Collaborative identification and interpretation of practice problems
is a requirement of professional practice (AACN, 2008). Locating and
summarizing findings using credible online databases is necessary for
evidence-based nursing (AACN, 2008; QSEN, 2018). This assignment
provides a learning activity for students to experience a practice-based
scenario and apply a process worksheet designed to assist in the
identification of an independent nursing problem or concern, develop a
PICOT clinical question, and search for evidence using credible online
This assignment enables the student to meet the following Course Outcomes.
CO1: Examine the sources of evidence that contribute to professional nursing practice. (PO 7)
CO2: Apply research principles to the interpretation of the content of published research studies. (POs 4 & 8)
CO4: Evaluate published nursing research for credibility and significance related to evidence-based practice. (POs 4 & 8)
CO5: Recognize the role of research findings in evidence-based practice. (POs 7 & 8)
Submit the completed PPE Worksheet by Sunday, 11:59 p.m. MT at the end of Week 3.
This assignment is worth 175 points.
Read over each of the following directions.
You must read the Assignment Practice Scenario below before completing the PPE Worksheet.
You are required to complete the worksheet using the productivity
tools required by Chamberlain University, which is Microsoft Office Word
2013 (or later version), or Windows and Office 2011 (or later version)
for MAC. You must save the file in the ".docx" format. Do NOT save as
Word Pad. A later version of the productivity tool includes Office 365,
which is available to Chamberlain students for FREE by downloading from
the student portal at http://my.chamberlain.edu (Links to an external site.). Click on the envelope at the top of the page.
Complete each section of the Problem/PICOT/Evidence (PPE) Worksheet. For the Clinical PICOT Question, use the NR439_Guide for writing PICOT Questions and Examples.N439_Guide for writing PICOT Questions and Examples (Links to an external site.)Use
one of the templates/guides to write your Clinical PICOT Question using
all of the PICOT elements. Be sure to include the PICOT letters in your
Be sure to use the rubric to make certain you are meeting all grading criteria of the PPE Worksheet.
Submit the completed PPE Worksheet on the Week 3 Assignment page.
Students, A short tutorial with tips for completing the Week 3
Problem/PICOT/Evidence Search (PPE) worksheet assignment may be viewed
Your Chief Nurse Executive (CNE) recognizes you are pursuing your BSN
and has asked you to be a member of the nursing evidence-based practice
(NEBP) committee. She has advised the members that the purpose is to
conduct nursing research studies involving clinical practice problems.
Increasing nurses' awareness of quality and safety concerns will help
develop an attitude of inquiry and asking questions (Sherwood &
Barnsteiner, 2017). Baccalaureate nurses "collaborate in problem
identification, participate in the process of search, retrieval, and
documentation of evidence, and integrate evidence using credible
databases and internet resources" (AACN, 2008, pp. 16-17).
The CNE has advised all members of the following areas of quality and safety clinical practice that each committee member needs to consider and choose only one
as a priority area for conducting a research study. Sources of research
problems come from nursing clinical practice (Houser, 2018):
Your CNE has requested that you select ONLYone topic areaand complete the PPE Worksheet using only one
topic area. The committee will collaborate and decide as a team which
nursing clinical problem area will be the priority focus of their next
research study. Thank you for your valuable contributions to this
important NEBP committee.
For questions about this assignment, please contact your instructor.
Spell check for spelling and grammar errors prior to final submission.
Please see the grading criteria and rubrics on this page.
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Scholarly Sources and Citations
Use APA format in citations and references.
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students should be aware of the Academic Integrity policy and follow it
in all discussions and assignments.
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This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeClinical Nursing Practice Problem
identify only one quality or safety clinical priority area from the
assignment guidelines practice scenario. Summarize why you believe the
nursing practice problem/issue is the most important. Summarize your
rationale (why) for choosing the problem.
and identifies one quality or safety clinical priority practice problem
from the assignment guidelines practice scenario. Thoroughly
summarizes why you believe the nursing practice problem/issueis the most
important. Thoroughly summarizes the rationale (why) the problem was
chosen. Provides details.
Criteria from the first column are mostly summarized or one criteria lacks details or is missing.
Criteria from the first column are minimally summarized or two criteria lack details or are not present.
Criteria from the first column are poorly summarized.
Criteria are not discussed.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeClinical Nursing PICOT Question
Clinical Nursing PICOT Question
Using the NR439 Guide for writing PICOT Questions and Examples located
in the assignment guidelines, write out your PICOT question. Include
each letter of the PICOT in your question.
PICOT question has 5 elements correct. Question is nursing related.
PICOT question has 4 elements correct or question is not nursing related.
PICOT question has 3 elements correct.
PICOT has 1-2 elements correct.
PICOT question with no elements correct or no PICOT question present.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeDefine PICOT Elements
Define each of the elements from your above clinical PICOT question.
5 PICOT elements are correctly defined.
4 PICOT elements are correctly defined.
3 PICOT elements are correctly defined.
1-2 PICOT elements are correctly defined.
PICOT elements are not correctly defined or elements are not present.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeEvidence Retrieval Process and Summary
Using only the Chamberlain College of Nursing library:
(1) Locate evidence that is relevant to your chosen nursing practice
problem. Explain how you believe the evidence is relevant to your
chosen clinical nursing problem/issue. (2) Explain why you chose the
(3) Provide a complete APA reference to the evidence (must include
authors, year, title of the evidence, title of the resource).
(4) Evidence must be published within the last 10 years.
(5) Provide the permalink.
the 5 criteria are present. (1) Locates evidence relevant to chosen
nursing practice problem. Explains how the evidence is relevant to your
chosen clinical nursing problem/issue. (2) Explains why the evidence was
chosen. (3) Provides a complete APA reference to the evidence (includes
authors, year, title of the evidence, title of the resource). (4)
Evidence must be published within the last 10 years. (5) Provides the
Missing 1 criteria or 1 criteria lacks details.
Missing 2 criteria or 2 of the criteria lacks details.
Missing 3-4 of the criteria.
Missing all five criteria from the A column or none of the criteria are present.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeImplications of the Evidence
Summarize what you learned from the evidence.
Summarize why you believe the nursing evidence-based practice committee
should focus their next research study on this practice problem.
summarizes what was learned from the evidence. Thoroughly summarizes
why you believe the nursing evidence-based practice committee should
focus their next research study on this practice problem. Excellent
Mostly summarizes the criteria in the first column or one criteria lacks details.
Fairly summarizes the criteria in the first column or one criteria is missing. Fair details are provided.
Poorly summarizes the criteria in the first column. Poor details are provided.
Criteria are not summarized or is missing.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeEvidence Search Terms
Identifies 4 (or more) relevant searchable terms you used for your search for evidence.
Identifies 4 (or more) relevant searchable terms used for the search for evidence.
Identifies 3 relevant searchable terms used for the search for evidence.
Identifies 2 relevant searchable terms used for the search for evidence.
Identifies 1 relevant searchable term used for the search for literature.
No terms identified or terms are not present.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeEvidence Search Strategies
Identifies 4 (or more) relevant search strategies you used to narrow/limit your search for evidence.
Identifies 4 (or more) relevant strategies used to narrow/limit the search for evidence.
Identifies 3 relevant strategies used to narrow/limit the search for evidence.
Identifies 2 relevant strategies used to narrow/limit the search for evidence.
Identifies 1 relevant searchable term used for the search for evidence.
No strategies identified or strategies are not present.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeScholarly Writing, Mechanics, Organization, Spelling, Sentence Structure, Grammar
poor writing, mechanics, organization, spelling, sentence structure,
grammar. Errors throughout are noted. Writing is difficult to
understand or follow.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAPA In-Text Formatting for Cited Sentences
Excellent APA formatting. Uses APA in-text citation formatting with no errors.
Good APA formatting. Uses APA in-text citation formatting with 1-2 errors noted.
Fair APA formatting. Uses APA in-text citation formatting with some errors noted or does not use in-text citation formatting.
Poor APA formatting with many errors noted.
Very poor APA with errors noted throughout.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAssigned PPE Worksheet Used
0 points deducted
Assigned PPE Worksheet used for this assignment.
17.5 points deducted (10%)
Assigned PPE Worksheet NOT used for this assignment results in deduction.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeLate deduction
0 points deducted
Submitted on time
Not submitted on time - Points deducted
day late=8.75 deduction; 2 day late =17.5 deduction; 3 day late=26.25
deduction; 4 day=35 deduction; 5 day=43.75 deduction; 6 day =52.5
deduction; 7 day =61.25 deduction; Score of 0 if more than 7 days late
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