The Practice of Nursing Research

Based on the article you are replicating for your proposal

  • Post an APA reference of the article you are replicating. Include the database or where you classmates can find the article (have info listed below)
  • Based on this article, begin the draft of the research design section of your proposal. Respond to the following questions
    • Using the draw function of Word, create an illustration of the research design (use chapter 11 in Grove and the example proposals as a guide).  Label the design and post the illustration on the discussion board for others to critique
    • Discuss the purposes, structures, strengths, and weaknesses of the study design for your proposal
    • Based on the research design for your study identify threats to validity


Grove, S. K., Burns, N., & Gray, J. R. (2013). The Practice of Nursing Research: Appraisal, Synthesis and Generation of Evidence. (7th) St. Louis: Saunders/Elsevier.

The APA reference of the article that I will be using for my research proposal. Found from CINAHL Nursing Journal database.

Brennan, C. , Daly, B., Jones, K. (2013). State of the science: The relationship between nursing staff and patient outcomes.Western Journal of Nursing Research, (35)5, 760 – 794. doi: 10.1177/0193945913476577.