Introduction and Problem Statement

The purpose of assignments Part 1 – Part 3 is to guide the student in developing the signature assignment gradually. The idea is for the student to take a stepwise approach to complete the signature assignment. The signature assignment will be broken up into three steps: STEP 1 – Introduction and Overview of the Problem; STEP 2 Project Purpose Statement, Background & Significance and PICOt Formatted Clinical Project Question; and STEP 3 Literature Review and Critical Appraisal of the Literature. The three steps, when completed, will be combined in the final Signature Assignment formal paper in Week 8. 

This weeks assignment is STEP 1 Introduction and Problem Statement.

First, the student will select a clinical question from the  or seek approval from the course professor only for Nurse Educator and Health Care Leadership MSN majors. They wish to tailor their research question to their specialized major. The student will select an approved topic from the list (or with faculty approval as previously stated) and customize the query to meet their interest. 

Next, the student will use the outline below and submit it via a Word doc to the assignment link.   

  1. Provide a title that conveys or describes the assignment.
  2. Introduction Provide an introduction to your topic or project. The introduction gives the reader an accurate, concrete understanding of what the project will cover and what can be gained from implementing this project.
  3. Overview of the Problem Provide a synopsis of the problem and some indication of why the issue is worth exploring or what contribution the proposed project is apt to make to practice.
  4. References Cite references using APA 7th ed. Manual.

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