Literature Review and Critical Appraisal
Describe an answerable question related to a clinical problem (practice, policy or education) in your chosen specialty track (nursing administration or nursing education). Examine the problem that might be improved through the use of research knowledge, by reviewing the literature in this problem area. Use a PICOT format to describe the patient problem, the potential intervention or treatment, a comparison intervention or treatment, and the desired patient outcome. Support or refute the intervention(s) by synthesizing and critiquing the findings of the studies in your literature review (a minimum of 6 studies). Use standardized critical appraisal criteria to objectively determine the strength, quality, quantity, and consistency of evidence provided by the available literature to determine its applicability to the answer to your question. Include a summary of what is known and not known regarding this problem and gaps in the literature. Use APA style with appropriate reference citations for statements, as well as a cover page and a reference page.