Nursing Research and Evidence-based Practice
Nursing Research and Evidence-based Practice
Review the Application Case Study for Chapter 3: Finding Relevant Evidence to Answer Clinical Questions as a guide for your literature search.
Guidelines – Nursing Research and Evidence-based Practice
Identify a clinical question related to your area of clinical practice and write the clinical foreground question in PICOT format utilizing the worksheet tool provided as a guide.
Describe why this is a clinical problem or an opportunity for improving health outcomes in your area of clinical practice. Perform a literature search and select five research articles on your topic utilizing the databases highlighted in Chapter 3 of the textbook (Melnyk and Finout-Overholt, 2015).
Identify the article that best supports nursing interventions for your topic. Explain why this article best supports your topic as you compare the article to the other four found in the literature search.
Length: 1000 – 1500 words
Structure: Include a title page and reference page in APA format. These do not count towards the minimum word count for this assignment. Your essay must include an introduction and a conclusion.
References: Use appropriate APA style in-text citations and references for all resources utilized to answer the questions. A minimum of five (5) scholarly sources are required for this assignment to support the topic. Picot Statement and Literature Search Clinical Issue Summary should be the next task.
Class Materials for Nursing Research and Evidence-based Practice
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Evidence-Based Practice Project Proposal –Assignment Overview
Learners are required to develop an evidence-based practice project proposal. The project begins in NUR-550 and culminates in NUR-590. The project will be completed in sections throughout both courses and culminate in NUR-590, during which the project elements are synthesized into a final written paper that details the evidence-based practice project proposal.
Refer to the “Evidence-Based Practice Project Proposal – Assignment Overview” document for an overview of the evidence-based practice project proposal assignments. This document serves only to provide context for the overall project and how the assignments interact. Refer to each assignment in the classroom for
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NUR-550-590-RS-EBP Project Proposal – Overview.docx
Read the “About LopesWrite” and “Plagiarism” sections of the Academic Integrity page of the GCU website.
APA Writing Checklist
Use the “APA Writing Checklist” to act as a checklist for each paper you will write throughout your GCU graduate program.
MSN-APA Writing Checklist-Student.docx
University Policy Handbook
Read the Code of Conduct and Academic Standards section of the University Policy Handbook.
Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare : A Guide to Best Practice
Melnyk, B. M., & Fineout-Overholt, E. (2019). Evidence-based practice in nursing and healthcare: A guide to best practice (4th ed.). Wolters Kluwer. ISBN-13: 9781496384539
Refer to the resources located in the Writing Center for PowerPoint guidelines, APA style, writing and library tutorials, and research and writing assistance.
Library Walk Through Tutorial
View the “Library Walk Through Tutorial.”
GCU Library: Persistent Links
Review “Persistent Links,” located on the GCU Library website, to learn how to locate persistent links for library articles, videos, etc.
GCU Library Research Guides: Citing Sources
Reference the “GCU Library Research Guides: Citing Sources” resource for information on how to cite sources properly.
Advanced Practice Nursing: Essential Knowledge for the Profession
DeNisco, S. M. (Ed.). (2021). Advanced practice nursing: Essential knowledge for the profession (4th ed.). Jones & Bartlett Learning. ISBN-13: 9781284176124
RefWorks and EndNote: RefWorks and EndNote Login
Manage your citations with the RefWorks tool, located on the GCU Library website. RefWorks automates the creation of your reference lists in the format of your choice (APA, MLA, etc.).
APA Writing Style – Nursing Research and Evidence-based Practice
APA Style is required for all writing assignments in this course, where indicated. Please prepare these assignments according to the APA Style Guide, located in the in the Student Success Center.
You may want to consider purchasing a copy of the APA style guide, as this will be a useful resource throughout your program.
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