The title of the paper is: Increased injury among nurses.
o The idea of a scholarly review is to summarize and synthesize the information you have read.As you write the paper, think of your audience as a health care policy decision maker (e.g., healthcare organization CEO, CNO, or board member; a legislator; or a professional nursing organization).
o The topic must be approved by the instructor on the date assigned on the course schedule. Many students have trouble defining and narrowing their issue/topic. One idea is to think of approaching your health care policy issue/topic as a question or problem you want to answer.
o The final paper will be 5-7 pages in length, not including the title, abstract, and reference pages. Each draft will include a Title page and Reference page.
o References (this involves a library database search)used should include a minimum of five scholarly sourcesfrom journals, scholarly websites and professional or state/national organizations’ websites.
o Because this is a synthesis of the evidence, there should be a minimal number of quotations. However, you must use the correct APA citation when discussing someone else’s ideas or work.
o Avoid personal bias and use of strong language, unless it appears in the literature you reviewed. If you are describing someone’s bias, you may want to quote it to indicate it is not your opinion.
o NOTE: For those new to literature searches, be prepared to review many articles in order to find the minimum of five best scholarly sources for your issue/topic (e.g. perhaps up to 20).
· Turnitin:The draft papers and final paper are submitted to Turnitin (in Blackboard) under the Turnitin icon in the designated week.
o Turnitin is a software program that identifies similarities between your paper, other student papers, and resources such as articles and internet sites. The advantage is that you may turn in your paper into Turnitin multiple times until the due date. This allows you to evaluate the similarity scores and edit your paper to avoid plagiarizing. Be aware that while the similarity report appears fast the first time the paper is submitted, it may take up to 48 hours to receive subsequent reports.
o The similarity score will show as a percentage under a colored box. Click on the colored box and your paper will open up revealing the percentages an article, paper or internet site (right side) matches with your paper (left side). Students often ask “what is a good percentage score?” The answer is…it depends. The instructor reviews the similarity scores but also use their best judgment based on experience.
o For questions on the use of Turnitin, contact your instructor.