devry nr439 full course latest 2015 december [ all discussions and all week assignment ]

| March 14, 2016

Question
week 1

Searchable Clinical Question (graded)
Read the assigned case study and formulate one searchable, clinical question in the PICO(T) format. There are several potential questions that could be asked. Identify if the focus of your question is assessment, etiology, treatment, or prognosis. Remember to integrate references.

diss 2

Role of Research (graded)
Why should nurses incorporate research? What trends have created a push for nursing practice based on evidence? Remember to use references.”

week 2

Describe a Significant Nursing Clinical Issue (graded)
Reflect on your practice and identify a significant nursing clinical issue that you would like to search for evidence in online sources. This issue will be the basis for the Research Database Assignment that you will submit in Week 3. Formulate searchable, clinical questions in the PICO(T) format for your nursing clinical issue. Remember to integrate references.

Share a Research Database Description (graded)
Review the guidelines and grading rubric for the Research Database Assignment due in Week 3. Search for ONE research database that is relevant to your nursing clinical issue, briefly describe the issue you are investigating, and use the instructions on the form provided in Doc Sharing to write your review. Briefly describe your process for locating databases that contain relevant research studies. Did you have any difficulties or face any challenges?

week 3

Research Problems and Designs (graded)
The research design flows from the research question and outlines the plan for the study that will answer the research question. The design identifies the major components of the study. It is important to remember that there is no one best design for a research study. Define qualitative and quantitative research designs.

Share a Research Design for Your Significant Nursing Clinical Issue (graded)
Describe which research design will work best for your research question. Why? Explain your answer.

Hi Class,
In this thread, you will discuss which research design you would like to use for your identified clinical issue. This is a great thread to begin to apply your developing research knowledge to practice. We continue to work on our course outcomes in this thread:
Apply research principles to the interpretation of the content of published research studies.
Evaluate published nursing research for credibility and lab significance related to evidence-based practice

week 4

Sampling (graded)
The most common sampling method is the convenience sample, therefore, many of the studies that you find for evidence use this sampling method. What are the implications for using a convenience sample on the way you interpret and use the findings?

Ethical and Legal Issues (graded)
Read one of the following:

Shepard, A. (2010). Moral distress: A consequence of caring. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 14(1), 25–27. doi:10.1188/10.CJON.25–27. .ebscohost.com.proxy.chamberlain.edu:8080/login.aspx?direct=true&db=rzh&AN=2010552821&site=ehost-live”>http://search.ebscohost.com.proxy.chamberlain.edu:8080/login.aspx?direct=true&db=rzh&AN=2010552821&site=ehost-live

Stringer, S. (2013). Moral choices in end of life care for children. Cancer Nursing Practice, 12(7), 27–32. .ebscohost.com.proxy.chamberlain.edu:8080/login.aspx?direct=true&db=rzh&AN=2012305853&site=ehost-live”>http://search.ebscohost.com.proxy.chamberlain.edu:8080/login.aspx?direct=true&db=rzh&AN=2012305853&site=ehost-live

Describe the ways the subjects were vulnerable. Is there any conflict of interest? Which protections should be put in place to protect these subjects from harm? What are the incidence and prevalence of moral distress in nursing today?

we begin our discussion of ethics and research. The protection of human subjects is of utmost importance in clinical research and they are protected by our federal government in the Code of Federal Regulations. For our discussion, you are to read one of the articles and discuss:

Subject vulnerability,
Conflict of interest,
What protections are in place to prevent harm,
Incidence and prevalence of moral distress in nursing.

week 5

Measurement Strategies (graded)
Describe what reliability means in terms of research and why it is important. How does a researcher ensure that reliability is maintained in instruments, and between raters?

Data Collection (graded)
Access the following information. You may read the PDF online or download it.

American Nurses Association. (2014). Fast facts: The nursing workforce 2014: Growth, salaries, education, demographics & trends. Retrieved from .org/MainMenuCategories/ThePracticeofProfessionalNursing/workforce/Fast-Facts-2014-Nursing-Workforce.pdf”>http://nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/ThePracticeofProfessionalNursing/workforce/Fast-Facts-2014-Nursing-Workforce.pdf

Review these facts and describe what the results say about this sample of the nursing workforce. What do you believe was the intent of the researcher who designed the survey?

week 6

Significance of the Results (graded)
Explain clinical significance and statistical significance.

In this thread, I ask that you discuss the differences between clinical significance and statistical significance. As you learn more about these concepts, is it possible to have one without the other? Or do they always occur together? Have you encountered any research thus far that had one or both of these types of significance?

In this thread we will work toward the following Course Outcomes:
Apply research principles to the interpretation of the content of published research studies
Examine the sources of evidence that contribute to professional nursing practice.

Data Collection Methods (graded)
The choice of the data collection method depends on the specific information needed to answer the research question and the resources available to the researcher. Given the wide variety of data collection methods available, the research question, and the resources available to the researcher, please explain what collection method you would use for your research question and explain why.

week 7

Applying Evidence to Practice (graded)
Initial Text: The Discussion and Conclusion sections of the research report reveal the opinions of the researcher regarding the meaning of the results of data analysis. The strengths and limitations are shared: The reader considers these when deciding whether to apply the evidence to practice.

Choose one of the articles from the RRL assignment and discuss the findings. Would you apply the evidence found? Explain your answer.

Sharing Evidence (graded)
Translating research into practice is the final and most important step in the research process. Review information you found in the Database Assignment and explain how you would share the research findings with your peers.

week 8

Where Do You Go From Here? (graded)
How has your thinking changed about nursing research and evidence-based practice as the result of this course?

, be thinking about the following questions for our discussion:

1. How can you apply what you have learned to your practice to make it based on evidence? 2. What challenges do you face in implementing EBP? How can you overcome these challenges? 3. How has your thinking changed about nursing research and EBP as a result of this course? 4. What can you do to facilitate research? 5. How important is EBP for the future of nursing and patient care?
This week will be working towards the following Course Outcomes:
Compare the research process to the process of searching for evidence.
Describe the barriers and facilitators to utilizing research findings in evidence-based practice.
Utilize research findings in one’s own evidence-based practice.

week 3

Research Database Assignment – Week 3

Guidelines and Grading Rubric

Purpose
You are to locate and document research databases that relate to a significant clinical nursing issue of your choice. The research databases may be labeled as such, or may be collections of research studies and reports. You are not looking for research or articles, you are looking for new databases.

Course Outcomes
This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcome:

CO 1: Examine the sources of evidence that contribute to professional nursing practice. (PO #7)

Due Date: You are to identify a total of five research databases (or collections of research-based evidence) that are relevant to a significant clinical nursing issue that is important to you. Submit the descriptions using the form provided in Doc Sharing to the Week 3 Dropboxby11:59 p.m. Sunday (MT).

Points
The assignment is worth a total of 175 points. Please see the grading rubric for details.

Requirements
1. Choose a topic of interest to you that is a significant clinical nursing issue. Please note that the databases you identify could be useful sources of information for your Capstone project in NR451, so choose your topic thoughtfully.

2. Download the NR439_Research_Database_Form from Doc Sharing and type information about each database directly onto the form. Your paper does NOT need to follow APA formatting; however, you are expected to use correct grammar, spelling, syntax, and write in complete sentences.

3. Save the file by clicking Save as and adding your last name, e.g., NR439_Research Database_Smith.docx.

4. Describe your topic of interest. This is worth 15 points.

5. Locate a total of five research databases related to your topic. Each research database description is worth 30 points. You may search for these in various locations, e.g., the Internet or the CCN Library. You may NOT choose the databases that are already familiar to you – MEDLINE, PUBMED (which also indexes MEDLINE), GOOGLE SCHOLAR, and CINAHL.Instead, you are expected to expand your knowledge of evidence-based sources. Places to help you begin include your textbook, which lists databases and websites that report research. The Chamberlain online library (.chamberlain.edu”>http://library.chamberlain.edu) gives you access to several databases and provide tutorials for searching. Government sites such as those at the National Institutes of Health offer collections of research on a variety of subjects. The key to choosing the databases is that each contains research-based evidence that also pertains to your topic of interest. Again you are looking for new databases to use in the future and not articles related to your nursing clinical issue.

6. Review each database to gather information to create a description for the assignment. Each description must:

a. identify the title of the research database;

b. describe the location of the research database in a way that a reader could find it. This should be the URL. This URL should take you to the home page of the database.

c. name owner or publisher of the source;

d. describe the research database. This must be in your own words and not copied and pasted from the original source. Include the purpose of the database and the subject matter it covers. This may be two to three sentences; and

e. explain how the research found in the database relates to your topic of interest. This may be an two or three sentences.

7. Submit to the Research Database basket in the Dropbox by 11:59 p.m. MT Sunday at the end of Week 3. Please post question about this paper in the Q & A Forum.

Example
The following is an example of a description for JBI:

Title of Database: Joanna Briggs Institute for Evidence-Based Nursing and Midwifery

Location of Database (URL):.joannabriggs.edu.au”>www.joannabriggs.edu.au

Owner or publisher of Database:Joanna Briggs Institute for Evidence-Based Nursing and Midwifery (JBI)

Describe (in your own words) the research database or collection of research including the purpose and the subject matter it covers:

The Joanna Briggs Institute is an international not-for-profit Research and Development Organization that provides evidence-based resources for healthcare professionals in nursing, midwifery, medicine, and allied health. Those with membershipare able to obtain evidence-based practice information from systemic reviews, evaluation reports, electronic journals, best-practice information, and consumer healthcare information.

Explain how the source relates to your topic of interest:

JBI is relevant to my topic of interest because it provides reports, systemic reviews, journal

articles, and best-practice information on current issues in healthcare. Hospital

readmissions are a major issue in healthcare. The database had several resources

addressing the problem of hospital readmissions and identifying strategies for

improvement.

Grading Criteria

week 5

Reading Research Literature

Guidelines and Grading Rubric – Week 5

Purpose
The student will read research literature to determine the research purpose, question, design, population, sample, limitations, data collection and analysis.

Course Outcomes
This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes:

CO 2: Apply research principles to the interpretation of the content of published research studies. (PO #4 and 8)

CO 4: Evaluate published nursing research for credibility and lab significance related to evidence-based practice. (PO #4 and 8)

Points:This assignment isworth 225 points.

Due Date:Submit to the Reading Research Literature basket in the Dropbox by11:59 p.m. MT Sunday at the end of Week 5.

Requirements
1. Download the research articles from the Chamberlain library.

Retrieve the following research articles:Make sure you are viewing the full text PDF. If you view the article in HTML format, you may not be able to see the tables and figures that are referenced in the questions.

George, S., & Thomas, S. (2010). Lived experience of diabetes among older, rural people. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 66(5), 1092-1100.

.ebscohost.com.proxy.chamberlain.edu:8080/login.aspx?direct=true&db=rzh&AN=2010620411&site=ehost-live”>http://search.ebscohost.com.proxy.chamberlain.edu:8080/login.aspx?direct=true&db=rzh&AN=2010620411&site=ehost-live

Hunt, C., Sanderson, B., Ellison, K., (2014). Support for diabetes using technology: A pilot study to improve self-management.MedSurg Nursing,23(4), 231-237.

.chamberlain.edu:8080/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=rzh&AN=2012695204&site=eds-live”>http://proxy.chamberlain.edu:8080/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=rzh&AN=2012695204&site=eds-live

2. Download NR439_RRL_form and type answers to the questions directly onto the form. Your paper does NOT need to follow APA formatting; however, you are expected to use correct grammar, spelling, syntax, and write in complete sentences.

3. Save the file by clicking Save as and adding your last name, e.g., NR439_RRL_Smith.docx.

4. Watch the video on how to complete this assignment. The link may be found on the Week 5 Assignments page.

5. Submit to the Week 5 Reading Research Literature basket in the Dropbox by11:59 p.m. MT Sunday at the end of Week 5. Please post questions about this paper in the Week 5 Q & A Forum.

Grading Criteria

Category

Points

%

Description

Question 1

10

4%

Identifies the purpose of the research article.

Question 2

10

4%

Identifies the research question implied in the study.

Question 3

10

4%

Describes the research design of the study.

Question 4

10

4%

Identi

week 7

Research Article Review

Guidelines

Purpose

The purpose of this assignment is for the student to learn to assimilate, analyze, critique, and summarize an original research article. Student is to select a report of a single, original study that has been published within the last five years from the CCN Library.

Course Outcomes

Through this assignment, the student will demonstrate the ability to meet the following course outcomes:

CO1: Examine the sources of evidence that contribute to professional nursing practice. (PO #7)

CO2: Apply research principles to the interpretation of the content of published research studies. (POs #4 and 8)

CO4: Evaluate published nursing research for credibility and lab significance related to evidence-based practice. (POs #4 and 8)

CO5: Recognize the role of research findings in evidence-based practice. (POs #7 and 8)

Points

The assignment is worth a total of 225 points.

Due Date

You are to submit your paper to the Week 6 Research Article Review Dropbox by Sunday 11:59 p.m. MT at the end of Week 6.

Requirements

Through this assignment, the student will:

1. Conduct a systematic search of relevant databases to find research-based evidence related to a nursing problem (CO 1); Student is to use the CCN library for search.

2. Critique a peer-reviewed study, indicating the research question, sample, design of study, data collection method, findings, and limitations of each (CO 2, CO 4,)

3. Summarize the research article and evaluate the significance to nursing. (CO 3).

4. Please remember this assignment can be sent to Turnitin Week One draft box for review. If you wait until late Sunday night to submit, you may not receive your feedback in time if you need to make changes. Final submission must be in the Week 6 Assignment Dropbox and student will not receive Turnitin results. Please read the announcement on the Turnitin information.

5. Article must be from CCN Library and student is required to document working permalink to article.

Preparing the Paper

Conduct a PICO(T) search on the nursing problem that you identified in Week 2, Discussion questions. Select one most recent peer-reviewed study that describes original research in a single study.

Analyze the article and provide the following information in brief format: research question the study; type of sample and number of participants; research design of the study, findings of the study; and limitations of the study. Summarize the importance to nursing.

The estimated length of this paper is four (4) pages, excluding the title page and References page. Summarize the results of the study as outlined below:

1. Write a brief introduction to your paper, however do not label it as an “Introduction” in accordance with the rules of APA scholarly writing.

2. State the research question for this study in a paragraph.

3. Describe the research design of this study.

4. Explain how the sample was selected and include the number of participants. Make a judgment as to whether the sample size was adequate, and defend your answer why or why not.

5. Describe the data collection method(s) including who collected data, what tools were used, and other pertinent information.

6. Identify the limitations of the study, and describe how the limitations could be overcome in subsequent studies.

7. Describe the findings reported in the study. What is the answer to the research question based on these findings? If the study fails to answer the research question, what do you believe is the reason?

8. Summarize the article. Based on these findings, is the evidence that you found on your topic strong enough to suggest a change in practice, or an idea for practice? Please provide the rationale for your answer.

9. List your references, formatted in APA style, On the References page. Guidelines and a sample paper on APA may be found under Course Home in the Course Resources link. Follow the guidelines for writing professional papers using APA formatting as described in the 6th edition of the manual.

Grading Criteria

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Points

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