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Nursing 762

This guide is for Prof. Catherine Paradiso's Nursing 762 class: Integrative Practice Proposal

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Your Project Proposal

You'll be writing your research project proposal, so it's helpful to read a few Cochrane Reviews and Cochrane Protocols from The Cochrane Library. Cochrane Reviews are systematic reviews, the gold standard in evidence-based health care. Hopefully you'll be inspired as you start to think about your research project, write your project proposal, and later conduct your research and complete your thesis.
>> Sample Cochrane Review

Take Me to The Cochrane Library to Find Cochrane Reviews
  > Tutorial: Navigating the Cochrane Library
  > Tutorial: Searching the Cochrane Library 
Tutorial: Finding the Evidence from Library Databases

Guidelines for Your Project Proposal

Below is the format for your proposed project (shared with me by your instructor to help me focus on the resources most helpful to you), but please follow the detailed version you got from your class.


Introduction/ Background/Significance: Appropriately and accurately introduces the issue about to be proposed. References support the project. Supports the need for the project. Aims are clearly documented.
PICOT Clear definition of the population, intervention, comparison, outcome, time

Needs Assessment/Review of Literature
Critical appraisal and synthesis of the evidence supporting the project, and evidence supports the need and its application to Advanced Practice Nursing. Needs assessment is conducted and documented as appropriate to the setting.

Goals/objectives/mission statement
One succinct paragraph that accurately describes why the project is being conducted. Objectives clear, realistic, measurable, time limited.

Theoretical Underpinnings
Well described, appropriately selected, and consistent with the proposed project.

Site: Description and Analysis/ Facilitators/ Barriers/Challenges

Design/methods: Design aligns with PICO/problem; Sample is manageable and appropriate. Tools are appropriate for the project proposed, evidence of appropriateness is documented.

Proposed evaluation of outcomes: Proposed analysis of outcome data is appropriately linked to PICOT and aims.

Writing is scholarly. Proposal is clear, logical and well organized.

Ethical Considerations/Protection of Human Subjects described and appropriate

Tables are concise, appropriately formatted.

Appendices are appropriate for content and presented appropriately

References follow APA