NU560 Unit 1 Discussion

NU 560 Research Methods and Evidence-Based Practice

Unit 1 Discussion

DQ1 Introduction and Certification Success

As a way of introducing yourselves to the instructor and your peers, please post the following:

Your name and a description of your current position (If not employed, what are your expectations when you complete your program?)

How do you see yourself applying knowledge from this course?

Post a photo of yourself (self-portrait, family, or action photo).

Next, please read and respond to the following questions:

Visit the library website and conduct a search of the literature for at least one ‘best practice’ relative to your specialty track of NE, NL or FNP (RN-BSN students, choose one specialty track of interest).

Briefly describe the ‘best practice’ recommendation.

Discuss how you envision implementing the ‘best practice’ recommendation in your future role as a NE, NL, or FNP.

Correlate and describe how best practices facilitate certification success.

Responses need to address all components of the question, demonstrate critical thinking and analysis, and include peer reviewed journal evidence to support the student’s position.

Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format.

Estimated time to complete: 2 hours

Discussion Peer/Participation Prompt [Due Sunday]

Please respond to at least 2 of your peer’s posts. To ensure that your responses are substantive, use at least three of these prompts:

Compare your peers’ responses about the application of EBP to certification success to yours; how are they different, how are they the same?

Respond to their ideas to expand the conversation and/or give additional perspective.

Ask for clarification if needed.

Present new references that support your opinions.

Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format.

DQ2 Developing a PICOT Question

According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, the Masters prepared nurse “recognizes that the master’s-prepared nurse applies research outcomes within the practice setting, resolves practice problems, works as a change agent, and disseminates results.” Many research ideas emerge from practice and/or the educational environment. Formulating a well-built research question is challenging. Asking the right question facilitates the search process when conducting a review of the literature.

Read the article “Asking the clinical question: A key step in evidence-based practice (Links to an external site.).”

After reading the article, create your own PICOT question around the topic you selected that will be used for your Unit 2 Introduction to an Evidence-Based Practice Problem. In your discussion post, complete the following:

Describe your selected topic and its significance

Share and discuss your created PICOT question.

Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format.

The post and responses are valued at 25 points. Please review post and response expectations. Please review the rubric to ensure that your response meets criteria.

Estimated time to complete: 2 hours

Discussion Peer/Participation Prompt [Due Sunday]

Respond to at least two other student’s postings with substantive comments.

Substantive comments add to the discussion and provide your fellow students with information that will enhance the learning environment.

References and citations should conform to the APA standards.

Remember: Please respect the opinions of others, even if their views differ. In other words, disagree professionally and respectfully.

Plagiarism is never acceptable – give credit when credit is due – cite your sources.

Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format.