EBP 1 Course Reflection Paper


You have reviewed a lot of material throughout this course.
• Summarize in a 3-page paper how you have evolved as a nurse though the participation in this course, and how you think have achieved the learning outcome of the course. You identify the learning outcomes and the program outcomes you achieved and how you think you have achieved them (Refer to the learning outcomes on your syllabus and read the new DOMAINS and the program outcomes in the RN to BSN handbook).
• What were your personal growths and frustrations?
• Remember that achieving the learning outcome is important to attaining the overall program outcome.
• What course learning outcome, program outcome, and new baccalaureate nursing essentials do you think you achieved by completing this course?
• How will you incorporate what you have learned into your nursing practice moving forward?
Note: The grade for this reflection paper is part of you final assignment grade is included in the rubric. No less than 3 pages or more than 5 pages, double space in APA format. See the minimum requirement for APA format papers. 2 references required.
The reflection paper is graded at 100 points. Be sure to review the grading rubric to ensure that you get all the points for this paper

THE COURSE OBJECTIVES/DESCRIPTION Welcome to Nur 3660 EBP I Course Description

This course provides a basic understanding of the research process and its application to nursing practice. Components of both quantitative and qualitative research techniques and ethical conduct required of nurse researchers are explored.

Prerequisites: MAT 3410 and NUR 3110 *Note: Prior to taking the 4000 level courses the RN student is required to have at least 6 months of nursing experience, or permission from the Assistant Chair of RN-BSN program

The Weekly Routine

Week 1 Overview of Research

Week 2 Research Purposes, Study or Report Components, and Topics, PICOT

Week 3 Understanding Research Theory & ETHICS & Protection of Human Subjects in Research

Week 4 Measurement & Data Collection & Statistics: Your PICOT topic and question!

Week 5 Building EBP & Outcomes Research

Week 6 Critically Appraising Research Reports & Studies

Week 7 Reflecting on Your Developing Research Standards & Expectations

Rubric Name: Course EBP Reflection Paper
Level 4
Level 3
Level 2
Level 1
Criterion Score
Criterion 1 Self-disclosure/Depth of reflection
30 points
Response demonstrates an in-depth reflection on, and personalization of, the theories, concepts, and/or strategies presented in the course materials. Viewpoints and interpretations are insightful and well supported. Clear, detailed examples are provided, as applicable. Demonstrates an open, non-defensive ability to self-appraise, discussing both growth and frustrations as they related to learning in class, as well as implications for future learning.
20 points
Superficial. Minimal implications for future. No relation to class or to content. 1 outside reference only.
15 points
Missing parts of Assignment. Minimal self-reflection implications for future. No examples. No relation to class and content.
10 points
No APA Format. No references.
Score of Criterion 1 Self-disclosure/Depth of reflection,/ 30
Criterion 2 Analysis/Connection to reading and outside experiences
25 points
In-depth synthesis of thoughtfully selected aspects of experiences related to the course topics. Makes clear connections between what is learned readings, outside experiences and the topics. The reflection is an in-depth analysis of the learning experience, the value of the derived learning to self or others, and the enhancement of the student’s appreciation for the discipline. Demonstrates further analysis and insight resulting from what you have learned from readings, includes reference to at least two readings other than those assigned for class.
20 points
Minimal insight evident. Some Unclear Connections. Only 1 outside reference beyond textbook.
15 points
Missing Connections to course.
10 points
No synthesis. No Additional References.
Score of Criterion 2 Analysis/Connection to reading and outside experiences,/ 25
Criterion 3 Connection to course objectives and BSN outcomes. (Review your syllabus and students’ handbook to help make connections.)
20 points
Synthesize, analyze, and evaluate thoughtfully selected aspects of ideas or issues from the class discussion as they relate to the course learning outcomes and the BSN program outcome. Mentions objectives in behavioral form and BSN outcomes connected.
15 points
Relates to class readings. Some thoughtful connections evident.
10 points
Missing BSN outcomes. No connections to course.
5 points
Missing learning objectives. No connections.
Score of Criterion 3 Connection to course objectives and BSN outcomes. (Review your syllabus and students’ handbook to help make connections.),/ 20
Criterion 4 Structure, organization, and grammar
15 points
Structure, organization, and grammar Writing is clear, concise, and well organized with excellent sentence/paragraph construction. Thoughts are expressed in a coherent and logical manner. There are no more than three spelling, grammar, or syntax errors per page of writing.
12 points
Few errors. Somewhat clear, concise and logical.
9 points
Many errors. Lacks clarity.
6 points
Many errors: spelling or sentence structure. No APA format or style. Unclear.
Score of Criterion 4 Structure, organization, and grammar,/ 15
Criterion 5 APA format, and spelling
10 points
Follows APA professional writing style of using legal, readable font, 1inch margins all around, correct APA headings, and correct format of title page. APA format references well supported.
8 points
Few errors.
6 points
4 points
Many errors: spelling or sentence structure. No APA format or style.
Score of Criterion 5 APA format, and spelling,/ 10