evidence-based practice (EBP) process.

Melynk and Fineout-Overholt (2011) note that there are seven steps to the evidence-based practice (EBP) process. The first step is to cultivate a spirit of inquiry. To encourage this spirit of inquiry, you are asked in this discussion to:  •Identify a problem or issue from within your specialty area that you feel needs to be improved upon. The Doctor of Nursing Practice site (http://www.doctorsofnursingpractice.org/resources/dnp-scholarly-projects/) provides many examples of these projects. The list below may help focus your thoughts.


◦Educational program

◦Evidence-based healthcare policy change

◦Evidence-based clinical issue or protocol for specific disease/condition


  • Discuss the relevance of the issue from your perspective (not the literature at this juncture) in relation to your selected advanced role option.

◦What piqued your interest about this issue or problem?

◦How does it relate to your area of specialization?

◦What gave you the idea that evidence exists to support this change? See “note” below.

◦Provide a rationale as to why this will be an evidence-based project to improve outcomes and not generate new evidence (research).


-The outcome of this course is to complete a project proposal only.


Note: It is important that you approach this week with some idea that your idea for proposed change has some research evidence to support that change. You may want to take a cursory look at the literature, have an informal discussion with classmates or colleagues in your specialty area, or ask your classmates in this week’s discussion for ideas.