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NR505
Week 1 Discussion Latest 2017 March
Ask a PICO(T) Question (graded)
Writea
quantitative research question using the PICO(T) model about a health or safety
issue observed in the Ironridge or Summerville community or your practice
setting. Conducta search
of the literature for the quantitative research question. (Remember you can use
this topic and quantitative research article as part of your Research Summary
Table assignment).Provide a brief summary of your quantitative research
article.
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NR505
Week 2 Discussion Latest 2017 March
Theory and Variables (graded)
Review the differences in predictive and
prescriptive studies and select a predictive or prescriptive article that you
found in your literature search. What are the independent variables (IV),
dependent variables (DV), and mediating variables (MVs) that you find in the
article? How do determining IVs, DVs, and MVs help you discern the theory
tested in the research? In your particular article, what risk factors are
identified, or what recommendations are provided?

NR505
Week 3 Discussion Latest 2017 March
Plan a Qualitative Study (graded)
Writea
qualitative research question using the PICO(T) model using the P (population),
I (abstract concept), O (outcome), and T (time) from the PICO(T) model about an
issue from your practice setting. Conducta
search of the literature for a qualitative research article that would answer
your qualitative research question. What qualitative research design
(Phenomenology, Grounded Theory, Ethnography) did you select and why? Provide a
summary of the study. How will you make sure that the information you obtain is
trustworthy? How is trustworthiness in qualitative research similar and
different from reliability and validity?

NR505
Week 4 Discussion Latest 2017 March
Sampling Issues (graded)
What are the various types of sampling, along
with their advantages and disadvantages? As we think about sampling and ethical
practices, review these two documents on ethical issues in research:
Tuskegee syphilis study at
http://www.cdc.gov/tuskegee/
An overview of questionable studies: Resnik,
D. (2012). Research ethics timeline (1932-present). Retrieved from
http://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/resources/bioethics/timeline/index.cfm
What are the implications of this information
with respect to the recruitment of human subjects in a study related to your
chosen issue?

NR505
Week 5 Discussion Latest 2017 March
Inferential Statistics (graded)
Complete a PICO(T) search on a topic that
pertains to your practice setting. Select one of the articles from your search.
Identify the descriptive statistics. Then describe the inferential tests that
were used in the article (in other words, t-tests and chi-squares). Given the
p-values related to the tests, how do you interpret the results? Are they
statistically significant, also clinically significant? What are the
recommendations based on this paper? Share some alternate explanations
(mediating or intervening variables) for the results of the study. If your
chosen study does not contain inferential tests, then choose a different
article that does contain inferential tests so you can participate in the
discussion.

NR505
Week 6 Discussion Latest 2017 March
Evidence-Based Models (graded)

Read the box above about Mr. Lowell and his
facility. As an advanced practice nurse, you will looking at various evidence
based practice models and choosing two of them to compare and contrast here.
After you compare and contrast them, discuss which one you would recommend to
this facility and why? Remember to support your posts with scholarly research
in APA 6th ed format.

NR505
Week 7 Discussion Latest 2017 March
Quality, Safety, and Costs (graded)
Class, this week I would like for you to think
about a patient scenario related to our Summerville scenario. Mr. Lowell is
especially concerned about a costly high infection rate in surgical patients at
St. Louis Medical Center, along with a lack of concern about patient’s
psychological needs. He has read about the efforts of the QSEN Institute
(http://qsen.org) to promote quality and safety. He was surprised to see that
patient concerns are inherent in the quality improvement conversation. Place
yourself in the role of nurse educator to help the new staff education director
and the clinical practice council study both problems. How would you explain
the relationships among quality, safety, and costs to the director and staff?
How would you demonstrate the importance of nursing care in addressing this
issue? What outcome variables would you recommend?

NR505
Week 8 Discussion Latest 2017 March
Applying Evidence-Based Practice (graded)
What specific skills and knowledge that you
gained through this course will be most important as you plan and implement
your practicum project? Describe a concrete way in which you anticipate using
these skills and knowledge.

NR505
Week 3 Portfolio Assignment #1 Latest 2017 March
Research Summary Table
Guidelineswith Scoring Rubric
Purpose
The purpose of this assignment is for the
student to learn to assimilate, analyze, critique, and summarize original
research articles. In other words, select a report of a single, original study.
Course
Outcomes
Through this assignment, the student will demonstrate
the ability to:
(CO 2) Formulate and analyze nursing/clinical
problems related to nursing and other disciplines. (PO 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
(CO 3) Synthesize for dissemination the
research findings from nursing and related disciplines. (PO 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7,
9, 11)
Due
Date:Sunday 11:59 p.m. MT at the end of Week 3
Total
Points Possible: 165 Points
Requirements
Through this assignment, the student will
1. Conduct a systematic search of relevant
databases to find research-based evidence related to a nursing problem (CO 2);
2. Construct a summary table of four
peer-reviewedquantitative single
original studies, indicating the purpose, sample, design/level of evidence,
findings, and limitations of each (CO 3), within table bullet points are
required to present the information; and
3. Summarize the findings of the four studies
as a whole using the usual text format (not a table) (CO 3).
Preparing
the Table
Conduct a PICO(T) search on the nursing
problem related to your practice setting.Select the four most recent peer-reviewed studiesthat
describe original research in a single study (do not select a meta-analysis,
systematic review of research, or integrative literature review). Refer to theTypes of Articles Found in the Nursing and Healthcaredocument
in the Course Resource section to make sure that you are using the correct
document.
Construct a table summarizing the four most
credible and recent studies, using the Research Summary template on the next
page (also found in Course Resource Section). Analyze each article and provide
the following information in brief format: purpose of the study; type of sample
and number of participants; design of the study, along with the level of
evidence; findings of the study; and limitations of the study. The use of bullets
to present the information in the table (rather than cutting and pasting
information from the reference) is required. Cutting and pasting information
from the article may result in an evaluated TurnItIn score.
Preparing
the Summary
Briefly (4-6
pages; not including cover page and reference page(s))
summarize the results of the four studies as a whole. Follow this outline:
I. In a short paragraph, restate your research
question and describe your search strategy. (10 points)
II. Analysis of the designs used in the
studies presented in your research summary table. (10 points)
III. Where do these studies fall on the
LevelsofEvidence table? What is the significance of this information?(10
points)
IV. Based on these studies, what are the
findings? What is the answer to the research question?How well do the studies
answer or fail to answer the question? Provide rationale to support your
answer.(10 points)
V. How was eachsample selected and how many
participants in the studies?Is this number adequate? Why or why not? (10
points)
VI. Overall, what are the limitations of the
study, and how can these limitations be overcome in subsequent studies? (10
points)
VII. Based on these findings, is the evidence
that you found on your topic strong enough to suggest a change in practice or
an idea for practice? Why or why not?Please provide a rationale for your
answer.(10 points)
Provide your references, formatted in APA style,
after the summary. Include the doi number for each article. Submit a permalink
of each article you have chosen for this assignment (directions on how to
obtain a permalink are located in the Course Resource section).
Instructions
for setting up your paper in APA 6th edition format.
Look at the example document for this
assignment. Start your paper as you would for any scholarly assignment and use
of APA 6thedition
format is required. Copy and paste the table into your APA paper. This should
allow your paper to remain in a vertical
format.The vertical (i.e. portrait format) is required. Your paper
should be ONEdocument.

Research
Summary Table
Student
Name: ___________________

Author (year)

Purpose

Sample/Number of Participants
(provide descriptive statistics)

Design

Level of Evidence

Findings (provide any inferential
statistics)

Limitations

Study 1

Study 2

Study 3

Study 4

PLEASE
NOTE:The
information in this table should be presented using bullet points rather than
copying and pasting information from the reference.Copying and pasting directly from the article may result in an
elevated TurnItIn score.

NR505
Week 4 Portfolio Assignment #2 Latest 2017 March
Guidelines for the National
Institute of Health(NIH) Training
PURPOSE
The purpose of this assignment is to provide
students a deeper understanding of the history of the legal and ethical issues
related to research and informed consent.
COURSE OUTCOMES
This assignment enables the student to meet
the following Course Outcomes:
(CO5)Analyze the ethical and legal principles
of research and of the function of an IRB (POs 4, 5, 6, 10).
DUE DATE
Submit the assignment to the NIH Training
Certificate Dropbox by Sunday, 11:59 p.m. (MT), at the end of Week 4.
TOTAL POINTS POSSIBLE: 85 POINTS
REQUIREMENTS
Through this assignment, the student will
1. Analyze the ethical implications of
research for various populations (CO 5).
2. Describe the history of ethical dilemmas in
research (CO 5).
3. Relate the informed consent process to the
ethical principles of research (CO 5).
Go to http://phrp.nihtraining.com/ and
register for the NIH Training on the use of human subjects in research and work
through the tutorial. When you have completed the tutorial, you will be awarded
a certificate of completion. Make a copy of the certificate and submit it to
the NIH Training Certificate Dropbox. This training should take 2–2.5hours to
complete. If you have taken this training within the past year, you may submit
that certificate. If you took the training more than a year ago, you need to
retake the training course for NR505.
The NIH Training Certificate will be checked
for authenticity. Submitting a non-authentic certificate will result in a zero
for this assignment.

NR505
Week 5 Portfolio Assignment #3 Latest 2017 March
Critique of Systematic Research Review (SRR)
Guidelineswith Scoring Rubric
Purpose
The purpose of this assignment is to provide
students with practice in identifying, reading, and critiquing systematic
research reviews related to nursing. A systematic review is defined as “A
summary of evidence, typically conducted by an expert or expert panel on a
particular topic, that uses a rigorous process (to minimize bias) for
identifying, appraising, and synthesizing studies to answer a specific clinical
question and draw conclusions about the data gathered (Melnyk &
Fineout-Overholt,2011, p.582).
Course Outcomes
Through this assignment, the student will
demonstrate the ability to
(CO 3) Synthesize for dissemination the
research findings from nursing and related disciplines. (PO 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7,
9, 11)
(CO 4) Compare and critique quantitative and
qualitative designs and methodologies for research studies. (PO 4, 7, 9, 11)
Due Date: Sunday 11:59 p.m. MT at the end of
Week 5
Total Points Possible:175 Points
REQUIREMENTS:
1. Choose an SRR that pertains to your
practice setting.Describe the relevance of the nursing research problem
addressed in a SRR to practice. (CO 3, 6)
2. Critique the levels of evidence of the
studies used in the SRR, specifically the designs of the studies included. (CO
6)
3. Critique the clarity with which the studies
are presented and critiqued. (CO 6)
4. Describe the overall findings of the
studies, as summarized in the SRR. (CO 3, 6)
5. Critique the conclusions of the SRR, with
implications for your current practice and future research. (CO 3, 6)
6. Utilize the Cochrane Database of Systematic
Reviews to locate a true SRR for this assignment.
7. Paper length should be between 4-6 pages
(not including cover page and reference page(s).
PREPARING THE PAPER
Consult your faculty member if you are
uncertain about whether your article is a true SRR. If it is not, your grade
will be affected because you will not be able to address all of the above
objectives.
Important: Submit a copy of the permalink for
the article that you are critiquing by placing it on your reference page
underneath your references. This will help TurnItIn from returning a high
similarity percentage on your written work. Remember to keep TurnItIn
similarity to 24% or less.
References
Melnyk, B.M., & Fineout-Overholt, E.
(2011). Evidence-based practice in nursing &healthcare (2nded.).
Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott, Williams,& Wilkins.
TURNITIN®
This assignment will be submitted to
Turnitin.You learned about Turnitin in your NR500 course, so you should be
familiar with how to access it. Additionally, you will find an instructional
announcement about Turnitin® in the course and in the Student Handbook.NR505
Week 7 Portfolio Assignment #4 Latest 2017 March
Analysis and Application of Clinical
Practice Guidelines & Scoring Rubric
Purpose
The purpose of this assignment is to provide
an opportunity for students to apply and disseminate information based on
practice summaries. The most common type of practice summary in healthcare is
the clinical practice guideline (CPG).
Course
Outcomes
Through this assignment, the student will
demonstrate the ability to
(CO 3) Synthesize for dissemination the
research findings from nursing and related disciplines (POs 1, 3, 4, 5, 9); and
(CO 6) Utilize the principles of
evidence-based practice to propose strategies that can address nursing issues
(POs 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9).
Due
Date:Sunday 11:59 p.m. MT at the end of Week 7
Total
Points Possible: 200 Points
Requirements:
Through this assignment, the student will
Develop summary of a clinical practice
guideline. (COs 3, 6)
Preparing
the paper
You will develop a summary that you could use
within an evidence-basedpractice (EBP) committee or related venue to share with
your colleagues. This paper will be 5
– 6pages in length.
· Select a clinical practice guidelines that
addresses an issue pertinent to your practice setting.
· Search the literature and evidence-based
practice websites and databases to find a recent clinical practice guideline
(no more than 5 years) related to the issue you select. The course Webliography
provides websites where you can find clinical practice guidelines, but there
are many others available in specialty-organization websites.
· Analyze and critique the clinical practice
guideline. Use the Clinical Practice Guideline Summary Template in Course
Resources to develop your paper. Components include:
o scope and purpose of the clinical practice
guidelines;
o stakeholder involvement;
o rigor of development;
o clarity and presentation
o applicability
o editorial independence
· Attach
URL address of the Clinical Practice Guidelines on the reference page of your
paper.
· Note:
Thetemplate isan outline to assist you in setting up your paper so you will be
sure to address those topics in your paper in addition to other information to
meet the criteria for this assignment. Your paper should be in APA 6th ed
format. Do not copy and paste the template into your paper.

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