As you begin learning to write professional papers, you will find the hardest part is finding "good" articles. Professional APA papers are different than anything you have written before. You are no longer repeating information you found or writing a paper that "says what you want to say." Now you will be telling the reader about an empirical study/original research [evidence] and how the results of that study impact your practice.
You need to understand what type of articles will best suit your research needs:
When searching for your articles, do not use too many words or try to find an article that uses the exact words of your topic. If you have trouble finding article that mention your topic specifically, think bigger. Instead of breast cancer, perhaps you should try cancer. Instead of COVID, perhaps you should try infectious diseases.
While most assignments do not require the article to be published in America, you still need to make sure that the lessons learned in the study are applicable to American health care. For example, an article that mentions problems caused by the abject poverty of a third world country, might not be something that American health workers--even those working in poor neighborhoods--would face.
Once you feel you have done everything you can, and you're ready for me to look at it-or if you feel you need help during the process--feel free to email me questions or schedule an appointment here.