NSG 6101: Nursing Problem Literature

NSG 6101: Nursing Problem Literature

NSG 6101 Week 1 DQ – Discussion Question

In this course, each of you will be developing a research proposal. Our focus this week is to identify a problem specific to your role option that is amenable to an innovative solution.

Based on your specialty role option (i.e., Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator, Nurse Informaticist, Nurse Administrator), identify a potential problem (topic) that you would like to investigate through nursing research. Begin by reading the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s (AACN) position statement on nursing research (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/publications/position/nursing-research).


Next explore South’s Online Library and conduct a search to locate a minimum of three nursing research articles that have addressed the problem you have identified. The literature may not be older than 5 years. After reading the literature respond to the following:

  • Note your role specialization and briefly describe the problem you are interested in researching and why this is of interest to you.

  • Discuss your library search strategies and briefly summarize the literature you reviewed. Focus your discussion on the “problem” and how the literature you identified provides evidence of the existence of the problem.

  • Include in your discussion a potential innovation that you might consider as a solution to the problem identified.NSG 6101 Week 1 DQ

Include citations/references in APA style format for NSG 6101 Week 1 DQ, using citations where appropriate. NSG 6101: Nursing Problem Literature.

NSG 6101 Week 2 DQ Latest

Discussion Question

Complete the NIH “Protecting Human Research Participants” course at: http://phrp.nihtraining.com. Include a copy of the certificate of completion and add to your post as an attachment for proof of completion. Once you have completed, respond to the following:

Share your reaction to this course. Next, research your workplace organization to find out how research is conducted that involves human participants. For example, is there an IRB or ethics committee? If so, do they review proposals? Next, find out the composition of the members and discuss if they meet federal guidelines.NSG 6101 Week 1 DQ

NSG 6101 Week 3 DQ Latest

Discussion Question

Formulating the Research Question, Problem Statement, Research Purpose

In the Week 1 discussion forum you had an opportunity to present a potential problem and an innovative solution specific to your role specialization. NSG 6101: Nursing Problem Literature. In addition, you have reviewed the literature to identify qualitative and quantitative research articles and submitted annotated bibliographies to provide evidence supporting the problem.

Considering the feedback provided to you by the faculty member it is now time to prepare your problem statement, research purpose, and research question.

First share your refined problem and proposed solution (given your review of literature this may have changed depending on the evidence you were able to provide). Next, follow the steps to help define your research question.

Craft the problem statement and research purpose.

Design your research question aimed at solving (a part of) the problem and include the following components which will focus the literature review.NSG 6101 Week 1 DQ

PICOT Question:

  • Patient, Population or Problem

  • What are the characteristics of the patient or population?

  • What is the condition or disease you are interested in?

  • Intervention or exposure

  • What do you want to do with this patient (e.g. treat, diagnose, observe)?

  • Comparison

  • What is the alternative to the intervention (e.g. placebo, different drug, surgery)?

  • Outcome

  • What are the relevant outcomes (e.g. morbidity, death, complications)?

  1. Ensure that the research question is answerable, feasible and clinically relevant

The next step in W3 Assignment 2 Dropbox will be to develop a research hypothesis from the research question.

Provide constructive feedback to your classmate’s responses.

NSG 6101 Week 4 DQ Latest

Discussion Question

Visit South’s online library and review these two articles.

Connelly, L. M. (2014). Use of theoretical frameworks in research. MEDSURG Nursing, 23(3), 187-188.

Green, H. E. (2014). Use of theoretical and conceptual frameworks in qualitative research. Nurse Researcher, 21(6), 34-38.

Next, review the evidence you are collecting for your proposed study. Which theories have others cited? Are you seeing a common theme? Next construct a conceptual map (see p. 133 in your textbook). Use Microsoft Word or Microsoft PowerPoint and include this as an attachment. Be sure you have defined the concepts and included relational statements. NSG 6101: Nursing Problem Literature.

Provide constructive, supportive feedback to your classmates’ posts.NSG 6101 Week 1 DQ

NSG 6101 Week 5 DQ Latest

Discussion Question

Review the following research questions.

  • Is the use of soap and water or alcohol-based rubs more effective in preventing nosocomial infections?
  • How effective are anti-depressive medications on anxiety and depression?
  • For patients of 70 years and older, how effective is the use of the influenza vaccine at preventing flu as compared to patients who have not received the vaccine?
  • What is the relationship between alcohol and breast cancer? NSG 6101: Nursing Problem Literature.
  • What is the difference between self-efficacy scores in older adults who exercise and the scores of those who do not?
  • What is the difference in attitudes of male and female college students toward condoms?

Next, select 3 of the above questions and address the following:

  • Identify an appropriate research design.
  • Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the design.
  • Provide a rationale for the design you selected

NSG 6101 Week 6 DQ Latest

Discussion Question

Begin your discussion by sharing your problem statement and research question. Next, discuss your sampling plan. In addition, discuss your research design. Consider the following as you craft your response.


  • How will the sample be selected?
  • What type of sampling method is used? Is it appropriate to the design?
  • Does the sample reflect the population as identified in the problem or purpose statement?
  • Is the sample size appropriate? Why or why not?
  • To what population may the findings be generalized? What are the limitations in generalizability?

Research design

  • What type of design will be used?
  • Does the design seem to flow from the proposed research problem, theoretical framework, literature review, and hypothesis?

NSG 6101 Week 8 DQ Latest

Discussion Question

Discuss the differences between non-parametric and parametric tests. Provide an example of each and discuss when it is appropriate to use the test. Next, discuss the assumptions that must be met by the investigator to run the test.

Conclude with a brief discussion of your data analysis plan. Discuss the test you will use to address the study hypothesis and which measures of central tendency you will report for demographic variables.

Provide constructive, supportive feedback to your classmates’ posts. NSG 6101 Week 1 DQ. NSG 6101: Nursing Problem Literature.