Assignment: Quality Improvement
Assignment: Quality Improvement
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This is the first of a two-part assignment. The second part of this assignment will be developed in NURS 495 or NURS 485.
For Part 1, based on the PICOT question you developed and the evidence you obtained in the literature, you will present a literature review based on the findings that address possible interventions for your identified clinical question.
For Part 2, (which will be completed in NURS 495or NURS 485), you will continue to develop your Quality Improvement (QI) Plan. In the second part of the paper, you will utilize the research that you conducted in this class to develop an implementation and evaluation plan for your identified patient care need. This will include identifying a timeline, stakeholders, responsibilities for implementation and feedback, identifying needed resources, outlining budgetary needs and developing an evaluation plan. Further information will be given in NURS 495 or NURS 485 on developing your plan, however it would be helpful to keep the requirements for the second part of the paper in mind when choosing your topic to research.
You can also find helpful information on how to research a PICOT question by visiting this site: https://libguides.umuc.edu/nurs410, and clicking on the tab titled Researching your PICOT question
Please be sure to keep a copy of your paper with your instructor’s comments after the end of the semester. You will be continuing this project in NURS 495 or NURS 485. You will be submitting this paper along with part 2 of your QI project in NURS 495 or NURS 485.
Part 1 should be between 7-10 pages (not including cover page and references). It will be graded with the following rubric:
You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.
Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.
Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.
The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.