NUR 513 Topic Discussion and Assignment
NUR 513 Topic Discussion and Assignment
Topic 6: Role of Research and Research Process for Advanced Registered Nurses
- Describe the characteristics of scholarly nursing research for the advanced registered nurse.
- Discuss methods for accessing and evaluating nursing
- Relate credibility to academic integrity and evidence-based practice
II Study Materials
Advanced Practice Nursing: Essential Knowledge for the Profession
Read Chapters 20-22 in Advanced Practice Nursing: Essential Knowledge for the Profession.
lnfom,ation Literacy: The Perils of Online Research
Watch “Information Literacy: The Perils of Online Research,” by Cambridge Educational (2006), available througb Films on Demand in the GCU Libraty.
Effective Internet Search: Basic Tools and Advanced Strategies
Watch “Effective Internet Search: Basic Tools and Advanced Strategies,” by Cambridge Educational (2011), available through Films on Demand in the GCU Libra1y.
Researching, Reading, and Writing
Watch “Researching, Reading, and Writing,” by Cambr idge Educational (2009), avai lable througb Films on Demand in the GCU Librruy. NUR 513 Topic Discussion and Assignment
A Scholar Is What a Scholar Writes: Practical Tips on Scholarly Writing
Read “A Scholru·Is What a Scho lru· Writes: Practical Tips on Scholru·ly Writing,” by Walker, from Joumal of Theory Construction & Testing (2003).
Library Walkthrough Tutorial
Watch the “Librru·y Walkthrougb Tutoria l” to become familiar w ith the GCU Libra1y.
Critically Analyzing Information Sources: Critical Appraisal and Analysis
Read “Critically Analyzing Information Sources: Critical Appraisal and Analysis,” located on the Cornell University Library website.
About Turnitin and Plagiarism
Read the “About Turnitin” and “P lagiarism” sections of the Academic Integrity page of the GCU website.
GCU Library: General Research Guide
Review the “General Research” guide , located on the GCU Libra1y website.
GCU Library: Persistent Links Research Guide
Review the “Persistent Links” research guide , located on the GCU Libra1y website, to learn how to locate persistent links for libra1y articles , videos, etc.
RefWorks from the GCU Library
Manage your citations with the RefWorks tool , located on the GCU Libra1y website. RefWorks automates the creation of your reference lists in the format of your choice (APA, MLA, etc.).
GCU Library: Nursing and Health Sciences Research Guide
Review the “Nursing and Health Sciences” research guid e, located on the GCU Library website.
Topic 6 DQ 1
Review the evidence-based practice project ideas you described in Topic 5 DQ 1. Based on your initial ideas, what types of scholarly nursing research (such as quantitative or qualitative research, peer-reviewed resources , etc.) would be required to fu1ther investigate the issue? Identify the criteria you would use to evaluate the appropriateness of the research. Why is it impo1tant to select research that meets these criteria?
Topic 6 DQ 2
Imagine the following scenario: You are taking the evidence-based practice course and one of your classmates shares an EBP project draft with you. You notice that some of the research has not been cited coJTectly or even at all. When you approach your classmate, the response is that “no one will notice and it is not a big deal anyway.” What are your next steps in speaking with your classmate? Consider how this could reflect on the credibility and integrity of the individuals involved, the University , and the profession.
APA, GCU Library Resources, and Scholarly Research
Complete the quiz, which covers Topic 6, APA format, library resources, and scholarly research skills. This is a timed quiz, lasting 60 minutes.
Topic 6 Participation
NUR-513 Course Objectives
In this course, the student will: NUR 513 Topic Discussion and Assignment
- Determine the current state of advanced specialty nursing
- Examine nursing theo1y and the role, ethical responsibilities, and legal obligations of the advanced specialty nurse in health promotion and disease prevention from a Christian perspective and as a leader who improves health care
- Navigate GCU’s libraiy and other scholaily resources of evidence-based practice (EBP) literature and guidelines.
- Review evidence-based practice (EBP) and the reseai·ch
- Determine avenues for role development, including identifying relevant professional organizations and professional development opportunities
You are required to cite three to five sources to complete this assignment. Sources must be published within the last 5 years and appropriate for the assignment criteria and nursing content. NUR 513 Topic Discussion and Assignment
While APA style is not required for the body of this assig nment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidel ines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide , located in the Student Success Center.
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