Nursing Research Minor

The Minor in Nursing Research is available to students pursuing education in advanced clinical specialty roles who want the opportunity to also obtain training pertinent to conduct and coordinate clinical research. Students should consult with their academic advisor.  The curriculum focuses on research methodology and statistics. The Minor will enable graduates to apply their clinical and research skills in the following types of positions: clinical trial interventionists, research consultants, adverse events coordinators, and research project managers.

Graduates of the Minor in Nursing Research are eligible for National Certification as a Certified Clinical Research Coordinator by the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) after successful completion of the Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) Certification Exam. (Note: clinical research coordinator experience is required for exam).

Curriculum Format

  • Part-time (~ 4 terms)
  • Onsite

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Minor in Nursing Research are prepared to accomplish the following:

  • Apply research principles to the management of clinical investigations
  • Participate in the research process including the development of reviews of literature, research protocols, and human subjects protection protocols
  • Participate in recruitment of research subjects, data collection, and dissemination of research findings
  • Utilize computer technology and informatics as an integral component of a research program or project
  • Articulate the role of the clinical researcher within the health professions and society
  • Perform the role of nurse researcher within clinical research settings

Curriculum: Nursing Research Minor (subject to change)

  • Elective - (approval by Coordinator, Nursing Research Concentration) 3 cr.
  • NUR 2011 - Applied Statistics for Evidence-Based Practice 3 cr.
  • NURSP 2075- Introduction to Health Informatics 3 cr.
  • NUR 3052 - Manuscript Development 1 cr.
  • NUR 2800 - Coordinating Clinical Trials 2 cr. (online)
  • Total Credits: 12 cr.

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