A baccalaureate nurse understands, relates, and values the fundamental elements of research, process, and designs as a foundation for an evidence-based practice (American Association of Colleges of Nurses, 2008; Quality and Safety Education for Nurses, 2018).

Purpose

A baccalaureate nurse understands, relates, and values the fundamental elements of research, process, and designs as a foundation for an evidence-based practice (American Association of Colleges of Nurses, 2008; Quality and Safety Education for Nurses, 2018). 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. (PO 4 & 8)
  • CO 5:  Recognize the role of research findings in evidence-based practice. (PO 7 & 8)

Points

This assignment is worth 225 points.

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. Review the Week 5 Assignment Tutorial (Links to an external site.) (Transcript (Links to an external site.)) which reviews your Week 5 Assignment. Tutorial may look slightly different session to session. Grading criteria and rubric will be the same.
  4. Two or more supporting scholarly sources are required. Textbooks are not allowed and should not be used as a scholarly source. Use the Chamberlain Library to locate relevant, scholarly sources.
  5. 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.
  6. Submit the completed assignment on the Week 5: Assignment.
  7.  

Templates

Clarifying Research Worksheet (Links to an external site.)

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

Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN). (2018). QSEN knowledge, skills, and attitude competencies. http://qsen.org/competencies/pre-licensure-ksas/

Rubric

NR439 Week 5 Assignment Rubric

NR439 Week 5 Assignment Rubric
CriteriaRatingsPts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSignificance of Research Use your own words to summarize in detail:
1. the need for nursing research.
2. the significance for all professional nurses (BSN) to understand the basic principles of research.
3. why this course is important to complete.
32.0 pts All criteria met. Used own words to summarize in detail: 1. the need for nursing research. 2. the significance for all professional nurses (BSN) to understand the basic principles of research. 3. why this course is important to complete. 28.0 pts Mostly summarizes criteria OR one criterion lacks details or is missing. 25.0 pts Minimally summarizes criteria OR two criteria lack details or is missing. 11.0 pts Poorly summarizes criteria OR all criteria lack details. 0.0 pts All criteria are missing.32.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeQuantitative Research Use your own words to summarize in detail:
1. quantitative research and what you learned about this type of research.
2. one quantitative design that you learned; explain one important feature that helped you understand this design.
3. the significance of this type of research and how it can be used to improve nursing practice problems.
34.0 pts All criteria met. Used own words to summarize in detail: 1. quantitative research and what you learned about this type of research. 2. one quantitative design that you learned; explain one important feature that helped you understand this design. 3. the significance of this type of research and how it can be used to improve nursing practice problems. 30.0 pts Mostly summarizes criteria OR one criterion lacks details or is missing. 27.0 pts Minimally summarizes criteria OR two criteria lack details or is missing. 13.0 pts Poorly summarizes criteria OR all criteria lack details. 0.0 pts All criteria are missing.34.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeQualitative Research Use your own words to summarize in detail:
1. qualitative research and what you learned about this type of research.
2. one qualitative design that you learned; explain one important feature that helped you understand this design.
3. the significance of this type of research and how it can be used to improve nursing practice problems.
34.0 pts All criteria met. Used own words to summarize in detail: 1. qualitative research and what you learned about this type of research. 2. one qualitative design that you learned; explain one important feature that helped you understand this design. 3. the significance of this type of research and how it can be used to improve nursing practice problems. 30.0 pts Mostly summarizes criteria OR one criterion lacks details or is missing. 27.0 pts Minimally summarizes criteria OR two criteria lack details or is missing. 13.0 pts Poorly summarizes criteria OR all criteria lack details. 0.0 pts All criteria are missing.34.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeResearch Sampling Use your own words to summarize in detail:
1. what is sampling and why is sampling important. 2. one sampling strategy you learned that can be used in quantitative research. Include what you learned.
3. one other sampling strategy that you learned.
34.0 pts All criteria met. Used own words to summarize in detail: 1. what is sampling and why is sampling important. 2. one sampling strategy you learned that can be used in quantitative research. Include what you learned. 3. one other sampling strategy that you learned. 30.0 pts Mostly summarizes criteria OR one criterion lacks details or is missing. 27.0 pts Minimally summarizes criteria OR two criteria lack details or is missing. 13.0 pts Poorly summarizes criteria OR all criteria lack details. 0.0 pts All criteria are missing.34.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCredible Nursing Practice Use your own words to summarize in detail:
1. how does research help make nursing practice safe.
2. share a way you believe research has impacted nursing practice.
3. why is research critical for creating an evidence-based nursing profession.
34.0 pts All criteria met. Used own words to summarize in detail: 1. how does research help make nursing practice safe. 2. share a way you believe research has impacted nursing practice. 3. why is research critical for creating an evidence-based nursing profession. 30.0 pts Mostly summarizes criteria OR one criterion lacks details or is missing. 27.0 pts Minimally summarizes criteria OR two criteria lack details or is missing. 13.0 pts Poorly summarizes criteria OR all criteria lack details. 0.0 pts All criteria are missing.34.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeUtilization Use your own words to summarize in detail:
1. how you plan to utilize your learning to make a difference in your practice. Use your current area of nursing or where you hope to work as a nurse.
2. how you believe this course is meant to help you practice as a BSN.
3. what you learned from completing the worksheet activity.
26.0 pts All criteria met. Used own words to summarize in detail: 1. how you plan to utilize your learning to make a difference in your practice. Use your current area of nursing or where you hope to work as a nurse. 2. how you believe this course is meant to help you practice as a BSN. 3. what you learned from completing the worksheet activity. 22.0 pts Mostly summarizes criteria OR one criterion lacks details or is missing. 18.0 pts Minimally summarizes criteria OR two criteria lack details or is missing. 9.0 pts Poorly summarizes criteria OR all criteria lack details 0.0 pts All criteria are missing.26.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeScholarly Writing, Mechanics, Organization, Spelling, Sentence Structure, Grammar. Excellent scholarly writing, mechanics, organization, spelling, sentence structure, grammar.
No errors or one error noted.
8.0 pts All criteria met. Excellent scholarly writing, mechanics, organization, spelling, sentence structure, grammar. No errors noted. 6.0 pts Good writing, mechanics, organization, spelling, sentence structure, grammar. A few errors. 3.0 pts Fair writing, mechanics, organization, Spelling, sentence structure, grammar. Some errors noted. 2.0 pts Poor writing, mechanics, organization, spelling sentence structure, grammar. Many errors noted. 0.0 pts Very poor writing, mechanics, and organization. Errors throughout are noted. Writing is difficult to understand or follow.8.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAPA Formatting Excellent APA formatting with no errors. Uses mostly own words. No more than 2 direct quotes used.8.0 pts All criteria met. Excellent APA formatting with no errors. Uses mostly own words. No more than 2 direct quotes used. 6.0 pts Good APA formatting with a few errors noted. (1-4) 3.0 pts Fair APA formatting with some errors noted. (5-8) 2.0 pts Poor APA formatting with many errors noted. (9-12) 0.0 pts Very poor APA with errors noted throughout. (more than 12)8.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSupporting Evidence Uses 2 or more relevant scholarly sources to support writing. Textbooks should not be used.15.0 pts All criteria met. Uses 2 or more relevant scholarly sources to support writing. Textbooks are not used. 9.0 pts Uses at least 1 relevant scholarly source to support writing. 0.0 pts No relevant scholarly sources provided.15.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeLate Deduction0.0 pts 0 points deducted Submitted on time 0.0 pts Not submitted on time – Points deducted 1 day late =11.25 deduction; 2 days=22.5 deduction; 3 days=33.75 deduction; 4 days =45 deduction; 5 days = 56.25 deduction; 6 days =67.5 deduction; 7 days =78.75 deduction; Score of 0 if more than 7 days late0.0 pts
Total Points: 225.0
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