Graduates of the MN program develop competence in inquiry relevant to practice, education or administration. In addition to two courses in research methods, students complete a scholarly project or thesis to demonstrate mastery of a focused area of knowledge. A supervisory committee guides the student through the project or thesis process, including the selection of the topic of interest and the research methods.
Sample project or thesis topics include:
- Communication and Culture: Inroads to Outreach in the Mexican-American Community
- Fatigue in Women with Breast Cancer
- Descriptive Study of Outpatient Burn Population and Development of Prevention Efforts
- A Critique of Methods to Measure Critical Thinking in Basic Nursing Education Programs
- Conducting Youth Forums in a Rural Setting: A Community Assessment
- A Survey of Activity Interventions Available Within the Adult Family Home Community of Pierce County, WA.
- Redesign of Pain Management at Harrison Memorial Hospital
- Development of a Web Site for Parents of NICU Babies
- An Overview of Factors Affecting Passing Rates on the NCLEX-RN Examination: Mentorship as a Strategy to Enhance Students' Success