Chamberlain College of Nursing

Criteria for Format and Special Instructions

The additional sections to the proposal are notto exceed 15 (fifteen) pages.Be sure that all literature review articles are on your reference page. Points will be lost for not meeting these length requirements.

Title page, running head, body of paper, headings, and reference page(s) must follow APA guidelines as found in the 6th edition of the manual.

For additional assistance regarding scholarly nursing references, please see “What is a scholarly source” located in the Course Resources tab.
Be aware that information from .com, .edu, and librarywebsites may be incorrect and should be avoided. Please contact your faculty member for guidance concerning the acceptability of a website as a scholarly source. References are current – within a 5-year time frame unless a valid rationale is provided and the instructor has approved the use of the older reference.

This assignment is the required submission to Turn It In™ (TII) for NR 505. To prepare for the final submission, students are encouraged to use the TII draft box located in the course modules. A similarity score of 24% or less is required for the final submission. Any other level of similarity index requires the student to revise the assignment before the due date and time. Similarity scores of 25% or higher result in the implementation of the Academic Integrity Policy located in the Chamberlain College of Nursing Student Handbook.

Directions and Assignment Criteria
Assignment Criteria Points % Description
Research Literature Support
75 30 The required content is:
· Restate PICOT/PICo Question


· All research studies are to be consistent with the selected concern and PICOT/PICo question.

o One limitation of the research study.

Research Approach
40 16 The required content is:
· Identify if the research approach is quantitative or qualitative

o Identification of selected quantitative research design (experimental, quasi-experimental, or descriptive )

o Identification of the selected qualitative design (phenomenological, ethnography, grounded theory, historical)
· Description of the selected design

· Identify a rationale for the selected design

· Identification of one advantage to the selected design

· Identification of one disadvantage to the selected design

· Use scholarly reference(s) to support information about research approach/design


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