Identify a problem of interest within your clinical practice and research

The focus of the final two weeks will be on bringing the information together through research.  You will identify a problem of interest within your clinical practice and research the data.

Identify a problem of interest within your clinical practice and research

Final Assignment: Evidence-Based Paper

Introduction
The focus of the final two weeks will be on bringing the information together through research.  You will identify a problem of interest within your clinical practice and research the data.

Learning Objectives 
FIRSTLY,  Bringing it all together.
SECONDLY, Checklist for the Week.
This week, you will need to complete the following:
THIRDLY, Do your own research.

Objectives
FIRSTLY,  Identify and discussion basic designs, corresponding questions, analytical methods related to research questions, and limits on implications of findings (e.g., causal vs. relational)

Deliverables
FIRSTLY,  Write a 6-8-page (not including the title and reference pages) paper.
SECONDLY, APA formatted paper with an introduction and conclusion.
THIRDLY,  APA headings for each section of the paper.
FOURTHLY, At least 5 peer reviewed articles.

Step 1: Research

·         Review previous research and new research to complete.
Step 2: Consider
For your final paper you will identify an issue in nursing and explore the evidence.
FIRSTLY, What is the problem?
SECONDLY, What do you hope to achieve by addressing it?
THIRDLY,  Identify your search strategies
FOURTHLY, What level of evidence were you able to find?
FURTHER, Write a literature review of at least 5 articles to address your problem.
ADDITIONALLY, Solutions.
Step 3: Write
FIRSTLY, Write a paper that addresses the questions above.

Please refer to Rubric to get full possible pints.

Criteria for grading

Intentional Learning and Reflection
25.0 pts
Exemplary
Identifies/addresses a relevant topic and a thesis that provides direction for the content that is engaging and thought provoking. The thesis clearly and concisely states the position, premise, or hypothesis and is consistently the focal point throughout the presentation. Demonstrates a sophisticated understanding and careful, critical analysis of the research topic and thesis (argument). Compares/contrasts perspectives, considers counter arguments or opposing positions, and draws original and thoughtful conclusions with future implications.

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Decision Making and Clinical Reasoning
25.0 pts
Exemplary
Provides compelling and accurate evidence to support in-depth analysis to the central position beyond the required (2) research sources with at least 1 source from a periodical database. Research sources are highly relevant, accurate, recent (less than 5 years old) and reliable and add to the strength of the content.

Organization & Presentation
25.0 pts
Exemplary
Content is effectively organized. Ideas are arrange logically, flows smoothly, with a strong progression of thought from paragraph to paragraph connecting to the central position. Includes all required components (introduction, body, conclusion, citations, references, etc.). For a slide presentation, the design, font size, style, and spacing are optimal for audience viewing

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Writing and APA Formatting
25.0 pts
Exemplary
Content is well written and uses Standard English characterized by elements of a strong writing style. Basically, free from grammar, punctuation, spelling, usage, or formatting errors. APA guidelines for formatting are consistently followed. Includes in-text citations and references that are written correctly.

Total 100 points

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