Nursing Practice Problem

Purpose

Earlier in the course, you identified a problem that influences nursing practice. The impact of the selected issue was explored, and an evidence-based intervention was proposed through the development of a PICOT statement.

In this assignment, literature will be reviewed to enhance understanding of the specific practice issue and to identify evidence from scholarly literature to support the intervention in order to achieve the outcome stated in the PICOT statement.

Course Outcomes

Through this assignment, the student will address the following Course Outcomes:

CO #1. Integrate evidence-based practice and research to support advancement of holistic nursing care in diverse healthcare settings.  (PO # 1) 

CO #2. Integrate knowledge related to evidence-based practice and person-centered care to improve healthcare outcomes. (PO #2, 5)

CO #4. Develop knowledge related to research and evidence-based practice as a basis for

designing and critiquing research studies.  (PO 1, 2, 3, 5)

CO #5. Analyze research findings and evidence-based practice to advance holistic nursing    care initiatives that promote positive healthcare outcomes. (PO 1, 2, 5)

Due Date:  Sunday 11:59 PM MT at the end of Week 5

Total Points Possible: 250 points

Assignment Overview

Identify and review a minimum of 5 original nursing research articles that relate to the practice issue and proposed intervention described within the PICOT statement. Sources should come from peer-reviewed journals and be current within 5 years. NOTE: literature reviews, chart reviews, and annotated bibliographies may not be used as they are not original research.

For each scholarly source reviewed, address the following criteria and document your findings on the Review of Scholarly Literature Table provided:

  • APA formatted reference entry for the publication
    • Purpose of the research study
    • Research methods used within the study
    • Study participants
    • Data collection methods used within the study
    • Study findings
    • Limitations of the study
    • Relevance to the identified practice issue and/or proposed intervention included in the PICOT statement

Assignment Instructions

  1. Abide by the Chamberlain College of Nursing Academic Integrity Policy.
  2. Review a minimum of 5 original nursing research studies.
    1. Sources should be from peer-reviewed, scholarly journals.
    1. Sources should be current within 5 years.
  3. Complete the Week 5 Review of Scholarly Literature Table using the template provided.
  4. Use correct spelling, word usage, grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure congruent with graduate-level writing.

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