Metropolitan State University

NURS 601 : Nursing Science

A. Course Description
Credits: 3
Lab Hours/ Weeks: Corequisites: None
Lecture Hours/ Week :  
MnTC Goals: None
This course identifies philosophies of science and the processes involved in conceptual and critical thinking. Concepts, theories and models that inform advanced nursing practice are systematically examined and evaluated. Selected nursing theories are analyzed and critiqued using theory formation criteria. Students discuss application of nursing science and conceptual models to their selected clinical areas of focus. Students are expected to critically articulate the use of theory-based practice in advanced nursing roles.
B. Course Effective Dates: 08/24/2002 - Present
C. Outline of Major Content Areas:
See Course Description for major content areas.
D. Learning Outcomes (General)
  1. Analyze and evaluate selected grand and middle range theories.
  2. Apply selected theories to simulated settings of advanced nursing practice.
  3. Construct the analysis of a nursing concept.
  4. Critique nursing theories for their applicability to diverse client populations.
  5. Critique selected writings related to the development of nursing science.
  6. Explore the application of selected theories to nursing research, administration, and educational settings.
E. Learning Outcomes (MN Transfer Curriculum)
This contains no goal areas.
G. Special Information