Course Specific Research Support for NRS 110: Home

The purpose of this page is to link curriculum requirements for developmentally- and discipline-specific development of research skills to appropriate library instruction and support outcomes

Foundations of Nursing- Health Promotion course outcomes related to research skills:

Other indicators of required research or information seeking:

From the Course Description:

"Supports self and patient health practices through access to research evidence about healthy lifestyle patterns and risk factors for disease/illness, and the application of growth and development theory."

From the Course Activities:

  • Projects
  • Written papers

Bridging competencies to support research and information seeking at this level:

  • Define a research topic in a hierarchical fashion, broad to specific
  • Differentiate key words from subject headings
  • Locate relevant and reliable sources for building background knowledge

Corresponding research and information seeking outcomes for NRS 110

1. Measure factualness and validity of sources

2. Use search strategies familiar to nurses

3. Locate scientific reports, journal articles, and other professional level artifacts

Librarian Instructional Objectives:

1. Define indicators of evidence-based research

2. Identify relevant databases for topic and use controlled vocabularies in searching

3. Use specialized search engines, library databases and journal browsing to locate sources that nurses would use

Placement of courses on an Information Literacy Continuum

Courses Instructional Stages Student's Developmental Stage


Connecting to 

1. I know where the library is located and about some of the services provided.



Information Seeking

2. I can identify a topic, and identify useful information sources to read about it.


Literacy Skills

3. I can develop a topic statement, locate and use library sources, and begin  informational research.


NRS 110


Academic or Career/
Technical Related

4. I evaluate the sources I have found for relevancy to my field, and I know who some of the experts are.

Inquiry and Exploration for

5. I can identify pro- and con-positions on a topic. I can identify the perspectives of various experts in a field.

NRS 231
Discipline- or Area
of Study Specific

6. I can support my position on an issue with evidence. I can accurately summarize the scholarly or professional conversation.


Librarian Liaison to the Nursing SAC (Subject Area Committee)

Contact: Jen Klaudinyi,  Librarian at the Southeast campus

Nursing courses with with outcomes related to research and information seeking

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To update Course outcomes, contact: Pam Kessinger