Assignment Prompt

The purpose of the signature assignment is for students to apply the research and EBP concepts they have learned in this course and develop a framework for the initial steps of the students capstone project. The assignment allows the student to initiate the steps for planning, researching and developing an evidence-based practice intervention project proposal. 

On or before Day 7, of week eight each student will submit his or her final proposal paper to the week eight assignment link in D2L. This formal paper will include and expand upon work completed thus far in prior assignments.

Essential Components of the Final Project Proposal will include:   

  1. Introduction Provide an introduction to your topic or project. The introduction gives the reader an accurate, concrete understanding what the project will cover and what can be gained from implementation of this project.
  2. Overview of the Problem Discuss the problem,  why the problem is worth exploring and the potential contribution of the proposed project to the discipline of nursing.
  3. Project Purpose Statement Provide a declarative sentence or two which summarizes the specific topic and goals of the project.
  4. Background and Significance State the importance of the problem and emphasize what is innovative about your proposed project. Discuss the potential impact of your project on your anticipated results to the betterment of health and/or health outcomes.
  5. PICOt formatted Clinical Project Question(s) Provide the Population, Intervention, Comparison, Expected Outcomes and Timeframe for the proposed project.
  6. Literature Review Provide the key terms used to guide a search for evidence and discuss at least five (5) summaries of relevant, credible, recent, evidence-based research studies to support the project proposal.
  7. Critical Appraisal of Literature Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the evidence, what is known from the evidence and what gaps in evidence were found from the appraisal of evidence-based research studies.
  8. Develop an EBP Standard Describe two to three interventions (or a bundle of care) from the evidence and discuss how individual patient preferences or the preferences of others will be considered.
  9. Implications Summarize the potential contributions of the proposed project for nursing research, education and practice.
This is the Topic of my project. to make it clear for you, at the beginning of the course my teacher 
give me several assignments in this topic now it is the final assignment. it is a resumen of all i did for this course. my teacher make me to choose a PICO question and develop this PICO for the entire course. This is my PICO question:

Evidence-base practice requires that nurses make the best use of research to help them in decision-making. In creating your PICO question you have to determine the type of question: background or foreground (LibGuides: Nursing: Asking Your Question (PICO), 2020). Background questions ask for general knowledge about a condition or thing and foreground questions ask for specific knowledge to inform clinical decisions or actions (LibGuides: Nursing: Asking Your Question (PICO), 2020). The PICO is the framework and a structure recommended for clinical questions leading to evidence-based practice (LibGuides: Nursing: Asking Your Question (PICO), 2020). 


The PICO is a mnemonic. 


P Patient and problem

I Intervention or exposure

C Comparison or control

O Outcome 

T Time frame


My PICO question is: In African American men how does the medical community decrease the disparity in mortality rate compared to white men with diabetes? P African American men I closing gap between disparities C- In comparison of black men to white counterparts O decreased mortality rate. As a black man with diabetes with an RN degree I have seen and experienced the difference in care between black and white patients with diabetes. The goal is to gain the tools to help decrease disparities and to just care for people without preconceived ideas based on ethnicity. This becomes important when increasing cultural competency. In spite of the significant advances in medical diagnosis and treatment of chronic diseases, evidence shows that racial and ethnic minorities receive lower quality healthcare than whites and this leads to greater morbidity and mortality rates (Egede, 2006). The Institute of Medicine (IOM) reports of racial and ethnic differences in health care and because they are associated with worst outcomes, this makes them unacceptable (Egede, 2006).


Egede, E. M. L. S. (2006, June 1). Race, ethnicity, culture, and disparities in health care. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 


LibGuides: Nursing: Asking Your Question (PICO). (2020, November 5). Oregon Health & Science University.