Faculty: Jane Leach PhD, RNC
Midwestern State University Wilson School of Nursing Bridwell Hall 319
Email: Web CT is the preferred method of communication for this class and will be used for faculty updates and announcements. If you are unable to access Web CT you may contact me by campus email at firstname.lastname@example.org Phone appointments available
This course prepares students to critique research literature for appropriateness and utilization in nursing practice. Emphasis is placed on increasing knowledge and skills related to the development and evaluation of research proposals. Both quantitative and qualitative methodologies are explored.
Undergraduate statistics course
CREDIT HOUR ALLOCATION:
3 semester hours (3 classroom and 0 clinical clock hours)
Upon completion of this course the student should be able to:
Relation to AACN Essentials:
1. Synthesize selected research findings to determine applicability of the findings to nursing practice.
2. Evaluate the appropriateness of selected quantitative and qualitative research designs relative to research problems, purposes, questions, and/or hypotheses.
3. Compare and contrast salient features of qualitative and quantitative research, such as rigor, validity, and reliability.
4. Analyze proposed research procedures with regard to ethical and human subjects’ protection issues.
5. Use available technology to access databases and to analyze quantitative and qualitative data.
The students will engage in a variety of learning experiences including online discussions, quizzes, readings, and preparation of a review of literature pertinent to the question(s) to be answered in their Evidence Based Practice Project.
Melnyk, B. M., & Fineout-Overholt, E. (2011). Evidence-based practice in nursing & healthcare : A guide to
best practice . Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Polit, D.F. & Beck, C. T. (2012). Nursing Research Generating and Assessing Evidence for Nursing Practice 9th ed. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
APA Manual (6th Edition)
90 – 100
65 – 73
64 or lower
* A grade of B or greater is required for successful completion of all graduate courses.
Note: Special considerations for students:
Graduate students are held to the highest standard of academic honesty. Plagiarism is any assignment will earn a grade of 0. The best way to avoid plagiarism, or the appearance thereof, is to reference all quotations or paraphrased material in accordance with APA 6th edition. Material that is not cited should represent the student’s own work. This includes the Appraisal Table.
“As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else to do so.”
As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception.
Thus, we, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters.
We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one’s own work, work or ideas which are not entirely one’s own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student.
We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed.
Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate
Course grade will be calculated as follows
Discussions/activities on Blackboard 20 %
PICO question Appendix A 06 %
NIH Research Ethics Training 10 %
4 Online quizzes 04 %
Assignment – Appraisal Table Appendix B 20 %
Evidence Based Final Paper Appendix C 35 %
Comprehensive Quiz 05 %
Each week starts on Saturdays and ends on Friday. Assignments are due Fridays at 10 pm unless noted otherwise
Evidenced Based Practice Final Paper
Ideas for Selection of an Evidence-Based Intervention for Practice
Grade Sheet and Guidelines for Evidence-Based Practice Paper
10 I. Introduction to the Evidence-Based Practice Project: Identify the problem in practice and the intervention to be used to address the problem. Use references to substantiate claims made in your introduction.
20 II. Review of relevant sources. Summary/Synthesis of Current Research Knowledge (what is known and not known). Summary must be documented. Summary provides the knowledge base or evidence for making a change in practice.
(15 points) A. What is known? (5 points) B. What is not known?
50 III. Appraisal of relevant research-Use textbook and the AJN Article 5 (in the media library of the WEBCT) course site to guide you in explaining why you believe the research on your EBP topic is strong or weak. Include an appraisal table with at least 10 articles concerning your EBP topic.
10 IV. Protocol, Algorithm, or Standardized Guideline for Evidence-Based Project
A. Provide a copy of the documented protocol, algorithm, or standardized guideline.
B. Discuss the protocol, algorithm, or standardized guideline you might use in your later EBP project . Indicate if you will develop the protocol or algorithm; revise it from an agency document; use a document that was previously published; or use a national standardized guideline found in the literature or on the WEB. If it is based on existing document, include a copy of this document. Briefly identify any revisions you anticipate making to the existing document.
10 V. Reference Lists: APA Format
Limit the paper to 10 pages (including references). Use font size 12, one inch margins, and double spacing. Add your appraisal table at the end of your paper. It will not count in your maximum 10 pages.
You need a title page; no Table of Contents; and may include subject headings. Please save as a word document and save as Your LastName. EBP Paper
Grading rubrics and criteria for written assignments are found in D2L. Assignments need to be uploaded to the Dropbox.
Timely submission of all assignments is required. In the event that a student needs an extension due to compelling circumstances, this is to be discussed well in advance of the due date. Late assignments will receive a 5 point per day reduction in score except in emergent circumstances; it is important to note that a late submission date must be negotiated in advance except in an emergent circumstances.
It is likely you will be asked to submit the work completed to date so that faculty can see that an effort has been made to complete the assignment and that the emergency is not poor planning.
Rubric for Assignments on the Discussion Board for Asynchronous Discussions
DQ are assignments in which you post your own idea/work and others critique it and make suggestions
Does not post own assignment
Posts own work but does not critique or make suggestions regarding the work of others.
Posts information own work and gives superficial feedback to classmates.
Posts factually correct, reflective and substantive assignment and critiques and provides useful information to classmates
References & Support
Includes no references or supporting experience.
Uses personal experience, but no references to readings or research.
Incorporates some references from literature and personal experience.
Uses references to literature, readings, or personal experience to support comments.
Clarity & Mechanics
Posts long, unorganized or rude content that may contain multiple errors or may be inappropriate.
Communicates in friendly, courteous and helpful manner with some errors in clarity or mechanics.
Post work and Contributes valuable information with minor clarity or mechanics errors.
Contributes with clear, concise comments formatted in an easy to read style that is free of grammatical or spelling errors.