Evidence Synthesis Assignment

Instructions
Follow these guidelines when completing the assignment. Contact your course faculty if you have any questions.
1. Review the directions for completing each column of the Johns Hopkins Individual Evidence Summary Tool (located in the Week 2 lesson).
2. Use the two quantitative research studies from NR715 that are already on your expanding Johns Hopkins Individual Summary Tool. Add the quantitative research study appraised in Week 1 of this course to your Johns Hopkins Individual Evidence Summary Tool.
a. All articles must be recent research articles less than 5 years old, be related to your selected National Practice Problem, and include an evidence-based intervention.
b. If any of your quantitative research studies do not meet these requirements, you need to find replacement quantitative research studies and update the Johns Hopkins Evidence Summary Tool after you appraise, level the evidence, and grade the quality of the replacement study.
3. Locate three non-research evidence sources to support the articulation of the practice problem.
4. Use a synthesis style of writing in every section (1, 2, 3, & 4) of the paper when incorporating research evidence and non-research evidence.
5. Use the most current version of Microsoft Word that is the format for all Chamberlain University College of Nursing. You can tell the document is saved as the current version because it will end in "docx."
6. All Chamberlain University policies related to plagiarism must be observed.
7. Review the rubric for the grading criteria.
The assignment includes the following components:
1. Introduction
a. Use a synthesis of research evidence and non-research evidence when writing this section of the paper.
b. Write a one-sentence purpose statement.
c. Introduce the practice problem.
d. Introduce the evidence-based intervention using research evidence.
2. Analysis of the Practice Problem (1-2 paragraphs)
a. Use a synthesis of research evidence and non-research evidence when writing this section of the paper.
b. Present the following at the national and local levels:
i. Significance
ii. Prevalence
iii. Mortality
iv. Economic ramifications of the practice problem
3. Evidence Synthesis (minimum of 3 quantitative research articles)
a. Use a synthesis of research evidence when writing this section of the paper.
b. Identify the main themes and salient points that emerge from a synthesis of research evidence.
c. Compare and contrast the main points from a synthesis of research evidence.
d. Present an objective overarching synthesis of the research intervention.
4. Conclusion
a. Use a synthesis of research evidence and non-research evidence when writing this section of the paper.
b. Write one concise paragraph providing a clear and logical summation of the paper.
5. References
a. Include a list of all references in APA format.
6. Appendix A: Attach the completed Johns Hopkins Individual Evidence Summary Tool as Appendix A. Complete all sections of the Johns Hopkins Individual Evidence Summary Tool for each research study. Include the following:
a. Include a minimum of three quantitative research studies.
b. Complete all sections completely and identify the quality and the levels of evidence.
Writing Requirements (APA format)
• Length: 4-6 pages (not including title page, reference page, or appendix)
• 1-inch margins 
• Double-spaced pages
• 12-point Times New Roman or 11-point Arial font
• Headings & subheadings
• In-text citations
• Title page 
• Reference page 
• Standard English usage and mechanics