Library Assignment # 1: AACN Essential Paper: due at the end of week 3

Library Assignment # 1: AACN Essential Paper: due at the end of week 3
The purpose of this assignment is to provide a concise description and appraisal of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Essentials of master’s Education in Nursing. Following APA guideline, provide a brief explanation on each of the essentials reflecting on each essential affects the clinical practice and the author’s interpretation of each essential. Make sure to include a (Title page, abstract, introduction, body, conclusion, and reference page). Please submit it via Turnitin by the end of Week 3. This assignment is 10 points.
Your paper will consist of AACN Essentials I, II, IV, V, and VIII, this assignment is due at the end of the week on Saturday at 2359. Please refer to the outline below regarding how your paper should appear. Please follow the components that are listed. Adherence to APA guidelines is imperative. I highly recommend that you start early with this project as it will require some thought before you execute your paper. Please make sure that you are familiar with the article that you are going to write about.
Please ensure that you are utilizing your APA manual to reference in-text citations and article references. Now is a very good time to get into the habit of citing and listing references correctly. Correct APA utilization could mean the difference between an excellent paper or being charged with plagiarism. Remember that we will utilize “” to assess our documents for originality. We will converse more regarding our theory and design phase. When designing a study, many methodological decisions need to be made that influence the overall quality of the study and the ability to generalize results to other populations. At this time before we proceed, I am going to ask that everyone review APA formatting.
How to Write in APA Format Review (6th Edition)

  • Chapter Three Summary

The intimate connection between theory and research should now be evident to you. Research always has at least a worldview or framework underlying it, even if it is only implied. Theories need to be tested, and the results should be used to elaborate upon or to modify the theory, but this has not always been done. Further, our theoretical statements and propositions are often too general or poorly developed, posing some challenges for the researcher. Using the concept tree as an organizer can help clarify these relationships before you proceed with designing your research study (Tappen, 2015)

Criteria Points Total Score
Title Page: Title of article, journal information, and your name and date 1 point Your score
Abstract: Summary of an article (1-2 paragraphs) 1 point  
The Problem: (2 or 3 paragraphs)
Is the problem clearly stated?
Is the problem practically important?
What is the purpose of the study?
What is the hypothesis?
Are the key terms defined?
1 point  
Review of Literature: (1 -2 paragraphs)
Are the cited sources pertinent to the study?
Is the review too broad or too narrow?
Are the references recent?
Is there any evidence of bias?
2 points  
Design and Procedures: (3-4 paragraphs)
What research methodology was used?
Was it a replica study or an original study?
What measurement tools were used?
How were the procedures structures?
Was a pilot study conducted?
What are the variables?
How was sampling performed?
2 points  
Data analysis and Presentation: (1 – 2 paragraphs) 2 points  
How was the data analyzed?
Did findings support the hypothesis and purpose?
Were the weaknesses and problems discussed?
Conclusions and Implications: (2-3 paragraphs) 1 point  
Are the conclusions of the study related to the original purpose?
Were the implications discussed?
Whom will the results and conclusions affect?
What recommendations were made at the conclusion?
What is your overall assessment of the study and the article?
Total 10 points


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