Conduct a nursing database search using CINAHL for two empirical research articles on a nursing topic

Short Paper Assignment

Purpose of Assignment:

  • Conduct a nursing database search using CINAHL for two empirical research articles on a nursing topic
  • Write a short review of nursing research findings
  • Correctly format an APA Title Page
  • Correctly format an APA Reference page
  • Correctly format the body of a paper in APA format.
  • Correctly cite sources in a paper using APA format

Literature Review

  • A literature review is a summary and analysis of research published on a specific topic.
  • Literature reviews give a “snapshot” of individual articles and explain how each work has contributed to the field’s understanding of the topic.

Conduct a nursing database search using CINAHL for two empirical research articles on a nursing topic

Directions

Write a one-two-page paper with a title page and a reference page.

Conduct a CINAHL search on any nursing topic to find 1 empirical quantitative research articles that describe a nursing intervention for the topic and 1 qualitative research article related to the topic.

Empirical articles 

  • One must be a qualitative research article  
  • One must be a quantitative research article.   
  • The article must be published within the past 5 years (2016 or later)

Format of Paper

  1. Title Page
  2. Body of Paper
  3. Paragraph #1: Introduce topic

Cite any sources used to describe the topic and include sources in the reference page.

  • Paragraph #2: Describe the intervention from the quantitative research article. Cite the source.
  • Paragraph #3: Describe the topic and findings from the qualitative research article. Cite the source.
  • Paragraph #4: Write a short conclusion based on the findings of the two articles.
  • Reference Page
Grading Rubric
Title Page
Page number top right/2
Paper title in title case, bolded, centered, 3-4 lines down from top margin/3
Double-spaced blank line between title and author’s name/2
Author’s name under title/3
Author Affiliation—Oakland University below author’s name/3
Course number and name below author affiliation/3
Instructor’s name below course name/3
Due Date below instructor’s name/3
Double Spaced/2
 
Body of Paper
1-inch margins/2
Double-spaced/2
12 font Times New Roman/2
Page number top right/2
Title of Paper at top of page/2
Correct in-text citation article #1/5
Correct in-text citation article #2/5
Proper Grammar/4
Proper spelling/3
Introductory paragraph introduces key topic and has citations and references if necessary/5
Paragraph describes nursing intervention from quantitative research article/5
Paragraph describes nursing intervention from qualitative research article/5
Strong conclusion in final paragraph/5
 
Reference Page
Author for each reference/3
Date for each reference/3
Title for each reference/3
Source for each reference/3
Page number top right/2
Reference title in bold font, centered at top of page/2
Double-spaced references/2
Hanging indent for references/2
References alphabetized/2
1-inch margins/2
     
Plagiarism Tool Completed/5
Total Grade:/100