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.
Preparing the Assignment
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 below 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.
Hi, students. My name is Dr. Susan Thomas, course leader for NR439, and I would like to welcome you to a short tutorial reviewing your Week 5 assignment. Your week 5 assignment is located in your week 5 module. If you scroll down to week 5, you will be able to click on your assignment here. The purpose for completing this assignment is to help you demonstrate your understanding of the different ways that we can conduct research to study our nursing problems. There are many types of designs and some various ways we could choose our samples, as well as how research helps to contribute to a credible nursing profession. This information will help you locate, find, read, and understand research studies that are available in our nursing literature. It will also help you to be able to utilize findings to your particular nursing practice areas. During our week 4 and week 5, we’ve learned there are two types of research, which we can choose to either use a quantitative approach to study a problem or a qualitative approach. These are two ways we can study our nursing problems, and once we have chosen our type of research, we can then select different designs. We are learning during a week 5 about samples, which we use to specifically select who will participate in a study. We learned there are different sampling strategies which we can use with either the quantitative or qualitative type of research. I want you to know I design this learning activity using our RCNi standards of professional practice, which requires a BSN to value evidence-based practice and have knowledge of the fundamental elements of research, process, and design. The assignment directions and rubric are located under your week 5 assignment. It is essential that you read over the directions as these have key instructions and helpful hints to complete the scholarly worksheet. The week 5 worksheet is located here. Use the worksheet that is assigned in your session you are taking the course, assignment worksheets can change from session to session. I encourage you to read all the directions first, and then read over your grading rubric which is located beneath the assignment. Be sure that you are using your grading rubric to complete the required assignment. Your instructor will use the grading rubric to evaluate each of the criteria you will be completing. Try to use the first column, which will help you capture all available points for that criteria. Using your own words demonstrates your individual learning and knowledge. Be sure that you’re always using your own words to write about each element of the grading criteria. The grading criteria element should be used as you prepare and write about each criteria, again, using your own words. Be sure that you pay attention to instruction or direction number 5. You can use two or more scholarly resources. Textbooks are not allowed, you cannot use any kind of textbook. Use your Chamberlain Library to locate current evidence to support your knowledge of each of the elements to help you write about your learning. Also, no more than two short direct quotes can be used. This is scholarly worksheet which should consist of your own words that demonstrate your knowledge of what you’ve learned about the content. If you use a resource, you must use an in-text citation indicating the sentence that you used. Be sure you’re fully citing the resource in the reference list at the end of your worksheet. Otherwise, it will not be considered a scholarly source, if your instructor cannot determine the source. The assignment is worth 225 points. I want to point out that you need to use scholarly writing, spelling, grammar, and complete sentences. To help with formatting our APA, you can find resources as well as writing assistance within your Resources tab. I hope you enjoy this extremely valuable learning activity. It was created to help support your knowledge of how to utilize and value an evidence-based practice as a BSN. As always, please contact your NR439 instructor, if you have any questions. Thank you for reviewing this short tutorial.
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.
· 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/