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N316 EBP Paper Part 1
This is a formal paper. Follow APA 7 format.
Should list each team member in alphabetical order.
Cited properly within the paper and on reference list
Full sentences, appropriate grammar & spelling
Acronyms spelled out first time
Evidence Based Practice (EBP)
APA 7 Publication Manual (Student Guidance)
Tips for Writing in APA 7 under Assignments
Guidelines lets you query specific topics
Instructional Aids à Handouts and Guides
Syllabus, B-2 (page 10)
|Introduction contains a topic sentence and wrap-up sentence||1.0|
|Introduction presents a logical flow of data and sound reasoning that leads to the clinical question||1.0|
|Introduction shows a clear connection between nursing (or interprofessional practice) and the clinical question||1.0|
|Introduction cites at least two sources from appropriate (i.e., authoritative and/or peer-reviewed) literature to support claims (other than the 2 articles you are evaluating)||0.5|
|All four PICO components are clearly identified||0.5|
|Databases, search terms, Boolean operators and delimiters are identified||0.5|
|Meets good writing criteria according to the American Psychological Association’s Manual (7th Ed.) – e.g., full sentences, no contractions, acronyms defined first use, no grammatical errors or typos, proper source citation||0.5|
Paper will be ~ 4 paragraphs of content.
First 1 to 2 paragraphs make a case for this project (significance of the clinical problem). Why does this matter to nurses? Why is this important to do?
Prevalence, outcomes, current state/ gaps in knowledge
Use 2 additional references (NOT your primary articles) to support. Systematic reviews, clinical practice guidelines, CDC, AHRQ, WHO data OK here.
Cite within the paper and on reference list.
Remington’s introduction excellent example
Example of Significance/Background
~ 1 to 2 paragraphs
Database(s) that were searched (at least 2 including CINAHL)
Search terms or combination of terms, Boolean operators,
Any delimiters that were used (i.e. publication year, language)
Which combinations of search terms/delimiters worked well and which did not?
How many articles did you find to be related to the research problem you are reviewing?
Why did you include the two articles for review? Cite each article and give rationale for why that article was chosen within paragraph. Put article on reference list.
Do not use Google Scholar and One Search, they are search engines, not databases.
Remember, you have already completed this section as part of Discussion Board #1
Look at the methods section of a systematic review for an example of discussing search strategy.
I’d rather have students review Eileen Harrington’s video
State your clinical question.
Then identify each component
I (intervention – you have been assigned)
C (comparison, if present)
This is not part of the introduction paragraph.
Pulling Paper Together
Finished paper has cover page, content, reference page(s).
Everyone on the team is responsible for the paper.
Duties should be divided (who does which piece)
Need to go back through the entire paper and make sure flows well.
Everyone should proofread entire paper.
One person from team submits into portal. (One submission per team.)