Identify the research problem.
Identify the research purpose.
Summarize the review of literature.
Identify the nursing framework.
Identify the research questions and hypotheses.
Identify the variables.
Identify and discuss the appropriateness of the design.
Discuss the validity of the research.
Discuss the efficacy of the study. Did it resolve the question?
Discuss the legal and ethical issues of the study. Include the use of human subjects and their protection.
Describe any cultural aspects of the study.
Describe the sample.
Describe the procedures.
Summarize the results.
Describe how the results of the research may impact future nursing practice.