CHANGE IN PRACTICE ASSIGNMENT 2
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Title of Paper
Course Number, Section, and Title
(Example: NURS 4000 Section 04, Research and Scholarship for Evidence-Based Practice)
(enter the date submitted to Instructor)
Running head: CHANGE IN PRACTICE ASSIGNMENT 1
NURS 4000 Rubric: Change in Practice Assignment—due by Day 7 of Week 5
For this assignment, select a problem in nursing practice that you believe needs to be addressed and write a six to seven page paper. Gather evidence on practices that will address the problem. Use the following guidelines and evaluation criteria as a guide. Use the headings below for each section. Use a minimum of seven references from the professional nursing literature in the assigned course readings and other references in the Walden Library. If they are relevant, you may use one or two professional Web sites in addition to the literature references Begin this assignment with a brief paragraph that provides an overview of the assignment and its purpose. There is no separate heading for this paragraph; the heading for this paragraph is the same as the title of the paper. This paragraph will be about 2–3 sentences. The last sentence in this paragraph is a sentence that begins “The purpose of this assignment is to . . . ”. This paragraph is worth 20 points.
The Problem— 40 points
Describe the practice-related problem you selected. Include why the problem is important to nursing practice, current practice in your work setting, and why the current practice needs to be changed. This section is 2–3 paragraphs.
Practice Change — 40 points
Explain in detail the evidence-based change to practice you are proposing supported by the literature. This section is 2–3 paragraphs.
Evidence Supporting the Proposed Change— 50 points
Describe some of the evidence that supports your proposed change(s). The evidence needs to include at least two original research studies or meta-analyses. Each needs to be summarized in a separate paragraph. This section is 3 -4 paragraphs.
Evaluating the Change – 30 points
Identify how you plan to evaluate whether the change you proposed has an effect on the problem you identified. Explain how data will be collected to decide if the change had a positive, negative, or neutral impact on the problem. It is useful to review the research articles used in the section above for ideas about how to measure outcomes related to this problem. However, remember that you are creating a quality assurance measure rather than outcomes for research.
Provide a one-paragraph summary of the main points of this assignment proposal. According to APA format, each paragraph must be, at minimum, three sentences in length.
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Use a minimum of seven references from the professional nursing literature in the assigned course readings and other references in the Walden Library. If they are relevant, you may use one or two professional Web sites in addition to the literature references