Abstract

Please follow each step of the guideline below, make sure all the details in the rubric are well followed: Attachments are the previous works that must be used for this assignment

1. All components of the abstract must be typed and single-spaced. Font size should be no smaller than 12 point, Times New Roman or Arial. Submissions must be in Microsoft Word.
A complete abstract submission includes two separate components, saved as separate documents. Please save these as your last name_first name_ document name (i.e. Bunny_Bugs_coverpage.doc). The required components include the following:
1) Cover page
2) The abstract that includes authors and authors’ affiliations
2. Cover page is to include the following:
1)First name, last name, and credential(s) of the primary author
2)Primary author’s preferred contact information
3)First name, last name, and credential(s) of all other authors. List each author on a separate line. Only include those who have had significant contributions to the project.
3. Abstract page is to include the following:
1)The TITLE, which should be brief and clearly indicates the nature of the presentation. It is centered at the top of the abstract and typed in CAPITAL LETTERS.
2)First name, last name, and credential(s) of primary author; co-author names and credentials.
3)BODY/TEXT which is to be typed single-spaced and should be no more than 300 words. The abstract should not exceed one (1) page.
4. Organize the BODY/TEXT of the abstract as follows using the following headers:
1)Background and significance: Describe the problem/situation and rationale for the need for improvement (Include baseline measures if applicable, i.e. CLABSI rate of X% over the past X months)
2)Research question
3)Methods/Approach – Identify databases searched, inclusion/exclusion criteria and other processes used to obtain the results
4)Results – Summarize measures and findings/outcomes of the initiative

Rubric
Problem:
Stated questions or hypotheses being addressed in a clear, concise, and engaging manner. Well-explained rationale/justification for the study. Topic describes and connects the topic to literature and the purpose of the abstract.
Purpose:
Clear, concise, and relevant purpose. Research question(s) are formed through the literature review and clearly stated.
Search Strategy: Methods are appropriate to address aim/question and connected to the purpose of the research; Identifies method used to support thesis or answer the research question.
Results of Literature Search: Analysis is well explained and appropriately applied. Provides explanation of what was expected, discovered, accomplished, collected, and or produced. Figures/tables used appropriately and clearly to present the data.
Synthesis of Evidence: Clear, connected to the purpose of scholarship; Provides explanation of what was expected, discovered, accomplished, collected, produced
Implications for Practice: Clearly states how work advances knowledge in the discipline, why it’s important, or how it can be used
Clarity/Writing Mechanics: Uses excellent grammar, punctuation, and spelling; choice of language enhances effectiveness of the document; language is appropriate to the goal of the document.
APA Formatting: The reference section contains at least the 6-8 required current scholarly academic reference and text reference. Follows APA guidelines of components: double space, 12 pt. font, abstract, level headings, hanging indent, and in-text citations