To develop an understanding of the purpose of research for nursing practice, students examine the two major research paradigms and the components of the research process. They develop skills in the critical appraisal of nursing research, which will assist them in their role as research consumers and enhance their evidence-based practice. Students practice in a selected clinical setting, demonstrating research-mindedness while developing nursing skills required to function in that area. PREREQ: NURS 3316. cr 6. Restricted to post-RN students in the distance education program.