NRS 490 Grand Canyon All Week Discussions
NRS 490 Grand Canyon Week 1 Discussion 1
Which scholarly databases (name two) in the GCU Library will you choose in order to find the best research articles to support your EBP proposal? Discuss why these two (at least) databases are better than Google Scholar or a general Internet search?
NRS 490 Grand Canyon Week 1 Discussion 2
The Institute of Medicine has stated a goal that 90% of practice be evidence-based by 2020. We are currently at approximately 15%. Discuss two barriers that might hold nursing practice from achieving this goal. In your responses to course colleagues, suggest ways in which identified barriers may be addressed.
NRS 490 Grand Canyon Week 2 Discussion 1
During your practicum, determine what clinical problem or issue the organization is facing. Discuss two implications for nursing.
NRS 490 Grand Canyon Week 2 Discussion 2
What is the main issue for your organization in addressing a solution to evidence-based nursing practice? Discuss what might be the first step in addressing and resolving this issue.
NRS 490 Grand Canyon Week 3 Discussion 1
Submit a summary of six of your articles on the discussion board. Discuss one strength and one weakness to each of these six articles on why they may or may not provide sufficient evidence for your practice change.
NRS 490 Grand Canyon Week 3 Discussion 2
Name two difference methods for evaluating evidence. Compare and contrast these two methods.
NRS 490 Grand Canyon Week 4 Discussion 1
With your mentor, discuss why understanding the health care system at the local level plays an important part in the logistics of an EBP implementation. Discuss one of your learnings from this conversation that you will take into consideration for your own change project.
NRS 490 Grand Canyon Week 4 Discussion 2
Identify two change theories, and in your selection process include asking your mentor which one(s) he or she uses or has used. Compare and contrast each one and then note which theory makes the most sense for implementing your specific EBP project?
NRS 490 Grand Canyon Week 5 Discussion 1
Stakeholder support is necessary for a successful change proposal project implementation. Name one internal (facility, unit or health care setting where the change process is situated) and one external stakeholder (individual or group outside the health care setting) and (1) why their support is necessary to the success of your project, and (2) how you will go about securing that support.
NRS 490 Grand Canyon Week 5 Discussion 2
Technology is integral to successful implementation in many projects, through either support or integration or both. Name at least one technology that you might or will need to work with that will improve the implementation process and the outcomes of your EBP project.
NRS 490 Grand Canyon Week 6 Discussion 1
After discussion with your mentor, name one financial, one quality, and one clinical aspect that needs to be taken into account for developing the evidence-based practice project. For each aspect, explain how your proposal will directly and indirectly impact each of the aspects.
NRS 490 Grand Canyon Week 6 Discussion 2
Access and review the “Capstone Project Topic Selection, Rationale, and Approval” assignment from Topic 1. Now that you have completed a series of assignments that have led you into the active project planning and development stage for your project, take your discussion a step further and briefly describe your proposed solution to address the problem, issue, suggestion, initiative, or educational need. How has this changed since you first envisioned it, and what led to your current perspective and direction?
NRS 490 Grand Canyon Week 7 Discussion 1
Determine one internal and one external method for dissemination of your EBP project. For example, an internal method may be the hospital board, and an external method may be a professional nursing organization. Discuss why it is important to report your results to both of these groups. How might your tactics change for each type of group?
NRS 490 Grand Canyon Week 7 Discussion 2
While EBP is not research, it is important to be able to determine the effectiveness of your change. Discuss one way you will be able to evaluate whether your project made a difference in practice.
NRS 490 Grand Canyon Week 8 Discussion 1
Based on how you will evaluate your EBP project, which independent and dependent variables do you need to collect? What basic statistical analysis might be run to determine statistical significance?
NRS 490 Grand Canyon Week 8 Discussion 2
Not all EBP projects result in statistically significant results. Explain what clinical significance is, the difference between clinical and statistical significance, and how you might use clinical significance to support positive outcomes in your project.
NRS 490 Grand Canyon Week 9 Discussion 1
Discuss one personal strength and one weakness you have regarding professional presentations. Name one method for improvement for each of these, and discuss why it is important for you to work on these skills.
NRS 490 Grand Canyon Week 9 Discussion 2
Sustaining change can be difficult, as there are many variables that can affect the process and implementation. One critical component of EBP is to ensure that practice change is hardwired so that it will thus continue to impact outcomes over time. Name two potential barriers that may impact your EBP change proposal from continuing to obtain the same desired results six months to a year from now, and your strategies for overcoming these barriers.
NRS 490 Grand Canyon Week 10 Discussion 1
Dissemination of EBP and research, such as presenting results at a conference or writing an article for a journal, is an important part of professional practice. Name one professional journal and one nursing or health care conference where you might present our project as a presentation or article and discuss why each of your choices is the best option for you to disseminate your new knowledge.
NRS 490 Grand Canyon Week 10 Discussion 2
Discuss why EBP is an essential component of the practice of a BSN-prepared RN. Then name two ways in which you will continue to integrate evidence into your practice and encourage it within your work environment. What problems or impediments do you foresee in being able to follow your EBP action plan? What steps can you take to minimize these?