Concurrent election of NUR 596; or consent of instructor. (1).
Introduction to structure and function of extant theories of nursing as a basis for conceptual framework for nursing. Emphasis on nursing science as foundation for integrating nursing theory, practice and research. Focus on understanding elements of nursing theory, analyzing nursing theories and implementing a specific theory into the research process. Qualitative and quantitative research methods explored. Steps of the research process implemented throughout the curriculum culminating in a completed master’s thesis. GradedABCDE/Y.