NRS 490 Week 1 Topic 1 Discussion Question 1
Identify two GCU Library scholarly databases that will help you find the best research articles to support your EBP proposal. Discuss why these two databases are better than Google Scholar or a general Internet search.
NRS 490 Week 1 Topic 1 Discussion Question 2
The Institute of Medicine has stated a goal that 90% of practice be evidence-based by 2020. We are currently at approximately 15%. Discuss two barriers that might hold nursing practice from achieving this goal. In your responses to course colleagues, suggest ways in which identified barriers may be addressed.
NRS 490 Week 2 Topic 2 Discussion Question 1
During your practicum, determine what clinical problem or issue the organization is facing. Discuss two implications for nursing.
NRS 490 Week 2 Topic 2 Discussion Question 2
What is the main issue for your organization in addressing a solution to evidence-based nursing practice? Discuss what might be the first step in addressing and resolving this issue.
NRS 490 Week 3 Topic 3 Discussion Question 1
Submit a summary of six of your articles on the discussion board. Discuss one strength and one weakness to each of these six articles on why they may or may not provide sufficient evidence for your practice change.
NRS 490 Week 3 Topic 3 Discussion Question 2
Name two difference methods for evaluating evidence. Compare and contrast these two methods.
NRS 490 Week 4 Topic 4 Discussion Question 1
Why is understanding the health care system at the local level important to consider when planning an EBP implementation? Conduct research and solicit anecdotal evidence from your course mentor that you will take into consideration for your own change project.
NRS 490 Week 4 Topic 4 Discussion Question 2
Compare and contrast two change theories, and determine which theory makes the most sense for implementing your specific EBP project. Why? Has your mentor used either theory, and to what result?
NRS 490 Week 5 Topic 5 Discussion Question 1
Stakeholder support is necessary for a successful change proposal project implementation. Name one internal (facility, unit or health care setting where the change process is situated) and one external stakeholder (individual or group outside the health care setting) and (1) why their support is necessary to the success of your project, and (2) how you will go about securing that support.
NRS 490 Week 5 Topic 5 Discussion Question 2
Technology is integral to successful implementation in many projects, through either support or integration or both. Name at least one technology that could improve the implementation process and the outcomes of your EBP project. Do you plan to use this technology? If not, what are the barriers that prevent its use?
NRS 490 Week 6 Topic 6 Discussion Question 1
After discussion with your mentor, name one financial, one quality, and one clinical aspect that needs to be taken into account for developing the evidence-based practice project. For each aspect, explain how your proposal will directly and indirectly impact each of the aspects.
NRS 490 Week 6 Topic 6 Discussion Question 2
Access and review the “Capstone Project Topic Selection, Rationale, and Approval” assignment from Topic 1. Now that you have completed a series of assignments that have led you into the active project planning and development stage for your project, take your discussion a step further and briefly describe your proposed solution to address the problem, issue, suggestion, initiative, or educational need. How has this changed since you first envisioned it, and what led to your current perspective and direction?
NRS 490 Week 7 Topic 7 Discussion Question 1
Describe one internal and one external method for the dissemination of your EBP project results. For example, an internal method may be the hospital board, and an external method may be a professional nursing organization. Discuss why it is important to report your results to both of these groups. How will your communication strategies change for each group?
NRS 490 Week 7 Topic 7 Discussion Question 2
In order to evaluate an evidence-based practice project, it is important to be able to determine the effectiveness of your change. Discuss one way you will be able to evaluate whether your project made a difference in practice.
NRS 490 Week 8 Topic 8 Discussion Question 1
Based on how you will evaluate your EBP project, which independent and dependent variables do you need to collect? Why.
NRS 490 Week 8 Topic 8 Discussion Question 2
Not all EBP projects result in statistically significant results. Explain what clinical significance is, the difference between clinical and statistical significance, and how you might use clinical significance to support positive outcomes in your project.
NRS 490 Week 9 Topic 9 Discussion Question 1
Discuss one personal strength and one weakness you have regarding professional presentations. Name one method for improvement for each of these, and discuss why it is important for you to work on these skills if you want to present your findings in a more formal setting.
NRS 490 Week 9 Topic 9 Discussion Question 2
Sustaining change can be difficult, as there are many variables that can affect the process and implementation. One critical component of EBP is to ensure that practice change is hardwired so that it will thus continue to impact outcomes over time. Name two potential barriers that may impact your EBP change proposal from continuing to obtain the same desired results six months to a year from now, and your strategies for overcoming these barriers.
NRS 490 Week 10 Topic 10 Discussion Question 1
Dissemination of EBP and research, such as presenting results at a conference or writing an article for a journal, is an important part of professional practice. Name one professional journal and one nursing or health care conference where you might present our project as a presentation or article and discuss why each of your choices is the best option for you to disseminate your new knowledge.
NRS 490 Week 10 Topic 10 Discussion Question 2
Discuss why EBP is an essential component of the practice of a BSN-prepared RN. Then name two ways in which you will continue to integrate evidence into your practice and encourage it within your work environment. What problems or impediments do you foresee in being able to follow your EBP action plan? What steps can you take to minimize these?