The ability to identify and apply research accurately is crucial in nursing practice as it contributes to achieving successful outcomes. Nursing students must develop the skills to articulate information and summarize relevant peer-reviewed articles in a scholarly manner. This not only supports their ability to understand and analyze research but also enhances their confidence to synthesize complex assignments such as the course change proposal capstone project.
In this assignment, the student is required to provide a synopsis of eight peer-reviewed articles from nursing journals. The student will use an evaluation table to determine the level and strength of evidence for each article. These articles should be current within the last 5 years and closely related to the PICOT statement developed earlier in the course. The articles may include quantitative research, descriptive analyses, longitudinal studies, or meta-analysis articles. Additionally, a systematic review may be used to provide background information for the proposed capstone project.
To complete this assignment, the student will utilize the “Literature Evaluation Table” resource provided. Although APA style is not required for the body of the assignment, the student is expected to exhibit solid academic writing skills. In-text citations and references, if used, should follow the guidelines of APA documentation, which can be found in the APA Style Guide located in the Student Success Center.
It is important to note that this assignment follows a rubric, and it is recommended that the student reviews the rubric prior to starting the assignment to understand the expectations for successful completion.
In conclusion, the ability to accurately identify and apply research is vital in nursing practice. This assignment aims to develop the student’s skills in summarizing peer-reviewed articles and evaluating their level and strength of evidence. By completing this assignment, the student will enhance their ability to synthesize complex assignments and contribute to the field of nursing with a solid academic foundation.