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NRS 441 Grand Canyon Week 1 Discussion 1

Enter key words for your topic (from this module’s assignment) into the CINAHL database. Explore the results yielded by your search. Examine the various options and tools available on the results page to further refine your search. Discuss how you used this information to locate the most relevant information for your assignment.

 

NRS 441 Grand Canyon Week 1 Discussion 2

Describe two techniques that you can apply to narrow or broaden a search. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each. Which approach will improve the effectiveness of your searches?

 

NRS 441 Grand Canyon Week 2 Discussion 1

Read “Evidence-based Practice Step by Step: Critical Appraisal of the Evidence: Part I,” and answer the questions in this topic:

What is the purpose of critical appraisal?

Discuss how you would perform critical appraisal of articles selected for your topic.

 

NRS 441 Grand Canyon Week 2 Discussion 2

The article “Evidence-Based Practice Step by Step: Critical Appraisal of the Evidence: Part I “provides a critical appraisal guide for appraising quantitative studies. Select one quantitative study from the research articles you have identified for your project.

Using the quantitative study you have selected, answer three of the questions listed in the critical appraisal guide in the above article.

 

NRS 441 Grand Canyon Week 3 Discussion 1

Describe the elements of a successful implementation plan. Discuss how you would insure these elements were communicated to the key stakeholder for the implementation plan.

 

NRS 441 Grand Canyon Week 3 Discussion 2

Discuss the rationale for an evaluation tool for any evidence-based change project.

 

NRS 441 Grand Canyon Week 4 Discussion 1

Discuss why you need to be aware of the reliability and validity of the data collection tool that you are using in quantitative research project.

 

NRS 441 Grand Canyon Week 4 Discussion 2

Discuss why you want to ensure the reliability and validity of the data collection tool that you are using in qualitative research project.

 

NRS 441 Grand Canyon Week 5 Discussion 1

Discuss the rationale for a dissemination plan for a research or evidence-based project.

 

NRS 441 Grand Canyon Week 5 Discussion 2

Based on your experience with this course, how important is the knowledge of the research process to you in your continued practice of nursing?

 

NRS 441 Grand Canyon Week 1 Assignment 1

Identifying a Problem

Details:

Prepare for the capstone project by listening to the audio interview, “Capstone: Planning Your Project”.

Preview and utilize the “Topic 1 Checklist.” This resource will assist you in organizing your work and will provide additional information regarding the assignment.

Consider the clinical environment in which you are currently working or have recently worked. Collaborate with a leader or educator in the clinical environment to identify a problem, issue, or educational deficit upon which to build a proposal for change.

In a paper of no more than 800 words, describe the nature of the problem, issue, or educational deficit. Include the following in your discussion:

1- The setting and/or context in which the problem, issue, or educational deficit can be observed.

2- Detailed description of the problem, issue, or educational deficit.

3- Impact of the problem, issue, or educational deficit on the work environment, the quality of care provided by staff, and patient outcomes.

4- Gravity of the problem, issue, or educational deficit and its significance to nursing.

5- Proposed solution to address the problem, issue, or educational deficit.

Prepare for the capstone project by listening to the audio interview, “Capstone: Planning Your Project”, located at.gcumedia.com/zwebassets/courseMaterialPages/nrs441v_capstone.php” href=”http://lc.gcumedia.com/zwebassets/courseMaterialPages/nrs441v_capstone.php”>http://lc.gcumedia.com/zwebassets/courseMaterialPages/nrs441v_capstone.php.

Review “Topic 1: Checklist.” This resource will assist you in organizing your work and will provide additional information regarding the assignment.

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.

You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.

Topic 1: Checklist

Identifying a Problem, Developing a Question, and Selecting Sources of Literature

Instructions:

This checklist is designed to help students organize the weekly exercises/assignments to be completed as preparation for the final, capstone project proposal. This checklist will also serve as a communication tool between students and faculty. Comments, feedback and grading for modules 1-4 will be documented using this checklist.

Rapid Appraisal

Perform a rapid appraisal of each article by answering the following questions (one to two sentences are sufficient to answer each question):

1) How does each article describe the nature of the problem, issue, or deficit you have identified?

2) Does each article provide statistical information to demonstrate the gravity of the issue, problem, or deficit?

3) Example(s): morbidity, mortality, rate of incidence or rate of occurrence in the general population.

4) Does each article support your proposed change?

 

NRS 441 Grand Canyon Week 1 Assignment 2

Selecting Sources of Literature

Locate a minimum of 15 peer-reviewed articles that describe the problem or issue and that support the proposed solution. Eight of the 15 articles must be research-based (e.g., a study which is qualitative, quantitative, descriptive, or longitudinal).

Hint: Begin your search for literature by utilizing the databases located in the GCU Library. Contact your faculty member, the librarian, or library staff for additional researching tips and key word suggestions.

Preview each of the 15 articles chosen by reading the article abstracts and summaries.

Hint: Article abstracts and summaries provide a concise description of the topic, research outcomes, and significance of findings.

Hint: Refer to “RefWorks” and “Topic 1: Checklist.”

Perform a rapid appraisal of each article by answering the following questions (one to two sentences are sufficient to answer each question):

1- How does each article describe the nature of the problem, issue, or deficit you have identified?

2- Does each article provide statistical information to demonstrate the gravity of the issue, problem, or deficit?

3- What are example(s) of morbidity, mortality, and rate of incidence or rate of occurrence in the general population?

4- Does each article support your proposed change?

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.

You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.

Topic 1: Checklist

Identifying a Problem, Developing a Question, and Selecting Sources of Literature

Instructions:

This checklist is designed to help students organize the weekly exercises/assignments to be completed as preparation for the final, capstone project proposal. This checklist will also serve as a communication tool between students and faculty. Comments, feedback and grading for modules 1-4 will be documented using this checklist.

Rapid Appraisal

Perform a rapid appraisal of each article by answering the following questions (one to two sentences are sufficient to answer each question):

1) How does each article describe the nature of the problem, issue, or deficit you have identified?

2) Does each article provide statistical information to demonstrate the gravity of the issue, problem, or deficit?

3) Example(s): morbidity, mortality, rate of incidence or rate of occurrence in the general population.

4) Does each article support your proposed change?

 

NRS 441 Grand Canyon Week 2 Assignment 1

Review of the Literature

Details:

Write a paper (1,500-2,000 words) in which you analyze and appraise each of the (15) articles identified in Topic 1. Pay particular attention to evidence that supports the problem, issue, or deficit, and your proposed solution.

Hint: The Topic 2 readings provide appraisal questions that will assist you to efficiently and effectively analyze each article.

Refer to “Sample Format for Review of Literature,” “RefWorks,” and “Topic 2: Checklist.”

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.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

Topic 2: Checklist

Review of Literature and Incorporating Theory

Instructions:

This checklist is designed to help students organize the weekly exercises/assignments to be completed as preparation for the final capstone project proposal. This checklist will also serve as a communication tool between students and faculty. Comments, feedback, and grading for modules 1-4 will be documented using this checklist.

 

NRS 441 Grand Canyon Week 2 Assignment 2

Incorporating Theory

Identify a theory that can be used to support your proposed solution.

Write a summary (250-500 words) in which you:

1- Describe the theory and your rationale for selecting the theory.

2- Discuss how the theory works to support your proposed solution.

3- Explain how you will incorporate the theory into your project.

Refer to the “Topic 2: Checklist.”

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.

You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.

Topic 2: Checklist

Review of Literature and Incorporating Theory

Instructions:

This checklist is designed to help students organize the weekly exercises/assignments to be completed as preparation for the final capstone project proposal. This checklist will also serve as a communication tool between students and faculty. Comments, feedback, and grading for modules 1-4 will be documented using this checklist.

 

NRS 441 Grand Canyon Week 3 Assignment

Developing an Implementation Plan

Consider the population in which the solution is intended, the staff that will participate, and the key contributors that must provide approval and/or support for your project to be implemented. These stakeholders are considered your audience.

Develop an implementation plan (1,500-2,000 words) using the “Topic 3: Checklist” resource. The elements that should be included in your plan are listed below:

1- Method of obtaining necessary approval(s) and securing support from your organization’s leadership and fellow staff.

2- Description of current problem, issue, or deficit requiring a change. Hint: If you are proposing a change in current policy, process, or procedure(s) when delivering patient care, describe first the current policy, process, or procedure as a baseline for comparison.

3- Detailed explanation of proposed solution (new policy, process, procedure, or education to address the problem/deficit).

4- Rationale for selecting proposed solution.

5- Evidence from your Review of Literature in Topic 2 to support your proposed solution and reason for change.

6- Description of implementation logistics (When and how will the change be integrated into the current organizational structure, culture, and workflow? Who will be responsible for initiating the change, educating staff, and overseeing the implementation process?)

7- Resources required for implementation: staff; educational materials (pamphlets, handouts, posters, and PowerPoint presentations); assessment tools (questionnaires, surveys, pre- and post-tests to assess knowledge of participants at baseline and after intervention); technology (technology or software needs); funds (cost of educating staff, printing or producing educational materials, gathering and analyzing data before, during, and following implementation), and staff to initiate, oversee, and evaluate change.

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.

 

NRS 441 Grand Canyon Week 4 Assignment 1

Developing an Evaluation Plan

Using 800-1,000 words, discuss methods to evaluate the effectiveness of your proposed solution and variables to be assessed when evaluating project outcomes.

Example: If you are proposing a new staffing matrix that is intended to reduce nurse turnover, improve nursing staff satisfaction, and positively impact overall delivery of care, you may decide the following methods and variables are necessary to evaluate the effectiveness of your proposed solution:

Methods:

1-         Survey of staff attitudes and contributors to job satisfaction and dissatisfaction before and after initiating change.

2-         Obtain turnover rates before and after initiating change.

3-         Compare patient discharge surveys before change and after initiation of change.

Variables:

1-         Staff attitudes and perceptions.

2-         Patient attitudes and perceptions.

3-         Rate of nursing staff turnover.

 

Develop the tools necessary to educate project participants and to evaluate project outcomes (surveys, questionnaires, teaching materials, PowerPoint slides, etc.).

Refer to the “Topic 4: Checklist.”

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.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

Capstone Project Topic 4: Checklist

Developing an Evaluation Plan and Disseminating Evidence

Instructions:

This checklist is designed to help students organize the weekly exercises/assignments to be completed as preparation for the final, capstone project proposal. This checklist will also serve as a communication tool between students and faculty. Comments, feedback, and grading for modules 1-4 will be documented using this checklist.

 

NRS 441 Grand Canyon Week 4 Assignment 2

Disseminating Evidence

Using 250-500 words, summarize your strategy for disseminating the results of the project to key stakeholders and to the greater nursing community.

Refer to the “Topic 4: Checklist.”

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.

You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.

Capstone Project Topic 4: Checklist

Developing an Evaluation Plan and Disseminating Evidence

Instructions:

This checklist is designed to help students organize the weekly exercises/assignments to be completed as preparation for the final, capstone project proposal. This checklist will also serve as a communication tool between students and faculty. Comments, feedback, and grading for modules 1-4 will be documented using this checklist.

 

NRS 441 Grand Canyon Week 5 Assignment

Constructing the Written Evidence-Based Proposal: Final assignment

Combine all elements completed in previous weeks (Topics 1-4) into one cohesive evidence-based proposal and share the proposal with a leader in your organization. (Appropriate individuals include unit managers, department directors, clinical supervisors, charge nurses, and clinical educators.)

Obtain feedback from the leader you have selected and request verification using the Capstone Review Form. Submit the signed Capstone Review Form to .edu”>RNBSNclientcare@gcu.edu.

For information on how to complete the assignment, refer to “Writing Guidelines” and the “Exemplar of Evidence-Based Practice Capstone Paper.”

Include a title page, abstract, problem statement, conclusion, reference section, and appendices (if tables, graphs, surveys, diagrams, etc. are created from tools required in Topic 4).

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines 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 required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center

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