The purpose of this assignment is to provide students practice in identifying, reading, and critiquing systematic research reviews related to nursing.

The purpose of this assignment is to provide students practice in identifying, reading, and critiquing systematic research reviews related to nursing.

The purpose of this assignment is to provide students practice in identifying, reading, and critiquing systematic research reviews related to nursing. A systematic review is defined as “A summary of evidence, typically conducted by an expert or expert panel on a particular topic, that uses a rigorous process (to minimize bias) for identifying, appraising, and synthesizing studies to answer a specific clinical question and draw conclusions about the data gathered (Melnyk & Fineout-Overholt, 2011, p.582).