Peer Review

Peer Review



Course Project Milestone #3: Peer Review Form

Your Name: Date:
Your Instructor’s Name:

Purpose:       To complete a peer review on another students draft for change capstone project, identifying strengths and weakness with recommendations for improvement.

Directions:    Complete the peer review form below with information obtained from one of your peers draft for change capstone project.

Title of Peer’s Change Project: Postoperative Complications and Staffing Levels

Name of Peer (the student whose project you are reviewing):

Introduction of the Change Project
Identify and describe the strengths of the change project. Identify and describe areas in which the plan and/or introduction can be improved.
The introduction gives a clear description concerning the importance of staffing levels. It further identifies the importance of nurses in a clinical setting. However, the writer has failed to make the connection of staffing levels with the postoperative operation. The reader fails to see how the title connects to the introduction after reading. The writer can improve on this since identifying a connection is critical to understanding the paper. In addition, it will ensure that the writer makes the relevant research for the paper.
Rosswurm&Larabee’s Six-Step Change Plan
Identify the six-step change plan noting areas of strength and areas in which the student could improve.
The plan includes the following steps: assessing the need for changes in the practice, linking the problem with interventions and outcomes by using standard nomenclature for nursing, synthesizing the best evidence, designing changes in practice, implementing and evaluating the practice, and integrating and maintaining the changes in the practice. The writer begins by introducing the change model. This is a strong point because it provides the reader with an idea of what follows next. The reader understands the importance of using the specific change model from this introduction. The writer identifies clearly the steps in the change plan and he has discussed each of the steps separately. The writer has identified both the internal and external data in the first step. In the second step, the writer has clearly noted the problem and linked it with the interventions and outcomes. He has identified one possible problem and the expected outcomes once the interventions are put in place. The writer has researched extensively in the third stage of synthesis. This is clear in the number of sources used. However, the writer could improve on this section by adding more details such as the participants in the study and the design and instruments used in the research. Furthermore, the writer could have improved on this section by offering a conclusion on the studies examined (Hoeman, 2008). The writer has given a good plan for step four and he has made the effort of identifying the relevant stakeholders. In addition, he has included some of the elements that should be factored into the design. In the fifth step, the writer has identified the way that the change will be implemented and how it will be evaluated. However, he could have made this point stronger by noting the period it will take to conduct the evaluation of the implemented changes. In the sixth step, the writer has noted how the change will be maintained. He has identified the people who will be responsible for the maintenance and the length of time that it should take.
Identify the key concepts within the summary and suggest to the student what within the summarycould be improved.
Key concepts in the summary include: A restatement of the thesis A highlight of the importance of nursing surveillanceThe need to configure the nurse patient ratio Suggestion for improvement The writer has done an extensive coverage of the research, especially using the change model. He should consider including different aspects of the change model in the summary. This section should give a brief overview of all the work done and a person reading it should have a clear idea of what the rest of the paper contains. Therefore, the writer should consider including the different aspects of the important details covered in the change model as this consists of the major part of the work done.
APA Format
Comment on the students APA formatting. Provide suggestions for improvement if needed pertaining to level headings, citations, and the reference page. Include any grammar or spelling errors.
APA Formatting: Title page is written accordinglyThe header in the title page and the subsequent pages are done wellIn-text citations are written clearly. The writer includes the author and the date of the work done. In places where direct quotes are used, he has made the effort of identifying the page number. However, he has failed to give the full identification of some of the abbreviations used. For instance, he has cited both ASPAN and AORN but has not identified what the abbreviations stand for. The writer can improve on the headings. He has forgotten to write the heading for the introduction. Level two headings require formatting, as they should be in uppercase and lowercase (Paiz et al., 2013). The reference section is okay. The writer has used hanging indentations, used the correct formatting for referencing the journal articles, and placed the references alphabetically. Moreover, he has used the correct method of citing the journal articles by including the volume, issue, page numbers, as well as the DOI. However, he should consider giving the full titles of the organizations represented instead of just giving their abbreviations. Grammar or spelling errors The writer has made an effort to write grammatically although few spelling and grammatical mistakes are evident. This mostly includes exclusion of commas in some sections. The end of the first paragraph of the third step of the change model has a grammatical error. The writer used ‘where’ instead of ‘were’. The writer has some spelling mistakes. For instance, when describing the second stage of the change model, the writer misspells the words ‘surveillance’, ‘operation’, and ‘satisfaction’. When writing about the first step, the writer misspells the words ‘evaluating’ and ‘statistical’. The writer can improve on these mistakes by reading through his work after he has finished writing and by using a speller checker.


Hoeman, P. S. (2008). Rehabilitation nursing: Prevention, intervention, and outcomes. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Health Sciences

Paiz, M. J., Angeli, E., Wagner, J., Lawrick, E., Moore, K., Anderson, M., … Keck, R. (2013). APA headings and seriation. Retrieved from

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