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Week Two Assignment: Refinement of Nursing Issue into Research Assignment Guidelines
Purpose
This assignment provides the opportunity for the student to continue work on a previously identified area or phenomenon of interest. This work is expanded into selected elements of the evidence-based practice (EBP) process including development of the PICOT/PICo question and identification of evidence related to topic. This assignment becomes the framework for the project proposal due at the end of the course. Students begin writing the proposal with this assignment and add to this work throughout the course. NOTE that all faculty feedback and corrections are to be completed prior to resubmission of additional sections in the following weeks.
Course Outcomes
This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes:
CO#1 Integrate evidence-based practice and research to support advancement of holistic nursing care in diverse healthcare settings. (PO 1, 2, 7, 9)
CO#2 Integrate knowledge related to evidence-based practice and person-centered care to improve healthcare outcomes. (PO 1, 2, 7, 9, 11)
CO#4 Develop knowledge related to research and evidence-based practice as a basis for designing and critiquing research studies. (PO 1, 2, 6, 9)
Due Date: Sunday 11:59 PM MT at the end of Week Two
Total Points Possible: 130 points
Requirements
Description of the Assignment
This assignment builds on the identification of a nursing issue from NR 500 and the application of a nursing theory to the selected issue from NR 501. For this course, the selected issue and nursing theory serve as the foundation to the identification of PICOT/PICo. Literature search strategy is also required.
Criteria for Content
1. Introduction and area or phenomenon of interest background. This section provides an opening to your MSN EBP scholarly project. It should contain the following elements:
Identification of key research findings that support the need for developing an EBP project on this area or phenomenon of interest
Identification and clarification of selected nursing issue; be specific
Rationale for selecting the specific issue
Identification of the sections of the assignment
2. Application to selected MSN Program Specialty Track: This section provides a comprehensive discussion of how the selected nursing issue impacts the student’s MSN specialty track.
Identification of MSN Program specialty track
Description of impact of selected nursing issue has upon advanced practice in your specialty track
3. Nursing issue and supportive evidence regarding the issue: This section provides a thorough discussion of the selected nursing issue. It also cites relevant supportive evidence that the selected issue occurs with frequency and has a serious impact upon advanced practice in the student’s selected specialty track. Included in this section will be:
Identification selected nursing issue
Identification of frequency of it occurrence
Identification of the stakeholders impacted by the issue
Rationale for selecting the identified nursing issue
Statement of the PICOT/PICo question at the end of this section based on the evidence
Identification of literature search strategy
4. Conclusion:
Provides a summary of the key elements of the assignment
Identifies expected outcomes for the project proposal
Provides a self-reflection by the student regarding what was learned from writing this assignment

Preparing the Assignment
Criteria for Format and Special Instructions
The paper (excluding the title page and reference page) should be at least 5, but no more than 8 pages. Points will be lost for not meeting these length requirements.
Title page, running head, body of paper, and reference page must follow APA guidelines as found in the 6th edition of the manual. This includes the use of headings for each section of the paper except for the introduction where no heading is used.
A minimum of 6 (six) appropriate scholarly references must be used. Required textbook for this course, dictionary and Chamberlain College of Nursing lesson information may NOT be used as scholarly references for this assignment. For additional assistance regarding scholarly nursing references, please see “What is a scholarly source” located in the Course Resources found within Modules. Be aware that information from .com websites may be incorrect and should be avoided. References are current – within a 5-year time frame unless a valid rationale is provided and the instructor has approved them prior to submission of the assignment.
Ideas and information from scholarly, peer reviewed, nursing sources must be cited and referenced correctly.
Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are followed and consistent with formal, scientific writing.
REMOVE to prevent inflated originality scores: This assignment must be submitted to TurnItIn™, as required by the TurnItIn™ policy. A Similarity Index of “blue” or “green” must be obtained. A score in the blue or green range indicates a similarity of less than 24%, which is the benchmark for CCN graduate nursing students. Any other level of similarity index level requires the student to revise the assignment before the due date and time. To allow sufficient time for revision, early submission of the assignment to TurnItIn™ is highly encouraged. The final submission will be graded by faculty. If a TurnItIn™ report indicates that plagiarism has occurred, the Academic Integrity policy will be followed.
Directions and Assignment Criteria

Assignment Criteria Points % Description
Introduction and area or phenomenon of interest background 20 15 Required content includes:
Identification of key research findings that support the need for developing an EBP project on this area or phenomenon of interest
Identification and clarification of selected nursing issue; be specific
Rationale for selecting the specific issue
Identification of the sections of the assignment
Application to selected MSN Program Specialty Track

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20 15 The required content for this section includes:
Identification of MSN Program specialty track
Description of impact of selected nursing issue has upon advanced practice in your specialty track
Nursing issue and supportive evidence regarding the issue
40 31 The required content for this section includes:
Identification selected nursing issue
Identification of frequency of it occurrence
Identification of the stakeholders impacted by the issue
Rationale for selecting the identified nursing issue
State the PICOT/PICo question at the end of this section based on the evidence
Conclusion 20 15 The required content is:
Provides a summary of key elements from paper
Identifies expected outcomes for the project proposal based on the PICOT/PICo
Provides a self-reflection by the student regarding what was learned from writing this assignment
Paper Specifications 7 5 Paper meets length requirements of 8 to 10 pages.
Minimum of 6 (six) appropriate scholarly nursing references
A dictionary, required textbook for this course and Chamberlain College of Nursing lesson information, may NOT be used as scholarly references for this assignment.
References are current – within a 5-year time frame unless a valid rationale is provided and the instructor has approved them prior to assignment submission.
APA Format (6th edition) 10 8 Title page, running head, body of paper, and reference page must follow APA guidelines as found in the 6th edition of the manual. This includes the use of headings for each section of the paper except for the introduction where no heading is used.
One deduction for each type of APA style error
Citations in Text 5 4 Ideas and information that come from published resources must be cited and referenced correctly.
Writing Mechanics 8 7 Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are followed and consistent with formal written work as found in the 6th edition of the APA manual.
Total   130 100 %

Grading Rubric

Assignment Criteria Exceptional
(100%)
Outstanding or highest level of performance Exceeds
(88%)
Very good or high level of performance Meets
(80%)
Competent or satisfactory level of performance Needs Improvement
(38%)
Poor or failing level of performance Developing
(0)
Unsatisfactory level of performance
Content
Possible Points = 107 Points
Introduction & area or phenomenon of interest background 20 Points 18 Points 16 Points 8 Points 0 Points
Presentation of information was exceptional and included all of the following elements:
Identification of key research findings that support the need for developing an EBP project on this area or phenomenon of interest

Identification and clarification of selected nursing issue

Rationale for selecting the specific issue

Identification of the sections of the assignment Presentation of information was good, but was superficial in places and included all of the following elements:
Identification of key research findings that support the need for developing an EBP project on this area or phenomenon of interest
Identification and clarification of selected nursing issue
Rationale for selecting the specific issue
Identification of the sections of the assignment Presentation of information was minimally demonstrated in the all of the following elements:
Identification of key research findings that support the need for developing an EBP project on this area or phenomenon of interest
Identification and clarification of selected nursing issue
Rationale for selecting the specific issue
Identification of the sections of the assignment Presentation of information in one or two of the following elements fails to meet expectations:
Identification of key research findings that support the need for developing an EBP project on this area or phenomenon of interest
Identification and clarification of selected nursing issue
Rationale for selecting the specific issue
Identification of the sections of the assignment
Presentation of information is unsatisfactory in three or more of the following elements:
Identification of key research findings that support the need for developing an EBP project on this area or phenomenon of interest
Identification and clarification of selected nursing issue
Rationale for selecting the specific issue
Identification of the sections of the assignment

Application to selected MSN Program Specialty Track
20 Points 18 Points 16 Points 8 Points 0 Points
Presentation of information was exceptional and included all of the following elements:
Identification of MSN Specialty track
Description of impact of selected nursing issue has upon advanced practice in your specialty track Presentation of information was good, but was superficial in places and included all of the following elements:
Identification of MSN Specialty track
Description of impact of selected nursing issue has upon advanced practice in your specialty track Presentation of information was minimally demonstrated in the all of the following elements:
Identification of MSN Specialty track
Description of impact of selected nursing issue has upon advanced practice in your specialty track Presentation of information in one or two of the following elements fails to meet expectations:
Identification of MSN Specialty track
Description of impact of selected nursing issue has upon advanced practice in your specialty track Presentation of information is unsatisfactory in three or more of the following elements:
Identification of MSN Specialty track
Description of impact of selected nursing issue has upon advanced practice in your specialty track
Nursing issue and supportive evidence regarding the issue
40 Points 35 Points 32 Points 15 Points 0 Points
Presentation of information was exceptional and included all of the following elements:
Identification selected nursing issue
Identification of frequency of its occurrence
Identification of the stakeholders impacted by the issue
Rationale for selecting the identified nursing issue Presentation of information was good, but was superficial in places and included all of the following elements:
Identification selected nursing issue
Identification of frequency of its occurrence
Identification of the stakeholders impacted by the issue
Rationale for selecting the identified nursing issue Presentation of information was minimally demonstrated in the all of the following elements:
Identification selected nursing issue
Identification of frequency of its occurrence
Identification of the stakeholders impacted by the issue
Rationale for selecting the identified nursing issue Presentation of information in one or two of the following elements fails to meet expectations:
Identification selected nursing issue
Identification of frequency of its occurrence
Identification of the stakeholders impacted by the issue
Rationale for selecting the identified nursing issue
Presentation of information is unsatisfactory in three or more of the following elements:
Identification selected nursing issue
Identification of frequency of its occurrence
Identification of the stakeholders impacted by the issue
Rationale for selecting the identified nursing issue
Conclusion 20 Points 18 Points 16 Points 8 Points 0 Points
Presentation of information was exceptional and included all of the following elements:
Provides a summary of key elements from paper
Identifies expected outcomes for the project proposal based on the PICOT/PICo
Provides a self-reflection by the student regarding what was learned from writing this assignment. Presentation of information was good, but was superficial in places and included all of the following elements:
Provides a summary of key elements from paper
Identifies expected outcomes for the project proposal based on the PICOT/PICo
Provides a self-reflection by the student regarding what was learned from writing this assignment. Presentation of information was minimally demonstrated in the all of the following elements:
Provides a summary of key elements from paper
Identifies expected outcomes for the project proposal based on the PICOT/PICo
Provides a self-reflection by the student regarding what was learned from writing this assignment. Presentation of
information in one of the following elements fails to meet expectations:
Provides a summary of key elements from paper
Identifies expected outcomes for the project proposal based on the PICOT/PICo
Provides a self-reflection by the student regarding what was learned from writing this assignment.
Presentation of information is unsatisfactory in two of the following elements:
Provides a summary of key elements from paper
Identifies expected outcomes for the project proposal based on the PICOT/PICo
Provides a self-reflection by the student regarding what was learned from writing this assignment.
Paper Specifications 7 Points 6 Points 5 Points 2Points 0 Points
This section included all of the following:
Paper meet length requirements of 5 to 8 page.
Minimum of 6 (six) scholarly nursing references
Dictionary, required textbook for this course and Chamberlain College of Nursing lesson information, were NOT used as scholarly references.
All references are current – within a 5-year time frame unless a valid rationale was provided and the instructor approved them. This section included three of the following:
Paper meet length requirements of 5 to 8 page.
Minimum of 6 (six) scholarly nursing references
Dictionary, required textbook for this course and Chamberlain College of Nursing lesson information, were NOT used as scholarly references.
All references are current – within a 5-year time frame unless a valid rationale was provided and the instructor approved them. This section included only two of the following:
Paper meet length requirements of 5 to 8 page.
Minimum of 6 (six) scholarly nursing references
Dictionary, required textbook for this course and Chamberlain College of Nursing lesson information, were NOT used as scholarly references.
All references are current – within a 5-year time frame unless a valid rationale was provided and the instructor approved them. This section included only one of the following:
Paper meet length requirements of 5 to 8 page.
Minimum of 6 (six) scholarly nursing references
Dictionary, required textbook for this course and Chamberlain College of Nursing lesson information, were NOT used as scholarly references.
All references are current – within a 5-year time frame unless a valid rationale was provided and the instructor approved them. This section included none of the following:
Paper meet length requirements of 5 to 8 page.
Minimum of 6 (six) scholarly nursing references
Dictionary, required textbook for this course and Chamberlain College of Nursing lesson information, were NOT used as scholarly references.
All references are current – within a 5-year time frame unless a valid rationale was provided and the instructor approved them.
Content Subtotal ________of 107 points
Format
Possible Points = 23 Points
APA Style 10 Points 9 Points 8 Points 4 Points 0 Points
APA guidelines, as per the 6th edition of the manual, are demonstrated for the
title page,
running head,
body of paper (including citations and headings), and
reference page

One deduction for each type of APA format error
0 to 1 APA error was present
APA guidelines, as per the 6th edition of the manual, are demonstrated for the
title page,
running head,
body of paper (including citations and headings), and
reference page

One deduction for each type of APA format error
2 – 3 APA errors were present APA guidelines, as per the 6th edition of the manual, are demonstrated for the
title page,
running head,
body of paper (including citations and headings), and
reference page

One deduction for each type of APA format error
4 – 5 APA were are present APA guidelines, as per the 6th edition of the manual, are demonstrated for the
title page,
running head,
body of paper (including citations and headings), and
reference page

One deduction for each type of APA format error
6 – 7 APA were are present APA guidelines, as per the 6th edition of the manual, are demonstrated for the
title page,
running head,
body of paper (including citations and headings), and
reference page

One deduction for each type of APA format error
8 or greater APA errors were present
Citations 5 Points 4 Points 3 Points 2 Points 0 Points
There were 0-1 errors in the crediting of ideas, and information that contributed to knowledge
Permission to use references older than 5 years was obtained from faculty. There were 2-3 errors in the crediting of ideas, and information that contributed to knowledge

Permission to use references older than 5 years was NOT obtained from faculty. There were 4-5 errors in the crediting of ideas, and information that contributed to knowledge

There were 6-7 errors in the crediting of ideas, and information that contributed to knowledge There were 8 or greater errors in the crediting of ideas, and information that contributed to knowledge
Writing Mechanics 8 Points 7 Points 6 Points 3 Points 0 Points
1–2 errors or exceptions to the rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation and other aspects of formal written work as found in the 6th edition of the APA manual 3 – 4 errors or exceptions to the rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation and other aspects of formal written work as found in the 6th edition of the APA manual 5 – 6 errors or exceptions to the rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation and other aspects of formal written work as found in the 6th edition of the APA manual
7 – 8 errors or exceptions to the rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation and other aspects of formal written work as found in the 6th edition of the APA manual
9 or greater errors or exceptions to the rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation and other aspects of formal written work as found in the 6th edition of the APA manual

Format Subtotal _____of 23 points
Total Points _____of 130 points