NR439 Week 3 Discussion: The Literature Review and Searching for Evidence

You must access the following article to answer the questions:

Boyle, D. K. (2020). CMSRNs’ continuing competence methods and perceived value of certification: A descriptive study. MEDSURG Nursing, 29(4), 229-254. (Links to an external site.)

  1. Locate the literature review section. Summarize using your own words from one of the study/literature findings. Be sure to identify which study you are summarizing.
  2. Discuss how the author’s review of literature (studies) supported the research purpose/problem. Share something that was interesting to you as you read through the literature review section.
  3. Describe one strategy that you learned that would help you create a strong literature review/search for evidence. Share your thoughts on the importance of a thorough review of the literature.


The study which I have chosen to summarize from the article by Boyle (2020) focuses on the value of nursing specialty certification in which the author reviewed the study by Whitehead et al. (2019). The study by Whitehead et al. (2019) is a systematic review and focused on establishing the relationship between specialty nursing certification and patient, nurse, and organizational outcomes. 41 articles, published between 2000 and 2018, were included in the review. The Perceived Value of Certification Tool (PVCT) was used in 13 studies to measure the value of certification on the basis of intrinsic and extrinsic rewards. The review found out that the three highest-rated intrinsic rewards were: enhances feeling of personal accomplishment, provides personal satisfaction, and validates specialized knowledge. With regards…Please click the icon below to purchase the full answer at only $5.