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In this assignment, you will select an evidence-based practice problem from an identified list of topics provided by your course faculty (this is the topic you selected and identified in your unit 1 discussion).  After selecting a topic from the provided list, you will develop a PICOT question around your topic. Then, you will discuss the selected topic problem and significance of the problem, as well as your search strategy in locating 
three
 research articles that align to your selected topic.

For this assignment, be sure to include the following assignment criteria in your paper:

1. Discuss your selected evidence-based practice problem/topic.

2. Discuss the significance of the selected evidence-based practice problem.

0. Support your discussion in terms of statistics and evidence-based outcomes.

3. Describe your PICOT question created around the selected evidence-based practice problem.

0. Included the individual PICOT components, as well as a combine PICOT question, in sentence format.

4. Identify the 
three
 articles you selected that address the problem which is the focus of your PICOT question.

5. Describe the search strategy you used to locate these 
three
 articles, including terms used when search, the research databases, and how you refined your search to select the three articles.

6. Provide a conclusion to summarize your findings.

Remember to support your ideas with the articles you found. These articles should be less than five (5) years old. They should not be from the Web, but from the library databases, and be sure to use a narrative format.

In addition, you must follow APA guidelines, providing a title page, reference page, and in-text citations, as well as use level headings to match the assignment criteria listed above.

Please use, at minimum three scholarly references, and your paper should be 300-400 words, excluding title and reference pages.

Please review the rubric to ensure that your assignment meets criteria.

Supporting Materials:

· Gray, J. R., Grove, S. K. & Sutherland, S.  (2017). Burns and Grove’s the practice of nursing research: Appraisal, synthesis, and generation of evidence (8th ed.) . St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Saunders. ISBN 978-0-323-37758-4

· Chapters: 5 & 6

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1_PICO_Concepts_for_Developing_a_Purpose_Statement


 Download 1_PICO_Concepts_for_Developing_a_Purpose_Statement

·
2_PICO_Elements_for_a_Purpose_Statement_and_Evidence_Search


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Estimated time to complete: 4 hours

Rubric

NU560 Unit 2 Assignment Rubric

NU560 Unit 2 Assignment Rubric

Criteria

Ratings

Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeContent

NU560-CO3

75 pts

Level 5

Demonstrates the ability to construct a clear and insightful problem statement/thesis statement/topic statement with evidence of all relevant contextual factors.

67.5 pts

Level 4

Demonstrates the ability to construct a problem statement, thesis statement/topic statement with evidence of most relevant contextual factors, and problem statement is adequately detailed

60 pts

Level 3

Begins to demonstrate the ability to construct a problem statement/thesis statement/topic statement with evidence of most relevant contextual factors, but problem statement is superficial.

53.65 pts

Level 2

Demonstrates a limited ability in identifying a problem statement/thesis statement/topic statement or related contextual factors.

44.42 pts

Level 1

Demonstrates the ability to explain contextual facts but does not provide a defined statement.

0 pts

Level 0

There is no evidence of a defined statement.

75 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAnalysis

NU560-CO3

30 pts

Level 5

Organizes and compares evidence to reveal insightful patterns, differences, or similarities related to focus.

26.4 pts

Level 4

Organizes and interprets evidence to reveal patterns, differences, or similarities related to focus.

24 pts

Level 3

Organizes and describes evidence according to patterns, differences, or similarities related to focus.

21.6 pts

Level 2

Organizes evidence, but the organization is not effective in revealing patterns, differences, or similarities.

18 pts

Level 1

Describes evidence, but it is not organized and/ or is unrelated to focus.

0 pts

Level 0

Lists evidence, but it is not organized and/ or is unrelated to focus.

30 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWriting

PRICE-I; PRICE-P

10 pts

Level 5

The paper exhibits a excellent command of written English language conventions. The paper has no errors in mechanics, grammar, or spelling.

9 pts

Level 4

The paper exhibits a good command of written English language conventions. The paper has no errors in mechanics, or spelling with minor grammatical errors that impair the flow of communication.

8 pts

Level 3

The paper exhibits a basic command of written English language conventions. The paper has minor errors in mechanics, grammar, or spelling that impact the flow of communication.

7 pts

Level 2

The paper exhibits a limited command of written English language conventions. The paper has frequent errors in mechanics, grammar, or spelling that impede the flow of communication.

6 pts

Level 1

The paper exhibits little command of written English language conventions. The paper has errors in mechanics, grammar, or spelling that cause the reader to stop and reread parts of the writing to discern meaning.

0 pts

Level 0

The paper does not demonstrate command of written English language conventions. The paper has multiple errors in mechanics, grammar, or spelling that cause the reader difficulty discerning the meaning.

10 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAPA Formatting

PRICE-I; PRICE-P

10 pts

Level 5

The required APA elements are all included with correct formatting, including in-text citations and references.

9 pts

Level 4

The required APA elements are all included with minor formatting errors, including in-text citations and references.

8 pts

Level 3

The required APA elements are all included with multiple formatting errors, including in-text citations and references.

7 pts

Level 2

The required APA elements are not all included. AND/OR there are major formatting errors, including in-text citations and references.

6 pts

Level 1

Several APA elements are missing. The errors in formatting demonstrate limited understanding of APA guidelines, in-text-citations, and references.

0 pts

Level 0

There is little to no evidence of APA formatting. AND/OR there are no in-text citations AND/OR references.

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