Explain the research process that underpins the evidence base for nursing practice


Write a formal academic essay that presents how health informatics can be used to influence nursing care.
Within your essay you need to present two papers that are examples of health informatics research that have changed nursing care and critically appraise the strengths and weaknesses of that research.
Formatting of your assignment:
include a cover page with: Course name and code, your name, your student number, the question you are answering, the word count of your essay (excluding the reference list but including in-text citations), the requested word limit of the essay.
use 1.5 or double line spacing
use 11 or 12 font size
Include an introduction and conclusion.
Always use medical/scientific terminology
Please avoid using tables, dot points, graphics or appendices in this essay.
Please observe that the word limit for this essay is 1500 words. You are permitted to be 10% above or below this word limit (which means your essay needs to fall within the parameter of 1350-1650 words). If your essay exceeds the word limit by more than 10%, the marker will not take any content beyond 1650 words into consideration when marking. Please also see the rubric with regards to marks that are lost for not being within the word limit.
The marker will use the rubric when assessing your essay. Please ensure you read the marking rubric prior to starting this essay, this will direct you as to how marks are allocated.
Learning Outcomes
The Learning Outcomes for this assessment are:
Explain the research process that underpins the evidence base for nursing practice
Define health informatics and discuss the use of information technology in nursing care
Assessment Criteria
You will be assessed on your ability to:
follow assessment instructions
present an academic essay following conventions for presentation, style, referencing, tone, tense and grammar
present content and knowledge, argument and evidence in an organised way.


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