Assignment 1. AACN Essential Paper

Assignment 1. AACN Essential Paper

The purpose of this assignment is to provide a concise description and appraisal of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Essentials of master’s Education in Nursing. Following APA guideline, provide a brief explanation on each of the essentials reflecting on each essential affects the clinical practice and the author’s interpretation of each essential. Make sure to include a (Title page, abstract, introduction, body, conclusion, and reference page).

This will be considered a Library Assignment as you will need to visit the library to obtain information. 


Title Page: Title of   article, journal information, and your name and date

1 point




Abstract: Brief summary of   an article (1-2 paragraphs)

1 point


The Problem: (2 or 3   paragraphs)

Is the problem clearly   stated?

Is the problem practically   important?

What is the purpose of the   study?

What is the hypothesis?

Are the key terms defined?

3 points


Review of Literature: (1   -2 paragraphs)

Are the cited sources   pertinent to the study?

Is the review too broad or   too narrow?

Are the references recent?

Is there any evidence of bias?

2 points

Assignment 1. AACN Essential Paper

Design and Procedures:   (3-4 paragraphs)

What research methodology   was used?

Was it a replica study or   an original study?

What measurement tools   were used?

How were the procedures   structures?

Was a pilot study   conducted?

What are the variables?

How was sampling   performed?

3 points


Data analysis and   Presentation: (1 – 2 paragraphs)

2 points


How was the data analyzed?

Did findings support the   hypothesis and purpose?

Were the weaknesses and   problems discussed?


Conclusions and Implications:   (2-3 paragraphs)

3 points


Are the conclusions of the   study related to the original purpose?

Were the implications   discussed?

Whom the results and   conclusions will affect?

What recommendations were   made at the conclusion?

What is your overall   assessment of the study and the article?



15 points 




2. Library Assignment:

For this course, students will be required to utilize the university’s library on-campus and online resources to conduct research and analyses of nursing theories and the MSN Essentials. Students will need to routinely cite scholarly sources in all course assignments to include weekly discussions, formal papers, and presentations. Such online resources available via the university library include search engines such as CINAHL, PsychInfo, Medline, and PubMed. Students will be required to utilize such sources to obtain peer-reviewed articles for reference in all course assignments.

The required assignments will be discussed throughout the semester giving adequate time for questions and clarification prior to the date that assignments are due. Specific rubrics for each assignment are posted in the course syllabus and will also be posted on Blackboard. All assignments must follow APA 6th edition format

# 2 Research Paper

Research Paper: Students this project will allow you to formulate and hypothetically develop your own research project. The purpose of this project is for the student to complete all the different steps necessary to implement a nursing research project. This project will be subdivided into 4 different papers that will be submitted throughout the entire semester. The final paper will be the combination of the four areas.

This will be considered a Library Assignment as you will need to visit the library to obtain information. 

Your plagiarism score must be below 20%. If you score higher, please revise your paper and resubmit. The utilization of paraphrasing or quotations with proper in-text citations will help lower your score. Refer to APA guidelines.


Think about how these essentials may apply to your paper assignment. Additionally, discuss the theory and design phase, explain how this will benefit your research. ????

Assignment 1. AACN Essential Paper