As a Nurse Practitioner, identify a potential problem (topic) specific to your role that is amenable to an innovative solution. Investigate this problem (Nurse Staffing Issues/shortage) through nursing research.
Background and Significance of Problem
Statement of the Problem and Purpose of the Study
Summary of the Evidence for the Proposed Study
Research Question, Hypothesis, and Variables with Operational Definitions
Overview and Guiding Propositions(s) Described in Theory
Application of Theory to Your Study’s/Project’s Focus
Sample/Setting: Number and criteria for inclusion and description of place in which data will be collected.
Research Design: Type (e.g., Quasi-Experimental), description, and rationale for selection.
Extraneous Variables (and plan for how controlled).
Instruments: Description, validity, and reliability estimates, which have been performed (on a pre-established measure). Include plans for testing validity and reliability of generating your own instrument(s).
Description of the Intervention
Data Collection Procedures
Data Analysis Plans
Describe plan for data analysis for demographic variables (descriptive statistical tests).
Describe plan for data analysis of study variables (descriptive and inferential statistical tests).
Describe ethical considerations and your plan to protect human rights.
Limitation of Proposed Study
Implications for Practice
Informed Consent Letter
Procedure section is clear, described in detail, specific, and all inclusive. Written in lay language (as documented by reading level score). Includes risks and benefits relevant to study. Address assent (if applicable).