Course Specific Research Support for NRS 231: Home

This 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

Clinical Pharmacology II course outcomes related to research skills:

Other indicators of required research or information seeking:

From the Course Activities and Design

  • Project/Paper
  • Case Studies

From the Outcome and Assessment Strategies:

"Presentation/projects rubric."

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

  • Identify audience, bias, and purpose of information sources
  • Identify synonyms, colloquial terms v. scientific terms, and encompassing concepts, for keyword searching
  • Recognize the different purposes of sources through the publication cycle

Corresponding research and information seeking outcomes for NRS 231

1. Locate and use professional-level drug guides, as well as reliable and comprehensive drug and natural product information sources

2. Select relevant databases for professional and current information on pharmacology, for both patient awareness and professional development

4. Identify sources of professional-level journal articles

Librarian Instructional Objectives:

1. Locate library-based, professional-level drug information sources

2. Use controlled vocabularies and limiters in searching databases to identify relevant sources

3. Use specialized search engines and indicators of peer-review to locate relevant and reliable sources

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

For information about this page:

To update Course outcomes, contact: Pam Kessinger