The first step of the EBP process is to develop a question from the nursing practice problem of interest. Select a practice problem of interest to use as the focus of your research. Start with the patient and identify the clinical problems or issues that arise from clinical care. Following the PICOT format, write a PICOT statement in your selected practice problem area of interest, which is applicable to your proposed capstone project. The PICOT statement will provide a framework for your capstone project (the project students must complete during their final course in the RN-BSN program of study). Conduct a literature search to locate research articles focused on your selected practice problem of interest. This literature search should include both quantitative and qualitative peer-reviewed research articles to support your practice problem. Select six peer-reviewed research articles which will be utilized through the next 5 weeks as reference sources. Be sure that some of the articles use qualitative research and that some use quantitative research. Create a reference list in which the six articles are listed. Beneath each reference include the article’s abstract. The completed assignment should have a title page and a reference list with abstracts. Suggestions for locating qualitative and quantitative research articles from credible sources: To narrow/broaden your search, remove the words qualitative and quantitative and include words that narrow or broaden your main topic. For example: Diabetes and pediatric and dialysis. To determine what research design was used, review the abstract and the methods section of the article. The author will provide a description of data collection using qualitative or quantitative methods. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required. This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

Developing a well-defined question from a nursing practice problem of interest is the first step in the evidence-based practice (EBP) process. This question will guide the research and form the foundation for the capstone project, which is the culminating project in the RN-BSN program of study. In this assignment, we will select a practice problem of interest and use the PICOT format to formulate a research question.

To start, we must first identify a patient population and the clinical problems or issues that arise from their clinical care. This will serve as the basis for our practice problem. Once we have identified the practice problem, we can proceed to formulating a PICOT statement.

The PICOT format is widely used in healthcare research to create well-structured research questions. PICOT stands for population, intervention, comparison, outcome, and time. Each component of the PICOT statement helps to clearly define the research question and narrow down the focus of the study.

For this assignment, we will focus on a specific practice problem in the field of nursing. We will then create a PICOT statement that is applicable to our proposed capstone project. This will provide a framework for our research and guide our literature search.

After formulating a PICOT statement, the next step is to conduct a literature search to locate research articles that are relevant to the selected practice problem. The literature search should include both quantitative and qualitative peer-reviewed research articles in order to support the practice problem.

To ensure the validity of our findings, it is important to select six peer-reviewed research articles that will be utilized as reference sources throughout the next five weeks. It is also important to include a mix of qualitative and quantitative research articles to provide a well-rounded perspective on the practice problem.

Upon selecting the research articles, we will create a reference list that includes the titles of the articles and their abstracts. The abstracts will provide a concise summary of the study’s objectives, methods, results, and conclusions. This will help us evaluate the relevance and credibility of each research article.

When searching for qualitative and quantitative research articles, it is helpful to use specific keywords that narrow or broaden the main topic. By excluding terms like “qualitative” and “quantitative” and including other relevant keywords, such as specific patient populations or interventions, we can refine our search and find articles that specifically address our practice problem.

To determine the research design used in each article, we will review the abstract and methods section. The author will provide a description of the data collection methods, indicating whether qualitative or quantitative methods were employed.

In preparing this assignment, it is important to adhere to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide. This includes properly formatting the title page, reference list, and abstracts. While an abstract is not required for this assignment, it is essential to create a reference list that includes all six articles and their accompanying abstracts.

Finally, it is useful to review the assignment rubric prior to beginning the assignment. The rubric will outline the expectations for successful completion and guide our efforts in meeting these expectations.