(1)This course is the first of three courses required of all MSN students as they pursue and complete a research study. An opportunity is present for the student to continue with a proposed area of study required in the MSN 560 Research Methodology course. Students will meet on a regular basis with their faculty advisers with the initial meeting to be conducted prior to the summer semester of Year One. At the initial meeting the student and adviser will discuss the proposed research of the MSN 560 course and agree to the topic of study. During the first appointment scheduled in the summer semester course materials are reviewed and a schedule is completed including student-adviser appointments, due dates for assignments, and a process whereby work is submitted and feedback is provided. The student and adviser discuss the thesis and project formats. Year One-Summer Semester.