NR505 Week 1 Discussion Latest 2017 March
Ask a PICO(T) Question (graded)
Writea quantitative research question using the PICO(T) model about a health or safety issue observed in the Ironridge or Summerville community or your practice setting. Conducta search of the literature for the quantitative research question. (Remember you can use this topic and quantitative research article as part of your Research Summary Table assignment).Provide a brief summary of your quantitative research article.
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NR505 Week 2 Discussion Latest 2017 March
Theory and Variables (graded)
Review the differences in predictive and prescriptive studies and select a predictive or prescriptive article that you found in your literature search. What are the independent variables (IV), dependent variables (DV), and mediating variables (MVs) that you find in the article? How do determining IVs, DVs, and MVs help you discern the theory tested in the research? In your particular article, what risk factors are identified, or what recommendations are provided?
NR505 Week 3 Discussion Latest 2017 March
Plan a Qualitative Study (graded)
Writea qualitative research question using the PICO(T) model using the P (population), I (abstract concept), O (outcome), and T (time) from the PICO(T) model about an issue from your practice setting. Conducta search of the literature for a qualitative research article that would answer your qualitative research question. What qualitative research design (Phenomenology, Grounded Theory, Ethnography) did you select and why? Provide a summary of the study. How will you make sure that the information you obtain is trustworthy? How is trustworthiness in qualitative research similar and different from reliability and validity?
NR505 Week 4 Discussion Latest 2017 March
Sampling Issues (graded)
What are the various types of sampling, along with their advantages and disadvantages? As we think about sampling and ethical practices, review these two documents on ethical issues in research:
Tuskegee syphilis study at http://www.cdc.gov/tuskegee/
An overview of questionable studies: Resnik, D. (2012). Research ethics timeline (1932-present). Retrieved from http://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/resources/bioethics/timeline/index.cfm
What are the implications of this information with respect to the recruitment of human subjects in a study related to your chosen issue?
NR505 Week 5 Discussion Latest 2017 March
Inferential Statistics (graded)
Complete a PICO(T) search on a topic that pertains to your practice setting. Select one of the articles from your search. Identify the descriptive statistics. Then describe the inferential tests that were used in the article (in other words, t-tests and chi-squares). Given the p-values related to the tests, how do you interpret the results? Are they statistically significant, also clinically significant? What are the recommendations based on this paper? Share some alternate explanations (mediating or intervening variables) for the results of the study. If your chosen study does not contain inferential tests, then choose a different article that does contain inferential tests so you can participate in the discussion.
NR505 Week 6 Discussion Latest 2017 March
Evidence-Based Models (graded)
Read the box above about Mr. Lowell and his facility. As an advanced practice nurse, you will looking at various evidence based practice models and choosing two of them to compare and contrast here. After you compare and contrast them, discuss which one you would recommend to this facility and why? Remember to support your posts with scholarly research in APA 6th ed format.
NR505 Week 7 Discussion Latest 2017 March
Quality, Safety, and Costs (graded)
Class, this week I would like for you to think about a patient scenario related to our Summerville scenario. Mr. Lowell is especially concerned about a costly high infection rate in surgical patients at St. Louis Medical Center, along with a lack of concern about patient's psychological needs. He has read about the efforts of the QSEN Institute (http://qsen.org) to promote quality and safety. He was surprised to see that patient concerns are inherent in the quality improvement conversation. Place yourself in the role of nurse educator to help the new staff education director and the clinical practice council study both problems. How would you explain the relationships among quality, safety, and costs to the director and staff? How would you demonstrate the importance of nursing care in addressing this issue? What outcome variables would you recommend?
NR505 Week 8 Discussion Latest 2017 March
Applying Evidence-Based Practice (graded)
What specific skills and knowledge that you gained through this course will be most important as you plan and implement your practicum project? Describe a concrete way in which you anticipate using these skills and knowledge.