In nursing practice, accurate identification and application of
research is essential to achieving successful outcomes. Being able to
articulate the information and successfully summarize relevant
peer-reviewed articles in a scholarly fashion helps to support the
student’s ability and confidence to further develop and synthesize the
progressively more complex assignments that constitute the components
of the course change proposal capstone project.
For this assignment, the student will provide a synopsis of eight
peer-reviewed articles from nursing journals using an evaluation table
that determines the level and strength of evidence for each of the
eight articles. The articles should be current within the last 5 years
and closely relate to the PICOT statement developed earlier in this
course. The articles may include quantitative research, descriptive
analyses, longitudinal studies, or meta-analysis articles. A
systematic review may be used to provide background information for
the purpose or problem identified in the proposed capstone project.
Use the “Literature Evaluation Table” resource to complete
While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment,
solid academic writing is expected, and in-text citations and
references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines,
which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to
beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for
You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.