Strategies for Success in the Online Learning Environment (graded)
Identify barriers to success in the online learning environment and the strategies to overcome the barriers. Please cite the sources used to support your response.
Scholarly Discussion (graded)
What are the principles of scholarly discussion in an online environment? How does this differ from a social network? Please cite the sources used to support your response.
Scholarly Writing (graded)
Where do you find scholarly articles that you read on a regular basis? Search a scholarly database such as CINAHL, which is available in the CCN online library. Choose a topic of interest to you and your practice and find a scholarly article. Write a short paragraph about what you learned in the article and include a properly formatted citation in APA format.
Scholarly Databases vs. Websites (graded)
What is the difference between a scholarly database and a website? How do you know if a website is credible?
Identifying Scholarly Resources (graded)
Identify a topic of interest related to your area of practice. Perform a search in two scholarly databases for an article that is relevant to that topic. Share the name, URL, and a brief description of the two databases you located. Do not report on MEDLINE or CINAHL, as they are already well known. What databases did you select? Why?
Conducting a Library Search (graded)
The choice of Boolean terminology can markedly affect your search returns. Select a topic related to your area of practice, and select two scholarly databases to find information on the topic. Describe the search. What key words did you use? How many articles did your initial search yield? How did you narrow or expand the search? How many articles did you find once you narrowed or expanded the search? Summarize the results from the search.
Evidence-Based Practice (graded)
Share what evidence-based practice means to you (EBP) and describe how EBP is used in your practice setting.
PICO (T) (graded)
The PICO (T) format is a way to develop a clinical question that lends itself to searching for evidence. Select a common nursing practice (e.g., wound care management) in your clinical setting and formulate a PICO question. Once you have formulated your question, conduct a library search and locate one scholarly article that addresses the topic you have selected. Post your clinical question in the TD, explain the PICO(T) elements, and provide a full reference of the article you selected.
Descriptive Statistics (graded)
Read the assigned research article for this week. Identify the descriptive statistics that are reported in the article. How can a nurse leader use descriptive statistics to justify a course of action? What descriptive statistics do you routinely use in your practice?
Clinical Significance (graded)
Explore these issues on the Internet and through other resources. Share what you find out on these topics:
Confidence Intervals: Why are they useful in helping to determine clinical significance?
There are many controversies surrounding the issue of clinical significance vs. statistical significance. Identify one of them and summarize it. Finish with your opinion about the controversy.
AACN Essentials of Master’s Education (graded)
Compare and contrast the AACN Essentials of Master’s Education with the CCN mission, philosophy, and MSN Program Outcomes.
Critical Thinking (graded)
How does one demonstrate the concept of critical thinking in relation to the various roles of the professional nurse?
Professional Communication (graded)
Discuss ways that the professional nurse can use information technology to disseminate knowledge in the practice setting.
Creating a Professional Presentation (graded)
Think about good and not-so-good professional presentations that you have attended in the past. Give an example of what made an effective presentation. Give another example of what detracted from their ability to deliver a message to the audience.
What Did You Learn (graded)
Reflecting on this course, consider and answer the following questions: How do you envision using the AACN essentials learned in this course in your future graduate course work? How do you envision using the concepts learned in this course in your future nursing practice?