IDENTIFY A GAP IN PRACTICE IDENTIFY A GAP IN PRACTICE During the first 2 weeks of the course, you identified a problem in your organization. In

  

IDENTIFY A GAP IN PRACTICE

IDENTIFY A GAP IN PRACTICE

During the first 2 weeks of the course, you identified a problem in your organization. In your Discussion, you examined this problem with your colleagues. Now, it is time to present this identified gap in practice to your Instructor.

Recall we have already identified the GAP in my practice.

Inconsistent physical monitoring, lack of standardization, inadequate documentation, and minimal interdisciplinary collaboration were the main practice gaps that were identified in my organization.

 

 

 

RESOURCES

Be sure to review the Learning Resources before completing this activity.
Click the weekly resources link to access the resources. 


WEEKLY RESOURCES

LEARNING RESOURCES


Required Readings

· Dang, D., Dearholt, S. L., Bissett, K., Ascenzi, J., & Whalen, M. (2021). 
Johns Hopkins evidence-based practice for nurses and healthcare professionals: Model and guidelines (4th ed.). Sigma Theta Tau International.

· Chapter 4, “The Practice Question Phase” (pp. 73–98)

· Hickey, J. V., & Giardino, E. R. (Eds.). (2021). 
Evaluation of quality in health care for DNPs (3rd ed.). Springer Publishing.

· Chapter 1, “Evaluation and Advanced Nursing Practice: The Mandate for Evaluation” (pp. 3–36)

· Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. (2017). 


Action plan for translating research into practice: Gap analysis and tests of change: Facilitator guide

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· Chia, R., Pandey, A., & Vongpatanasin, W. (2020). 

Resistant hypertension—defining the scope of the problemLinks to an external site.

Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
63(1), 46–50.

· Gallagher Ford, L., & Melnyk, B. M. (2019). 

The underappreciated and misunderstood PICOT question: A critical step in the EBP processLinks to an external site.

Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, 16(6), 422–423.

· Shirey, M. R. (2011). 

Addressing strategy execution challenges to lead sustainable changeLinks to an external site.

JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration
41(1), 1–4.

· Stannard, D. (2021). 

Problem identification: The first step in evidence‐based practiceLinks to an external site.

AORN Journal
113(4), 377–378.

· Walden University Oasis: Writing Center. (n.d.). 


Citations: OverviewLinks to an external site.


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· Walden University Oasis: Writing Center. (n.d.). 


Common assignments: Discussion post

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TO PREPARE

· Review the Learning Resources covering problem identification.

· Identify a gap in practice or needed practice change at your practicum.

· Work with your preceptor to explore the gap in practice or practice change for you to lead. 

THE ASSIGNMENT: (1–2 PAGES)

Working with your preceptor, identify a gap in practice or a practice change that you can help address by leading multiple activities in the organization toward the change throughout the duration of your practicum experience. 

During the clinical hours required in this practicum course, you may pursue activities within this course that support your DNP project, such as meeting with the team and stakeholders to improve problem identification and/or conducting discussions with the team about literature search and critique. 

Remember, the DNP project site and the project mentor may or may not be the same site or preceptor where the student completes this practicum course, so all DNP students should remember to communicate with the DNP Faculty mentor about any activities that may contribute to the DNP project. 

Faculty will need to approve of the identified gap in practice or practice change prior to moving forward with the activities.

Reminder: The College of Nursing requires that all papers submitted include a title page, introduction, summary, and references. The Walden Writing Center Sample Paper provides an example of those required elements (available at 

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). All papers submitted must use this formatting.

Rubric

NURS_8502_Week2_Assignment3_Rubric

NURS_8502_Week2_Assignment3_Rubric

Criteria

Ratings

Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeIdentify and describe the gap in practice or practice change you will address in the organization throughout the duration of the practicum.

45 to >40.0 pts

Excellent

The response accurately and clearly describes in detail a gap in practice or practice change to be addressed throughout the duration of the practicum.

40 to >35.0 pts

Good

The response accurately describes a gap in practice or practice change to be addressed throughout the duration of the practicum.

35 to >31.0 pts

Fair

The response inaccurately or vaguely describes a gap in practice or practice change…. OR … The response omits either the identification or description of a gap in practice or practice change. OR … The response describes a gap in practice or practice change that cannot be addressed throughout the duration of the practicum

31 to >0 pts

Poor

The response inaccurately and vaguely describes a gap in practice or practice change, or it is missing.

45 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeExplain the activities you will lead in order to support the gap in practice or practice change.

40 to >35.0 pts

Excellent

The response accurately and clearly explains in detail which lead activities will support the gap in practice or practice change.

35 to >31.0 pts

Good

The response accurately explains which lead activities will support the gap in practice or practice change.

31 to >27.0 pts

Fair

The response inaccurately or vaguely explains which lead activities will support the gap in practice or practice change.

27 to >0 pts

Poor

The response inaccurately and vaguely explains which lead activities will support the gap in practice or practice change, or it is missing.

40 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWritten Expression and Formatting – Paragraph Development and Organization: Paragraphs make clear points that support well-developed ideas, flow logically, and demonstrate continuity of ideas. Sentences are carefully focused—neither long and rambling nor short and lacking substance. A clear and comprehensive purpose statement and introduction is provided which delineates all required criteria.

5 to >4.0 pts

Excellent

Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards for flow, continuity, and clarity. … A clear and comprehensive purpose statement, introduction, and conclusion is provided which delineates all required criteria.

4 to >3.5 pts

Good

Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards for flow, continuity, and clarity 80% of the time. Purpose, introduction, and conclusion of the assignment is stated, yet is brief and not descriptive.

3.5 to >3.0 pts

Fair

Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards for flow, continuity, and clarity 60%–79% of the time. … Purpose, introduction, and conclusion of the assignment is vague or off topic.

3 to >0 pts

Poor

Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards for flow, continuity, and clarity < 60% of the time. … No purpose statement, introduction, or conclusion was provided.

5 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWritten Expression and Formatting – English writing standards: Correct grammar, mechanics, and proper punctuation

5 to >4.0 pts

Excellent

Uses correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation with no errors.

4 to >3.5 pts

Good

Contains a few (1 or 2) grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors.

3.5 to >3.0 pts

Fair

Contains several (3 or 4) grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors.

3 to >0 pts

Poor

Contains many (≥ 5) grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors that interfere with the reader’s understanding.

5 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWritten Expression and Formatting – The paper follows correct APA format for title page, headings, font, spacing, margins, indentations, page numbers, parenthetical/in-text citations, and reference list.

5 to >4.0 pts

Excellent

Uses correct APA format with no errors.

4 to >3.5 pts

Good

Contains a few (1 or 2) APA format errors.

3.5 to >3.0 pts

Fair

Contains several (3 or 4) APA format errors.

3 to >0 pts

Poor

Contains many (≥ 5) APA format errors.

5 pts

Total Points: 100

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