The student will develop a PICOT-formatted question that is based on a quantitative process for investigation. It should be systems oriented.
This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcome.
CO 1: Formulate and refine clinical research questions relevant to advanced practice nursing. (PO #3)
CO 10: Employ an evidence-based practice model for quality improvement. (PO #5)
Points: This assignment is worth a total of 325 points.
- Write your scholarly paper using APA format. Include a cover page and headers.
- Write an introduction.
- Your paper must be no more than five pages in length (not including the cover page or references page).
- The body of your report should include a heading titled with your PICO question.
- Break out the main ideas according to the rubric. Include sections that are labeled with headings.
- All Chamberlain College of Nursing policies related to plagiarism must be observed.
- Post questions about this assignment to the weekly Q & A Forum.
Directions and Grading Criteria
|PICOT question||30||9||State the quantitative clinical question in PICO format clearly and concisely.|
|Population of interest||35||11||Describe your population of interest.|
|Intervention of interest||50||15||Describe your intervention of interest. Evidence from the literature must be present with a minimum of 3 scholarly references to support the evidence based practice intervention? Remember you are not completing primary research but taking an evidence-based intervention and applying it to a problem in your current role.|
|Comparison of interest||35||11||Describe your comparison of interest. Remove the rest of it that states or if no comparison as there should be a comparison|
|Outcome of interest||35||11||Describe your outcome of interest. Is it measurable? Is the tool that you will utilize to measure outcomes proven to be reliable and valid?|
|Design||35||11||Identify the appropriate design for the study.|
|Feasibility in reference to time frame of app. 16 weeks for intervention||30||9||The design of the study is feasible within the practice setting and population.|
|Identification (micro, meso, macro) system and appropriate integration with practice question.||30||9||The correct identification and application of the system is identified and integrated with the PICO question.|
|APA formatting, scholarly writing||45||14||Follow APA formatting guidelines and use correct grammar, spelling, sentence structure, and so forth. Writes in a scholarly manner.|
|Total||325||100%||A quality paper will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.|
|Assignment Criteria||AOutstanding or highest level of performance||BVery good or high level of performance||CCompetent or satisfactory level of performance||FPoor or failing or unsatisfactory level of performance|
|PICOT question 25 points||Correctly and concisely states a quantitative practice question in PICO format. 23–25 points||States a quantitative practice question in PICO format, but fails to be concise. 21–22 points||States a practice question in PICO format, but may have one or two incorrect elements. 19–20 points||Fails to state a quantitative practice question in PICO format. 0–18 points|
|Population of interest 15 points||Provides a detailed description of the population of interest. 14–15 points||Generally describes the population of interest. 12–13 points||Identifies the population of interest. 11 points||Fails to identify a population of interest. 0–10 points|
|Intervention of interest 15 points||Provides a detailed description of the intervention of interest. 14–15 points||Generally describes the intervention of interest. 12–13 points||Identifies the intervention of interest.|