Clinical Research Assignment

Clinical Research Assignment

Clinical Research Assignment

Question Description
Clinical Research and Evidenced-Based Practice

You will identify if clinical research is the same as evidenced-based practice (EBP) or consider the obstacles to nursing research in a clinical environment.

Based on your research, respond to one of the following discussion questions.

Discussion Question 1

How does your facility incorporate EBP in a clinical setting to promote patient outcomes? Do you have recommendations on how your facility can improve its use of EBP?
Discussion Question 2

How can you use EBP in your practice? Discuss some impediments to creating a program of nursing research in your clinical environment.
Identify and discuss strategies for promoting EBP in your practice.
Weekly Discussion Forum

Objectives
Unacceptable
Emerging (F through D Range)
Satisfactory (C Range)
Above Average (B Range)
Exemplary (A Range)
Score
Quality of Initial Posting
0 Points

No initial posting to evaluate
1 to 13 Points

The information provided is inaccurate, not focused on the assignment’s topic, and/or does not answer the question(s) fully. Response demonstrates incomplete understanding of the topic and/or inadequate preparation.
14 to 15 Points

The information provided is accurate, giving a basic understanding of the topic(s) covered. A basic understanding is when you are able to describe the terms and concepts covered. Despite this basic understanding, initial posting may not include complete development of all aspects of the assignment.
16 to 17 Points

The information provided is accurate, displaying a good understanding of the topic(s) covered. A good understanding is when you are able to explain the terms and topics covered. Initial posting demonstrates sincere reflection and addresses most aspects of the assignment, although all concepts may not be fully developed.
18 to 20 Points

The information provided is accurate, providing an in-depth, well thought-out understanding of the topic(s) covered. An in-depth understanding provides an analysis of the information, synthesizing what is learned from the course/assigned readings.
_ out of 20
Participation in Discussion
0 Points

No responses to other classmates in this discussion forum
1 to 6 Points

May include one or more of the following:

*Comments to only one other student’s post.

*Comments are not substantive, such as just one line or saying, “Good job” or “I agree.

*Comments are off topic.
7 Points

Comments to two or more classmates’ initial posts but only on one day of the week. Comments are substantive, meaning they reflect and expand on what the other student wrote.
8 Points

Comments to two or more classmates’ initial posts on more than one day. Comments are substantive, meaning they reflect and expand on what the other student wrote.
9 to 10 Points

Comments to two or more classmates’ initial posts and to the instructor’s comment (if applicable) on more than two days. Responses demonstrate an analysis of peers’ comments, building on previous posts. Comments extend and deepen meaningful conversation and may include a follow-up question.
_ out of 10
Writing Mechanics (Spelling, Grammar, APA) and

Information Literacy
0 Points

No postings for which to evaluate language and grammar
1 to 6 Points

Numerous issues in any of the following: grammar, mechanics, spelling, use of slang, and incomplete or missing APA citations and references. If required for the assignment, did not use course, text, and/or outside readings (where relevant) to support work.
7 Points

Some spelling, grammatical, and/or structural errors. Some errors in APA formatting (citations and references). If required for the assignment, utilizes sources to support work for initial post but not comments to other students. Sources include course/text readings but outside sources (when relevant) include non-academic/authoritative, such as Wikis and .com resources.
8 Points

Minor errors in grammar, mechanics, or spelling in the initial posting. Minor errors in APA formatting (citations and references). If required for the assignment, utilizes sources to support work for both the initial post and some of the comments to other students. Sources include course and text readings as well as outside sources (when relevant) that are academic and authoritative (e.g., journal articles, other text books, .gov web sites, professional organization web sites).
9 to 10 Points

Minor to no errors in grammar, mechanics, or spelling in both the initial post and comments to others. APA formatting is correct. If required for the assignment, utilizes sources to support work for both the initial post and the comments to other students. Sources include course and text readings as well as outside sources (when relevant) that are academic and authoritative (e.g., journal articles, other text books, .gov web sites, professional organization web sites).
_ out of 10
Total Score:
Comments:
Quality of Initial Posting
20
Participation in Discussion
10
Writing Mechanics (Spelling, Grammar, and APA) and Information Literacy
10
Total
40

You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.

Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.

Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.

The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.

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