The purpose of this assignment is to provide the graduate nursing student opportunity to practice reading and critiquing research articles for application to an evidence-based practice.

Course Outcomes

  1. Integrate evidence-based practice and research to support advancement of holistic nursing care in diverse healthcare settings. (PO 1)
  2. Integrate knowledge related to evidence-based practice and person-centered care to improve healthcare outcomes. (PO 1, 5)
  3. Develop knowledge related to research and evidence-based practice as a basis for designing and critiquing research studies. (PO 1, 5)
  4. Analyze research findings and evidence-based practice to advanced holistic nursing care initiatives that promote positive healthcare outcomes. (PO 1,5)

Due Date: Sunday 11:59 PM MT at the end of Week 5

Total Points Possible: 130 Points


Article Review Steps

Step 1: Go to the Chamberlain Library and select a quantitative research article of your topic of interest published within the last three (3) years.

Step 2: Write a two-page critique of the article in a Word Doc integrating course readings.

Step 3: Complete the Johns Hopkins Quantitative Research Appraisal Tool.

Step 4: Upload your Word doc analysis with the Johns Hopkins Research Appraisal Tool (in the appendix) to TurnItIn.

Content of critique should include at a minimum:

  1. Participant sampling,
  2. Questionnaires/tools,
  3. Ethics,
  4. Analysis of findings,
  5. Limitations,
  6. Discussion section,
  7. Summary: Application (translation) to practice specialty, and future implications.

Preparing the Assignment:

  1. APA Format According to 6th edition.
  2. Word Doc per assignment requirements
  3. Word Doc Format:

Cover page, no abstract, introduction (no heading per APA), body of the paper/review, reference list, appendix with Johns Hopkins appraisal doc. For review sections refer to your readings and the Johns Hopkins Research Appraisal Tool.

  • Article title, author, journal, publication date
  • Evidence level and quality
  • Analysis of the study methodology (specific to study type, e.g., qualitative versus quantitative versus non-research)

Reference List should include the chosen article and other resources used to construct the review, such as course textbook, Johns Hopkins Evidence Based Practice: Model and Guidelines (2018), and How to Read a Paper by Greenhalgh (2014


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