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NURS 400 - Evidence-based Nursing Practice

Class Session: Thursday, August 23, 2018 - Monday, October 15, 2018

Credit: 3 semester hours of undergraduate credit

Prerequisites: STAT 110 and NURS 314 for generic BSN students; NURS 250 for RN-BSN students

Instructor: Karen Wickersham

Note: This course is restricted to Academic Partnership (AP) Nursing students.


Course Description

Introduction to the language and process of research and the use of best practices to guide nursing practice. Note: Restricted to College of Nursing students Carolina Core Integrative Course: Nursing-Generic, BSN; Nursing-RN, BSN


Course Delivery Type

A Web course is taught using one or more web delivery platforms such as Blackboard, Streaming Video, Adobe Connect etc. Students must have access to a high-speed Internet connection. More information will be provided by the instructor in the course syllabus.

(100% asynchronous - if course has any online or face-to-face meetings, live attendance will not be required. For any such sessions, there will be alternative ways to view or obtain the material covered).


Course Materials

Textbooks are available from the USC University Bookstore in the Russell House Student Union, Greene Street, Columbia, SC, 803-777-4160 (toll free at 888-654-5320). Online text ordering is available through the bookstore Web site at www.shopgamecocks.com. Delivery options are in-store pickup or UPS shipping (Ground, Second Day, or Next Day). Students are required to indicate their course section to order online; there will be a "J" prefix on the course SECTION number for this course. Contact the bookstore for questions about the online ordering system.


Syllabus Information

Enrolled students will be able to view in Blackboard.


Assignment Information

Enrolled students will be able to view in Blackboard.


Information is accurate as of September 22, 2018, 10:12 pm (Subject to change)

Special Fee Notification

Students may be required to be proctored during online test completion. If students are unable to attend test proctoring sessions in person at the Distributed Learning office, additional fees may apply for online test proctoring if the course requires online testing.



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