Clarifying Research

Purpose

A baccalaureate nurse understands, relates, and values the fundamental elements of research, process, and designs as a foundation for an evidence-based practice (AACN, 2008; QSEN 2020). This assignment provides a learning activity to demonstrate understanding of the significance of research, the types of research and designs, the importance of sampling, utilization, and how research contributes to a credible nursing profession.

Course Outcomes

This assignment enables the student to meet the following Course Outcomes.

  • CO 1:  Examine the sources of evidence that contribute to professional nursing practice. (PO 7)
  • CO 2:  Apply research principles to the interpretation of the content of published research studies. (POs 4 & 8)
  • CO 5:  Recognize the role of research findings in evidence-based practice. (POs 7 & 8)

Directions for Preparing the Scholarly Worksheet

  1. Read each of the instructions.
  2. Download and complete the required Clarifying Research Worksheet under Templates below.
  3. Two or more supporting scholarly sources are required. 
  4. No more than two direct quotes are allowed. You should be using mostly your own words to demonstrate your understanding of the topics/criteria for this assignment. Citations and references must be included.

research worksheet is attached in additional materials.

Scholarly Sources and Citations?

  • Two or more supporting scholarly sources are required.
  • No more than two direct quotes are allowed.
  • Use APA format in citations and references.

References

American Association of Colleges of Nurses (AACN). (2008). Executive summary: The essentials of baccalaureate education for professional nursing practice. http://www.aacnnursing.org/Education-Resources/AACN-Essentials

QSEN Institute. (2020). QSEN competencies. http://qsen.org/competencies/pre-licensure-ksas/