The Ins and Outs of Nursing Research

The Ins and Outs of Nursing Research

Type: Blended Online Course 
Date: July 23 - September 7, 2018
Location: Online

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Between clinical practice, care coordination, and study management, research is now vital to nurses’ career success. However, most clinical nurses are not properly prepared to undertake the massive responsibility of research.

Not anymore! The Nursing Knowledge Center has developed a brand-new training program, The Ins and Outs of Nursing Research, to help you successfully launch your next research project through a guided mentoring process.

This course will provide you with research best practices, pertinent tools, and expert guidance so you can conduct nursing research.

Upon completion of this 9.5-credit course, you will be able to:

  • Increase your confidence with research by developing a project with the assistance of an expert nurse researcher
  • Get a head start on the research process by developing a research question and completing a literature review
  • Design a study with mentoring/feedback from an expert
  • Save time and stress by learning the approval process for conducting research
  • Advance your research career by writing an abstract and creating a poster to disseminate your research at conferences

Don’t miss your chance to get real-world nursing guidance in the form of four interactive online-learning modules and one live webinar with self-paced independent activities.

Register Now!

Event Details


Independent study format (4 weeks total):

  • Pre-course work – July 23 - August 3
  • Week 1 – August 6-10, 2018: Developing the question and Literature Review
  • Week 2 – August 13-17, 2018: Designing the Study
  • Live Webinar – August 21,  at 12:00pm–1:00pm, ET
  • Week 3 – August 27-31, 2018: Securing Necessary Approvals
  • Week 4 – September 3-7, 2018: Disseminating Results

*IMPORTANT NOTICE: The first module starts on August 6, 2018 and pre-course work is required. To participate fully in the literature review, it is necessary to have personal access to online databases (e.g., CINAHL) to perform a search. This may be a benefit through your organization, through your school, or even a public library.*

Key Learning Outcomes


At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to develop a plan for a clinical research study including:

  • Participants will develop a research question and complete a literature review
  • Participants will design a study with mentoring/feedback from an expert
  • Participants will synthesize knowledge of approval processes to conduct research
  • Participants will write an abstract and create a poster for dissemination of research

Presented By


Dr. Rebecca Clark, PhD, RN

Dr. Rebecca Clark has over thirty years of experience teaching and conducting nursing research. For the past ten years, she has led the nursing research department for a large Magnet®-designated health system, securing grant funding for clinical research projects and teaching staff how to conduct clinical research projects and how to present and publish their work. Currently, Dr. Clark consults with hospitals, working with nursing staff to conceptualize, develop, and conduct research, evidence-based work, and quality-improvement projects.

Pricing Information

45 seats available.
Price: $319.00

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