(Solution) Nr505 Week 2: Refinement of a Nursing Concern into an Evidence-based Practice Proposal Assignment


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 Two’s assignment builds upon the identified area of interest by developing an overview of the evidence-based practice (EBP) project and the PICOT/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

Students are given the opportunity to request an extension on assignments for emergent situations. Supporting documentation must be submitted to the assigned faculty. If the student’s request is not approved, the assignment is graded and a late penalty is applied as follows:

  • Monday = 10% of total possible point reduction
  • Tuesday = 20% of total possible point reduction
  • Wednesday = 30% of total possible point reduction

If the student’s request is approved, the student will be informed of the revised due date. Should the student fail to meet the revised due date, the assignment is graded and a late penalty is applied as follows:

  • Monday = 10% of total possible point reduction
  • Tuesday = 20% of total possible point reduction
  • Wednesday = 30% of total possible point reduction

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. The purpose of the MSN project proposal is to translate evidence currently found in the literature into practice within the chosen specialty track. Due to the research complexity, time involvement, and implications regarding human subjects, drug studies are not acceptable areas of interest for a MSN project.

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 nursing
  • Identify your MSN Program Specialty Track and practice focus
  • Explain how EBP promotes change within your future practice setting
  1. Identification of the Nursing Concern to be Improved: This section provides a comprehensive discussion of the selected nursing concern. It should contain the following elements:
  • Explain the selected nursing concern in detail
  • 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
  1. 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 used
    • Identify any specialty organization that is relevant to this EBP proposal
  1. 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



Refinement of a Nursing Concern into an Evidence-based Practice Proposal Using the Research Process

Nursing has continued to evolve in the approach to patient care provision and nursing education and research. Evidence-based practice (EBP) has over the past few years turned out to be the gold standard of nursing practice and has significantly influenced nursing education (Babcock & Thonus, 2018).  The accumulation of nursing research has resulted in an increase in knowledge levels that need to be integrated into patient care through EBP in order to bridge the gap between nursing knowledge and practice. This paper is a refinement of a nursing concern into an EBP using research. It includes an overview of the selected EBP project, identified nursing concern to be improved, PICOT/PICO and literature search, theoretical framework and a conclusion.

Overview of Selected Evidenced-based Practice Project

Nursing research and EBP are two different but related aspects.  While EBP is the integration of the best contemporary scientific evidence with clinical experience with consideration to patients’ values and preferences into clinical practice, research is a systematic review of a concern by use of various methodologies for collection and evaluation of data to be used or to support problem-solving. Research enables the discovery of new information to test a hypothesis, respond to research questions and solve problems. According to Mackey and Bassendowski (2017), nurses and other caregivers who use EBP must take into consideration the most recent health care research in the determination of a patient’s course of treatment. Using EBP skills in patient care delivery enhances patient safety, satisfaction and health outcomes. Today, professional nurses use EBP deduced from contemporary available research with clinical expertise as a problem-solving approach to promote health, prevent diseases, and provide high quality and safe patient care (Babcock & Thonus, 2018).

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