NSG 2100: Transitions to Baccalaureate Nursing

Annotated Bibliography Assignment

NSG 2100: Transitions to Baccalaureate Nursing

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Description and Purpose of an Annotated Bibliography

Description:

  • A bibliography, sometimes referred to as References or Works Cited, is an organized list of sources (e.g., books, journal/magazine articles, Web sites, etc.) consulted in the research process.
  • Each source in the bibliography is represented by a citation that includes the author (if given), title, and publication details of the source.
  • An annotated bibliography is a bibliography with an additional description or evaluation (i.e., annotation) of each source.

Purpose: The purpose of the annotation is to help the reader evaluate whether the work cited is relevant to a specific research topic or line of inquiry.

Annotations versus Abstracts:

Abstracts: Abstracts are brief statements that present the main points of the original work. They normally do not include an evaluation of the work itself.

Annotations: Annotations could be descriptive or evaluative, or a combination of both. A descriptive annotation summarizes the scope and content of a work whereas an evaluative annotation provides critical comment.

 

Assignment Guidelines:

 

For this assignment locate a nursingjournal article on CINAHL related to your assigned nursing theory.

 

Cite your journal article in APA format: first line flush with left margin, next lines double spaced and indented5 spaces according to the example below. Use Times New Roman font 12 pt.

 

Walsh, M., & Major, J. (2011). Child sexual abuse: A new approach to professional education. Nursing Standard, 25(37), 35-40.

Indent the entire body of your description 5 spaces and double space. The annotation should be no more 160words. (See sample on next page.)

Include the following information:

  • Main purpose of the work
  • Qualifications of the author(s).
  • Specific feature of the journal articlethat was helpful or not helpful
  • Conclusions or observations reached by the author
  • Conclusions or observations reached by you (avoid the use of “I”; write in the 3rd person) Use your critical thinking!
  • Usefulness or relevance for nursing theorist paper
  • Upload your annotated bibliography to Safe Assign.

 

 

 

Sample Annotated Bibliography

 

Student Name

Date

 

 

Murphy, N.L. (2009). Facilitating attachment after international adoption.Maternal-Child

 

Nursing, 34(4), 210-215.

 

This article was written by a master’s level nurse and PhD student at the Florida Atlantic University. The author discusses the risk of attachment disorders in internationally adopted children. She notes the increased frequency of international adoption in the United States and the important role nurses have to educate new adoptive parents about attachment issues. She discusses assessment; planning and interventions nurses can implement to support attachment with internationally adopted children. The author bases her interventions on Swanson’s Theory of Caring. She suggests the caring processes can be applied when working with adoptive parents. Nurses working in community or pediatric settings will find the clinical implications useful for helping families who are striving to achieve attachment with internationally adopted children. The article could also be used to describe the application of Swanson’s Theory of Caring to nursing practice.

 

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