Submit by 2359 Saturday at the close of Module 5 (Last week of the course)

N3345 Transition to Professional Nursing

Module 5 Assignment – Information Retrieval Paper, Part 3

Submitby 2359 Saturday at the close of Module 5 (Last week of the course)

Overview: “Information Retrieval Paper:Part 3”

Thisweek, you will complete Part 3of the Information Retrieval Paper,which you worked on in Module 3 and 4.

Sofar, you have developed a research question, identified the PICOcomponents of your research question, included your rationale forselecting your research question, created a title page for your paperin APA format, located three peer-reviewed articles, summarized eacharticle in APA format, and critically analyzed the articles.

Inthis module, you will summarize and synthesize the key points of thepeer reviewed, evidence based articles and develop a reference pagein APA format.

Besure to review the previous assignments that relate to theInformation Retrieval Paper. Incorporate your Coach’s suggestionsand corrections so you won’t make the same mistakes again in thislast section of the Information Retrieval Paper.


  • Synthesize the key points of peer reviewed, evidenced based articles.

  • Develop a reference page in APA format.

  • Use correct grammar, punctuation, and American Psychological Association (APA) format in writing professional papers.


Usethis rubric to guide your work “Information Retrieval Paper, Part3.”




Needs Improvement

Week 2 Application:“Information Retrieval Paper:Part 3” (100 points total)

Task #1:Conclusion: Summarize Key Points (Total 67 points) Correct Grammar and APA Format are graded heavily.

Key findings are identified and discussed relating to the identified research question studied. No grammar or APA errors and scholarly writing is fully observed. (67 points)

Key findings are identified and minimally linked to the identified research question studied. There are no more than 3 total grammar AAND/ORAPA errors, and scholarly writing is predominately observed. (37-63 points)

Key findings are not fully identified or discussed as related to the peer research question AND/OR there are more than 3 grammar/APA errors and scholarly writing is not observed. (0-33points)

Task #2: Reference Page

(Total 33 points)Correct Grammar and APA Format are graded heavily.

References are cited in APA format, alphabetized, and complete. (33 points)

References have no more than 3 grammar AND/OR APA format errors. (20-30 points)

References have more than 3 grammar ANS/OR APA format errors.(0-17points)

Week7 Application

InformationRetrieval Paper: Part 3

Inthis week’s assignment, you will complete your InformationRetrieval Paper. Review the outline for the entire paper before yourbegin.

APA Format Elements


Title Page in APA format

Completion Timeline

APA format

Citations in the body of the paper


Applicable each time sections are submitted

Writing style



Paragraphs of at least three well-written sentences

Organization and flow

Applicable each time sections are submitted

Content Criteria



Identification of clinical problem in a workplace setting

Research question stated correctly

Rationale for question

Completed Module 3

of 3 peer-reviewed articles

Overview: Where did you search? How did you decide on the 3 articles?

3 article summaries

Completed Module 3 3

Critical Analysis

Completeness of analysis

Completed Module 4


Synthesis of key points for the 3 articles

To be completed Module 5 (now)

Reference Page


Sources cited in APA format

References complete

To be completed Module 5 (now)

Task#1 – Conclusion: Summarize Key Points

Inthis part of the Information Retrieval Paper, you will synthesize themain points from the three peer reviewed, evidence based articles.


Inthis section write a paragraph or two to synthesize the key points ofthe articles. Consider this section a conclusion of your findings.

SynthesisPoints from Articles (Type below)

Thearticles used as references were efficient as they providedsufficient information to examine the level of nursing practice andestablish strategies to improve primary healthcare services topatients suffering from Kennedy ulcers. For a long time, the nurses`role to provide primary care services including wellness services,diagnosis, prevention services, and better management for most of thebasic illnesses has received significant scrutiny from the Americanswho now demand and seek to be provided with the best primary healthcare services. The key objective of this research was to examine thescope in which nursing practitioners provide care services to theKennedy ulcer patients. According to Fairman et al., (2011), mostphysician organizations felt that nurses are unable to provideoptimum nursing services to Kennedy ulcer patients because theybelieve that they did not receive adequate and efficient training.However, the main research barrier to acquiring viable findings wasdue to the level of support from the physician participants who tookpart in the study. The restricting factors for nurses to practice totheir full capacity were mainly attributed to the state regulatoryrestrictions. States laws differ in terms of dictating what thenurses should and should not do. These differences entail theformulation of conditions for recommending privileges, conductingchart reviews and inaccuracies. Rush et al. (2013) carried outresearch to address the issues that affected the overall healthenvironment to improve transition programs for new nursing students.The transition programs were to focus on the education, support,professionalism and workplace themes. The research conducted wasmeant to investigate the nurses` experiences in nursing developmentprograms. This implied that there existed a huge barrier, as thestudy did not focus on issues relating to Kennedy ulcers patientswhich reduced the research duration however, the findings generatedwere sufficient to enhance better retention and competencies ofnursing graduates who were providing health care services to Kennedyulcer patients.

Itis crucial to note that new nursing graduate education programsshould be focused on skills development and that every instructorshould receive a better level of formal education (Polit &amp Beck,2013). The nursing practitioners` education and training programs aremainly facilitated by the federal government which considers them asa valuable investment. Additionally, provision of education andtraining facilities is one of the cost-effective ways that will helpcurb the growing shortages of nurses. It is high time to put in placeviable control and management of state regulations, a standardizeddegree of practice, healthy and conducive work environments. Nursesshould be given moral support as well as opportunities to interactwith other colleagues. Managing the escalating scarcities of nursingpractitioners may not be the best control strategy, but will tend toserve as a base to ensure that care providers work to their fullestcapabilities (Rush et al., 2013). Effective implementation of newdelivery methods like medical homes and responsible nursing careorganizations that will offer optimal management and intermediatecare to Kennedy ulcer patients warrants the establishment of aninterdisciplinary workforce where nurses will be capable of providinga broad range of services, from incident management to the ailmentand wellness management of Kennedy ulcers in patients. The primarygoal is to help health care providers to join forces as they striveto promote better services for every Kennedy ulcer patient.

Task#2 – Reference Page

Inthis part of the Information Retrieval Paper, you will create thereference page for the entire paper in APA format.


  • Develop the reference page for your Information Retrieval Paper. Make sure that references are:

-cited in APA format.


  • Complete the reference page in the space below.

-Must have 3 peer-reviewed,evidence basedarticles

ReferencePage (Type Below)

Fairman,J. A., Rowe, J. W., Hassmiller, S., &amp Shalala, D. E. (2011).“Broadening the scope of nursing practice.” New EnglandJournal of Medicine, 364(3), 193-196.

Polit,D. F., &amp Beck, C. T. (2013). Essentials of nursing research:Appraising evidence for nursing practice. Philadelphia:Lippincott Williams &amp Wilkins.

Rush,K. L., Adamack, M., Gordon, J., Lilly, M., &amp Janke, R. (2013).“Best practices of formal new graduate nurse transition programs:An integrative review.” International Journal of NursingStudies, 50(3), 345-356.

SubmittingYour Assignment:

  • Click the word Assignment in the Module 5 folder.

  • Click on the words Information Retrieval Paper, Part 3. The assignment submission document will open.

  • Go to 2. Assignment Materials-Submission. Click Browse and navigate to your Desktop where you saved your paper. Select the final version of your paper to upload from your computer.

  • When you’ve selected your paper, click Attach Files and your saved assignment document should appear in the submission box just above the Attach Files button.

  • Click Submit at the bottom of the Assignment Submission screen and your saved document assignment will appear the gradebook with a green exclamation point that alerts your Academic Coach that your assignment is ready for grading.

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