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Question Description

With new information continually emerging, professional nurses must be equipped to critique scholarly literature and discern its value for practice. Select one current, quantitative scholarly nursing article related to your PICOT question and determine its strengths, limitations, and potential application.

Complete the worksheet. Once you’ve completed the tool, use your own words to summarize your appraisal of the article. Include the following:

  • Description of the purpose
  • Explanation of research design
  • Discussion of sample
  • Description of data collection methods
  • Summary of findings
  • Strengths of the study (minimum of 1)
  • Limitations of the study (minimum of 1)
  • Recommendations regarding potential application for future practice that are insightful and appropriate.

Attach the article to your post, in addition to including the full reference for the article in your post.

Criteria Ratings Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeQuality of Initial Posting• Addresses the collaboration café question in a thorough, substantive manner.
• Demonstrates application of course concepts.
• Discusses implications for advanced nursing practice.

20.0 pts

Excellent

Fully meets all requirements

18.0 pts

Very Good

Most requirements fully met, but one requirement is superficial

17.0 pts

Satisfactory

All elements are addressed, but two items are covered in a superficial or limited manner

10.0 pts

Needs Improvement

All elements are addressed, but all are covered in a superficial or limited manner OR missing one element

0.0 pts

Unsatisfactory

No response post to another student.

20.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeQuality of Responsive Postings• Responds to 2 separate classmates with substantive dialogue that is collaborative in nature.
• Each of the 2 postings asks questions, offers new insights, applications, perspectives, information, or implications for practice

20.0 pts

Excellent

Fully meets all requirements

18.0 pts

Very Good

Most requirements fully met, but one requirement is superficial

17.0 pts

Satisfactory

All elements are addressed, but two items are covered in a superficial or limited manner

10.0 pts

Needs Improvement

All elements are addressed, but all are covered in a superficial or limited manner OR missing one element

0.0 pts

Unsatisfactory

Does not address the initial question(s) OR missing more than one element

20.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeGraduate Writing• Postings reflect clarity, organization, and logical flow of ideas.
• Postings convey a tone of professionalism and respect.
• Correct spelling, grammar, punctuation, syntax, sentence, and paragraph structure is evident.
• When sources are included, correct APA format for citation and referencing is applied.
• No direct quotes are used in this assignment

10.0 pts

Excellent

No errors present

9.0 pts

Very Good

1-2 errors present

8.0 pts

Satisfactory

3-4 errors present

5.0 pts

Needs Improvement

5-6 errors present

0.0 pts

Unsatisfactory

7 or more errors present

10.0 pts

Total Points: 50.0