The role of the Clinical Research Nurse as a study coordinator.

Paper: Instructions

The objective is to identify & discuss what is available (and maybe missing) in the published nursing literature on your topic.


  • Review 5 articles, each authored by at least one RN & published since 2011 in a peer-reviewed, indexed journal.

o Articles published within 5 years are typically seen as more current.

  •  Paper length: 6-8 pages (1,500-2,000 words), not including title, abstract, search history table(s), and reference pages.
  • Use APA for setting-up, formatting, and organizing your paper (American Psychological Association, 2010).

Your paper should have these sections:
o Title page
o Abstract page with keywords
o Introduction (not labeled as such)
? Include a clear, prominent, thesis statement in your introduction.
? Your thesis is ONE sentence.
? Bold or highlight your thesis statement.
o Literature Review
o Methodology
o Results (or Findings)
o Discussion
o Conclusion (or Limitations, or Next Steps)
o Search History table(s)
o References
Stepan, et al. (2011) is an example of an ROL paper without a search history table.
Huang, et al. (2014) is an example of an ROL paper, often called a ‘systematic review,’ with a search history table.
Catania (2012) and Broach (2015) are not ROL papers, but have examples of search history tables.
Publishable, scholarly writing is a learned skill that takes practice & patience. You will continue to develop your publishable manuscript through your practicum course (NURS 585).
Carefully read the grading rubric for this assignment below. You must receive a minimum grade of 82 on this paper to pass each course regardless of your weighted grade.

American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.

Broach, D. (2015). Integration of clinical research documentation in electronic health records. CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing, 33(4), 142-149.

Catania, C. (2012). Clinical trial nurse’s role in safety reporting. Nursing Forum, 47(1), 18-26.
Huang, X., O Connor, M., Ke, L-S., & Lee, S. (2014). Ethical and methodological issues in qualitative health research involving children: A systematic review. Nursing Ethics, 1-88. Advance online publication. doi:10.1177/0969733014564102

Oermann, M. H., & Hays, J. C. (2014). Writing for publication in nursing (3rd ed.). New York, NY:Springer Publishing Co.

Stepan, K. A., Gonzalez, A. P. Dorsey, V. S., Frye, D. K., Smith, R. F., Throckmorton, T. A., & Cantor, S. B. (2011). Recommendations for enhancing clinical trials education: A review of the literature. Journal of Cancer Education, 26(1), 64-71.

Watson, R. (2006). Writing an abstract. Nurse Author & Editor, 16(4). Retrieved from

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