Nursing Research Certificate Program
- General Requirements
To participate in an online Certificate Program with NHI, you will need:
- Hold a nursing license in the United States
- Have an e-mail address
- Have an internet connection
- Have speakers or headphones
- Have met your financial responsibilities with NHI
- Target Audience
Our Certificate Programs are designed for nurses who are looking to explore new career paths or are already employed in a specialized field but would like validation of their knowledge by attending a formal education program.
- Enrollment Procedure
All candidates to our Certificate Programs must register by paying the tuition fee corresponding to the program they have chosen. Once the candidate’s elegibility information has been verified with his/her board of nursing, NHI will issue a welcome package which is e-mailed to the student within 48 hours from the time of payment. This welcome package will provide the student with comprehensive information such as how to login and navigate through to the program
- Completion Requirements
To earn the Certificate, students must successfully complete all required modules within the course and their respective exams. There is no specific order in which courses must be taken, although it is recommended that you take the course in the sequence in which is organized for better outcomes.
- Completion Time
The curriculum for our Certificate Programs is developed so they can typically be completed in 9 to 12 months. However, since courses are delivered using a self-paced method, students can start and complete courses at times of their choosing. All course materials are available online and can be reviewed at the time that works best for the student.
As part of our commitment to our students, all textbooks and reading material for our Certificate Programs are included with paid tuition fee. Unless a course does not require a textbook and all reading material is offered online, students will receive these materials by mail within a week from the time of registration.
At NHI, we believe professional education and career development should be affordable and available to all nursing professionals; therefore, we pledge to keep our tuition cost to a fraction of what other similar educational institutions charge without compromising quality and topic selection. For detailed tuition cost, refer to each specific program by browsing our Course Catalog
- Professional Credit
All our Certificate Programs provide continuing education credits. NHI is an accredited nursing continuing education provider for California, Florida and District of Columbia boards of nursing; however, continuing education credits issued by us are recognized by boards of nursing nationwide. For more information please visit our About Us page
- Browser Requirement
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This program offers a comprehensive introduction to nursing research concepts and methods. Evidence-based practice is emphasized throughout, with clear guidelines for evaluating research and applying scientific evidence to practice. Coverage includes qualitative and quantitative research, appraising and critiquing research, critical thinking, and clinical decision-making using research information.
This course is designed for nurses seeking to enhance their general knowledge about nursing research and evidence-based practice. Nurses seeking to join a clinical research committee or to pursue a position as research assistant can also benefit from this course.
Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:
- Define research, nursing research, and evidence-based practice.
- Describe the purposes of research in implementing an evidence-based practice.
- Identify the common types of research—quantitative, qualitative, or outcomes—conducted to generate essential evidence for nursing practice.
- Identify the levels of research evidence available to nurses for practice.
- Describe the importance of evidence-based guidelines in implementing evidence-based practice.
- Identify your role in research as a professional nurse.
- Define terms relevant to the quantitative research process: basic research, applied research, rigor, and control.
- Compare and contrast the problem-solving process, nursing process, and research process.
- Identify the steps of the quantitative research process in descriptive, correlational, quasi-experimental, and experimental published studies.
- Read research reports.
- Identify the purposes of statistical analyses.
- Describe the process of data analysis.
- Differentiate probability theory from decision theory.
- Describe the process of inferring from a sample to a population.
- Discuss the distribution of the normal curve.
- Compare and contrast Type I and Type II errors.
- Identify descriptive analyses, such as frequency distributions, percentages, measures of central tendency, and measures of dispersion, conducted to describe the samples and study variables in research.
- Describe the five types of results obtained from quasi-experimental and experimental studies that are interpreted within a decision theory framework.
- Compare and contrast statistical significance from clinical importance of results.
- Critically appraise statistical results, findings, conclusions, generalization of findings, nursing implications, and suggestions for further research in a study.
- Describe the roles of nurses in critically appraising studies to determine the credibility of the findings.
- Describe the four phases of critical appraisal for a quantitative study.
- Conduct a critical appraisal of a quantitative research report.
- Describe the guidelines for conducting critical appraisals of qualitative studies.
- Conduct a critical appraisal of a qualitative research report.
In order to receive full contact-hour credit for this CNE activity, participants must:
- Be registered for this activity,
- Review the course material,
- Complete the course post-test and obtain a grade of 75% or higher,
- Complete and submit the course evaluation survey.
- Other requirements for some of the courses may also include participation discussion boards, practice exercises, practice questions, etc.
Conflict of Interest (or lack thereof) for Planners, Authors and Presenters
A conflict of interest exists if any individual/entity that is in a position to influence the content, design, or implementation of the CNE activity is ALSO in a position to benefit financially from the success of a CNE activity.
The planners, authors and presenters of this CNE activity have disclosed no conflict of interest including no relevant financial relationships with any commercial companies pertaining to this CNE activity.
There is no commercial company or sponsor support for this CNE activity.
Non-Endorsement of Products
The National Healthcare Institute CNE provider approval status refers only to continuing nursing education activities and does not imply that there is a real or implied endorsement of any product, service, or company referred to in this activity nor of any company subsidizing costs related to the activity.
Off-Label Product Use
This CNE activity does not include any unannounced information about off-label use of a product for a purpose other than that for which it was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Nursing Board Approvals
National Healthcare Institute (NHI) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the California*, Florida and District of Columbia Board of Nursing. All CNE courses offer by National Healthcare Institute follow the standards recommended by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation for this type of educational activities.
California Board of Registered Nursing*
District of Columbia Board of Nursing
Registered Nurse Anesthetist
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Clinical Nurse Midwife
Florida Board of Nursing
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
* Please note that the California Board of Registered Nursing (aka Registered Nursing Program) does not approve individual courses; however, as an approved CE provider (CA Provider 15701), National Healthcare Institute offers course content and utilize instructors who meet the requirements of Sections 1456 and 1457, Title 16, of the California Code of Regulations in order to meet the CE requirements for nurses in the State of California.
- Number: CP110009
- CE Broker ID: 20-336735
- Contact hours: 82 CE Hrs
- Price: $165.00
- Expiration date: Saturday, 22 February 2014