NUR 450C PICO/T Question Paper
Liberal Studies Distribution block: Science and Applied Science
Liberal Studies Essential Skills: Scientific Inquiry, Effective Oral Communication
Integrates evidence based theory, research, and professional perspectives to patients
across the lifespan and health continuum.
Incorporates effective oral communication into professional nursing practice.
Integrates reliable evidence from multiple ways of knowing to inform practice and make
Integrates knowledge and skills in leadership, quality improvement, health care policy
and patient safety into practice to provide high quality care.
Creates a nursing practice which values and utilizes ethical and legal principles and
Complete a 3 page paper (double spaced) with the following sections in this order to
describe your clinical question.
Use APA 6
th edition formatting- 3
rd person only
Introduction (in an APA paper, there is no heading “Introduction”, start the paper with the title
of the paper, centered, not bold): Based on what you see in practice, identify a population and
nursing-related clinical topic of interest. Clearly articulate the topic’s importance. Clinical topics
include nursing interventions, nursing decisions, and nursing behaviors. Avoid “medical” topics.
Rationale: Describe the rationale or significance for your choice including at least two current
(since 2012) references. This section should convince the reader of the significance or
importance of the topic – use evidence to support. Include a description of how your topic
relates to your current clinical practice and setting.
Literature Review & Synthesis: Conduct a literature search to find at least 3 current (since
2012), peer-reviewed journal articles that present PRIMARY SOURCES/STUDIES that are related
to your topic and population. These may support or refute your clinical question. After reading
all the articles, compare and contrast, then SYNTHESIZE the findings and describe the relevance
and importance to your clinical question.
Conclusion: Conclude with your PICO(T) question. Discuss how this question will address a
practice or policy related to your current clinical practice.
Formatting & Grammar: Follow APA (6th edition) format and limit to 3 pages of succinct
content succinct. Use a minimum of 5 professional references, including current nursing journal
articles (since 2012) to support your findings.
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