Please read the rubric and use the article in the link below.

NR320-326 Mental Health Nursing

NR320-326 RUA Scholarly Article Review V2 11/06/2018 CS/el

Required Uniform Assignment: Scholarly Article Review

The student will review, summarize, and critique a scholarly article related to a mental health topic.

This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes.

• CO 4. Utilize critical thinking skills in clinical decision-making and implementation of the nursing process for psychiatric/mental health clients.

(PO 4)

• CO 5: Utilize available resources to meet self‐identified goals for personal, professional, and educational development appropriate to the mental

health setting. (PO 5)

• CO 7: Examine moral, ethical, legal, and professional standards and principles as a basis for clinical decision‐making. (PO 6)

• CO 9: Utilize research findings as a basis for the development of a group leadership experience. (PO 8)

Refer to Course Calendar for details. The Late Assignment Policy applies to this assignment.


1. Select a scholarly nursing or research article (published within the last five years) related to mental health nursing, which includes content related

to evidence‐based practice.

*** You may need to evaluate several articles before you find one that is appropriate. ***

2. Ensure that no other member of your clinical group chooses the same article. Submit the article for approval.

3. Write a 2–3 page paper (excluding the title and reference pages) using the following criteria.

a. Write a brief introduction of the topic and explain why it is important to mental health nursing.

NR326 Mental Health Nursing

NR320-326 Mental Health Nursing

NR320-326 RUA Scholarly Article Review V2 11/06/2018 CS/el

b. Cite statistics to support the significance of the topic.

c. Summarize the article; include key points or findings of the article.

d. Discuss how you could use the information for your practice; give specific examples.

e. Identify strengths and weaknesses of the article.

f. Discuss whether you would recommend the article to other colleagues.

g. Write a conclusion.

4. Paper must follow APA format. Include a title page and a reference page; use 12‐point Times Roman font; and include in‐text citations (use citations

whenever paraphrasing, using statistics, or quoting from the article). Please refer to your APA Manual as a guide for in‐text citations and sample reference


5. Submit per faculty instructions by due date (see Course Calendar); please refer to your APA Manual as a guide