Evidence Based Practice Project

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The Catholic University of America School of Nursing Spring 2010 Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Evidence-Based Practice Project The evidenced-based practice (EBP) project is an integral requirement of the CUA School of Nursing Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree. The project is a faculty-guided scholarly experience that provides evidence of the student’s critical thinking and ability to apply research principles through problem identification, proposal development, implementation, and evaluation of a clinical problem. The project will reflect the culmination of knowledge and skills developed during the DNP program. Research and research utilization are critical elements of evidenced-based nursing practice. Nurses prepared…show more content…
The EBP Project Committee Chair must be a doctorally prepared faculty member in the School of Nursing. One committee member must be external to the SON. External members may be clinical experts, experts in population health, experts in program development or methods of evaluation. Committee members should have a minimum of a Master’s degree with appropriate clinical expertise in the topic area. The student should submit the names of committee members to the Director of the DNP Program for approval. EBP Project and Product The main product of the EBP project will be the scholarly paper, with the following components: 1. Nature and scope of the project (introduction, problem identification, significance, project objectives) 2. Synthesis and analysis of supporting and related literature 3. Project methods 4. Project implementation 5. Evaluation, outcomes (actual and predicted), implications & conclusions EBP Project…show more content…
Criteria for evaluation of the Scholarly Paper and EBP project include (adapted from the NONPF Subcommittee on Capstone Project, NONPF, 2006): • Is there evidence of clinical scholarship? • Does the project demonstrate clinical expertise and clinical decision-making? • Was there an identified need for the project? • Was the project selected of adequate complexity? Feasible? Were alternatives considered? • What aspect of the project involved vision, leadership, policy? • How does the project build upon knowledge, relate to theory, relate to the literature, and foster practice-related research? • Who will benefit from this work? Does this project raise the bar for quality of care delivery? Was there evidence of collaboration? • How does the project advance our knowledge about practice? Does the project resolve a controversy? Does the project bring together separate views, offer new insights or directions? Does the project raise questions about conventional care? • How will the results of the project be
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