This module facilitates demonstrating synthesis of research and evidence-based practice concepts presented in the course. Educational strategies for overcoming barriers and effectively teaching clinical staff evidence-based practice are discussed. Teaching evidence-based practice is defined as a nursing leadership responsibility which requires organizational commitment to providing the resources necessary to support a culture change. There is emphasis upon utilizing shared governance to support the cultural change to support evidence-based practice.
Methods of disseminating research and quality outcomes are discussed. Several different communication strategies and tools are presented. Oral/podium, panel, roundtable, poster and small group presentations are discussed as well as podcasts, hospital-based and professional committees, journal clubs and community meetings. Publishing and the ability to influence health policy are also discussed.
Melnyk, B. M. & Fineout-Overholt, E. (2015). Evidence-based practice in nursing & healthcare: A guide to best practice (3rd ed.). Wolters Kluwer Health. ISBN: 978-1-4511-9094-6 Chapters 16 & 18
• University Mission-Based Outcomes – 1, 2, 3, 4
• Program Learning Goals – 1, 2, 6
• Course Learning Objectives – 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
• AACN Essential I: Liberal Education for Baccalaureate Generalist Nursing Practice
• AACN Essential II: Basic Organizational and Systems Leadership for Quality Care and Patient Safety
• AACN Baccalaureate Essential III: Scholarship for evidence-based practice
• AACN Essential VII: Clinical Prevention and Population Health
• AACN Essential VIII: Professionalism and Professional Values
• AACN Essential IX: Baccalaureate Generalist Nursing Practice
Practice Change Simulation
Create a PowerPoint presentation that reflects upon the clinical problem that you have identified in your area of nursing practice (as identified in Module 1). Critically appraise the research and summarize the knowledge available on the clinical problem (minimum requirement of 6 scholarly journal articles reviewed and appraised for application to practice problem).
⎫ Outline a strategic plan for implementation of a practice change in your clinical practice environment based upon your findings.
⎫ Describe how you intend to operationalize the practice change in your practice environment.
⎫ What theoretical model will you use and how will you overcome barriers to implementation?
⎫ What sources of internal evidence will you use in providing data to demonstrate improvement in outcomes?
⎫ Describe evaluation methods of implementation clearly.
⎫ Are there any ethical considerations?
The presentation should be a simulation of what you would present to your unit staff in an effort to gain buy-in as you initiate the practice change in your area of practice.
Structure: In the PowerPoint presentation, include a title slide, objective slide, content slides, reference slide in APA format. There is no specific slide number required.
References: Use appropriate APA style in-text citations and references for all resources utilized to answer the questions. A minimum of (6) scholarly sources and the textbook are required for this assignment.