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NURS 7105 Analyzing & Constructing Conceptual & Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Science
Credit hours: 3 per Semester
Cluster: Nursing Knowledge Development: Theory, Philosophy and Science,


Course Level: Doctoral

Course Type: PhD


Course Open to: PhD Students

Institution:University of Utah

Pre-requisites: Instructor permission.

Course Description: This course provides students with the techniques to explore the structure of concepts and theories and explore their role in research and practice. Students will learn to identify the level of development of concepts and theories, and how to develop them further using the literature as data or qualitative methods. We will explore the structure of nursing knowledge, and methods of concept identification, delineation, comparison and clarification. Students will also critique existing conceptual and theoretical frameworks including determining their usefulness for application in research. We will discuss methods of concept and theory modeling and the development of mid-range theory, within the context of research programs. By the end of the course the students will be competent in critiquing and using concepts and theories in their research and practice, and developing conceptual frameworks. Students will also understand the complementary and incremental nature of nursing knowledge development.


Method of Instruction: synchronous

Delivery Platform: Internet Video Conferencing

Campus visits required: None

Course Contact: Heather Clarkson



Tuition: $825/credit


Other considerations: n/a


Available Seats by Semester for this course:



Section: 002
Instructor:Jan Morse, PhD
Credits: 3 / Semester

Funding to develop this project was provided in part by the U.S. Department of Education's Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education
and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
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