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Formulate and refine clinical research questions relevant to advanced practice nursing.

The student will develop a PICOT-formatted question that is based on a quantitative process for investigation. It should be systems oriented.

Course Outcomes

This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcome.

CO 1: Formulate and refine clinical research questions relevant to advanced practice nursing. (PO #3)

CO 10: Employ an evidence-based practice model for quality improvement. (PO #5)

Points: This assignment is worth a total of 325 points.


  1. Write your scholarly paper using APA format. Include a cover page and headers.
  2. Write an introduction.
  3. Your paper must be no more than five pages in length (not including the cover page or references page).
  4. The body of your report should include a heading titled with your PICO question.
  5. Break out the main ideas according to the rubric. Include sections that are labeled with headings.
  6. All Chamberlain College of Nursing policies related to plagiarism must be observed.
  7. Post questions about this assignment to the weekly Q & A Forum.

Directions and Grading Criteria

PICOT question309State the quantitative clinical question in PICO format clearly and concisely.
Population of interest3511Describe your population of interest.
Intervention of interest5015Describe your intervention of interest. Evidence from the literature must be present with a minimum of 3 scholarly references to support the evidence based practice intervention? Remember you are not completing primary research but taking an evidence-based intervention and applying it to a problem in your current role.
Comparison of interest3511Describe your comparison of interest. Remove the rest of it that states or if no comparison as there should be a comparison
Outcome of interest3511Describe your outcome of interest. Is it measurable? Is the tool that you will utilize to measure outcomes proven to be reliable and valid?
Design3511Identify the appropriate design for the study.
Feasibility in reference to time frame of app. 16 weeks for intervention309The design of the study is feasible within the practice setting and population.
Identification (micro, meso, macro) system and appropriate integration with practice question.309The correct identification and application of the system is identified and integrated with the PICO question.
APA formatting, scholarly writing4514Follow APA formatting guidelines and use correct grammar, spelling, sentence structure, and so forth. Writes in a scholarly manner.
Total325100%A quality paper will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.

Grading Rubricclick here for more information on this paper

Assignment CriteriaAOutstanding or highest level of performanceBVery good or high level of performanceCCompetent or satisfactory level of performanceFPoor or failing or unsatisfactory level of performance
PICOT question 25 pointsCorrectly and concisely states a quantitative practice question in PICO format.  23–25 pointsStates a quantitative practice question in PICO format, but fails to be concise. 21–22 pointsStates a practice question in PICO format, but may have one or two incorrect elements. 19–20 pointsFails to state a quantitative practice question in PICO format.  0–18 points
Population of interest 15 pointsProvides a detailed description of the population of interest.  14–15 pointsGenerally describes the population of interest. 12–13 pointsIdentifies the population of interest.   11 pointsFails to identify a population of interest.  0–10 poin

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