The ability to critique evidence from research is one of the most valuable tools a nurse can possess. Being able to distinguish the best evidence from unreliable evidence and biased evidence from unbiased evidence will impact your actions as a nurse. With completion of this Assignment you will develop your skills related to critically appraise findings from quantitative and qualitative research.
1.Retrieve these articles from the online library
Kelly, D., Kutney-Lee, A., Lake, E. T., & Aiken, L. H. (2013). The critical care work environment and nurse-reported health care-associated infections. American Journal Of Critical Care, 22(6), 482-489.
Ross, C., Mahal, K., Chinnapen, Y., Kolar, M., & Woodman, K. (2014). Evaluation of nursing students’ work experience through the use of reflective journals. Mental Health Practice, 17(6), 21-27.
2.Critique each article using this worksheet. Chapter 5 in your textbook is an excellent resource to guide you in completion of these critiques.
3.Turn in one completed worksheet for each study (for a total of two worksheets) into the Dropbox for the Unit 4 Assignment by day 7 of Unit 4.
To view the Grading Rubric for this Assignment, go the Grading Rubric section under the Course Home.
• be sure to read the Assignment description carefully (as displayed above)
•consult the Grading Rubric (under the Course Home) to make sure you have included everything necessary;
• utilize spelling and grammar check to minimize errors; and
• review APA formatting and citation information found in the Writing Center, online, or elsewhere in the course.
Your writing assignment should:
•follow the conventions of Standard American English (correct grammar, punctuation, etc.);
•be well ordered, logical, and unified, as well as original and insightful;