PA standards imply such competencies:
724.8.5: Foundations of Inquiry – The graduate writing differentiates
between quality improvement processes, evidence based practice and
724.8.6 APA standards imply Literature Review and Analysis – The graduate writing
demonstrates knowledge of the process and outcomes of conducting a
724.8.7: APA standards imply Ethics and Research – The graduate writing demonstrates
understanding of the ethics of nursing research particularly human
subjects’ protections, informed consent and alignment with patient and
family values and preferences.
724.8.8: Patient Outcomes – The graduate writing discriminates between
identified standards and practices that do not provide improvements in
patient outcomes utilizing relevant sources of evidence and the
application of nursing theory.
724.8.9: Data Collection, Analysis, and Dissemination – The graduate
writing describes the process of data collection, analysis and
implementation of evidence that can improve clinical practice from an
APA standards imply will identify a healthcare problem and develop a
question that can be informed by evidence. You will identify a single
intervention and then search for five research articles and two non-
research articles that support that intervention.
Your submission must be your original work. No more than a combined
total of 30% of the submission and no more than a 10% match to any one
individual source can be directly quoted or closely paraphrased from
sources, even if cited correctly. Use the Turnitin Originality Report
available in Taskstream as a guide for this measure of originality.
Each requirement below may be evaluated by more than one rubric aspect.
The rubric aspect titles may contain hyperlinks to relevant portions of
A. Write a brief summary (suggested length of 2–3 pages) of the
significance and background of a healthcare problem by doing the
1. Describe a healthcare problem.
Note: A healthcare problem can be broad in nature or focused.
Discuss how the problem impacts the organization and/or
patient’s cultural background (i.e., values,health behavior, and
B. Complete the attached “PICO Table Template” by identifying all the
elements of the PICO. 1. Develop the PICO question.
C. Describe the search strategy (suggested length of 1–2 pages) you used
to conduct the literature review by doing the following:
Identify the keywords used for the search.</li>
Describe the number and types of articles that were
available for consideration.a. Discuss two research evidence and two
non-research evidence sources that were considered (levels I–V).