Assignment: Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Part 3: Research Analysis

Architect Daniel Libeskind is credited with saying “To provide meaningful architecture is not to parody history, but to articulate it.” The suggestion is that his work does not copy the efforts of others but relies on it.

Understanding the work of others is critically important to new work. Contributions to the nursing body of knowledge can happen when you are able to analyze and articulate the efforts of previous research. Research analysis skills are therefore critical tools for your toolbox.

In this Assignment, you will locate relevant existing research. You also will analyze this research using a tool helpful for analysis.

To Prepare:

  • Reflect on the strategies presented in the Resources this Module’s Learning Resources in support of locating and analyzing research.
  • Use the Walden Library to identify and read one peer-reviewed research article focused on a topic in your specialty field that interests you.
  • Review the article you selected and reflect on the professional practice use of theories/concepts described by the article.

The Assignment:

Using the “Module 3 | Part 3” section of your Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Template presented in the Resources, conduct an analysis of the elements of the research article you identified. Be sure to include the following:

  • Your topic of interest.
  • A correctly formatted APA citation of the article you selected, along with link or search details.
  • Identify a professional practice use of the theories/concepts presented in the article.
  • Analysis of the article using the “Research Analysis Matrix” section of the template
  • Write a 1-paragraph justification stating whether you would recommend this article to inform professional practice.
  • Write a 2- to 3-paragraph summary that you will add to your Academic Success and Professional Development Plan that includes the following:
    • Describe your approach to identifying and analyzing peer-reviewed research.
    • Identify at least two strategies that you would use that you found to be effective in finding peer-reviewed research.
    • Identify at least one resource you intend to use in the future to find peer-reviewed research.

Note: Add your work for this Assignment to the original document you began in the Module 1 Assignment, which was built from the Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Template.




NURS 6003:
Transition to Graduate Study for Nursing

Academic and Professional Success Plan Template

Prepared by:

Blessing C Okafor

Module 1 | Part 1: Developing an Academic and Professional Network

I have identified and secured the participation of the following academic (at least two) and professional (at least two) individuals and/or teams to form the basis of my network. This network will help me to clarify my vision for success and will help guide me now and in the future.

Directions: Complete the information below for each member of your network. For more than four entries repeat the items below with details of your additional network member(s) in the ‘ADDITIONAL NETWORK MEMBERS’ section.

NETWORK MEMBER 1

Name: Matthew Tierney

Title: MS, CNS, ANP, PMHNP, FAAN.

Organization: American psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA)

Academic or Professional: Professional

Why I selected this individual and/or team and how they will support my success in the MSN program and as a practicing nurse:

Notes: Matthew Tierney is currently the president of APNA; I met Matthew during the APNA 34TH Annual conference in October 2021; I spoke with him about my goal of opening a psychiatric facility, and he encouraged me to go back to school and obtain my master in psychiatric, he also told me to email him if I need any help. He would be glad to help me. I selected him because we are in the same organization, and he has his masters in psychiatry. He is a great motivation to me, and he will greatly help me.


NETWORK MEMBER 2

Name: Stephanie croon

Title: MSN, RN, NPD-BC

Organization: American Psychiatric Nurses Association

Academic or Professional: Professional

Why I selected this individual and/or team and how they will support my success in the MSN program and as a practicing nurse:

Notes: Stephanie is a member of the APNA and a senior nurse educator. I met Stephanie when I went to visit my cousin while I was in undergraduate nursing school, and since then, I have kept in contact with her. She introduced me to APNA in 2020; when I told her I was co