NUR-550

NUR-550

Evidence-Based Practice Project Proposal: Identification of Nursing Practice Problem
Assessment Description
Learners will select a valid nursing practice problem for an evidence-based practice project proposal. The project will be completed in sections, beginning in NUR-550 and culminating in a final written paper detailing the evidence-based practice proposal in NUR-590.

The purpose of this assignment is to select a relevant nursing practice problem for your evidence-based practice project proposal. To identify a relevant problem, consider problems generally faced in nursing practice (coordination of health care, assessment, education, patient support, trauma prevention, recovery, health screenings, etc.). Use the “PICOT Draft” template to complete this assignment.

Use a national, state or local population health care database to research indicators of disparity. Choose a mortality/morbidity indicator to identify a clinical problem or issue that you want to explore pertaining to a population of focus. Use this indicator to begin to formulate a PICOT statement.

Refer to the “Evidence-Based Practice Project Proposal – Assignment Overview” document for an overview of the evidence-based practice project proposal assignments.

 

You are required to cite one peer-reviewed source to complete this assignment. Sources must be published within the last 5 years and appropriate for the assignment criteria and nursing content.

While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are not required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite.

Evidence-Based Practice Project Proposal: Identification of Nursing Practice Problem – Rubric

Nursing Practice Problem
3.5 points
Criteria Description
Nursing Practice Problem (relevant to nursing practice, appropriate for an evidence-based practice project proposal, supported by current research)

5. Excellent
3.5 points
The proposed problem is highly relevant to nursing practice, strongly supported by a current research article, and excellent for an evidence-based practice project. A clear explanation for why the topic is selected and relevant to advance nursing practice is presented. The nursing practice problem is approved. No revision is needed.

4. Good
3.22 points
A relevant nursing practice problem for an EBP project proposal is presented and is adequately supported by a current research article. Minor revision is needed for the nursing practice problem. An explanation for why the topic is selected and its relevance to advance nursing practice is presented. The nursing practice problem is conditionally approved; final approval is contingent upon revision.

3. Satisfactory
3.08 points
A relevant nursing practice problem for an EBP project proposal is presented and is generally supported by a current research article. Some information or revision is required. The explanation for why the topic is selected and its relevance to advance nursing practice is somewhat unclear. The nursing practice problem is conditionally approved; final approval is contingent upon revision.

2. Less Than Satisfactory
2.8 points
A proposed problem is presented but is not relevant to nursing practice. The nursing practice problem lacks support from current research. A new nursing practice problem must be selected.

1. Unsatisfactory
0 points
A problem was not submitted.

Population
2.5 points
Criteria Description
Population

5. Excellent
2.5 points
The population is thoroughly and accurately described. No revision is needed.

4. Good
2.3 points
The population is described. Minor detail is needed for clarity or accuracy. Minor revision is needed.

3. Satisfactory
2.2 points
A summary of the population is presented. More information is needed. Revision is required.

2. Less Than Satisfactory
2 points
The description for the population is incomplete, or the information for the population is inaccurate.

1. Unsatisfactory
0 points
The population is not described.

Intervention
2.5 points
Criteria Description
Intervention

5. Excellent
2.5 points
The proposed intervention is clearly described and relevant to the nursing practice problem and the population. No revision is needed.

4. Good
2.3 points
The proposed intervention is described and adequate to the nursing practice problem and the population. Minor detail is needed for clarity. Minor revision is needed.

3. Satisfactory
2.2 points
The proposed intervention is generally described and adequate to the nursing practice problem and the population. More information needed. Revision is required.

2. Less Than Satisfactory
2 points
The proposed intervention is incomplete, or the proposed intervention is not relevant to the population or problem.

1. Unsatisfactory
0 points
The proposed intervention is not described.

Required Sources
0.5 points
Criteria Description
Required Sources

5. Excellent
0.5 points
Number of required resources is met. Sources are current and appropriate for the assignment criteria and nursing content.

4. Good
0.46 points
Number of required sources is met. Sources are current, but not all sources are appropriate for the assignment criteria and nursing content.

3. Satisfactory
0.44 points
Number of required sources is met, but sources are outdated or inappropriate.

2. Less Than Satisfactory
0.4 points
Number of required sources is only partially met.

1. Unsatisfactory
0 points
Sources are not included.

Mechanics of Writing
0.5 points
Criteria Description
Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, and language use)

5. Excellent
0.5 points
The writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English.

4. Good
0.46 points
Prose is largely free of mechanical errors, although a few may be present. The writer uses a variety of effective sentence structures and figures of speech.

3. Satisfactory
0.44 points
Some mechanical errors or typos are present, but they are not overly distracting to the reader. Correct and varied sentence structure and audience-appropriate language are employed.

2. Less Than Satisfactory
0.4 points
Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors distract the reader. Inconsistencies in language choice (register) or word choice are present. Sentence structure is correct but not varied.

1. Unsatisfactory
0 points
Surface errors are pervasive enough that they impede communication of meaning. Inappropriate word choice or sentence construction is employed.

Documentation of Sources
0.5 points
Criteria Description
Documentation of Sources (citations, footnotes, references, bibliography, etc., as appropriate to assignment and style)

5. Excellent
0.5 points
The writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English. Sources are completely and correctly documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is free of error.

4. Good
0.46 points
Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is mostly correct.

3. Satisfactory
0.44 points
Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, although some formatting errors may be present.

2. Less Than Satisfactory
0.4 points
Documentation of sources is inconsistent or incorrect, as appropriate to assignment and style, with numerous formatting errors.

1. Unsatisfactory
0 points
Sources are not documented.