014). The unexpected benefits of participating in research. Canadian Nurse, 110(6), 16-17.

Week 3

Yoder, L.H. (2014). Staff nurses’ use of research to facilitate evidence-based practiceAJN, 114(9), 26-38.

Review one clinical practice guideline that is of interest to you and be prepared to briefly discuss it with your peers in class. You may choose one at http://www.rnao.org or choose to use another website.

Foley, V. (2011). Evidence-based practice: Issues, paradigms, and future pathways. Nursing Forum, 46(1), 38-44.

Week 4 

Bryanton, J., Walsh, D., Barrett, M., & Gaudet, D. (2004).  Tub bathing versus traditional sponge bathing for newbornsJOGNN, 33(6), 704-712.

Watt-Watson, J. et al.  (2004). Impact of preoperative education on pain outcomes after coronary artery bypass graft surgeryPain, 109, 73-85.

Week 5

Bryanton, J., Walsh, D., Barrett, M., & Gaudet, D. (2004).  Tub bathing versus traditional sponge bathing for newbornsJOGNN, 33(6), 704-712.  Also linked in Week 4.

Watt-Watson, J. et al.  (2004). Impact of preoperative education on pain outcomes after coronary artery bypass graft surgeryPain, 109, 73-85. Also linked in Week 4.

Beck, S.T. & Watson, S. (2010). Subsequent childbirth after a previous traumatic birthNursing Research. 59(4), 241-249.

Week 6

Hines, S. et al. (2014). The effectiveness of psychosocial interventions for cognitive dysfunction in cancer patients who have received chemotherapy: A systematic review. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, 11(3), 187-193.

Swenson et al. (2015). Parents' use of praise and criticism in a sample of young children seeking mental health servicesJournal of Pediatric Health Care, 30(1), 49-56.

Week 8 

Access, read, and be prepared to discuss in class:http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/add-pregnant-women-to-draft-drug-guide-mds-1.917319

Ågård, A. S., Egerod, I., Tønnesen, E., & Lomborg, K. (2015). From spouse to caregiver and back: A grounded theory study of post-intensive care unit spousal caregivingJournal of Advanced Nursing71(8), 1892–1903.

Burns, M. (2019). A theoretical model of spousal caregiving postintensive careNursing Science Quarterly, 33(2), 120-126.

Orique, Despins, Wakefield, Erdelez, & Vogelsmeier (2019). Perceptions of clinical deterioration cues among medical-surgical nursesJournal of Advanced Nursing, 1-11. DOI: 10.1111/jan.14038

Week 10

Kiddo, D. et al. (2015). Randomized crossover trail of single use hydrophilic coated vs multiple use polyvinlchloride catheters for intermittent catheterization to determine incidence of urinary infection. The Journal of Urology, 194(1), 174-179.

Week 11 

Bryanton, J., Walsh, D., Barrett, M., & Gaudet, D. (2004).  Tub bathing versus traditional sponge bathing for newbornsJOGNN, 33(6), 704-712. Also linked in Week 4 & 5.

Critique Article:

Hödl, M. , Eglseer, D. & Lohrmann, C. (2019). Does Conducting a Risk Assessment Facilitate Better Care for Patients at Risk of Pressure Injuries?. Advances in Skin & Wound Care, 32(8), 365–369.