Application 3: Becoming a Leader in the Translation of Evidence to Practice



Application 3: Becoming a Leader in the Translation of Evidence to Practice
Application 3: Becoming a Leader in the Translation of Evidence to Practice

This week you begin working on Application 3. As a nurse engaged in advanced practice, you have the exciting opportunity to be a leader in translating evidence into practice.

For this first section of Application 3, consider the economic and financial implications of addressing your EBP Assignment issue. In addition, reflect on your leadership skills. As a DNP-prepared nurse, you are expected to employ the principles of business, finance, and health policy in the development of initiatives that will improve the quality of care delivered.

Prepare for this week’s section of Application 3 as follows:

Continue (from this week’s Discussion) to evaluate the new strategies you developed to address your selected issue and the potential economic impact.
Review Chapter 6 in the course text, Translation of Evidence Into Nursing and Health Care Practice, and ask yourself the following: How are these activities enhancing my leadership skills? How does translating evidence enable me, as a leader, to affect or strengthen health care delivery and my nursing practice?
You will build on this Application next week as you look at advancing new approaches to practice through the policy process.

By Day 7 of Week 7 of Application 3: Becoming a Leader in the Translation of Evidence to Practice
Application 3 is due. You do not need to submit anything this week.

Practicum for Application 3: Becoming a Leader in the Translation of Evidence to Practice
Continue to keep a time log and journal of your practicum experiences. See the Practicum Guidelines located in the Practicum area of the Course Overview page for a complete description of the practicum.

By Day 7 of Week 7
Reminder: You will submit your time log and a journal entry in Week 7.

Week in Review for Application 3: Becoming a Leader in the Translation of Evidence to Practice
This week, you evaluated economic impacts of new practice strategies and integrated theoretical foundations in developing evidence-based practice strategies. You also appraised your personal growth in leadership skills.

Next week, you will explore how to utilize the concepts presented in earlier weeks to advocate for health care policy to improve health-related outcomes.

NURS 8410 Week 6: The Application of New Practice Approaches, Part I
The first several weeks of this course have presented the foundational information necessary for you and your colleagues to develop new practice strategies. Think of the EBP Assignment issue that you have been addressing in this course. How could you synthesize the evidence you reviewed for Application 2 and what you have learned in this course to create a new approach?

This week you formulate evidence-based practice strategies designed to promote health care quality, and develop a plan for evaluating these strategies as well. As you begin Application 3, you consider the financial and economic impact of implementing these new strategies. As you continue your practicum experience, you are asked to reflect on your leadership skills and your ability to integrate business, finance, and health policy principles in the development of initiatives that will improve the quality of care delivered.

Learning Objectives
Students will:
Integrate theoretical foundations in the development of evidence-based practice strategies
Evaluate the potential economic impact of new practice strategies that address a selected specialty issue
Appraise personal growth in leadership skills
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Learning Resources
Note: To access this week’s required library resources, please click on the link to the Course Readings List, found in the Course Materials section of your Syllabus.

Required Readings
White, K. M., Dudley-Brown, S., & Terharr, M. F. (2016). Translation of evidence into nursing and health care practice (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Springer.

Chapter 6, “Translation of Evidence for Leadership”

Balakas, K., Sparks, L., Steurer, L., & Bryant, T. (2013). An outcome of evidence-based practiced education: Sustained clinical decision-making among bedside nurses. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 28, 479-485.

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

Brown, D.S. (2012). Interview with quality leaders: Dr. Donna E. Shalala and Dr. Linda Burnes Bolton on the committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation initiative on the future of nursing at the Institute of Medicine. Journal for Healthcare Quality, 24(4), 40-44.

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

Brandt, B., Lutfiyya, M.N., King, J.A., & Chioresco, C. ( 2014). A scoping review of interprofessional collaborative practice and education using the lens of the Triple Aim. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 28(5), 393-399.

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

Grindel, C.G. (2016). Clinical leadership: A call to action. Med-Surg Nursing, 25(1), 9-16.

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

Mannix, J., Wilkes, L, & Daly, J. (2015). Grace under fire: Aesthetic leadership in clinical nursing, Journal of Clinical Nursing, 24, 2649-2658.

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

Stetler, C.B., Ritchie, J.A., Rycroft-Malone, J., & Charns, M.P. (2014). Leadership for evidence-based practice: Strategic and functional behaviors for institutionalizing EBP. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, 11(4), 219-226.

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.


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