Evaluation of an Evidence-Based Project 

 

Think about the details expressed in your DNP Project Proposal, which was submitted during NURS 8410. In that document, you described your plan for evaluating your DNP Project. Which evaluation method(s) did you select for your project? What new insights associated with the evaluation of your DNP Project have you gained since you developed your DNP Project Proposal?

For this Discussion, you examine your identified evaluation methods and consider how appropriate they now seem for your DNP Project. As you do this, think about principles of evidence-based practice and appropriate theoretical frameworks that relate to this assessment of your evaluation plan. If there are circumstances that prevent you from assessing your DNP Project evaluation plan, you may complete this Discussion using a different evidence-based project.

To prepare:

  • Review      the examples of evaluation presented in the Miake-Lye et al. and McNabney      et al. articles listed in the Learning Resources. Also, consider the      evaluation strategies suggested by Dr. Mauk in the Weeks 4 and 5 media      presentation.
  • Analyze      the evaluation plan you developed as part of your DNP Project Proposal.      Which evaluation method(s) did you identify for your project?
  • If      you have already concluded the evaluation phase of your DNP Project, what      would you do differently—specific to the evaluation plan—if you could?
  • If      possible, compare your project with similar evidence-based projects      presented in other articles from your review of the literature.      Specifically, look at others who had a similar research question or      intervention but evaluated it differently. Consider similarities and      differences in outcomes of these projects. What insights related to your      project does this analysis provide?
  • For      this Discussion, you may also consider the evaluation of other      evidence-based projects implemented in your practicum setting. Discuss      this topic with individuals in your practicum setting to strengthen your      understanding of the evaluation of these projects.

By tomorrow Wednesday 6/19, write a minimum of 550 words essay in APA format and at least three scholarly references (see list of required readings below) that includes the level one headers as numbered below:

Post a cohesive response that addresses the following:

1) Describe the strengths and limitations of the evaluation plan for your DNP Project or another evidence-based project. 

2) Share insights and opportunities for improvement that can inform future evidence-based projects.

Required Readings

Oermann, M. H., & Hays, J. C. (2016). Writing for publication in nursing (3rd ed.). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.

  • Chapter      12, “References” 

In this chapter, the authors focus on citing references for a manuscript and preparing a reference list.

  • Chapter      13, “Tables and Figures” 

Chapter 13 supplies guidelines for when to prepare tables and figures and how to develop them.

Continue reading this text as you work on your DNP Project scholarly product for dissemination.

Christenbery, T. L. (2011). Manuscript peer review: A guide for advanced practice nurses. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 23(1), 15–22.  

This article describes the peer review process and supplies suggestions for reviewing research-based manuscripts. Use this article as you prepare for Weeks 8 and 9, which focus on disseminating findings through publications.

Miake-Lye, I. M., Amulis, A., Saliba, D., Shekelle, P. G., Volkman, L. K., & Ganz, D. A. (2011). Formative evaluation of the telecare falls prevention project for older veterans. BMC Health Services Research, 11(1), 119–127.  

This article details the results of a theory-driven program that was implemented to reduce fall rates at a health care facility.

McNabney, M. K., Willging, P. R., Fried, L. P., & Durso, S. C. (2009). The “continuum of care” for older adults: Design and evaluation of an educational series. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 57(6), 1088–1095.  

In this article, the authors detail a 9-week educational series designed to review the evidence-based and practical aspects of implementing key services in the care of older adults.

Required Media

Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive Producer). (2012c). Evaluating an evidence-based practice project. Baltimore, MD: Author.

Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 4 minutes.

How do you evaluate an evidence-based practice project? In this media segment, Dr. Kris Mauk shares how she evaluated her DNP Project outcomes and provides insights and thought-provoking questions to guide the evaluation process.