Evidence-Based Practice Proposal Project
Discuss why EBP is an essential component of the practice of a BSN-prepared RN. Identify two ways in which you will continue to integrate evidence into your practice and encourage it within your work environment. What obstacles could challenge this plan, and what steps will you take to minimize their impact?
1. Evidence-Based Practice, Step by Step: Implementing an Evidence-Based Practice Change
Review “Evidence-Based Practice, Step by Step: Implementing an Evidence-Based Practice Change,” by Gallagher-Ford, Fineout-Overholt, Melnyk, and Stillwell, from American Journal of Nursing (2011).
2. Inside Looking In or Inside Looking Out? How Leaders Shape Cultures Equipped for Evidence-Based Practice
Review “‘Inside Looking In’ or ‘Inside Looking Out’? How Leaders Shape Cultures Equipped for Evidence-Based Practice,” by Halm, from American Journal of Critical Care (2010).
3. Change-Related Expectations and Commitment to Change of Nurses: The Role of Leadership and Communication
Review “Change-Related Expectations and Commitment to Change of Nurses: The Role of Leadership and Communication,” by Portoghese et al., from Journal Nursing Management (2012).
Portfolium Culture Reflection Assignment
Purpose: The purpose of this assignment is for students to reflect upon the Cultural Awareness & Sensitivity Training for inclusion in their Portfolium.
Students will write a reflective paragraphs on the following questions:
1 How do cultural differences and diversity influence you, personally or professionally in regards to your future in nursing?
2. Highlight two concepts or important information that you learned in the online training module. Provide some general information about your two selections. Specify why you identified these concepts/information and how these concepts will allow you to provide unbiased care to your patients.
Students, this assignment’s goal is to have you become familiar with Portfolium and at the end of your program look back at your responses and see your growth. Think of broader life experiences you are going soon encounter after you graduate and how you may perceive the world around you based on what you learned from this online module. Describe your thoughts, ideas, views, and points about cultural diversity. It is very important that the paper contains your own reflections and thoughts presented in a logical manner.
Combining Nurse Leader with Advocacy
Write a reflection of 750-1,000 words in which you identify your strengths and weaknesses related to the four content areas below: Personal and professional accountability Career planning Personal journey disciplines Reflective practice reference behaviors/tenets. Discuss how you will use your current leadership skill set to advocate for change in your workplace. Identify one personal goal for your leadership growth and discuss your implementation plan to achieve that goal. While APA format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines,
Prepare a 10-12-slide PowerPoint presentation on teaching techniques for diverse learners. Presentation Criteria: Prepare a plan for designing and delivering instruction that addresses both the needs of the selected population as well as other diverse students. Select a population that represents a type of diversity, which may include ethnic, learning styles, age, or cognitive ability. The selected population may be nursing students, staff members, or patients. Explain how your selected population’s characteristic impacts their learning styles. Provide three teaching strategies an educator could use with that particular group of learners. Include a rationale for each strategy as to why it would be effective. Use at least three scholarly, peer-reviewed resources less than 5 years old in addition to course materials Please include references links. Presentation Requirements: Online students are required to provide comprehensive speaker notes.
Discussion – Week 4 COLLAPSE Conceptual Components of Theory As with research, concepts play a critical role in theory development. Consider for a moment the purpose of theory and its application to nursing practice. At the heart of any theory—which seeks to describe, explain, predict, or prescribe—lies the concept or concepts to be explored or addressed. Within the iterative process of theory development, concepts must be defined and refined as the relationships between them are identified in order to articulate “ reality” and inform effective practice. To prepare: Reflect on the information presented Learning Resources, including Chapter 4 of Theoretical Basis for Nursing. How and why do concepts serve as the building blocks of theory? Brainstorm a list of middle range theories that have been applied in nursing practice. Then, select one with which you are most familiar. If necessary, refer to Chapter 10 or 11 in the course textbook, Theoretical Basis for Nursing, for ideas. You may also conduct additional research using the Walden Library or other scholarly databases. Contemplate the various conceptual components of your selected theory, including how they are defined, linked to the real world, observed, and measured. By Day 3 post a cohesive response that addresses the following: Discuss the conceptual components of your selected middle range theory as applied to nursing practice. How are these components observed and measured in practice? Provide at least two specific examples. Share any insights into how the theory has developed or changed based on the testing of the concepts.
Write a paper (1,250-1,750 words) describing the approach to care of cancer. In addition, include the following in your paper: Describe the diagnosis and staging of cancer. Describe at least three complications of cancer, the side effects of treatment, and methods to lessen physical and psychological effects. Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required. This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment. You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Refer to the directions in the Student Success Center. Only Word documents can be submitted to Turnitin. Rubric: An explanation of the diagnosis and staging of cancers is provided that is offered in a detailed manner, while demonstrating higher level or critical thinking. More than three complications of cancer are identified with a comprehensive discussion of available treatments, while demonstrating higher level or critical thinking. Recommendations to address physiological and psychological side effects of care are offered in a detailed manner, while demonstrating higher level or critical thinking. Thesis and/or main claim are comprehensive; contained within the thesis is the essence of the paper. Thesis statement makes the purpose of the paper clear. There is a sophisticated construction of paragraphs and transitions. Ideas progress and relate to each other. Paragraph and transition construction guide the reader. Paragraph structure is seamless. Writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English. All format elements are correct. n-text citations and a reference page are complete. The documentation of cited sources is free of error.
The purpose of writing this report is to inform senior management and help make executive decisions about a particular issue. (That issue being the topic you have chosen from the available list in the assessment guide). In informing senior management, you are facilitating decision making about what is best practice and if a change in policy required. Your audience would also include the clinical team in the area you are working in; as results are shared at all levels and this highlights the importance of the content of this unit, which revolves around Governance. Having accountability and responsibility in leading change, improving the work culture and performance at all levels.
you will need to introduce/explain/ link the importance and role of Governance/Leadership and QI into your report using the literature you have read to do this. Using an example is up to your individual approach to this section. The purpose is that you are able to show an in-depth understanding of these; so an example from your topic is not as essential as it is in the PDSA.
You need to link your topic with the quality improvement cycle, through analysis and synthesis of the literature to support your discussion. This means supporting with references and an example (from your topic area) to give context and meaning to the process. Remember each stage of the PDSA deserves equal discussion and weighting.