Evaluate Problem in the Nursing Field Discussion

Evaluate Problem in the Nursing Field Discussion

Evaluate Problem in the Nursing Field Discussion


Question Description
I’m trying to learn for my Nursing class and I’m stuck. Can you help?

High Risk Adult/NURS 4080

Critical Thinking Project

Assignment Description:

There are many changes occurring in healthcare. This is especially true for the critical care units. There are large numbers of studies being conducted to determine best practice. For this assignment, you will identify and area of high acuity nursing that interests you. For example, you might select “preventing DVT in post-operative abdominal surgery patients”.

Assignment Directions:

This assignment has two parts: a PICO question (due Week 3) and a Scholarly Paper (due Week 12)

Your PICO question will be submitted by Week 4. This submission must include; chosen are of interest, critical thinking question, and method of evaluation. Once your PICO question has been approved by the instructor, you can begin writing the paper.

Scholarly Paper

Create a 5-7 Professional APA formatted paper. The minimum page limit is without references and title page.

Research a minimum of 4 peer reviewed references that are no more than 5 years old.

The paper you submit should follow APA style and format of writing.

Margins are 1 inch on all sides.

Double-space between text lines.

Font: Times New Roman, size 12-point.

Quotations: Direct quote, citation includes (Author, Year, Pg. XX or Paragraph number for non- paginated material).

The purpose of the paper is to discuss the results of your original PICO question. The purpose of this paper is to choose an area of interest related to high acuity nursing and search out the experts or identify national guidelines of practice. Discuss or compare guidelines with your problem statement.

Be sure to discuss the:

Background of your intervention or problem: What is the problem?

Purpose: Why you chose this intervention: Why are you seeking information?

Methods used to evaluate your interventions or evaluate the problem

Discussion/Results: What did you find out, is there current evidence to support practice? If not, what do you suggest?

Implications for practice: How will your project or PICO question affect clinical practice?

The final project is due at the end of week 13 of the semester.

If you have any questions, please contact your instructor through the Canvas email system or in person during office hours.

Here is an example of another student’s paper from a previous semester. 4080 Critical Thinking Paper ExamplePreview the document

The topic I have chosen is attached in the document below it is Tele Nursing. You can find resources via google and that really hsould be it if you have questions you can always reach out! 🙂


You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.

Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.

Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.

The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.


Discussion Questions (DQ)

Initial responses to the DQ should address all components of the questions asked, include a minimum of one scholarly source, and be at least 250 words.
Successful responses are substantive (i.e., add something new to the discussion, engage others in the discussion, well-developed idea) and include at least one scholarly source.
One or two sentence responses, simple statements of agreement or “good post,” and responses that are off-topic will not count as substantive. Substantive responses should be at least 150 words.
I encourage you to incorporate the readings from the week (as applicable) into your responses.
Weekly Participation

Your initial responses to the mandatory DQ do not count toward participation and are graded separately.
In addition to the DQ responses, you must post at least one reply to peers (or me) on three separate days, for a total of three replies.
Participation posts do not require a scholarly source/citation (unless you cite someone else’s work).
Part of your weekly participation includes viewing the weekly announcement and attesting to watching it in the comments. These announcements are made to ensure you understand everything that is due during the week.
APA Format and Writing Quality

Familiarize yourself with APA format and practice using it correctly. It is used for most writing assignments for your degree. Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for APA paper templates, citation examples, tips, etc. Points will be deducted for poor use of APA format or absence of APA format (if required).
Cite all sources of information! When in doubt, cite the source. Paraphrasing also requires a citation.
I highly recommend using the APA Publication Manual, 6th edition.
Use of Direct Quotes

I discourage overutilization of direct quotes in DQs and assignments at the Masters’ level and deduct points accordingly.
As Masters’ level students, it is important that you be able to critically analyze and interpret information from journal articles and other resources. Simply restating someone else’s words does not demonstrate an understanding of the content or critical analysis of the content.
It is best to paraphrase content and cite your source.
LopesWrite Policy

For assignments that need to be submitted to LopesWrite, please be sure you have received your report and Similarity Index (SI) percentage BEFORE you do a “final submit” to me.
Once you have received your report, please review it. This report will show you grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors that can easily be fixed. Take the extra few minutes to review instead of getting counted off for these mistakes.
Review your similarities. Did you forget to cite something? Did you not paraphrase well enough? Is your paper made up of someone else’s thoughts more than your own?
Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for tips on improving your paper and SI score.
Late Policy

The university’s policy on late assignments is 10% penalty PER DAY LATE. This also applies to late DQ replies.
Please communicate with me if you anticipate having to submit an assignment late. I am happy to be flexible, with advance notice. We may be able to work out an extension based on extenuating circumstances.
If you do not communicate with me before submitting an assignment late, the GCU late policy will be in effect.
I do not accept assignments that are two or more weeks late unless we have worked out an extension.
As per policy, no assignments are accepted after the last day of class. Any assignment submitted after midnight on the last day of class will not be accepted for grading.

Communication is so very important. There are multiple ways to communicate with me:
Questions to Instructor Forum: This is a great place to ask course content or assignment questions. If you have a question, there is a good chance one of your peers does as well. This is a public forum for the class.
Individual Forum: This is a private forum to ask me questions or send me messages. This will be checked at least once every 24 hours.