Week 5 assignment
Inquiry Paper Guidelines
The purpose of this paper is to present the story of your
inquiry process thus far on the road to developing your DNP project. An inquiry
essay differs from other traditional academic essays in that its purpose is not
to argue for a specific idea, but rather to illustrate your inquiry and
thinking process, and to demonstrate your understanding of how theoretical and
process models guide your DNP project development
This assignment provides documentation of student ability to
meet the following course outcomes:
CO2: Identify practice problems at the microsystem,
mesosystem and macrosystem levels of health care systems (PO #3).
CO3: Assimilate nursingâ€™s ways of knowing and the
development of nursing science (PO #3).
CO7: Analyze the implementation of selected theoretical
perspectives into evidence-based practice. (PO #5)
CO11: Summarize scientific knowledge to determine the nature
and significance of a clinical problem (PO #3)
This assignment is worth 275 points.
Submit your completed application under the DROP BOX tab by
Sunday 11:59 p.m. MT of Week 5 as directed.
complete this application, you will need to access to the following databases:
CINAHL, MEDLINE, Cochrane Library, and the Joanna Briggs Institute. You may
access these databases through the Chamberlain College of Nursing Online
Library. The PDF tutorials for database searches are in the â€œNeed Help?â€ box on
every library page. To ask for assistance from a librarian, use one of the
contact methods in the â€œAsk A Librarianâ€ box at the top right of every page.
clicked, it reveals a list of “Tools” or PDFs on how to do conduct
various searches of the required databases (CINAHL, MEDLINE, Cochrane, and JBI)
through the portals (EBSCO and OVID) provided.
Inquiry Paper is worth 275 points and will be graded on the required components
as summarized in the directions and grading criteria/rubric.
your manuscript using the version of Microsoft Word required by Chamberlain
College of Nursing. You can tell that the document is saved as a MS Word
document because it will end in â€œ.docxâ€
the directions and grading criteria closely. Any questions about this paper may
be posted under the Q & A Forum.
6. The length
of the paper will be about between 5-7 pages excluding title page and reference
7. A minimum
of 5 scholarly references (not your text books but primary sources of theory
textbook required for this course may be used as a reference for this
assignment but does not count towards the required minimum number of scholarly
format and effective writing is required for the paper. Use your APA manual or
Purdue Owl to check and correct your formatting. Use Grammarly, Tutor Source,
the grammar and spelling check on your Word Processor and criteria for
effective writing (available through the Writing Call and Coaches) to assure
that your paper well written.
PREPARING THE PAPER
The following are best practices for preparing this paper:
your paper at the beginning of the term and begin adding notes to the content
headings as you read critically and begin to synthesize and as insights occur
in your mind. Following your outline will help you establish and maintain
context throughout the paper.
your studies, discussion and exercises from week 1 forward in this class. Keep
the MEAL plan in mind as you begin drafting paragraphs.
purposeful structure throughout your paper and in your paragraphs, having a
sense of introduction, development and conclusion. Your outline and notes will
facilitate this purposeful structure.
4. Be sure
that your content is original and appropriate to the topic as assigned.
Validate your ideas with substantiated thinking and appropriate use of valid
sources. In other words, provide evidence and examples to illustrate your
proper conventions and content: Check the usage, spelling, punctuation,
sentence structure, format, citing and so on using tools such as Grammarly,
Word Spell and Grammar Check, APA manual, Purdue Owl, Listening to the Writing
Calls, Contacting your faculty or using a writing coach if necessary.
effective conclusion should include the main ideas and major conclusions. Do not
add new information in the conclusion.
DIRECTIONS AND GRADING CRITERIA
Category Points % Description
Introduction 20 7% Introduces
your topic for practice change and itâ€™s general area of either (a) clinical
outcomes, (b) safety and quality, (c) leadership or (d) health policy.. Tell
the reader what the purpose of the paper is and present a preview of what the
paper will include.
Assessment and resulting project topic and PICOT questions 30 11% In weeks 1 and 2 you began articulating
your interest in being a doctoral prepared clinical leader for practice change.
From your existing clinical expertise, reflection, study and beginning
organizational assessment within your planned clinical site; you derived and
and described a clinical problem. In this section of the paper, describe the
background and development of this clinical practice issue that you propose to
address. Complete the section by stating the practice problem in two distinct
sentences (problem and etiology), stating why this statement format is
important; and then state the problem in PICOT format and tell your reader
about the purpose of using this format to describe the problem.
l Reflection on Nursingâ€™s Metaparadigm, Theory and Ways of
Knowing as frameworks guiding practice
and study 45 17 Introduce your reader to nursingâ€™s metaparadigm and
discuss how your chosen theory and the Ways of Knowing have guided development
of ideas you have for practice change.
Use examples from the theoristâ€™s work that relate to your
study of nursing phenomenon.In other words, describe your practice problemand
explain the ways in which the theory applies to your topic. Use relevant
examples to illustrate and support your ideas. Describe your practice problem
within the context of nursingâ€™s meta-paradigm and the theoretical insights you now have brought
to bear on your
Development and Discussion 45 17 Tell
your reader where you stood on your clinical concern before you studied it in
light of theory, ways of knowing and the literature. What values, background
and other factors influenced your thinking? Then summarize oneliterature that
influenced your thinking on this issue. Describe the authorâ€™s purpose, what
their main argument was and which of their ideas you found most influential.
Which ideas supported your original thinking and which advanced your
understanding beyond what you originally thought? In other words, show readers
how what you have learned both validated or challenged your own thinking.
Complete this section by stating what you anticipate next regarding your
progress in developing a practice change project.
Conclusion 20 7% Includes
the main ideas and major conclusions. Summarizes the benefits of the selected
theory for an eventual DNP Project.
Clarity of writing 75
27% Demonstrates (a) Appropriate use of
language, (b) setting and maintaining context, (c) organization given a sense
of overall introduction, development and conclusion as well as paragraphs
organized by main point with supporting evidence and analysis and (d) support
for a position and development of ideas.
References 20 7% A
minimum of five scholarly resources used including at least one ‘primary’
source written by the theorist. The
course textbook may be used but does not count towards the required minimum
number of scholarly references.
APA format 20 7% 1.
All information taken from another source, even if summarized, must be
appropriately cited in the manuscript and listed in the references using APA
(6th ed.) format.
APA (6th ed.) format for document setup
APA (6th ed.) format for title and reference pages.
Total: 275 pts 100%
A quality paper will meet or exceed all of the above