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The following are criteria and scoring rubric for your written paper. This paper consists of several segments, each with a unique due date (refer to course schedule). Each segment will be reviewed by the course faculty, with comments and suggestions to enhance your writing and content. It is expected you will incorporate those edits and writing/APA/grammatical suggestions for the next segment. This paper is intended to start you on your journey toward your Thesis or Scholarly Inquiry Paper (SIP) for Master’s students (refer to these guidelines) and the DNP Scholarly Project for Baccalaureate to DNP students (refer to these guidelines).
Your topic may change throughout your program, but applying the research critical appraisal process, beginning a literature search, analyzing theory, creating a conceptual map, and practicing scholarly analysis offers insight into the scholarly inquiry process. These are skills you will use throughout your graduate program – and beyond. Beginning in the next course sequence (NURS 614), you will work with your advisor to delve further into a topic for a Thesis, SIP, or DNP Scholarly Project.
The following includes the criteria/scoring rubric for each segment of this assignment. Hand in all segments as the paper progresses with suggested changes or revisions. Total of all segments is 90 points.