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NURS 7200 Writing Discipline for Scientific Publishing
Credit hours: 3 per Semester
Cluster: Nursing Knowledge Development: Theory, Philosophy and Science, Scholarship and Writing


Course Level: Doctoral Foundational

Course Type: PhD


Course Open to: PhD Students

Institution:University of Colorado

Pre-requisites: Completion of first-year PhD coursework or permission of instructor.

Course Description: Concentrating on clear, logical thinking as the most important element in manuscript communication, students will develop the discipline of writing focusing on writing roadmaps, precision/concision of words, and common writing pitfalls in the context of expectations for scientific publishing. At the conclusion of this course, the student will be able to: 1. Analyze the relationship between clear, logical thinking and successful scientific/scholarly writing. 2. Analyze common writing problems in the student’s own and other’s writing while proposing and applying solutions. 3. Prepare a manuscript for publication submission to a peer-reviewed journal using a systematic process of manuscript development, revision, and refinement. 4. Distinguish among the requirements and processes of submission and peer-review for a variety of scientific journals.


Method of Instruction: asynchronous

Delivery Platform: Canvas

Campus visits required: Optional one week intensive week in Aurora

Course Contact: China Hutchins



Tuition: NEXus Common Price


Other considerations: Dr. Nancy Lowe is a fellow of both the American Academy of Nursing and the American College of Nurse-Midwives, as well as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing (JOGNN).


Available Seats by Semester for this course:


FALL 2019

Section: 5IN
Instructor: TBA
Seats: 0
Credits: 3 / Semester
Start Date: 08-26-19
End Date: 12-13-19

course is not being offered for FA2019

FALL 2020

Section: 5IN
Instructor: Michael Rice
Seats: 5
Credits: 3 / Semester
Start Date: 08-31-20
End Date: 12-18-20

FALL 2021

Section: BXN
Instructor: TBA
Seats: 5
Credits: 3 / Semester
Start Date: 08-30-21
End Date: 12-17-21



Section: BXN
Instructor: TBA
Seats: 5
Credits: 3 / Semester
Start Date: 01-24-22
End Date: 05-20-22

FALL 2022

Section: BXN
Instructor: TBA
Seats: 5
Credits: 3 / Semester
Start Date: 08-29-22
End Date: 12-16-22

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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