(Correct Answer) NR505NP Week 5: Research Summary Assignment




This assignment provides the opportunity for the student to find and appraise resources related to the PICOT question from Week 2. The focus of this assignment is to evaluate pertinent literature that supports the practice change intervention.

Note: You are to locate original studies with research conducted and published by the primary investigator. You may also use systematic reviews or Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs).

Course Outcomes

This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes:

CO1: Integrate evidence-based and research to support advancement of holistic nursing care in diverse healthcare settings. (PO 1,4)

CO2: Integrate knowledge related to evidence-based practice and person-centered care to improve health outcome. (PO 1, 2)

CO4: Develop knowledge related to research and evidence-based practice as a basis for designing and critiquing research studies. (PO 1, 5)

CO5: Analyze research findings and evidence-based practice to advance holistic 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: 200 Points


Find and review ten (10) scholarly, peer-reviewed research articles, systematic reviews, or CPGs in support of the practice change intervention. Complete the   download table for each article.

  1. State the PICOT question
  2. For each article, supply the following:
    1. The complete reference for the article in current APA format
    2. Description of the purpose of the study/review/practice guideline
    3. Description of the evidence type
      1. Research article/systematic review/CPG
      2. If a source is a research article
        1. Is the study quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods?
        2. Is the study experimental, quasi-experimental, or descriptive?
    4. Description of the sample, sample size, and setting (not used for CPG)
    5. Discussion of the data collection methods used (not used for CPG)
    6. Discussion of the study findings or CPG content
    7. Assessment of the limitations of the study (not used for CPG)
    8. Discussion of the relevance the study to the PICOT question and advanced practice nursing

Preparing the Assignment:

  1. Use the designated Research Summary Table Worksheet to supply the required information.
  2. All scholarly, peer-reviewed research articles must be current – within a 5-year time frame – unless a valid rationale is provided, and the instructor has approved the use of an older reference.
  3. Use APA formatting for references

Directions and Assignment Criteria

Assignment Criteria Points % Description
PICOT question 20 10% PICOT question provided in sentence format
Articles 1-10 15/article

150 total

7.5% / article

75% total

For each article:

  • Article is scholarly
  • Publication date is current within 5 years
  • Purpose and evidence type clearly stated
  • Describes sample, sample size, setting and data collection methods
  • Discusses study findings and limitations
  • Explains relevance to PICOT question and implications for advanced nursing practice
APA 20 10%
  • Use of worksheet template
  • Correct APA format for the following:
    • Font style and size
    • Citing and referencing sources
    • Mechanics of style (abbreviations, capitalization, italics, numbers)
Graduate-level writing style 10 5%
    • Correct use of spelling, grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure
  • Clarity, organization, and logical flow of ideas within writing
  • Synthesis of information is present with no more than one short direct quote (15 words or less)
  • Correct APA format for the following:
    • Font style and size
    • Title and reference pages
    • Citing and referencing sources
    • Mechanics of style (abbreviations, capitalization, italics, numbers)
  • Use of template
Total  200 100 %