Capstone Project Milestone 1: Practice Issue and Evidence Summary Guidelines

Capstone Project Milestone 1: Practice Issue and Evidence Summary Guidelines


Clear identification of the practice issue is the first step in evidence-based nursing. Next, the evidence is reviewed to determine the best intervention to change practice outcomes. Completion of the milestone will include identification of the practice issue using the ACE Star Model of Knowledge Transformation and a review of the evidence that will support an intervention that will change outcomes. The evidence summary will be conducted through the ‘breaking down’ of a systematic review on your topic for your change project.

Course Outcomes

This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes:

CO4: Develops and outlines a scientific, systematic decision-making process to integrate critical thinking with clinical judgment to assure safe and effective outcomes. (PO4)
CO8: Selects evidence for best practice when planning professional nursing care for individuals, families, aggregates, and communities. (PO8)
Due Dates

Milestone 1 consists of the completion of ONE form with two worksheets called the Practice Issue and Evidence Summary Worksheets. (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. Complete both worksheets

Practice Issue Worksheet Directions

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Choose the ONE systematic review topic that is of most interest to you, or most relevant to your practice situation, from the List of Approved Systematic Reviews (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..
Follow the grading criteria below to formulate your practice issue, which must be based on the topic of the systematic review you have selected.
Use the worksheet to document the practice issue presented and approved by your instructor in the Week 2 Discussions.
Your practice issue will be the same for all three Milestone assignments in this course.
Please type your answers directly into the worksheet.
Evidence Summary Worksheet Directions

Develop an evidence summary by following the grading criteria below.
Document this on the evidence summary portion of the worksheet.
You will use this worksheet to incorporate your evidence summary into your Week 4 Milestone 2 assignment.
Please type your answers directly into the worksheet.
**Academic Integrity Reminder**

Chamberlain College of Nursing values honesty and integrity. All students should be aware of the Academic Integrity policy and follow it in all discussions and assignments.

By submitting this assignment, I pledge on my honor that all content contained is my own original work except as quoted and cited appropriately

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