Describe a Significant Clinical Issue
Nursing research is a dynamic process that includes multiple phases: defining the research problem; literature review; selecting a theoretical framework; choosing an appropriate design; defining a sampling strategy; collecting and analyzing data; sharing the findings; and using the evidence in practice.
The Course Outcomes (COs) we will apply in Week 2 include:
- Examine the sources of evidence that contribute to professional nursing practice.
- Apply research principles to the interpretation of the content of published research studies.
Reflect on your practice and identify a significant nursing clinical issue that you would like to search for evidence in online sources. This issue will be the basis for the Research Database Assignment that you will submit in Week 3. Formulate searchable, clinical questions in the PICO(T) format for your nursing clinical issue. Remember to integrate references.