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NURS580 Nursing Research Project

Completion of a supervised research project demonstrating independent study.

In this paper students will complete an advanced-level supervised research project, demonstrating independent nursing scholarship and the ability to translate findings into practice.

Paper title Nursing Research Project
Paper code NURS580
Subject Nursing
EFTS 0.25
Points 30 points
Teaching period 1st Non standard period (16 January 2023 - 3 November 2023) (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,903.00
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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NURS 441 and NURS 442 and NURS 443 and NURS 444 and NURS 445 and NURS 446 and NURS 447
Limited to
An undergraduate degree in any discipline with at least three years' full-time study and a B average in the final two years of the degree.
Teaching staff

Dr Virginia Jones

Teaching Arrangements

The student will have an academic supervisor (20 hours) through to submission of the research project in early September but is expected to work independently to conduct their research project.


There is no set text.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Critical thinking, Research.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
At successful completion of the paper students will be able to:
  1. Assess current disciplinary concerns, determine nursing research priorities and select a feasible research topic to investigate
  2. Master advanced knowledge and theoretical understanding in an aspect of nursing
  3. Build a coherent argument for undertaking the research based on the synthesis of existing knowledge
  4. Design a well-structured, relevant and integrated plan of research
  5. Carry out ethically sound research using appropriate methods of investigation and analysis
  6. Analyse, argue and reach conclusions that are informed by independent inquiry and other available information
  7. Evaluate the implications of the research findings for clinical practice and make appropriate, well-supported recommendations for nursing practice/healthcare
  8. Disseminate findings as appropriate for the research project (for example to clinical areas, by publication to the wider profession)

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1st Non standard period (16 January 2023 - 3 November 2023)

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system