This assignment provides a concise description and appraisal of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Essentials of master’s Education in Nursing. Following APA guideline, briefly explain each essential reflecting on each essential affects the clinical practice and the author’s interpretation of each essential.


1-Title Page

2-Abstract: Summary of an article (1-2 paragraphs)




6-Refrences Page


I. Background for Practice from Sciences and Humanities

II. Organizational and Systems Leadership

III. Quality Improvement and Safety

IV. Translating and Integrating Scholarship into Practice

V. Informatics and Healthcare Technologies

VI. Health Policy and Advocacy

VII. Interprofessional Collaboration for Improving Patient and Population Health Outcomes

VIII. Clinical Prevention and Population Health for Improving Health

IX. Master’s-Level Nursing Practice


   Criteria  Points  Total Score
   Title Page: Title of article, journal information, and your name and date  1 point  Your score
   Abstract: Summary of an article (1-2 paragraphs)  1 point  
   The Problem: (2 or 3 paragraphs)Is the problem clearly stated?Is the problem practically important?What is the purpose of the study?What is the hypothesis?Are the key terms defined?  1 point  
   Review of Literature: (1 -2 paragraphs)Are the cited sources pertinent to the study?Is the review too broad or too narrow?Are the references recent?Is there any evidence of bias?  2 points  
   Design and Procedures: (3-4 paragraphs)What research methodology was used?Was it a replica study or an original study?What measurement tools were used?How were the procedures structures?Was a pilot study conducted?What are the variables?How was sampling performed?  2 points  
   Data analysis and Presentation: (1 – 2 paragraphs)  2 points  
 How was the data analyzed?Did findings support the hypothesis and purpose?Were the weaknesses and problems discussed?    
   Conclusions and Implications: (2-3 paragraphs)  1 point  
 Are the conclusions of the study related to the original purpose?Were the implications discussed?Whom will the results and conclusions affect?What recommendations were made at the conclusion?What is your overall assessment of the study and the article?    
   Total  10 points (100%)