Chamberlain College of Nursing PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE ISSUE AND REFLECTION 2 Question and answer

NR 520Professional Practice Issue
Week 3 Assignment Overview
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Purpose of the Assignment
– The master’s-prepared advanced practice nurse is expected to
analyze gaps in knowledge or evidence, formulate research
questions, and implement solutions for improving practice in one’s
specialty area (National League for Nursing, 2010)
– In the first (Part I), students will consider an area of interest, identify
a practice issue or problem related to the area of interest, and
develop a clinical/practice question to guide an evidence-based
practice process improvement project using the professional
practice issue form.
– In Part 2, students will identify a qualitative and quantitative article
relating to the practice issue and answer the questions on the form.
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Course Outcomes Addressed
• CO 1: Integrate theory, quality science, and evidencebased findings to support advanced nursing practice.
• CO 2: Propose strategies to advance interprofessional
practice and promote healthcare outcomes.
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Week 3 Assignment: Fast Facts
✓ Type of assignment: Form/template provided
✓ There are two parts to the form.
✓ Deep dive on professional practice issue including PICOT question
development
✓ Qualitative and quantitative research discussion questions
✓ You will want to use the topic for your practicum project for this assignment.
However, if you do not have a plan for your practicum project, the assignment
can still be completed using a topic of your choosing.
✓ Format type: Form/template
✓ Length of assignment: Form/template is 2-3 pages
✓ Requirements for scholarly sources or other specifications: 2 sources (one
quantitative and one qualitative) from the last 5 years
✓ 160 points= 16% of total grade
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Common Pitfalls
• A few pitfalls students find themselves in with this assignment include:

Not providing a clear intervention or measurable outcome when
developing the PICOT question

Choosing an article(s) that is not qualitative or quantitative in design.
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Steps to Complete the Assignment
• Identify a practice issue or problem. It is a good idea to discuss
potential topics with your practicum mentor.
• Complete part one of the template, clearly responding to each
question.
• Select one qualitative and one quantitative article which
supports your project intervention.
• Complete part two of the template, clear responding to each
question with references to the articles chosen.
• In a summary, use the template and follow the rubric for
success.
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Overview of Rubric Criteria
Refer to the guideline/rubric for full grading criteria
Part One Professional Practice Issue
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Overview of Rubric Criteria (continued)
Part Two Qualitative and Quantitative Research
Discussion Questions
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Overview of Rubric Criteria (continued)
Graduate-level writing style
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Wrap Up
– Follow rubric expectations as a checklist
– Reach out to your course professor with
questions
– Thank you and good luck!
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NR520 Module 3: Reflection: Part 2 (graded)
Due 09/16/2022
Based on your response to Reflection: Part 1, state one insight that you gained
regarding the concepts in this module. Connect learning achieved to a minimum of one
course outcome addressed during this module.
Course Outcomes

CO 1: Integrate theory, quality science, and evidence-based findings to support
advanced nursing practice. (POs 1 and 5)
• CO 2: Propose strategies to advance interprofessional practice and promote
healthcare outcomes. (POs 2 and 5)
Module Objectives

Critique a research or non-research article to validate a solution/intervention
identified in a practice question. (CO 1)
• Analyze components of the evidence-based practice process. (CO 1)
• Explore evidence-based project process and models as a means for applied
scholarship. (CO 1)
• Create a practice question, with an intervention and outcome, to address an
issue in an area of interest. (CO 2)
This is the information I posted in part 1:
During this module, I hope to gain my knowledge concerning the course outcomes and
module objectives.
I’d hope to learn how to integrate theory, quality science, and evidence-based findings
to support advanced nursing practices and also how to propose strategies to advance
interprofessional practices and promote healthcare outcomes.
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Module 3 Assessment: Project Area of Interest Form
Professional Practice Issue
Consider you practicum work setting and environment. Complete the following:
What issues or problems are you working on or want to work on for your MSN evidence-based
(1)
practice quality improvement project? (This is brainstorming.)
Answer
(2)
Thinking about these issues or problems, what internal organization data is currently available,
tracked, or reviewed? (What is it that indicated to you that this was an issue or problem? Do
not drill down to the details; keep it broad. Do you see patterns developing? Such as between
2-4 am most patients between the ages of 65-85 fall.)
Answer
(3)
Based on the data that is available, what is done with it? (Are process improvement plans
generated? Are there groups of people that work on this? Such as a Root Cause Analysis
group? Clinical nurse specialists? Nurse managers?)
Answer
(4)
When this issue or problem is improved / positive change occurs, how will you know you have
been successful? (What measures? Can be patient-centered, financial, clinical-based?)
Answer
(5)
Identify why this issue or problem is important to nursing and healthcare. (You should include
at least 2 scholarly sources here which include 1 quantitative and 1 qualitative design)
Answer
(6)
What are the real or potential barriers to you implementing your intervention to the problem?
(Identify at least (4) potential barriers.)
Answer
(7)
Answer
Who (inside and outside) can you connect with to refine & develop this work?
(8)
Answer
State your PICO(T) Elements
P – (Patient, population, or problem)
I – (Intervention)
C – (Comparison with other interventions, if foreground question)
O –(Outcomes are qualitative or quantitative measures to determine the success of change)
T- (Time frame)
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(9)
Answers
(10)
From you PICOT elements, state your clinical practice or EBP question.
P – (Patient, population, or problem)
I – (Intervention)
C – (Comparison with other interventions, if foreground question)
O – (Outcomes are qualitative or quantitative measures to determine the success of
change)
T- (Time frame)
Quantitative Research
Reflect upon the nursing professional practice issue of interest that you identified. In addition,
consider the intervention that you proposed to improve the issue. Be sure to reference and
cite the quantitative scholarly source you identified in item 5 from above.
With both the issue and the intervention in mind, respond to the following:



What type of evidence produced through quantitative research would be helpful to
better understand the selected practice issue?
How might quantitative research findings shape your efforts to improve the issue?
Describe an example (real or hypothetical) of a quantitative research design that
would provide valuable evidence regarding this issue (may refer to source above
related to question 5).
Answers
(11)
Qualitative Research
Reflect upon the nursing professional practice issue of interest that you identified. In addition,
consider the intervention that you proposed to improve the issue. Be sure to reference and
cite the qualitative scholarly source you identified in item 5 from above.
With both the issue and the proposed practice change in mind, respond to the following:


What type of evidence produced through qualitative research would be helpful to
better understand the selected practice issue?
How might qualitative research findings shape your efforts to improve the issue?
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Describe an example (real or hypothetical) of a qualitative research design that would
provide valuable evidence regarding this issue (may refer to source above related to
question 5).
Answers
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Module 3 Assignment:
Professional
Practice Issue
PURPOSE
The master’s-prepared advanced practice nurse is expected to analyze gaps in knowledge or evidence,
formulate research questions, and implement solutions for improving practice in one’s specialty area
(National League for Nursing, 2010). There are two parts to this assessment. In the first (Part I), students will
consider a professional practice issue or problem, and develop a clinical/practice question to guide an
evidence-based practice process improvement project. Second (Part II), students will select a qualitative and
quantitative article related to the professional practice issue. Students will answer the questions related to
quantitative and qualitative research within the Professional Practice Issue form.
COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES
Through this assignment, the student will address the following course learning outcomes.

CO 1 Integrate theory, quality science, and evidence-based findings to support advanced nursing
practice.

CO 2 Propose strategies to advance interprofessional practice and promote healthcare outcomes.
SUGGESTED DUE DATE
This assignment has a suggested due date of Sunday, 11:59 p.m. MT at the end of Module 3.
Final due date is Sunday, 11:59 p.m. MT at the end of Module 7.
TOTAL POINTS POSSIBLE: 160
ASSIGNMENT OVERVIEW
Consider different professional practice issues related to future professional practice in the master’sprepared advanced practice role. Think about your practicum project and where this will take place. What
issues or problems, have you identified in the practicum practice setting? (Other suggested issues or
problems might include unit nurse staffing, supply access, patient falls, or staff to patient/family
communication.) How might you resolve the issues or problems with an evidence-based practice quality
improvement project?
1. Complete the Project Professional Practice Issue form.
2. Choose one quantitative and one qualitative scholarly source which will help you identify why this
issue or problem is important to nursing and healthcare. Answer the questions related to
quantitative and qualitative research within the Professional Practice Issue form.
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ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS
1. Abide by the Chamberlain College of Nursing Academic Integrity Policy.
2. Sources older than five years may not be used without the permission of the class instructor.
3. Title page, pagination, subheadings, body of paper, citation of sources, and reference page must
follow APA guidelines as found in the current edition of the manual.
4. Submission: Submit your files via Dropbox: Last name_First initial_Module 3 Assignment_Project
Professional Practice Issue #MSN Project
a. Make sure to submit all forms completely filled out in the required areas. Include a title
page and the forms below as appendix.
i. Title Page
ii. Project Professional Practice Issue form
5. Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation, and sentence and paragraph structure are
followed and consistent with formal, scholarly writing as noted in the APA Manual (current edition).
6. Please note: If you do not receive a proficient rating in any major content category, you can resubmit your assignment with revisions in those content categories to receive a better grade. You
have one additional opportunity to revise after the initial submission in order to make
improvements. The initial submission must be a complete paper; rough drafts will not be graded. All
revisions must be submitted no later than Sunday of Module 7 at 11:59 p.m. (You cannot revise your
APA for a higher grade in that category.)
ASSIGNMENT CRITERIA
Assessment
Criteria
Points
%
Project
Professional
Practice Issue
70
45%
Article
Appraisal
(Appendix E or
F)
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45%
Description
Complete the Project Professional Practice Issue
form.



All items are addressed.
Practice issue or problem is identified.
Practice/clinical question is developed using
the PICO(T) format.

Practice/clinical question is related to the
stated area of interest.
Select one qualitative and quantitative article.
Answer items at the end of the Professional Practice
Issue form.
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Graduate-Level
Writing Style
15
10%





Total
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160
100%
Articles address professional practice issue.
Correct use of spelling, grammar, punctuation,
sentence and paragraph structure
Clarity, organization, and logical flow of ideas
within writing
Scholarly, professional writing tone with no use of
first person
Synthesis of information is present with no more
than one short direct quote (15 words or less)
Correct APA format for the following:
o Page numbering
o Font style and size
o Margins and spacing
o Headings; subheadings
o Citation and referencing sources
o Mechanics of style (abbreviations,
capitalization, italics, numbers)
A quality assignment will meet or exceed the above
requirements.
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FOUNDATIONS, SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY,
AND DECISION-MAKING
GRADING RUBRIC
Assessment
Criteria
Distinguished
(100%)
Exceeds
(92%)
Proficient
(84%)
Needs Improvement
(0%)
Part I:
Project
Professional
Practice
Issue
70 Points
64 Points
58 Points
0 Points
Presentation of
information exceeds
expectations evidenced
by most content covered
in a comprehensive and
concise manner, but with
one area where coverage
is superficial:
Proficient presentation of
information evidenced by
content covered in a limited
or superficial manner in two
or more of the content areas:
Presentation of information
needs improvement as
evidenced by content that is
missing or unsatisfactory in one
or more of the content areas:






Distinguished presentation of
information evidenced by all
the following content areas
covered in a comprehensive
and concise manner:






Completes the Project
Professional Practice Issue
form
Addresses all items
Identifies area of interest
Identifies practice issue or
problem
Develops practice/clinical
question using PICO(T)
format
Practice/clinical question is
related to the stated area
of interest





Completes the Project
Professional Practice Issue
form
Addresses all items
Identifies area of interest
Identifies practice issue or
problem
Develops practice/clinical
question using PICO(T)
format
Practice/clinical question is
related to the stated area of
interest


Completes the Project
Professional Practice Issue
form
Addresses all items
Identifies area of interest
Identifies practice issue or
problem
Develops practice/clinical
question using PICO(T)
format
Practice/clinical question
is related to the stated
area of interest





Completes the Project
Professional Practice Issue
form
Addresses all items
Identifies area of interest
Identifies practice issue or
problem
Develops practice/clinical
question using PICO(T)
format
Practice/clinical question is
related to the stated area of
interest
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Part II:
Qualitative
and
Quantitative
Research
Discussion
Questions
75 Points
Distinguished presentation of
information evidenced by all
the following content areas
covered in a comprehensive
and concise manner:



GraduateLevel Writing
Style
Selects a qualitative article
and a quantitative article
Selects article that
addresses the stated area
of interest
Answers discussion
questions related to
quantitative and
qualitative content on
Professional Practice Issue
form
15 Points
Distinguished graduate-level
writing style is evidenced by
69 Points
63 Points
0 Points
Presentation of
information exceeds
expectations evidenced
by most content covered
in a comprehensive and
concise manner, but with
one area where coverage
is superficial:
Proficient presentation of
information evidenced by
content covered in a limited
or superficial manner in two
or more of the content areas:
Presentation of information
needs improvement as
evidenced by content that is
missing or unsatisfactory in one
or more of the content areas:






Selects a qualitative article
and a quantitative article
Selects article that
addresses the stated area of
interest
Answers discussion
questions related to
quantitative and
qualitative content on
Professional Practice Issue
form
13 Points
Graduate-level writing style
exceeds expectations as
evidenced by meeting the

Selects a qualitative
article and a quantitative
article
Selects article that
addresses the stated area
of interest
Answers discussion
questions related to
quantitative and
qualitative content on
Professional Practice
Issue form
12 Points
Proficient graduate-level
writing style is evidenced by
meeting the following


Selects a qualitative article
and a quantitative article
Selects article that
addresses the stated area of
interest
Answers discussion
questions related to
quantitative and
qualitative content on
Professional Practice Issue
form
0 Points
Graduate-level writing style
needs improvement as
evidenced by meeting the
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meeting all the following
criteria with 0-1 error total:





Correct use of spelling,
grammar, punctuation,
sentence and paragraph
structure
Clarity, organization, and
logical flow of ideas within
writing
Scholarly, professional
writing tone with no use of
first person
Synthesis of information is
present with no more than
one short direct quote (15
words or less)
Correct APA format for the
following:
o Page numbering
o Font style and size
o Margins and spacing
o Headings; subheadings
o Citation and referencing
sources
o Mechanics of style
(abbreviations,
capitalization, italics,
numbers)
following criteria with 2-4
errors total:





Correct use of spelling,
grammar, punctuation,
sentence and paragraph
structure
Clarity, organization, and
logical flow of ideas within
writing
Scholarly, professional
writing tone with no use of
first person
Synthesis of information is
present with no more than
one short direct quote (15
words or less)
Correct APA format for the
following:
o Page numbering
o Font style and size
o Margins and spacing
o Headings; subheadings
o Citation and referencing
sources
o Mechanics of style
(abbreviations,
capitalization, italics,
numbers)
criteria with 5-7 errors
total:
following criteria with 8 or
more errors total:






Correct use of spelling,
grammar, punctuation,
sentence and paragraph
structure
Clarity, organization, and
logical flow of ideas within
writing
Scholarly, professional
writing tone with no use of
first person
Synthesis of information is
present with no more than
one short direct quote (15
words or less)
Correct APA format for the
following:
o Page numbering
o Font style and size
o Margins and spacing
o Headings; subheadings
o Citation and
referencing sources
o Mechanics of style
(abbreviations,
capitalization, italics,
numbers)




Correct use of spelling,
grammar, punctuation,
sentence and paragraph
structure
Clarity, organization, and
logical flow of ideas within
writing
Scholarly, professional
writing tone with no use of
first person
Synthesis of information is
present with no more than
one short direct quote (15
words or less)
Correct APA format for the
following:
o Page numbering
o Font style and size
o Margins and spacing
o Headings; subheadings
o Citation and referencing
sources
o Mechanics of style
(abbreviations,
capitalization, italics,
numbers)
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FOUNDATIONS, SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY,
AND DECISION-MAKING
Total 160 Points
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