Bsn422 module 4 assignment 1


Assignment 1

Please use the grading rubric to create an outline of your assignment. Each section of the rubric should be a section of your final paper and could become the headings. Your assignment will be graded based on each element of the rubric. Compare each section of your paper with the rubric to ensure all elements are covered. Then, include an introduction and conclusion to tie the paper together. If you have any questions regarding the assignment please contact your instructor.

Examine “The impact of a brief lifestyle intervention delivered by generalist community nurses” which can be accessed in the Module 4 Overview.  In a 5 page paper (excluding title page and references), evaluate the study according to research design methods, procedures and study results, for example, see Evaluating a quantitative study (Houser, 2018, p. 345 & p. 377), Include a discussion on how the study contributes to evidence-based practice (EBP).

Please remember to follow APA 6th edition formatting for the title page, body of the paper, and reference page.  Use the rubric below to help you complete your assignment.

Rubric or Grading Criteria: 


28 points

21 points

14 points

0 points


Evaluates research design

Evaluates research design of study using all of the components of the evaluation checklists in Houser 2018, p. 345). 

Evaluates research design of study using most (75%)components of the evaluation checklists in Houser (2018). 

Evaluates research design of study using some (50%)components of the evaluation checklists in Houser (2018). 

No paper submitted or content missing less than 25% of the components evaluated


Evaluates methods/procedures and results 

Evaluates methods/procedure, and results of the study using all of the components of the evaluation checklist in Houser 2018, p.377). 

Evaluates methods/procedure and results of the study using most (75%) components of the evaluation checklists in Houser (2018). 

Evaluates methods/procedures and results of the study using some (50%) components of the evaluation checklists in Houser (2018). 

No paper submitted or content missing less than 25% of the components evaluated


Clinical practice implications

Discusses how the study contributes to EBP and clinical practice

Discusses EBP in general but not how the study contributes to EBP. 

Discusses research and evidence but not clinical implications in practice

No paper submitted or content missing



7 points

5 points

2.5 points

0 points

APA format

Demonstrates competent use of mechanics and APA

Minimal APA errors

Two unique errors i.e. abbreviations and in text citation

Many APA errors

More than two APA errors

Complete lack of understanding APA format



3 points

2 points

1 points

0 points


Organization excellent, ideas clear and arranged logically, transitions smooth, no flaws in logic.

Organization good; ideas usually clear and arranged in acceptable sequence; transitions usually smooth, good support

Organization minimally effective; problems in approach, sequence, support and transitions

Organization does not meet requirements



Grammar, punctuation, mechanics, and usage correct and idiomatic, consistent with Standard American English

Grammar, punctuation, mechanics, and usage good mostly consistent with Standard American English; errors do not interfere with meaning or understanding

Grammar, punctuation, mechanics and usage distracting  and often interfere with meaning or understanding

Grammar, punctuation, mechanics, and usage interfere with understanding



References are relevant, authoritative and contemporary

Adequate references

Minimal use of appropriate references

Poor use and/or selection of references not relevant


Total Possible = 


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