NRS433 Week 1 Assignment: Introduction to Nursing Research

NRS433 Week 1 Assignment: Introduction to Nursing Research

NRS433 Week 1 Assignment: Introduction to Nursing Research

PICOT Statement and Literature Search

The first step in the EBP process is to create a question based on the nursing practice problem at hand.

Choose an interesting practice problem to serve as the focus of your research.

Begin with the patient and identify clinical problems or issues that arise as a result of clinical care.

Write a PICOT statement in your chosen practice problem area of interest that is relevant to your proposed capstone project, using the PICOT format.

NRS433 Week 1 Assignment: Introduction to Nursing Research

The PICOT statement will serve as the foundation 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:

Use a library database such as CINAHL Complete for your search.

Using the advanced search page check the box beside “Research Article” in the “Limit Your Results” section.

When setting up the search you can type your topic in the
top box, then add quantitative or qualitative as a search term in one of the
lower boxes. Research articles often are described as qualitative or

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.

NRS433 Week 1 Assignment: Introduction to Nursing Research

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.

You are not required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite.

Assignment NRS433 PICOT Statement and Literature Search.