NRS-433V Introduction to Nursing Research

The first step of the evidence-based practice process is to evaluate a nursing practice environment to identify a nursing problem in the clinical area. When a nursing problem is discovered, the nurse researcher develops a clinical guiding question to address that nursing practice problem.

For this assignment, you will create a clinical guiding question know as a PICOT question. The PICOT question must be relevant to a nursing practice problem.

Use the “Literature Evaluation Table” to complete this assignment. Prior to starting the “Literature Evaluation Table,” complete the following:

  1. Select a nursing practice problem of interest to use as the focus of your research. Start with the patient population and identify a clinical problem or issue that arises from the patient population.
  2. Following the PICOT format, write a PICOT question in your selected area of interest. The PICOT question should be applicable to your proposed capstone project (the project students must complete during their final course in the RN-BSN program of study).
  3. Conduct a literature search to locate six research articles focused on your selected nursing practice problem of interest. Note: This literature search should include three quantitative and three qualitative peer-reviewed research articles to support your nursing practice problem. A mixed methods article can qualify towards meeting a qualitative or quantitative methodology.

Articles must be published within the last 5 years, appropriate for the assignment criteria, and relevant to nursing practice. NRS-433V Introduction to Nursing Research

The PICOT question and six peer-reviewed research articles you choose will be utilized for subsequent assignments. The PICOT question will also provide a framework for your capstone project.

Note: To assist in your search, remove the words qualitative and quantitative and include words that narrow or broaden your main topic. For example: Search for diabetes and pediatric and dialysis. To determine what research design was used in the articles the search produced, review the abstract and the methods section of the article. The author will provide a description of data collection using qualitative or quantitative methods. Systematic reviews, literature reviews, and metanalysis articles are good resources and provide a strong level of evidence but are not considered primary research articles. Therefore, they should not be included in this assignment.

While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are not required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite.

Summary of Nursing Practice Problem

Criteria Description

Summary of Nursing Practice Problem

A nursing practice problem is thoroughly described.

4. Acceptable

5.34 points

A nursing practice problem is detailed. NRS-433V Introduction to Nursing Research

3. Approaching

4.74 points

A nursing practice problem is presented and includes some relevant details and explanation.

2. Insufficient

4.5 points

A nursing practice problem is partially presented. Significant aspects are missing, or there are inaccuracies.

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

A nursing practice problem is omitted.

PICOT Question

Criteria Description

PICOT Question

A PICOT question is provided, and the PICOT question format is applied accurately. An answerable and researchable question is presented. NRS-433V Introduction to Nursing Research

4. Acceptable

10.68 points

A PICOT question is provided, and the PICOT question format is applied accurately.

3. Approaching

9.48 points

A PICOT question is provided, and the PICOT question format is generally applied.

2. Insufficient

9 points

A PICOT question is provided but is incomplete. The PICOT question format is used incorrectly.

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

A PICOT question is omitted.

APA-Formatted Article Citations With Permalinks

Criteria Description

APA-Formatted Article Citations With Permalinks

Article citations are accurately presented in APA format and permalinks are correct.

4. Acceptable

5.34 points

N/A

3. Approaching

4.74 points

Article citations are presented in APA format, but there are minor errors. Permalinks are included.

2. Insufficient

4.5 points

There are significant errors in the APA format. One or more permalinks are incorrect or omitted.

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

Article citations and permalinks are omitted.

Relationship of Articles to the PICOT Question

Criteria Description

Relationship of Articles to the PICOT Question

Each article clearly relates to the PICOT question. The articles provide strong support for the PICOT question. NRS-433V Introduction to Nursing Research

4. Acceptable

10.68 points

Each article relates to the PICOT question. The articles provide support for the PICOT question.

3. Approaching

9.48 points

At least one article does not relate to the PICOT question. The remaining articles provide general support for the PICOT question. One or two different articles are needed to provide better support for the PICOT question.

2. Insufficient

9 points

At least two articles do not relate to the PICOT question. The remaining articles provide a small degree of support for the PICOT question. Different articles are needed to provide better support for the PICOT question.

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

Articles and their relationship to PICOT question are omitted.

Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Method Articles

Criteria Description

Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Method Articles

Identification of quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods is correctly identified and includes a thorough justification for the identified methodology for all articles.

4. Acceptable

10.68 points

Identification of quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods is included but is not accurate for one article. A clear justification for the identified methodology is included. NRS-433V Introduction to Nursing Research

3. Approaching

9.48 points

Identification of quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods is included but is not accurate for two articles. A general justification for the identified methodology is included.

2. Insufficient

9 points

Identification of quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods is included but is not accurate for three or more articles. A justification for the identified methodology is included but lacks significant details.

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

Identification of quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods and justification for identified methodology is omitted.

Purpose Statements

Criteria Description

Purpose Statements

Purpose statements are accurate and thoroughly summarized.

4. Acceptable

5.34 points

Purpose statements are clearly summarized.

3. Approaching

4.74 points

Purpose statements contain minor inaccuracies in some areas.

2. Insufficient

4.5 points

Purpose statements are not clearly summarized and contain major inaccuracies. NRS-433V Introduction to Nursing Research

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

Purpose statements are omitted.

Research Questions

Criteria Description

Research Questions

Research questions are accurate and capture the fundamental question posed by the researchers in each study.

4. Acceptable

5.34 points

Research questions are clear.

3. Approaching

4.74 points

The research question has been misidentified for at least one of the articles.

2. Insufficient

4.5 points

The research questions have been misidentified for at least two of the articles. Additional information is needed to fully illustrate the research question for several of the articles.

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

Research questions are omitted. NRS-433V Introduction to Nursing Research

Outcomes

Criteria Description

Outcomes

Research outcomes are accurate and described in detail for each article.

4. Acceptable

5.34 points

Research outcomes are presented. Minor detail is needed for clarity in some areas.

3. Approaching

4.74 points

Research outcomes are presented. The research outcomes have been misidentified or misinterpreted for one of the articles. Some detail is needed to fully illustrate the research outcomes for one or two articles.

2. Insufficient

4.5 points

Research outcomes are presented for each article. The research outcomes have been misidentified or misinterpreted for at least two of the articles. Additional information is needed to fully illustrate the research outcomes for several of the articles.

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

Research outcomes are omitted.

Setting

Criteria Description

Setting

The setting in which the researcher conducted the study is detailed and accurate for each article.

4. Acceptable

5.34 points

The setting is in which the researcher conducted the study is clearly indicated for each article.

3. Approaching

4.74 points

The setting in which the researcher conducted the study is indicated for each article and includes some relevant details and explanation. NRS-433V Introduction to Nursing Research

2. Insufficient

4.5 points

The setting in which the researcher conducted the study for each article is incorrect or incomplete.

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

The setting is omitted.

Sample

Criteria Description

Sample

The sample is indicated and accurate for each article.

4. Acceptable

5.34 points

The sample is indicated for each article.

3. Approaching

4.74 points

The sample is indicated for each article and includes some relevant details and explanation.

2. Insufficient

4.5 points

The sample that is indicated for each article is incorrect or incomplete.

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

The sample is omitted.

Methods

Criteria Description

Methods

A thorough discussion on the methods utilized in the study for each article is presented.

4. Acceptable

5.34 points

A clear discussion on the methods utilized in the study for each article is presented.

3. Approaching

4.74 points

A discussion on the methods utilized in the study for each article is present and includes some relevant details and explanation. NRS-433V Introduction to Nursing Research

2. Insufficient

4.5 points

A discussion on the methods utilized in the study is partially presented for each article and is missing key information.

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

A discussion on the methods utilized in the study for each article is not included.

Key Findings and Implications for Nursing Practice

Criteria Description

Key Findings and Implications for Nursing Practice

Discussion of study results, including key findings of the study and implications for nursing practice, is thorough with relevant details and extensive explanation.

4. Acceptable

5.34 points

Discussion of study results, including findings and implications for nursing practice, includes relevant details and explanation.

3. Approaching

4.74 points

Discussion of study results, including findings and implications for nursing practice, is generally presented for each article. Overall, the discussion includes some relevant details and explanation.

2. Insufficient

4.5 points

Discussion of the study results, including findings and implications for nursing practice, is presented but lacks relevant details and explanation. There are some omissions or inaccuracies. NRS-433V Introduction to Nursing Research

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

Discussion of the study results, including key findings and implications for nursing practice, are omitted.

Recommendations of the Researcher

Criteria Description

Recommendations of the Researcher

Researcher recommendations accurate are thoroughly described for each article.

4. Acceptable

5.34 points

Researcher recommendations for each article are accurately presented.

3. Approaching

4.74 points

Researcher recommendations for each article are presented and include some relevant details and explanation.

2. Insufficient

4.5 points

Researcher recommendations for each article are inaccurate or incomplete.

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

Researcher recommendations are omitted.

Mechanics of Writing

Criteria Description

Includes spelling, capitalization, punctuation, grammar, language use, sentence structure, etc.

No mechanical errors are present. Appropriate language choice and sentence structure are used throughout. NRS-433V Introduction to Nursing Research

4. Acceptable

10.68 points

Few mechanical errors are present. Suitable language choice and sentence structure are used.

3. Approaching

9.48 points

Occasional mechanical errors are present. Language choice is generally appropriate. Varied sentence structure is attempted. NRS-433V Introduction to Nursing Research

2. Insufficient

9 points

Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors are present. Inconsistencies in language choice or sentence structure are recurrent.

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

Errors in grammar or syntax are pervasive and impede meaning. Incorrect language choice or sentence structure errors are found throughout.

Format/Documentation

Criteria Description

Uses appropriate style, such as APA, MLA, etc., for college, subject, and level; documents sources using citations, footnotes, references, bibliography, etc., appropriate to assignment and discipline.

No errors in formatting or documentation are present.

4. Acceptable

10.68 points

Appropriate format and documentation are used with only minor errors.

3. Approaching

9.48 points

Appropriate format and documentation are used, although there are some obvious errors.

2. Insufficient

9 points

Appropriate format is attempted, but some elements are missing. Frequent errors in documentation of sources are evident. NRS-433V Introduction to Nursing Research

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

Appropriate format is not used. No documentation of sources is provided.

Total120 points