The proposal should educate the reviewer to the gap in the literature or current theory. It should convince the reader of the significant impact the current study may bring to nursing science, theory, research, policy, and/or education. One needs to address the overall importance of the potential findings. How will this study add to the body of literature and understanding of a specific problem or phenomena?
· Avoid sweeping generalizations
· Clarity when identifying what will be studied
· Identify overarching question to be answered with key variables
· Discuss the limits or boundaries of the study