DNP Essential: 3
3: Clinical Scholarship and Analytical Methods for Evidence-Based Practice
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ASSIGNMENT PROMPT Target
5 points Acceptable
3 points Unacceptable
1 point Score/Level

Article Critique Evaluation
Part 1: Overview of the study

(5 points)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Program LO: 1
DNP Essential: 3 Exemplary quality.

Content is of a professional portfolio quality; addresses every major subsection in the assignment [fully developed overview of the selected research study] using advanced critical thinking skills; does not summarize or paraphrase the content of the selected article, rather demonstrates content mastery using examples of and/or personalized reflections about the content of the article; demonstrates an applied level of understanding through personalized reflections about the content area. Excels in meeting expectations for graduate level work.

Fully meets expectations for LO 1

Fully meets expectations for Essential 3 Well-developed good quality work.
Content is of a professional portfolio quality; addresses at least 80% of the major subsections in the assignment using adequate critical thinking skills; includes some summarizing or paraphrasing of article; demonstration of content mastery using examples of and/or personalized reflections about the content of the selected research article; demonstration of an applied level of understanding through personalized reflections about the content area. It fully meets expectations for graduate level work.
Meets expectations for LO 1

Meets expectations for Essential 3 Superficially developed, unacceptable quality.

Content needs substantial revision for it to be of a professional portfolio quality; addresses less than 50% of the major subsections in the assignment using weak critical thinking skills; consists primarily of a summary of main ideas from the research article; does not demonstrate an applied level of understanding. Lags behind expectations for graduate level work.

 

 

 

 

 

Insufficient to meet expectations for LO 1

Insufficient to meet expectations for Essential 3
Part 2: Strengths of the research study

(5 points)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Program LO: 1
DNP Essential: 3 Exemplary quality.

Content is of a professional portfolio quality; addresses every major subsection in the assignment, clearly identifying two or three strengths with support that demonstrates advanced critical thinking skills; does not summarize or paraphrase the content of the research article, rather demonstrates content mastery using examples of and/or personalized reflections about the strengths of the research study; demonstrates an applied level of understanding through personalized reflections about the strengths of the research study. Excels in meeting expectations for graduate level work.

Fully meets expectations for LO 1

Fully meets expectations for Essential 3 Well-developed good quality work.
Content is of a professional portfolio quality; addresses at least 80% of the major subsections in the assignment, clearly identifying two or three strengths of the research study, which are supported using adequate critical thinking skills; includes some summarizing or paraphrasing of the research article; demonstration of content mastery using examples of and/or personalized reflections about the strengths of the research study; demonstration of an applied level of understanding through personalized reflections about the strengths of the research study. It fully meets expectations for graduate level work.

 

Meets expectations for LO 1

Meets expectations for Essential 3
Superficially developed, unacceptable quality.

Content needs substantial revision for it to be of a professional portfolio quality; addresses less than 50% of the major subsections in the assignment using weak critical thinking skills; consists primarily of a summary of strengths of the research study; does not demonstrate an applied level of understanding. Lags behind expectations for graduate level work.

 

 

 

 

 
Insufficient to meet expectations for LO 1

Insufficient to meet expectations for Essential 3
Part 3: Weaknesses of the research study

(5 points)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Program LOs: 1

DNP Essential: 3 Exemplary quality.

Content is of a professional portfolio quality; addresses every major subsection in the assignment, clearly identifying two or three weaknesses with support that demonstrates advanced critical thinking skills; does not summarize or paraphrase the content of the research study, rather demonstrates content mastery using examples of and/or personalized reflections about the weaknesses of the research study; demonstrates an applied level of understanding through personalized reflections about the weaknesses of the research study. Excels in meeting expectations for graduate level work.

Fully meets expectations for LO 1

Fully meets expectations for Essential 3 Well-developed good quality work.
Content is of a professional portfolio quality; addresses at least 80% of the major subsections in the assignment identifying two or three weaknesses with support demonstrating adequate critical thinking skills; includes some summarizing or paraphrasing of research study; demonstration of content mastery using examples of and/or personalized reflections about the weaknesses of the research study; demonstration of an applied level of understanding through personalized reflections about the weaknesses of the research study. It fully meets expectations for graduate level work.

Meets expectations for LO 1

Meets expectations for Essential 3
Superficially developed, unacceptable quality.

Content needs substantial revision for it to be of a professional portfolio quality; addresses less than 50% of the major subsections in the assignment using weak critical thinking skills; consists primarily of a summary of weaknesses of the research study; does not demonstrate an applied level of understanding. Lags behind expectations for graduate level work.

 

 

 
Insufficient to meet expectations for LO 1

Insufficient to meet expectations for Essential 3
Part 4: Proposed changes to improve the quality of the research study
(5 points)

 

 

 

 

 
Program LO: 1
DNP Essential: 3 Exemplary quality.

Content is of a professional portfolio quality; addresses every major subsection in the assignment, fully and clearly describes changes to improve the quality of the research study using advanced critical thinking skills; does not summarize or paraphrase the content of research article, rather demonstrates content mastery using examples of and/or personalized reflections about the proposed changes and how they will improve the quality of the study; demonstrates an applied level of understanding through personalized reflections about the proposed changes. Excels in meeting expectations for graduate level work.

Fully meets expectations for LO 1

Fully meets expectations for Essential 3 Well-developed good quality work.
Content is of a professional portfolio quality; addresses at least 80% of the major subsections in the assignment using adequate critical thinking skills; includes some summarizing or paraphrasing of the proposed changes to improve the quality of the research study; demonstration of content mastery using examples of and/or personalized reflections about the content of the research article; demonstration of an applied level of understanding through personalized reflections about the proposed changes and how they will improve the quality of the study. It fully meets expectations for graduate level work.

Meets expectations for LO 1

Meets expectations for Essential 3
Superficially developed, unacceptable quality.

Needs substantial revision to be of a professional portfolio quality; addresses less than half the major subsections in the assignment using weak critical thinking skills; consists primarily of a summary of the proposed changes; does not demonstrate an applied level of understanding. Lags behind expectations for graduate level work.

 

 

 
Insufficient to meet expectations for LO 1

Insufficient to meet expectations for Essential 3
Part 5: Summary of the implications for nursing practice
(5 points)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Program LO: 1
DNP Essential: 3 Exemplary quality.

Content is of a professional portfolio quality; addresses every major subsection in the assignment [summarizing the implications of the research study for nursing practice] using advanced critical thinking skills; demonstrates content mastery using examples of and/or personalized reflections about the implications for practice; demonstrates an applied level of understanding through personalized reflections about the content area. Excels in meeting expectations for graduate level work.

Fully meets expectations for LO 1

Fully meets expectations for Essential 3 Well-developed good quality work.
Content is of a professional portfolio quality; addresses at least 80% of the major subsections in the assignment summarizing the implications of the research study for nursing practice using adequate critical thinking skills;; demonstration of content mastery using examples of and/or personalized reflections about the implications for practice; demonstration of an applied level of understanding through personalized reflections about the content area. It fully meets expectations for graduate level work.

 

Meets expectations for LO 1

Meets expectations for Essential 3
Superficially developed, unacceptable quality.

Needs substantial revision to be of a professional portfolio quality; addresses less than half the major subsections in the assignment using weak critical thinking skills; weak summary of the implications for practice; does not demonstrate an applied level of understanding. Lags behind expectations for graduate level work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Insufficient to meet expectations for LO 1

Insufficient to meet expectations for Essential 3

Up to 5 points (20%) may be deducted for errors in grammar and/or APA style, as described below.
Assignment:

Select one of the four articles listed on the Week 2 Learning Resources page and referenced below.

• Fouquier, K.F. (2011). The concept of motherhood among three generations of African American women. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 43(2), 145–153.

• Grey, M., Whittemore, R., Jaser, S., Ambrosino, J., Lindemann, E., Liberti, L. … Dziura, J. (2009). Effects of coping skills training in school-age children with Type 1 diabetes. Research in Nursing & Health, 32, 405-418.

• Methey, N.A., Davis-Jackson, J., & Stewart, B.J. (2010). Effectiveness of an aspiration risk-reduction protocol. Nursing Research, 59, 18-25.

• Newhouse, R.P., Morlock. L., Pronovost, P., & Breckenridge-Sproat, S. (2011). Rural hospital nursing: Results of a national survey of nurse executives. Journal of Nursing Administration, 41(3), 129-137.

In a 5- to 7-page paper written in APA format you will:

• Provide a brief one to two paragraph overview of the study.
• Identify two to three strengths of the study and support your selection (i.e. why is this a strength)
• Identify two to three weaknesses of the study and support your selection (i.e. why is this a weakness)
o Note: The strengths and weaknesses should be in relation to:
? Design
? Sampling
? Data collection
? Statistical analysis
? Results and discussion.
• Propose changes to improve the quality of the study capitalizing on the strengths and improving on the weaknesses you identified in the study.
• Summarize the implications for nursing practice.

Due by Day 7 of Week 10

Writing (5 points): Up to 5 points (20%) may be deducted for grammar and APA style errors.

(Total points possible: 25)

 

 

 

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DNP Essential: 3
3: Clinical Scholarship and Analytical Methods for Evidence-Based Practice
(Scroll down for table)
ASSIGNMENT PROMPT Target
5 points Acceptable
3 points Unacceptable
1 point Score/Level

Article Critique Evaluation
Part 1: Overview of the study

(5 points)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Program LO: 1
DNP Essential: 3 Exemplary quality.

Content is of a professional portfolio quality; addresses every major subsection in the assignment [fully developed overview of the selected research study] using advanced critical thinking skills; does not summarize or paraphrase the content of the selected article, rather demonstrates content mastery using examples of and/or personalized reflections about the content of the article; demonstrates an applied level of understanding through personalized reflections about the content area. Excels in meeting expectations for graduate level work.

Fully meets expectations for LO 1

Fully meets expectations for Essential 3 Well-developed good quality work.
Content is of a professional portfolio quality; addresses at least 80% of the major subsections in the assignment using adequate critical thinking skills; includes some summarizing or paraphrasing of article; demonstration of content mastery using examples of and/or personalized reflections about the content of the selected research article; demonstration of an applied level of understanding through personalized reflections about the content area. It fully meets expectations for graduate level work.
Meets expectations for LO 1

Meets expectations for Essential 3 Superficially developed, unacceptable quality.

Content needs substantial revision for it to be of a professional portfolio quality; addresses less than 50% of the major subsections in the assignment using weak critical thinking skills; consists primarily of a summary of main ideas from the research article; does not demonstrate an applied level of understanding. Lags behind expectations for graduate level work.

 

 

 

 

 

Insufficient to meet expectations for LO 1

Insufficient to meet expectations for Essential 3
Part 2: Strengths of the research study

(5 points)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Program LO: 1
DNP Essential: 3 Exemplary quality.

Content is of a professional portfolio quality; addresses every major subsection in the assignment, clearly identifying two or three strengths with support that demonstrates advanced critical thinking skills; does not summarize or paraphrase the content of the research article, rather demonstrates content mastery using examples of and/or personalized reflections about the strengths of the research study; demonstrates an applied level of understanding through personalized reflections about the strengths of the research study. Excels in meeting expectations for graduate level work.

Fully meets expectations for LO 1

Fully meets expectations for Essential 3 Well-developed good quality work.
Content is of a professional portfolio quality; addresses at least 80% of the major subsections in the assignment, clearly identifying two or three strengths of the research study, which are supported using adequate critical thinking skills; includes some summarizing or paraphrasing of the research article; demonstration of content mastery using examples of and/or personalized reflections about the strengths of the research study; demonstration of an applied level of understanding through personalized reflections about the strengths of the research study. It fully meets expectations for graduate level work.

 

Meets expectations for LO 1

Meets expectations for Essential 3
Superficially developed, unacceptable quality.

Content needs substantial revision for it to be of a professional portfolio quality; addresses less than 50% of the major subsections in the assignment using weak critical thinking skills; consists primarily of a summary of strengths of the research study; does not demonstrate an applied level of understanding. Lags behind expectations for graduate level work.

 

 

 

 

 
Insufficient to meet expectations for LO 1

Insufficient to meet expectations for Essential 3
Part 3: Weaknesses of the research study

(5 points)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Program LOs: 1

DNP Essential: 3 Exemplary quality.

Content is of a professional portfolio quality; addresses every major subsection in the assignment, clearly identifying two or three weaknesses with support that demonstrates advanced critical thinking skills; does not summarize or paraphrase the content of the research study, rather demonstrates content mastery using examples of and/or personalized reflections about the weaknesses of the research study; demonstrates an applied level of understanding through personalized reflections about the weaknesses of the research study. Excels in meeting expectations for graduate level work.

Fully meets expectations for LO 1

Fully meets expectations for Essential 3 Well-developed good quality work.
Content is of a professional portfolio quality; addresses at least 80% of the major subsections in the assignment identifying two or three weaknesses with support demonstrating adequate critical thinking skills; includes some summarizing or paraphrasing of research study; demonstration of content mastery using examples of and/or personalized reflections about the weaknesses of the research study; demonstration of an applied level of understanding through personalized reflections about the weaknesses of the research study. It fully meets expectations for graduate level work.

Meets expectations for LO 1

Meets expectations for Essential 3
Superficially developed, unacceptable quality.

Content needs substantial revision for it to be of a professional portfolio quality; addresses less than 50% of the major subsections in the assignment using weak critical thinking skills; consists primarily of a summary of weaknesses of the research study; does not demonstrate an applied level of understanding. Lags behind expectations for graduate level work.

 

 

 
Insufficient to meet expectations for LO 1

Insufficient to meet expectations for Essential 3
Part 4: Proposed changes to improve the quality of the research study
(5 points)

 

 

 

 

 
Program LO: 1
DNP Essential: 3 Exemplary quality.

Content is of a professional portfolio quality; addresses every major subsection in the assignment, fully and clearly describes changes to improve the quality of the research study using advanced critical thinking skills; does not summarize or paraphrase the content of research article, rather demonstrates content mastery using examples of and/or personalized reflections about the proposed changes and how they will improve the quality of the study; demonstrates an applied level of understanding through personalized reflections about the proposed changes. Excels in meeting expectations for graduate level work.

Fully meets expectations for LO 1

Fully meets expectations for Essential 3 Well-developed good quality work.
Content is of a professional portfolio quality; addresses at least 80% of the major subsections in the assignment using adequate critical thinking skills; includes some summarizing or paraphrasing of the proposed changes to improve the quality of the research study; demonstration of content mastery using examples of and/or personalized reflections about the content of the research article; demonstration of an applied level of understanding through personalized reflections about the proposed changes and how they will improve the quality of the study. It fully meets expectations for graduate level work.

Meets expectations for LO 1

Meets expectations for Essential 3
Superficially developed, unacceptable quality.

Needs substantial revision to be of a professional portfolio quality; addresses less than half the major subsections in the assignment using weak critical thinking skills; consists primarily of a summary of the proposed changes; does not demonstrate an applied level of understanding. Lags behind expectations for graduate level work.

 

 

 
Insufficient to meet expectations for LO 1

Insufficient to meet expectations for Essential 3
Part 5: Summary of the implications for nursing practice
(5 points)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Program LO: 1
DNP Essential: 3 Exemplary quality.

Content is of a professional portfolio quality; addresses every major subsection in the assignment [summarizing the implications of the research study for nursing practice] using advanced critical thinking skills; demonstrates content mastery using examples of and/or personalized reflections about the implications for practice; demonstrates an applied level of understanding through personalized reflections about the content area. Excels in meeting expectations for graduate level work.

Fully meets expectations for LO 1

Fully meets expectations for Essential 3 Well-developed good quality work.
Content is of a professional portfolio quality; addresses at least 80% of the major subsections in the assignment summarizing the implications of the research study for nursing practice using adequate critical thinking skills;; demonstration of content mastery using examples of and/or personalized reflections about the implications for practice; demonstration of an applied level of understanding through personalized reflections about the content area. It fully meets expectations for graduate level work.

 

Meets expectations for LO 1

Meets expectations for Essential 3
Superficially developed, unacceptable quality.

Needs substantial revision to be of a professional portfolio quality; addresses less than half the major subsections in the assignment using weak critical thinking skills; weak summary of the implications for practice; does not demonstrate an applied level of understanding. Lags behind expectations for graduate level work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Insufficient to meet expectations for LO 1

Insufficient to meet expectations for Essential 3

Up to 5 points (20%) may be deducted for errors in grammar and/or APA style, as described below.
Assignment:

Select one of the four articles listed on the Week 2 Learning Resources page and referenced below.

• Fouquier, K.F. (2011). The concept of motherhood among three generations of African American women. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 43(2), 145–153.

• Grey, M., Whittemore, R., Jaser, S., Ambrosino, J., Lindemann, E., Liberti, L. … Dziura, J. (2009). Effects of coping skills training in school-age children with Type 1 diabetes. Research in Nursing & Health, 32, 405-418.

• Methey, N.A., Davis-Jackson, J., & Stewart, B.J. (2010). Effectiveness of an aspiration risk-reduction protocol. Nursing Research, 59, 18-25.

• Newhouse, R.P., Morlock. L., Pronovost, P., & Breckenridge-Sproat, S. (2011). Rural hospital nursing: Results of a national survey of nurse executives. Journal of Nursing Administration, 41(3), 129-137.

In a 5- to 7-page paper written in APA format you will:

• Provide a brief one to two paragraph overview of the study.
• Identify two to three strengths of the study and support your selection (i.e. why is this a strength)
• Identify two to three weaknesses of the study and support your selection (i.e. why is this a weakness)
o Note: The strengths and weaknesses should be in relation to:
? Design
? Sampling
? Data collection
? Statistical analysis
? Results and discussion.
• Propose changes to improve the quality of the study capitalizing on the strengths and improving on the weaknesses you identified in the study.
• Summarize the implications for nursing practice.

Due by Day 7 of Week 10

Writing (5 points): Up to 5 points (20%) may be deducted for grammar and APA style errors.

(Total points possible: 25)

 

 

 

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