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In NURS450: Transition to Practice Seminar, the senior capstone for graduating nursing students and an essential studies class focused on information literacy, we examine research studies with a CASP Programme checklist, which helps students understand the validity and applicability of published research to their patient populations. In this assignment AI, specifically ChatGPT, is used to generate a fictional randomized controlled trial. Students are guided through the checklist and a group discussion on whether that study meets the requirements to be considered valid and applicable to a local population (with the assumption that the study was real). The purpose is to develop students’ agency in critiquing research, by starting with a study they know they will find issues with because it was AI generated. They will practice those skills on a real study for the second half of the assignment.

Course Level

Senior level

Student Learning Outcomes

Information Literacy, Critical Inquiry and Analysis

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