Write a 1-page paper (not including the title page and reference page)
on your proposed problem description for your EBP project. The paper
should address the following:
i. Describe the background of the problem. Tell the story of the
issue and why it deserves attention.
ii. Identify the stakeholders/change agents. Who, or what
organizations, are concerned, may benefit from, or are affected by
this proposal. List the interested parties, patients, students,
agencies, Joint Commission, etc.
iii. Use the feedback from the Topic 2 main forum post and refine
your PICOT question. Make sure that the question fits with your
graduate degree specialization.
iv. State the purpose and project objectives in specific,
realistic, and measurable terms. The objective should address what is
to be gained. This is a restatement of the question, providing focus.
Measurements need to be taken before and after the evidence-based
practice is introduced to identify the expected changes.
5) Provide supportive rationale that the problem or issue is an
important one for nursing to resolve using relevant professional
Develop an initial reference list to assure that there is adequate
literature to support your evidence-based practice project. Follow the
“Steps to an Efficient Search to Answer a Clinical Question” box in
chapter 3 of the textbook. Use “NUR-699 Search Method Example” to
7) The majority of references should be research articles.
However, national sources such as Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC), National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS),
Department of Health and Human Resources (HHS), or the Agency for
Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and others may be used when you
are gathering statistics to provide the rationale for the problem.
Once you get into the literature, you may find there is very
little research to support your topic and you will have to start all
over again. Remember, in order for this to be an evidence-based
project, you must have enough evidence to introduce this as a practice
change. If you find that you do not have enough supporting evidence to
change a practice, then further research would need to be conducted.
Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the
APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to
beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for
You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer
to the directions in the Student Success Center.
Upon receiving feedback from the instructor, refine “Section B:
Problem Description” for your final submission. This will be a
continuous process throughout the course for each section