Sources of evidence that contribute to professional nursing Sources of evidence that contribute to professional nursing This assignment provides a learning activity for students to experience a practice-based scenario and apply a process worksheet designed to assist in the identification of an independent nursing problem or concern, develop a PICOT clinical question, and search for evidence using credible online databases/sources. Course Outcomes This assignment enables the student to meet the following Course Outcomes. CO1: Examine the sources of evidence that contribute to professional nursing practice. (PO 7) CO2: Apply research principles to the interpretation of the content of published research studies. (POs 4 & 8) CO4: Evaluate published nursing research for credibility and significance related to evidence-based practice. (POs 4 & 8) CO5: Recognize the role of research findings in evidence-based practice. (POs 7 & 8) Directions Read over each of the following directions. You must read the Assignment Practice Scenario below before completing the PPE Worksheet. Download and use the required PPE Worksheet (Links to an external site.). Review the information provided in our library of how to search for journal articles here (Links to an external site.). Review the information provided in our library of how to locate and copy a journal permalink (Links to an external site.). You are required to complete the worksheet using the productivity tools required by Chamberlain University, which is Microsoft Office Word 2013 (or later version), or Windows and Office 2011 (or later version) for MAC. You must save the file in the “.docx” format. Do NOT save as Word Pad. A later version of the productivity tool includes Office 365, which is available to Chamberlain students for FREE by downloading from the student portal at http://my.chamberlain.edu (Links to an external site.). Click on the envelope at the top of the page. Complete each section of the Problem/PICOT/Evidence (PPE) Worksheet. For the Clinical PICOT Question,use the NR439_Guide for writing PICOT Questions and Examples.N439_Guide for writing PICOT Questions and Examples (Links to an external site.) Use one of the templates/guides to write your Clinical PICOT Question using all of the PICOT elements. Be sure to include the PICOT letters in your question. Be sure to use the PPE grading rubric to make certain you are meeting all grading criteria of the PPE Worksheet. Use correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, and in-text APA formatting. Submit the completed PPE Worksheet on the Week 3 Assignment page. Students, A short tutorial with tips for completing the Week 3 Problem/PICOT/Evidence Search (PPE) worksheet assignment may be viewed here. You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes. Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages. Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor. The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.