Integrate evidence-based practice and research to support advancement of holistic nursing care in diverse healthcare setting

Week 2: Refinement of a Nursing Concern into an
Evidence-based Practice Proposal Using the Research Process
This assignment
provides the opportunity for the student to continue work on a previously
identified area or phenomenon of interest related to their MSN specialty track.
Week Twos assignment builds upon the identified area of interest by developing
an overview of the evidence-based practice (EBP) project and the PCIOT/PICo
question. This assignment initiates the
evidence-based practice proposal that is continued throughout the entire course
with each assignment adding components of the research process.
Course Outcomes
This assignment
enables the student to meet the following course outcomes:
CO#1 Integrate evidence-based practice and research to
support advancement of holistic nursing care in diverse healthcare settings. PO 1
CO#2 Integrate knowledge related to evidence-based practice
and person-centered care to improve healthcare outcomes. PO 2, 5
CO#4 Develop knowledge related to research and
evidence-based practice as a basis for designing and critiquing research
studies. PO 1, 2, 3, 5
Due Date: Sunday 11:59 PM MT at the end of Week Two
Total Points Possible:150 points
Description of the Assignment
This assignment builds on the identification of a
nursing concern from NR 500 and the application of a nursing theory to the
selected concern from NR 501. For this
course, the selected concern and nursing theory then serve as a foundation to
the identification of PICOT/PICo. Identification
of the literature search strategy is also required.
Criteria for Content
1. Overview of Selected Evidenced-based Practice Project: This section provides a foundation to the MSN
EBP scholarly project. It should contain
the following elements:

Explain the relationship between research and
evidenced-based practice (EBP)

Distinguish how EBP is different from research

Explain the contribution of EBP to professional

Identify your MSN Program Specialty Track and
practice focus

Explain how EBP promotes change within your
future practice setting

2. Identification of the Nursing Concern to be Improved: This
section provides a comprehensive discussion of the selected nursing
concern. It should contain the following

Explain the selected nursing concern in

Identify how frequently the selected
concern occurs within your specialty track setting

Identify the stakeholders impacted by
the concern

Identify the consequences of the
selected concern

Identify your proposed solution to the
selected concern

Identify a purpose statement for this
EBP proposal

3. PICOT/PICo question and Literature Search Process: This section identifies the PICOT/PICo
question that will used for this EBP proposal.
The literature search parameters will also be identified. It should contain the following elements:

Identify the question in correct format with all
required elements
PICOT for quantitative research approach
PICo for qualitative research approach

Identify how the expected outcome will be useful
to your future practice setting

Discuss the purpose of conducting a literature review
and the contribution it will provide to this EBP proposal

Identify the steps used to conduct a literature review
for this EBP proposal by including:
The specific library databases used
The key search terms and phrases used
The minor (additional) search terms and phrases
Identify any specialty organization that is
relevant to this EBP proposal

4. Theoretical
Framework: This section presents the
theoretical framework that will used in this EBP project. It should contain the following section:

Explain the theoretical framework to be used in
this EBP proposal

Describe how the identified theoretical
framework is applied to this EBP proposal

Preparing the Assignment
Criteria for Format and Special Instructions
1. The paper (excluding the title page and reference page) should be at
least 5, but no more than 8 pages. Points will be lost for not meeting these
length requirements.
2. Title page, running head, body of paper, and reference page must follow
APA guidelines as found in the 6th edition of the manual. This
includes the use of headings for each section of the paper except for the
introduction where no heading is used.
3. A minimum of 6 (six) appropriate
research-based scholarly references must be used. Required textbook for this course, dictionary
and Chamberlain College of Nursing lesson information may NOT be used as scholarly references for this assignment. For additional assistance regarding scholarly
nursing references, please see What is a scholarly source located in the
Course Resources tab. Be aware that
information from .com websites may be incorrect and should be avoided. References are current – within a 5-year time
frame unless a valid rationale is provided and the instructor has approved them
prior to submission of the assignment.
4. Ideas and information from scholarly, peer reviewed, nursing sources
must be cited and referenced correctly.
5. Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are followed and
consistent with formal, scientific writing.
Directions and Assignment Criteria

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