(Answered) NR505 Week 2 Assignment: Refinement of a Nursing Concern into an Evidence-based Practice Proposal Assignment

Your Refinement of a Nursing Concern into an Evidence-based Practice Proposal Assignment is due this week. You can find the guidelines listed below.

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Week 2: Refinement of a Nursing Concern into an Evidence-based Practice Proposal Using the Research Process


This assignment provides the opportunity for the student to continue work on a previously identified area or phenomenon of interest related to their MSN specialty track. Week Two’s assignment builds upon the identified area of interest by developing an overview of the evidence-based practice (EBP) project and the PICOT/PICo question. This assignment initiates the evidence-based practice proposal that is continued throughout the entire course with each assignment adding components of the research process.

Course Outcomes

This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes:

CO#1 Integrate evidence-based practice and research to support advancement of holistic nursing care in diverse healthcare settings. PO 1

CO#2 Integrate knowledge related to evidence-based practice and person-centered care to improve healthcare outcomes. PO 2, 5

CO#4 Develop knowledge related to research and evidence-based practice as a basis for designing and critiquing research studies. PO 1, 2, 3, 5

Due Date: Sunday 11:59 PM MT at the end of Week Two

Students are given the opportunity to request an extension on assignments for emergent situations. Supporting documentation must be submitted to the assigned faculty. If the student’s request is not approved, the assignment is graded and a late penalty is applied as follows:

  • Monday = 10% of total possible point reduction
  • Tuesday = 20% of total possible point reduction
  • Wednesday = 30% of total possible point reduction

If the student’s request is approved, the student will be informed of the revised due date. Should the student fail to meet the revised due date, the assignment is graded and a late penalty is applied as follows:

  • Monday = 10% of total possible point reduction
  • Tuesday = 20% of total possible point reduction
  • Wednesday = 30% of total possible point reduction

Total Points Possible: 150 points


Description of the Assignment

This assignment builds on the identification of a nursing concern from NR 500 and the application of a nursing theory to the selected concern from NR 501. For this course, the selected concern and nursing theory then serve as a foundation to the identification of PICOT/PICo. Identification of the literature search strategy is also required. The purpose of the MSN project proposal is to translate evidence currently found in the literature into practice within the chosen specialty track. Due to the research complexity, time involvement, and implications regarding human subjects, drug studies are not acceptable areas of interest for a MSN project.

Criteria for Content

  1. Overview of Selected Evidenced-based Practice Project: This section provides a foundation to the MSN EBP scholarly project. It should contain the following elements:
  • Explain the relationship between research and evidenced-based practice (EBP)
  • Distinguish how EBP is different from research
  • Explain the contribution of EBP to professional nursing
  • Identify your MSN Program Specialty Track and practice focus
  • Explain how EBP promotes change within your future practice setting
  1. Identification of the Nursing Concern to be Improved: This section provides a comprehensive discussion of the selected nursing concern. It should contain the following elements:
  • Explain the selected nursing concern in detail
  • Identify how frequently the selected concern occurs within your specialty track setting
  • Identify the stakeholders impacted by the concern
  • Identify the consequences of the selected concern
  • Identify your proposed solution to the selected concern
  • Identify a purpose statement for this EBP proposal
  1. PICOT/PICo question and Literature Search Process: This section identifies the PICOT/PICo question that will used for this EBP proposal. The literature search parameters will also be identified. It should contain the following elements:
  • Identify the question in correct format with all required elements
    • PICOT for quantitative research approach
    • PICo for qualitative research approach
  • Identify how the expected outcome will be useful to your future practice setting
  • Discuss the purpose of conducting a literature review and the contribution it will provide to this EBP proposal
  • Identify the steps used to conduct a literature review for this EBP proposal by including:
    • The specific library databases used
    • The key search terms and phrases used
    • The minor (additional) search terms and phrases used
    • Identify any specialty organization that is relevant to this EBP proposal
  1. Theoretical Framework: This section presents the theoretical framework that will used in this EBP project. It should contain the following section:
  • Explain the theoretical framework to be used in this EBP proposal
  • Describe how the identified theoretical framework is applied to this EBP proposal



EBP is considerably beneficial in nursing practice as it enables the advancement of nursing practice into a more streamlined, dynamic, individualized, and effective practice and allows the use of clinical judgment to the maximum as well. Nurses play a major role in the development of evidence-based solutions by the use of research in order to address healthcare concerns. According to Stavor, Zedreck-Gonzalez, and Hoffmann (2017), EBP founded on research findings presents a greater possibility of delivering desired clinical outcomes across diverse clinical settings as well as geographical locations. This paper presents a refinement of nursing concern into an EBP proposal using the research process. Its major sections include an overview of selected EBP, the nursing concern to be refined, picot/pico question and process of the literature search, and a theoretical framework.

Overview of Selected EBP

It is highly crucial for health care organizations to facilitate the use of EBP in healthcare practice as required by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program. The ANCC urges healthcare organizations to integrate EBP with their practice through the development of the ability of nurses to identify, review, evaluate, and utilize the best contemporary evidence in all facets of operational and clinical procedures (ANCC, 2017). Nursing research is aimed at generating new knowledge or validating the already available knowledge by the use of a theoretical model (Stavor et al., 2017). Nursing research is described as a systematic, scientific inquiry that tests the research hypothesis or responds to specific research questions by use of rigorous and explicit approaches. Further, nursing research requires the development of knowledge about scientific philosophy as well as the application of scientific methodologies in a sequential orderly manner (Stavor et al., 2017). Research is recognized as valid only if it adheres to the sequential and orderly application of scientific methodologies (Zeng et al., 2015). Nursing research is conducted via a number of steps which include (i) defining the problem or opportunity; (ii) developing a research plan; (iii) collecting pertinent data and information; (iv)analyzing the collected data; (v) interpreting the data (vi) disseminating the research findings (Zeng et al., 2015)………Please click the icon below to purchase full solution at $10