This 13 module (39 CE credit) course introduces nurses, scholars, leaders, and students to the theory and process of applying technology to quantitative nursing research: including software, virtual databases, proposal writing, online data collection and computer-assisted data analysis and dissemination. The learner will create a proposal and plan a research study as part of the assessment process. This course entails 39 instruction hours, equivalent in length to a standard 3 credit college course. This course is personalized, self-paced and taken entirely online in the privacy and comfort of your own home or office. You will receive one to one interaction with your instructor and your modes of assessment and study will be fine-tuned to suit your personal learning styles, preferences and needs.

Practice includes learning how to apply computer technology to every step of the quantitative research project from planning to analysis. The principles of probability, description, exploration, selection, design, reliability, validity, non-biasedness, randomness, and robustness will be incorporated and applied to the research process.