NURS 350R Miami Dade College Clinical Issue and Research Questions Using PICOT Project

Topic Selected: Nursing Staff Substance Abuse (Nursing Under Influence)

Assignment Directions

Begin  by selecting a topic in nursing that is of interest to you. Next, use  PICOT to format a possible research question about that topic. Provide 1  possible PICOT research question. Find 1 quantitative or qualitative  peer-reviewed research article related to your nursing topic that was  published within the last 5 years. Reminder: All peer-reviewed research  articles have methods, discussion, and results sections. Upload the  article with your paper in PDF or Word format. This source can be used  again in the Week 4 article assignment if it meets the criteria.

See PICOT Formatting Guide in your book for additional help with formatting your PICOT.

Include the following:

  • Title page
  • Provide  a brief description of the topic and background information (see page  37 of your textbook). You can use your text, your peer-reviewed journal  source, or thein EBP Care Sheet CINAHL or Nursing Reference Center Database.
  • Explain  the significance of the topic to nursing practice (see chart on page 37  of your textbook). Background information can be found in journal  articles in the introduction section. Results and conclusions will speak  to significance of the topic. The EBP care sheets may have sources for  you to choose from.
  • Provide 1 clearly-stated PICOT question.
  • Include 1 peer-reviewed journal source related to your topic.
  • The  chosen topic and PICOT will be used for your Week 9 poster assignment.  It will also guide your article searches in Week 4 on which you will  complete appraisals in Week 6.