style=”text-align: justify;”>Evidence-Based Practice Matrix
Gather ten pieces of primary research on your topic, making sure the research is related to nursing care or processes.
1. Complete the attached “Evidence-Based Practice Matrix” for your ten primary credible research sources.
Note: Credible sources are less than five years old and may include professional journals, research reports, professional Web sites, governmental reports, current texts less than five years old, and presentations from professional meetings.
Note: The APA format for text inserted into tables/matrices should be singled spaced and written in phrases, not complete sentences.
2. Develop an annotated bibliography for each piece of research included in your matrix.
Note: See annotated bibliography examples in the web links section below.
E. Discuss the results of your original search strategy, including the resources, databases, and keywords used.
1. Discuss how you revised or could have revised your search strategy to improve your search results.
F. Summarize the major points of the research you gathered, organizing groups of similar evidence by topic that communicates the content of your literature.
1. Compare similar and disparate findings.
G. Recommend a best-practice in nursing for your chosen topic.
1. Justify your recommendation based on your literature review.
H. Discuss any remaining gaps in knowledge on your topic based on your literature review.
I. Reflect on how you, as a nursing leader, can create an environment of evidence-based practice and a culture of inquiry in the workplace.
J. When you use sources, include all in-text citations and references in APA format.
Note: For definitions of terms commonly used in the rubric, see the Rubric Terms web link included in the Evaluation Procedures section.
Note: When using sources to support ideas and elements in a paper or project, the submission MUST include APA formatted in-text citations with a corresponding reference list for any direct quotes or paraphrasing. It is not necessary to list sources that were consulted if they have not been quoted or paraphrased in the text of the paper or project.
Note: No more than a combined total of 30% of a submission can be directly quoted or closely paraphrased from outside sources, even if cited correctly. For tips on using APA style, please refer to the APA Handout web link included in the APA Guidelines section.
Note: This reference list refers only to direct citations in the project above and may be different from those you need to complete the project. Consult your Course of Study for a list of suggested learning resources.