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NURS 360: Journal Club assignment

This guide has been created to assist with one of the literature searching assignments for NURS 360. NOTE: This particular assignment may not be offered every year, or by every instructor.

Research literature and nursing practice: Journal Club (assignment)

The Journal Club (annotated bibliography) assignment in NURS 360 varies from semester to semester, depending on who's teaching it, but it typically requires you to find different types of research related reports:

  1. An empirical research report using quantitative data,
  2. An interpretive research report using qualitative data, and
  3. A review article (*Some instructors may not always require this one, so double-check)

To help you with this assignment, this guide will provide you with some practical tips and search suggestions to help you get started with your own research.

Use the menu on the left to navigate to whichever part of the assignment you need help with.

Assignment requirements

Steps involved:

  1. Identify your PICO questions
  2. Conduct a literature search to find qualitative and quantitative articles.

Assignment criteria:

  • Articles must be selected from peer-reviewed nursing journals.
  • Provide your search strategy including the search terms you used, databases searched, and number of search results.
  • Provide APA-formatted citations for the articles you chose.


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