After finishing this course, the student should be able to:

Analyze current practice critically in order to develop researchable problems.
Evaluate research as a decision-making basis in order to improve outcomes through translation into evidence-based practice.
Develop a proposal to address a nursing problem or focus area identified in nursing practice to synthesize an understanding of the research process.
Investigate ethical issues related to scientific research, such as informed consent, data management, data analysis, and human subject protection.
Investigate national and international initiatives as well as research priorities.