Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)

School of Nursing (SON)

Courses and Deliverables

Fall 2018

NURS 701. Statistical Methods for Nursing Research

Course Objectives: 

  1. Describe differences between point estimators, interval estimates and tests of hypotheses.
  2. Describe hypothesis testing and the role of the null hypothesis, alternative hypothesis, Type I error, Type II error and power.
  3. Explain the basic structure of a database, how to set up a database, and how to access data in a database.
  4. Demonstrate how to use statistical software, calculate descriptive statistics such as mean, standard error, frequencies, percentages, correlations, etc. and report them in tables.
  5. Create effective statistical graphics and tables to display results of analyses
  6. Conduct the following statistical tests: contingency table analysis, one- and two-sample t-tests, one- and two-factor analysis of variance (ANOVA), simple linear regression, multiple linear regression, and analysis of covariance (ANCOVA).
  7. Explain the concepts of interaction, adjusted means (and variances) and statistical models.

Course Deliverables:

  1. Module 4 Assignment – Module 4 Assignment POWER
  2. Module 14 Assignment – Module 14 Assignment Demographics

NURS 610. Health Information and Emerging Health Care Technologies

Course Objectives:

  1. Explain health information technology terminology and concepts currently used and evolving in health care.
  2. Examine the impact of regulatory policies and health care data standards on data management, quality outcomes and fiscal resources.
  3. Identify cultural, ethical, and legal implications of health information technology in healthcare.
  4. Evaluate sources of consumer healthcare information for accuracy, timeliness, and appropriateness and their impact on patient safety.
  5. Analyze clinical information systems designed to promote safe, quality, and cost effective care.
  6. Develop a patient centered and quality outcomes evaluation plan using extracted data from clinical information systems

Course Deliverables:

  1. PICOT-D Assignment-A Tech Assisted Focused Reentry Program PICOT D
  2. Data Set Download Checklist – Data Set Check List
  3. Gap Analysis Presentation-Gap Analysis Presentation E
  4. Gap Analysis: Utilization of a Heart Failure Order Set-Paper