Evidence-Based Practice Change Process


The purpose of this assignment is: To apply a change process using the ACE Star Model of Knowledge Transformation and a systematic review after identifying a clinical topic of concern and related nursing practice issue. The information from the ‘Illustration’ part of our lessons in Weeks 1-6 will mentor you through  this process. Your change process is to be set up as a pilot project.
Course Outcomes
This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes:
CO2: Proposes leadership and collaboration strategies for use with consumers and other
healthcare providers in managing care and/or delegating responsibilities for health promotion,
illness prevention, health restoration and maintenance, and rehabilitative activities. (PO#2)
CO8: Selects evidence for best practices when planning professional nursing care involving
systems, processes, and devices for individuals, families, aggregates and communities. (PO#8)
The assignment is worth 225 points.

Please do not use any of the Nurse Daniel information for your own topic, nursing intervention, or
change project. Nurse Daniel serves as an example only to illustrate the change process.
Please review the infographic as way to guide you in getting started with your assignment:

Developing an Assignment with Integrity (Links to an external site.)
A short tutorial with tips for completing this assignment may be viewed below or by reading the
transcript (Links to an external site.).
EBP Change Process (form)
Download the EBP Change Process form (Links to an external site.) during Week 1.
The use of this specific form is REQUIRED and is due at the end of Week 6.
A short tutorial with tips for completing this assignment may be viewed in the short video above.
Identify a clinical topic and related nursing practice issue you think needs to be changed.
Locate a systematic review on your topic from the CCN Library databases. Be sure this involves
nursing actions.
Work through each step of the ACE Star Model as outlined on the assignment form (Star Points
1-5: Discovery, Summary, Translation, Implementation, and Evaluation). Respond to the
instructions provided on the form.
Follow the activities and thinking of Nurse Daniel in Weeks 1-6 in the ‘Illustration’ part of each
lesson. He will be working through a clinical topic and nursing practice issue to demonstrate a
change (ACE Star Model and systematic review).
Work on a portion of the process each week, as the illustration unfolds.
Please reach out to your instructor for feedback or assistance with your PICOT question as needed.
Required and Additional Background Reading in Weeks 1 and 2 under Readings is available for
more information on the ACE Star Model and the use of systematic reviews.
Please cite any references (in APA format) of your systematic review or other scholarly
document (optional) as needed. Paraphrasing information, rather than quoting, is expected. No
quotes for this assignment please!
For questions about this assignment, please contact your instructor.
Use the grading rubric as a final way to check that all components of the form have been
completed. The rubric is the tool your instructor will use to assess your content.
Before preparing your assignment, please review this “Crediting Sources Made Simple (Links to
an external site.)” resource. This tool is intended to help you understand scholarly writing, APA,
referencing, and crediting. Please reach out to your instructor with any questions as you prepare
your assignment.
**Academic Integrity**

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.

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