Metropolitan State University

NURS 700 : Advanced Nursing Science

A. Course Description
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: NURS 603 Foundations of Integrative Care AND
NURS 708 Epidemiology and Population Health  
Lab Hours/ Weeks: Corequisites: None
Lecture Hours/ Week :  
MnTC Goals: None
This course focuses on the philosophy of science in nursing and its application to practice inquiry and practice knowledge development. Theories, models, and concepts that inform advanced nursing practice are systematically examined and evaluated. Students analyze the foundations of middle-range theories and explore application of theory to doctoral advanced nursing practice.
B. Course Effective Dates: 05/01/2012 - Present
C. Outline of Major Content Areas:
See Course Description for major content areas.
D. Learning Outcomes (General)
  1. Identify the historical development of the philosophy of science in nursing and other practice disciplines.
  2. Integrate nursing science into various practice settings.
  3. Describe components of scientific theory.
  4. Discuss the evolution of grand nursing theories versus situation specific theories in nursing practice.
  5. Conduct a health-related concept analysis.
  6. Analyze selected theories and conceptual models.
  7. Evaluate a specific middle-range theory and its application to practice.
E. Learning Outcomes (MN Transfer Curriculum)
This contains no goal areas.
G. Special Information
Prerequisite: Admission to DNP Program.