PICOT Question and Literature Search

The first step of the evidence-based practice process is to evaluate a  nursing practice environment to identify a nursing problem in the  clinical area. When a nursing problem is discovered, the nurse  researcher develops a clinical guiding question to address that nursing  practice problem.
For this assignment, you will create a clinical  guiding question know as a PICOT question. The PICOT question must be  relevant to a nursing practice problem. To support your PICOT question,  identify six supporting peer-reviewed research articles, as indicated  below. The PICOT question and six peer-reviewed research articles you  choose will be utilized for subsequent assignments.
Use the “Literature Evaluation Table” to complete this assignment.

Select  a nursing practice problem of interest to use as the focus of your  research. Start with the patient population and identify a clinical  problem or issue that arises from the patient population. In 200–250  words, provide a summary of the clinical issue.
Following the  PICOT format, write a PICOT question in your selected nursing practice  problem area of interest. The PICOT question should be applicable to  your proposed capstone project (the project students must complete  during their final course in the RN-BSN program of study).
The PICOT question will provide a framework for your capstone project.
Conduct  a literature search to locate six research articles focused on your  selected nursing practice problem of interest. This literature search  should include three quantitative and three qualitative peer-reviewed  research articles to support your nursing practice problem.

Note:  To assist in your search, remove the words qualitative and quantitative  and include words that narrow or broaden your main topic. For example:  Search for diabetes and pediatric and dialysis. To determine what  research design was used in the articles the search produced, review the  abstract and the methods section of the article. The author will  provide a description of data collection using qualitative or  quantitative methods. Systematic Reviews, Literature Reviews, and  Metanalysis articles are good resources and provide a strong level of  evidence but are not considered primary research articles.  Therefore,  they should not be included in this assignment.
While APA style  is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing  is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA  formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide,  located in the Student Success Center. 
This assignment uses a  rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to  become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.