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Practicum Experience Week 2 – 3

Write a minimum of 550 words essay in APA format with at least three scholarly references. Include the level one header as numbered below:

As your practicum experience proceeds, talk with individuals in your practicum setting about social, political, technological, and/or financial considerations related to the implementation of an evidence-based practice project. For instance, you may opt to meet with a nurse manager or executive involved in financial matters to do a cost-benefit analysis or a return-on-investment analysis, or to develop a pro forma statement about how much it would cost to implement one practice versus another.

Consider these insights as you:

1) Evaluate the strengths and limitations of the evidence-based project,

2) Analyze potential barriers to sustaining practice changes.

Required Readings

Oermann, M. H., & Hays, J. C. (2016). Writing for publication in nursing (3rd ed.). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.

  • Chapter      6, “Review and Evidence-Based Practice Articles”

Chapter 6 explains types of reviews and EBP articles that are useful to nurses when exploring the literature on clinical issues. This chapter also provides recommendations for preparing articles for disseminating EBP research findings.

In addition to Chapter 6, select and read the chapter that best supports your scholarly product dissemination plan. Apply the information in these chapters and through additional research of your own as you begin the writing process for your DNP Project scholarly product for dissemination.

Note: For the scholarly product, you should be able to select a journal or other format and write a letter of inquiry. You also should be able to work on the Literature Review section of your scholarly product. The information on pages 142-143 in the course text may be particularly useful for developing that section.

  • Chapter      5, “Writing Research Articles”

This chapter provides general principles for writing research papers.

  • Chapter      8, “Clinical Practice Articles”

Chapter 8 revolves around strategies for writing articles about clinical practice.

  • Chapter      9, “Other Types of Writing”

In this chapter, the authors review strategies for writing a variety of articles, letters, reviews, and case studies.

  • Chapter      10, “Books and Book Chapters”

This chapter provides considerations and guidelines for writing books and book chapters.

  • Chapter      11, “Writing Process”

Chapter 11 describes the various steps of the writing process, including asking preliminary questions, the drafting phase, and revising a manuscript.

Brown, C. E., Ecoff, L., Kim, S. C., Wickline, M. A., Rose, B., Klimpel, K., & Glaser, D. (2010). Multi-institutional study of barriers to research utilisation and evidence-based practice among hospital nurses. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 19(13–14), 1944–1951.

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

This article details a study that explored the relationship between perceived barriers to research use and the implementation of evidence-based practice among hospital nurses.

Chang, H. C, Russell, C., & Jones, M. K. (2010). Implementing evidence-based practice in Taiwanese nursing homes: Attitudes and perceived barriers and facilitators. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 36(1), 41–48.

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

The authors of this article describe a study that investigated attitudes and perceived barriers and facilitators toward research utilization among registered nurses.

Doran, D., Haynes, R., Kushniruk, A., Straus, S., Grimshaw, J., Hall, L., … Jedras, D. (2010). Supporting evidence-based practice for nurses through information technologies. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, 7(1), 4–15.

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

This article describes a study that sought to evaluate the usability of mobile information terminals to improve access to nursing information resources. The study also explored the relationship between PDA or tablet-supported information resources and outcomes.

Required Media

Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive Producer). (2012d). Factors affecting implementation of an evidence-based practice project. Baltimore, MD: Author.

Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 5 minutes.

Dr. Kris Mauk explores barriers to implementing change and discusses strategies for addressing those barriers.