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NURS303/307 - Nursing Seminar/Nursing Trends: Articles

Assignments that require a literature search

  1. Ethical dilemmas, legal issues. 
  2. Contemporary health issue or nursing trend, 
  3. Poster presentation: 
    1. To improve a Nurse's knowledge of the nursing care of a patient with chosen disease process.
    2. To provide comprehensive and effective patient and family education on a disease or treatment plan.

Criteria for all articles:

  1. 2019-2024 (5 year window)

  2. Journal Subset: Nursing/Medicine

  3. Any Author is a Nurse 

For the poster project, you need at least three (3) articles - one nursing article and the other two need to be research/scholarly preferably peer-reviewed  (includes meta-analyses and systematic reviews.

What is a Research Article?

A research paper reports the methods and results of an original study performed by the authors. The kind of study may vary (experiment, survey, interview, etc.), but in all cases, raw data have been collected and analyzed by the authors, and conclusions drawn from the results of that analysis. Research papers follow a particular format. 

  • Introduction - Often includes a review of the existing literature on the topic studied, and explains the rationale of the author's study.  
  • Methods – Description of how data was collected and analyzed.  
  • Results - Outcomes of the data analysis.  Charts and graphs illustrating the results are typically included.
  • Discussion - Interpretation of results and their importance to existing and future research. 

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