In-Text citations should NOT be word for word, they MUST be in your own words, this is a college level course and should be treated as such.

Initial post should be at least 200 words and contain references. The post goes beyond summarizing or describing; evaluates, analyzes, critique, applies; focuses on key concepts or ideas; constructively challenges others.  Paraphrases should be <20% of the post.  Posts should end in a question to continue the discussion (minimum 1 critical thinking question).

Supports arguments in each post with at least one solid reference to a scholarly source; includes citation of a scholarly source, invokes a relevant theory/concept, connects to real-life experience. Scholarly sources are journals, books, trade/professional publications, research findings. Blogs, newspaper articles, dictionaries, while perhaps helpful, are not scholarly sources.  Maximum 1 direct quote (not included in the wordcount minimum).

Writing in posts should be coherent and understandable and meets minimum college writing standards. Although other APA rules for written material may be more relaxed, APA formatting of inline citations should be adhered to in discussions.

Student’s response to discussion prompts should be succinct and substantive. Initial posts should be a MINIMUM of 200 words and supported by a MINIMUM of one scholarly citation and reference per post.


  • Schmidt & Brown (2019)

Chapter 7

  • APA

In your posts and assignments, follow APA 8.13 to cite specific parts of the textbook with your in-text citations.  Specific parts can include chapters, tables, figures, page numbers, etc.

In the reference list, provide an entry for the entire work following APA format (9.28;10.39) for a chapter in an edited book:

  • Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year of publication). Title of chapter. In E. E. Editor & F. F. Editor (Eds.), Title of work: Capital letter also for subtitle(pp. pages of chapter). Publisher. DOI (if available)
  • Griffin, E. &Titler, M.G. (2019) Using evidence through collaboration to promote excellence in nursing practice. In N.A. Schmidt & J.M. Brown (eds.), Evidence-based practice for nurses: Appraisal and application of research (pp. 42-66). Jones & Bartlett Learning.

My Groups Project: “Sleep Promotion in the Hospital”

Our PICOT Question for our group project: In critically ill patients(P), what is the effect of music (I) on their length of stay (O) compared to the effect of no sleep promotion intervention on length of stay (C) over a 3-month period(T)?

Discussion Post: Please Answer Accordingly

Using the key term of qualitative design, share a summary of the qualitative research you have found in searching for evidence related to your PICO question.  Compare/contrast the sampling techniques and philosophical underpinnings. Can qualitative studies be used to support EBP? WHy or Why not?

This assignment addresses module 7  SLO 3,4,5,6

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