DQ1 Reflect upon your career as a
nurse. Identify a topic in your practice
that would benefit from evidence. You
may use a recent change that has occurred and describe how the evidence
impacted nursing practice. You may also
describe a situation encountered in practice that is handled differently by
each provider with varying results.
DQ2 Describe the process necessary to find
a critique a quantitative research study.
As a nurse where do you access research?
How do you know if a study is quantitative or qualitative?
DQ1 Choose a topic for research that you
are passionate about. Using the PICO guide (p. 98-99, Houser, 2018), develop a
research question based on your topic of interest. Describe your topic and post
your research question to the discussion forum.
DQ2 Perform a literature search in the
library for a quantitative research article related to your topic. Share a critique of the article.
DQ1 After exploring the readings, choose a
vulnerable population and describe the ethical issues surrounding this
population. What is the role of the
institutional review board (IRB)in protecting vulnerable populations?
See the Nursing Syllabus Standards &
Policies Document for Discussion Participation Guidelines & Grading
1.Review the pdf of PHRP
2.Watch the video at
Discuss the role of ethics and human rights
related to nursing research. Make sure to include Codes and Regulations,
Respect for Persons, Beneficence and Justice
Describe how quantitative research may be
utilized to enhance professional practice.
Search the web for practice guidelines that apply to your practice. Describe any quantitative studies utilized to
develop the practice guidelines. Share
with your peers how you recognized the study as quantitative.
DQ1 Locate a qualitative study on your
topic in the library. . Evaluate the study using the checklist for
evaluating a qualitative study (Houser, 2018, p. 437). Include a brief discussion on how qualitative
studies inform EBP. Include the citation
of your study in the reference list.
DQ2 Please prepare a three minute speech
that you would give to your colleagues on the following topic: “Evidence-Based
Practice and Nursing Research: Why should we care?” Create and share the speech
using VoiceThread. Please use your webcam, a PPT, images, or documents to
support your speech visually. Remember to comment on your peers' VoiceThread
presentations and reply to comments made on your VoiceThread presentation.
DQ1 Distinguish between recruitment and
sampling strategies used in quantitative versus qualitative studies. Is randomization appropriate for qualitative
studies? Why or why not?
DQ2 Consider the following research
Test the effects of an educational
intervention on medication adherence for patients with heart failure.
Explore the experience of living with heart
failure from patients’ perspectives.
Describe how you would design a data
You and a team of multidisciplinary health care
personnel are assigned to review current evidence to improve medication
adherence among older adults with heart failure. Explore the EBP models in our reading this
week and discuss how you would integrate a translational model to incorporate
DQ1 Using the Curlej, M. H., &
Katrancha, E. (2016). One Rural Hospital?s Experience Implementing the Society
for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Guidelines to Decrease Central Line
Infections. Journal of Trauma Nursing, 23(5), 290–297.
doi:10.1097/jtn.0000000000000235 article design a poster presentation. Present your poster below.
DQ2 After exploring the Dissemination
Planning Tool, describe a research dissemination plan collaborating with other
members of the healthcare team to enhance patient outcomes related to central
line infections as discussed in Curlej, M. H., & Katrancha, E. (2016). One
rural hospital?s experience implementing the Society for Healthcare
Epidemiology of America Guidelines to decrease central line infections. Journal
of Trauma Nursing, 23(5), 290–297. doi:10.1097/jtn.0000000000000235
Module 4 Assignment
Please use the grading rubric to create an
outline of your assignment. Each section of the rubric should be a section of
your final paper and could become the headings. Your assignment will be graded
based on each element of the rubric. Compare each section of your paper with
the rubric to ensure all elements are covered. Then, include an introduction
and conclusion to tie the paper together. If you have any questions regarding
the assignment please contact your instructor.
Read and Critique the following article:
Harris, M. F., Chan, B. C., Laws, R. A.,
Williams, A. M., Davies, G. P., Jayasinghe, U. W., … Milat, A. (2013). The
impact of a brief lifestyle intervention delivered by generalist community
nurses (CN SNAP trial). BMC Public Health, 13(1). doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-375
There is a link to this article located in
the Module 4 Overview.
In a 5 page paper (excluding title page and
references), evaluate the study according to research design methods,
procedures and study results, for example, see Evaluating a quantitative study
(Houser, 2018, p. 345 & p. 377), Include a discussion on how the study
contributes to evidence-based practice (EBP).
Please remember to follow APA 6th edition
formatting for the title page, body of the paper, and reference page. Use the rubric below to help you complete
Module 7 Final
The final project presents a culmination of
nursing research and evidence-based practice (EBP)knowledge as students choose
a qualitative or quantitative study to critically evaluate, including making a
recommendation for utilization in EBP.
In a 5 page paper (excluding title page and
references), critically evaluate either Study 3:
Lizarondo, L. M., Grimmer-Somers, K., &
Kumar, S. (2011). Exploring the perspectives of allied health practitioners
toward the use of journal clubs as a medium for promoting evidence-based
practice: a qualitative study. BMC Medical Education, 11(1).
OR Study 4:
Mollon, D., Fields, W., Gallo, A.-M.,
Wagener, R., Soucy, J., Gustafson, B., & Kim, S. C. (2012). Staff practice,
attitudes, and knowledge/skills regarding evidence-based practice before and
after an educational intervention. The Journal of Continuing Education in
Nursing, 43(9), 411–419. doi:10.3928/00220124-20120716-89
Both articles may be accessed in the Module
Evaluate the credibility of professional
citation, research design, and procedures in a research article. Include a
discussion on how this study contributes to EBP. Use the Final Project Rubric provided below
to help you develop and organize your final paper. Please remember to follow APA 6th edition
formatting for the title page, body of the paper, and reference page.