The final project presents a culmination of nursing research and evidence-based practice (EBP)knowledge as students choose a qualitative or quantitative study to critically evaluate, including making a recommendation for utilization in EBP.
In a 5 page paper (excluding title page and references), critically evaluate either Study 3 or Study 4, which can be found in the Module 7 Overview. Evaluate the credibility of professional citation, research design, and procedures in a research article. Include a discussion on how this study contributes to EBP. Use the Final Project Rubric provided below to help you develop and organize your final paper. Please remember to follow APA 6th edition formatting for the title page, body of the paper, and reference page.
Reading & Resources
All unlinked articles listed below can be accessed through the American Sentinel University Library.
- Read: Houser, J. (2018). Nursing research: Readings, using & creating evidence (4th ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
- Chapter 16, p. 447-477
- Read: Stevens, K., (2013) The impact of evidence-based practice in nursing and the next big ideas. OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 18,(2), Manuscript 4. doi: 10.3912/OJIN.Vol18No02Man04
- Read: Study 3 – Patients’ and partners’ health-related quality of life before and 4 months after coronary artery bypass grafting surgery
- Read: Study 4 – Striving for independence: a qualitative study of women living with vertebral fracture
- View: Module 7 Lecture