Planning for Change, Implementing and Evaluating EBP Essay Assignments

Assignment 1: Application 4: Planning for Change, Implementing, and Evaluating EBP Assignments

Implementing EBP Projects

In the realm of healthcare organizations, understanding the systems that impede or facilitate change is crucial when advancing an Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) assignment. Acknowledging the interconnectedness of different systems is a vital step in propelling an EBP initiative forward.

For this week’s Discussion, you explored the macro and micro systems within your practicum organization, delving into their impact on your EBP Assignment issue. In this section of Application 4, reflect on the feedback provided by your colleagues concerning your Microsoft PowerPoint presentation. What new insights did you glean? How might you adjust your strategies for resolving the issue?

Prepare for this week’s segment of Application 4 as follows:

  1. Continue refining your desired outcomes and strategies for addressing the issue based on the insights gained from your colleagues’ feedback in the Discussion.
  2. Evaluate, in continuation from this week’s Discussion, how resolving the issue will contribute to enhancing quality and patient safety.
  3. Integrate this information (not in PowerPoint) into your Application paper.

By Day 7 of Week 10, Assignment 1: Application 4: Planning for Change, Implementing, and Evaluating EBP Assignments is due. No submission is required for this week.

NURS 8410 Week 9 Assignment 2: Application 5: Disseminating the EBP Assignment

Translating evidence into practice in nursing aims to propel the field forward, and dissemination is a pivotal step in this process. Sharing information gained from a translation-of-evidence project contributes to the nursing profession’s knowledge base, advancing the science of nursing. To prepare for this week’s segment of Application 5:

  1. Analyze the role of the DNP-prepared nurse in scholarship, building on the insights gained from this week’s Discussion.
  2. The complete Application 5 is due by Day 6 of Week 11.

For this assignment, you will create a scholarly product reporting the results and implications of your project to a designated audience. This may take the form of a project summary and evaluation report, poster presentation, program evaluation report, or a media or technology-based deliverable. Your scholarly product must encompass:

Background, Purpose, and Nature of the Project (2 points):

  • Describe the larger problem or issue explored in your DNP Project.
  • Identify your practice-focused question.
  • Explain how this problem or issue affects nursing practice and the overall healthcare system.
  • Describe how your DNP Project explored possible strategies for addressing the problem or issue.

Evidence (2 points):

  • Identify the practice setting and context of your project.
  • Summarize the evidence supporting the project.
  • Outline the process for implementation and evaluation.

Presentation of Results (2 points):

  • Explain the results of your DNP Project.
  • Provide recommendations for change made to the organization.

Note: Up to 2 points may be deducted for grammar, spelling, and/or APA errors.

This Application is due by Day 6 of Week 11.


Continue maintaining a time log and journal of your practicum experiences. Refer to the Practicum Guidelines in the Practicum area of the Course Overview page for a complete description of the practicum.

By Day 7 of Week 11, Assignment 1: Application 4: Planning for Change, Implementing, and Evaluating EBP Assignments, including your time log and a journal entry, is due.

Week in Review:

This week involved the application of systems theory in assessing quality improvement and safety initiatives.

Next Week’s Focus:

In the upcoming week, the focus will be on evaluating the success of new practice approaches and exploring the subsequent steps in translating research evidence into updated practice guidelines and, ultimately, standards of care.

NURS 8410 Week 9: Identification of Outcomes

“In a large, complex organization…the primary consequences of our actions may well be in the distant future or in a distant, but interrelated, part of a larger system in which we operate. For this reason, we are often puzzled by the underlying causes of current problems within our organizations. We are unable to look at underlying structures or patterns of behavior that may have resulted in less than stellar outcomes” (Zaccagnini & White, 2011, p. 45).

Critical Reflection

How can the perspective described above be shifted to provide a fuller view of the dynamics in today’s health care organizations? And, in doing so, how could this promote the achievement of positive outcomes related to quality and safety?

This week builds on your knowledge of systems theory and interrelationships within organizations. You will assess an issue within an organization, analyzing the system at both macro- and micro-levels. Strategies for assessing the clinical environment and associated nonclinical units supporting quality provision will be identified. Additionally, outcomes related to quality and safety will be developed.

Practicum and Application 4: Continuing engagement in your practicum experience and work on Application 4 is essential.

Reference: Zaccagnini, M. E., & White, K. W. (2011). The Doctor of Nursing Practice Essentials: A New Model for Advanced Practice Nursing. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett.

Learning Objectives:

  • Apply systems theory to the evaluation of quality improvement and patient safety initiatives.

Learning Resources: Note: Access the required library resources through the Course Readings List in the Course Materials section of your Syllabus.

Required Readings:

  1. Brooks, P., Spillane, J.J., Dick, K., & Stuart-Shor, E. (2014). Developing a strategy to identify and treat older patients with postoperative delirium. AORN Journal, 99(2), 256-276.
  2. Jarden, R.J. & Sutton, L.J. (2014). A practice change initiative to improve the provision of enteral nutrition to intensive care patients. British Association of Critical Care Nurses, 20(5), 242-254.
  3. McCluskey, A. & Middleton, S. (2010). Delivering an evidence-based outdoor journey intervention to people with stroke: Barriers and enablers experienced by community rehabilitation teams. BMC Health Services Research, 10(18). doi: 10.1186/1472-6962-10-18.
  4. Murfet, G.O., Allen, P., & Hingston, T.J. (2014). Maternal and neonatal health outcomes following the implementation of an innovative model of nurse practitioner-led care for diabetes in pregnancy. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 70(5), 1150-1163.

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