NURS 6003 Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Part 3: Research Analysis

Sample Answer for NURS 6003 Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Part 3: Research Analysis Included After Question

The Assignment:

Using the “Week 3 | Part 3” section of your Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Template presented in the Resources, conduct an analysis of the elements of the research article you identified. Be sure to include the following:

  • Your topic of interest.
  • A correctly formatted APA citation of the article you selected, along with link or search details.
  • Identify a professional practice use of the theories/concepts presented in the article.
  • Analysis of the article using the “Research Analysis Matrix” section of the template
  • Write a 1-paragraph justification stating whether you would recommend this article to inform professional practice.
  • Write a 2- to 3-paragraph summary that you will add to your Academic Success and Professional Development Plan that includes the following:
    • Describe your approach to identifying and analyzing peer-reviewed research.
    • Identify at least two strategies that you would use that you found to be effective in finding peer-reviewed research.
    • Identify at least one resource you intend to use in the future to find peer-reviewed research.

A Sample Answer For the Assignment: NURS 6003 Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Part 3: Research Analysis

Title: NURS 6003 Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Part 3: Research Analysis

Step 1: Research Analysis

Complete the table below

Topic of Interest: 
Research Article: Include full citation in APA format, as well as link or search details (such as DOI)Dening, K. H. (2023). Modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors for dementia: what primary care nurses need to know. British Journal of Community Nursing, 28(9), 430-438. DOI: 10.12968/bjcn.2023.28.9.430.
Professional Practice Use: One or more professional practice uses of the theories/concepts presented in the articleProfessional nurses can use the ideas presented in the article in their diverse care environments to improve care for individuals who may be experiencing dementia and other mental health conditions. Nurses can use the article to provide public health awareness about the possible causes of dementia as a mental health disorder that affects a significant number of people and leads to the death of those involved. Nurses can use the article to understand and use identifiable and non-identifiable risk factors for dementia. They can use the article to promote interventions to reduce the risk of getting dementia as they age.
Research Analysis Matrix Add more rows if necessaryStrengths of the ResearchLimitations of the ResearchRelevancy to Topic of InterestNotes
  In-depth analysis of the factors that lead to dementiaUses secondary data which may have discrepanciesRelevant to the topic as it shows the different areas that one should explore to make real changesOffers an effective approach to enhance health promotion on dementia
Uses secondary data of existing research studies to make conclusion and interventionsDoes not elaborate how the different variables are related to the main subject of the research workShows the use of different strategies and the risk factors that may lead to having dementiaThe article highlights different types of dementia and their effects on individuals
Explanatory article that offers information on different types of dementia and their identification as well as evidence-based practice interventions to reduce the occurrence of dementia.Does not mention the level of or risk for developing dementia among older adults in the target populationThe topic covers different mental health issues that may also lead to dementia.Information ensures that nurses can promote primary health interventions to reduce the prevalence of dementia, especially among older adults
Provides and in-depth analysis of the different types of dementia and the prevalence rates among different type of population demographicsFails to show the overall effects of dementia among older patients in different parts of the United Kingdom or Great Britain.The article is relevant to the study since it demonstrates the effects of increased promotion and awareness activitiesThe article is effective in knowledge dissemination as it shows that without effective analysis, one cannot get sufficient information on dementia.
Prepares nurses, especially at the primary level to recognize these factors for dementia and how they can deal with patients presenting with the condition.Focuses on an explanatory approach that may not be relevant when dealing with mental health patients.Nurses can refer to the findings from the study to ascertain better ways to deal with themShows the role of healthcare providers in advancing patient knowledge
Informative for nurses working with such patients who have different mental health issues.Requires more analysis to ascertain the effects of the new approach to dementia.Can be applied in nursing settings to understand various factors that cause mental health issues. 
Shows some of the interventions that nurses can use to maintain better weight as they deal with patents and other stakeholders. The article is adamant that stakeholders’ collaboration will lead to the implementation of the suggested interventionsGood article for in-depth analysis of the topic of interest.
      
      
      

Step 2: Summary of Analysis

  • Craft a summary (2-3 paragraph) below that includes the following:
  • Describe your approach to identifying and analyzing peer-reviewed research
  • Identify at least two strategies that you would use that you found to be effective in finding peer-reviewed research
  • Identify at least one resource you intend to use in the future to find peer-reviewed research

Analyzing peer-reviewed research articles is crucial to determining the application of EBP practices in various clinics. In this case, the approach to the identification and analysis of peer-reviewed research entailed using key terms and phrases to generate different articles and using appropriate tools to improve the understanding of the literature. The approach also entailed refining the searches through the libraries (Baumgartner et al., 2019).

As a considerable number of the articles that I came across were outdated, I refined my search criteria to ensure that only the most recent ones were included – published either in the last year or within the previous five years.

To obtain peer-reviewed journal articles, I narrowed down my search to only include journals that are approved by peers and are from scholarly journals or databases. These two effective strategies helped me in finding recent and relevant articles related to the topic under study. (Kulczycki et al., 2019).

 Peer-reviewed journal articles present work done by peers, thus offering high-quality evidence on the research subjects. Journals are also strictly scrutinized to ensure they present factual evidence on any topic of interest.

The database that will be my go-to resource for peer-reviewed research articles in the future is Walden University, or those controlled by credible authors and associations. Databases like CINAHL PuMed are critical for nurses and advanced practice as they provide EBP strategies that can be implemented in diverse healthcare settings (Simmons et al., 2020). Using online professional websites is also critical to protecting the local cultures and ensuring they propagate primary health interventions for diverse patient populations with different health issues.

Conclusion

Research analysis is a critical component of EBP, as practitioners can scrutinize it before it is deployed in clinical settings. The analyzed article demonstrates the importance of awareness of dementia among older individuals in Britain and also the aged. Consequently, older adults are at increased risk for dementia, and it is critical to provide awareness and reduce the impact of this condition on older adults and their families, who may require additional support to help such individuals.

References

Baumgartner, J., Lee, J., & Kuhn, M. L. (2019). Graduate student professional

development and a CURE-style course and peer-reviewed student publications. The FASEB Journal, 32(1_supplement), 535-28.

Dening, K. H. (2023). Modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors for dementia: what

primary care nurses need to know. British Journal of Community Nursing, 28(9), 430-438. DOI: 10.12968/bjcn.2023.28.9.430.

Kulczycki, E., Rozkosz, E. A., Engels, T. C., Guns, R., Hołowiecki, M., & Pölönen, J.

(2019). How to identify peer-reviewed publications: Open-identity labels in scholarly book publishing. Plos one, 14(3), e0214423. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0214423

Simmons, S. C., Bui, C. M., Kim, C. H., Feldman, A. Z., Staley, E. M., & Pham, H. P.

(January 01, 2020). Frequency of Alterations in Apheresis-Related Abstracts Prior to Publications as Peer-Reviewed Articles. Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis, 24, 2, 215-220. DOI: 10.1111/1744-9987.12866

Step 1: Research Analysis

Complete the table below

Topic of Interest:Depression and anxiety in adolescents
Research Article: Include full citation in APA format, as well as link or search details (such as DOI)Wickersham, A., Barack, T., Cross, L., & Downs, J. (2022). Computerized cognitive behavioral therapy for treatment of depression and anxiety in        adolescents: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of medical       Internet research, 24(4), e29842.                https://web.p.ebscohost.com/ehost/delivery?sid=8a6fa018-cd25-450d-be30-365e18e961c7%40redis&vid=6&ReturnUrl=https%3a%2f%2fweb.p.ebscohost.com%2fehost%2fdetail%2fdetail%3fvid%3d5%26sid%3d8a6fa018-cd25-450d-be30-365e18e961c7%2540redis%26bdata%3dJkF1dGhUeXBlPXNoaWImc2l0ZT1laG9zdC1saXZlJnNjb3BlPXNpdGU%253d
Professional Practice Use: One or more professional practice uses of the theories/concepts presented in the articleComputerized cognitive behavioral therapy (cCBT) could be used to treat depression and anxiety among adolescents.  Computerized CBT is a suitable intervention for adolescents especially in the information era that highly relies on technology.  
Research Analysis Matrix Add more rows if necessaryStrengths of the ResearchLimitations of the ResearchRelevancy to Topic of InterestNotes
The cCBT program is suitable for the adolescents due to their constant use of digital platforms.     The area of interest does not have a strong literature basis since the concept of cCBT is new.cCBT is highly relevant to conventional cognitive behavioral therapy as it applies behavioral approaches such as counting meditation, relaxation mental imagery training, and mindfulness meditation, but uses virtual medium.Depression and anxiety are not only faced by the elderly but also the adolescents. Causes of depression in adolescents is mainly caused by social media pressure. Interventions to stop this is therefore very important.
There was no bias in the study.Scarcity of literature led to few samples as only 16 RCTs were reviewed 
The study design is strong since it is a systematic review (Level 1)    
      
      
      
      
      
      
      

Justification

Depression and anxiety in adolescents are rampant during this digital era. The article therefore be used by mental health practitioners as a source of evidence. Randomized controlled trials are a credible source of original evidence (Melnyk & Fineout-Overholt, 2018). For instance, the article is a credible source of evidence because meta-analysis reinforces the efficacy of cCBT for the treatment of anxiety and depression and is the first to examine this exclusively in adolescents. Adolescents tend to fall into depression due to social media pressure and it only just to use a digitized platform to try and understand what they are going though. Depression is treatable if only we understand the source of the challenges that these adolescents are going through and this is achievable by embracing technology when tackling the challenges.

Reference

Melnyk, B. M., & Fineout-Overholt, E. (2018). Evidence-based practice in nursing & healthcare: A guide to best practice (4th ed.). Wolters Kluwer.

The emergency section of a health facility is one of the most critical areas that address urgent care needs of patients. Despite having staff from different specialties, nurses are the most professionals found in the emergency departments of care facilities. Notably, due to nurse shortage across most health facilities, focus has been made to allow the professionals to work in shifts to balance care services to patients (Svirsko et al., 2019). However, scheduling nurses in an emergency department is a daunting task and time-consuming to leadership in a health organization. Being able to balance shift hours in order to achieve sufficient nurse-staffing levels at the emergency department requires the implementation of a mathematical model to satisfy preferences of nurses in this section. The present excerpt delves into how mathematical modeling can be used to improve nurse-scheduling process at the emergency department of care facilities. It also uses a template to provide a comprehensive approach in the identification and analysis of peer-reviewed research required for evidence-based practice.

Step 1: Research Analysis

Complete the table below

Topic of Interest:Using Mathematical Modeling to Improve the Emergency Department Nurse-Scheduling Process
Research Article: Include full citation in APA format, as well as link or search details (such as DOI)Svirsko, A. C., Norman, B. A., Rausch, D., & Woodring, J. (2019). Using mathematical modeling to improve the emergency department nurse-scheduling process. Journal of emergency nursing45(4), 425-432. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jen.2019.01.013  
Professional Practice Use: One or more professional practice uses of the theories/concepts presented in the articleMathematical modeling can be used to satisfy the preference of nurses based on shift hours allocated. The approach uses a self-scheduling process so that nurses can select day or night shifts based on their preferences. However, to ensure that nurses attend all shifts, a cycle of rotation is made weekly so that those nurses scheduled for night shift in one week take day shifts in the following week. The concept of modeling serves to address time at the emergency department. Implementation of the nursing shift patterns as defined by a mathematical formula decreases the time needed by leadership to reconcile monthly schedule in a health facility. Therefore, sufficient time will be allocated for care at the emergency department and not used to solve conflicts arising due to unbalanced shift hours among nurses.
Research Analysis Matrix Add more rows if necessaryStrengths of the ResearchLimitations of the ResearchRelevancy to Topic of InterestNotes
It is based on detailed analysis of the concept of mathematical modeling and therefore enhances clarity for better understanding.    No randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have been conducted on this research which means the article relies on meta-analysis for information. This means data is limited in this research. The topic will help me identify a formula for mathematical modeling that can effectively be used to allocate shifts to nurses throughout the day and for night schedules.Additional studies on how mathematical modeling improved nurse-staffing levels.
Formulation of a mathematical model for scheduling nurse shift hours promotes harmony as it reconciles duty allocation.Study does not clarify specific area where the concepts has been applied to warrant its adoption in emergency departments.Topic is instrumental in identifying methods that nurse leaders can use to increase satisfaction of nurses at the emergency department of a care facility.Further research on how application of mathematical modeling concept in shift scheduling reduces nurse burnout to optimize care at the emergency department.

I would recommend this article for use to inform decision on professional practice at the emergency department of care facilities. This is because the article was published in 2019 and therefore it is relevant for present health practice (Lefebvre et al., 2019). Nonetheless, information present in the material relate with my areas of interest a family nurse practitioner with a specific interest in the emergency care. Notably, findings from the publication provides information to leadership of health organizations on the necessity of scheduling shift days and nights for nurses in ways that guarantee satisfaction for the professionals (Tricco et al., 2018). While this article was intended for emergency department, I would recommend it in all other departments because of its necessity to address shift hours which is always a bone of contention in most care facilities occasioned by shortage of health staff.

Step 2: Summary of Analysis

  • Craft a summary (2-3 paragraph) below that includes the following:
    • Describe your approach to identifying and analyzing peer-reviewed research
    • Identify at least two strategies that you would use that you found to be effective in finding peer-reviewed research
    • Identify at least one resource you intend to use in the future to find peer-reviewed research

My approach to identify and analyze peer-reviewed research is based on critical reading as well as evaluation of articles to identify the best that is in line with my topic. Through intensive reading of materials from different library databases, I was able to classify these publications as either peer-reviewed or not and also identified their relevance for clinical research (Cooper et al., 2018). Notably, peer-reviewed articles are also checked in terms of the quality of the publication by analyzing accuracy and assessing validity of the research. For me to achieve this, I refined my search strategy by selecting relevant topic and ensured that the results in the manuscript were relevant to the present study by selecting the latest publication (Krishnamurthy & Wood, 2018). 

I found data search skills and evaluation of types of resources in scholarly journals as two strategies that I would use in finding peer-reviewed articles. The first strategy enhances my ability to retrieve materials from a search database (Lefebvre et al., 2019). It is always a challenge for a majority of students to evaluate relevant materials for their studies but with the data search skills, one can categorize databases that are relevant to their area of research and select keywords to limit their searches. The second strategy on the other hand singles out articles that are peer-reviewed and published for use in scholarly journals (Cooper et al., 2018). These two strategies ensure that quality materials are selected so that I gain adequate knowledge for successful completion of my MSN program.

In order to find peer-reviewed resources in the future, I intend to use online library databases found at Walden University library and beyond. Database resources from an online library contain numerous peer-reviewed journals with special catalogs organized in an alphanumerical order from A to Z (Krishnamurthy & Wood, 2018). It then means that database search can be useful in locating published materials by selecting an alphabetical listing that coincides with the topic of research. The use of online library databases is also easy to navigate as one opts to find relevant information during studies (Tricco et al., 2018). As an MSN student, library databases will be instrumental in providing consistent information in a secure form as they can only be accessed at the Walden University library by students or staff who have valid passwords.

Conclusion

Academic and professional success requires one to delve into intensive research relevant to an area of study or expertise. However, since a lot of research is involved, one needs to identify a search strategy to retrieve peer-reviewed publications for studies. As discussed in the preceding texts, the selection of articles for research should be based on the use of online library databases that are easy to use and those that provide accurate information. The premise will guide in the selection of articles that provide information on evidence-based practice related to the adoption of a mathematical model that can be used to schedule shift hours for nurses. 

References

Cooper, C., Booth, A., Varley-Campbell, J., Britten, N., & Garside, R. (2018). Defining the process to literature searching in systematic reviews: a literature review of guidance and supporting studies. BMC medical research methodology18(1), 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12874-018-0545-3

Krishnamurthy, M., & Wood, F. (2018). Promoting effective searches and use of information by DNP students: Getting the write start. Nurse educator43(2), 63-64. https://doi.org/10.1097/NNE.0000000000000457

Lefebvre, C., Glanville, J., Briscoe, S., Littlewood, A., Marshall, C., Metzendorf, M. I., … & Cochrane Information Retrieval Methods Group. (2019). Searching for and selecting studies. Cochrane Handbook for systematic reviews of interventions, 67-107. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119536604.ch4

Svirsko, A. C., Norman, B. A., Rausch, D., & Woodring, J. (2019). Using mathematical modeling to improve the emergency department nurse-scheduling process. Journal of emergency nursing45(4), 425-432. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jen.2019.01.013

Tricco, A. C., Lillie, E., Zarin, W., O’Brien, K. K., Colquhoun, H., Levac, D., … & Straus, S. E. (2018). PRISMA extension for scoping reviews (PRISMA-ScR): checklist and explanation. Annals of internal medicine169(7), 467-473. https://doi.org/10.7326/M18-0850