DNP graduates are prepared to assume leadership roles in healthcare, identify clinical practice problems, translate evidence into
practice, and implement and evaluate evidence-based solutions to positively impact patient and population outcomes.
The student will write a scholarly paper that identifies a clinical problem and clinical site to address the problem. The paper will
define evidence-based practice (EBP) and the problem/population, intervention, comparison, and outcomes (PICO) framework for
addressing clinical practice problems, identify a clinical practice problem and provide a one sentence problem statement, describe the
problem’s significance, and ask a clinical question in PICO format that can guide inquiry for EBP solution(s).
*Please note: If entering NSG 7431 Project I: Mentored Scholarship next semester, the identified clinical practice problem for this
assignment should be about the practice problem to be addressed by the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) project.
*If not entering NSG 7431 next semester, identify and discuss any clinical practice problem that should be addressed by an EBP
intervention for this assignment.
Students will develop a scholarly paper that addresses the following criteria:
1. Define evidence-based practice (EBP).
2. Explain the PICO Framework.
3. Identify a clinical practice problem.
4. Discuss the significance of the clinical practice problem (Background).
5. Write a one sentence problem statement.
6. Use the PICO Framework to construct a one sentence clinical question to drive inquiry for EBP solution(s).
7. Discuss a potential EBP solution that can be applied in the clinical practice setting as a DNP project.
8.The scholarly paper should be in narrative format, 4 to 5 pages in length, excluding the title and reference pages.
9. Include an introductory paragraph, purpose statement, and a conclusion.
10. Include level 1 and 2 headings to organize the paper.
11. Write the paper in third person, not first person (meaning do not use ‘we’ or ‘I’), and in a scholarly manner. To clarify: I,
we, you, me, our may not be used. In addition, describing yourself as the researcher or the author should not be used.
12. Include 4-5 professional peer-reviewed scholarly journal references to support the paper (review in Ulrich Periodical
Directory) that are less than five years old.
13. APA format is required (attention to spelling/grammar, a title page, a reference page, and in-text citations).
HERE IS MY PROPOSED PROBLEM/PICOT QUESTION:
The following is a DNP clinical problem proposed in PICOT format. In Hispanics/Latinos (the patient population), how does adequate screening (experimental intervention) compared with inadequate screening (comparison intervention) affect mortality (the outcome)?
Requirements: narrative format, 4 to 6 pages in length, excluding the title and reference page
provide an outline with this paper as well. I will send a list of textbooks used for this class aswell as it is mentioned in the criteria above.
This is my problem/PICOT question:
The following is a DNP clinical problem proposed in PICOT format. In Hispanics/Latinos (the patient population), how does adequate cancer screening (experimental intervention) compared with inadequate cancer screening (comparison intervention) affect mortality (the outcome)?
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Moreover, there are significant variations in risks in cancer mortality rates by sub-ethnicity. For instance, the Cuban has the highest mortality risks from stomach and liver cancers, while the Mexican has the lowest risks (Pinheiro et al., 2017). Similarly, there are sub-ethnic variations in ovarian cancer mortality, with the Puerto Ricans at the highest risks (Chen et al., 2018). Ovarian cancer-specific death risks are lowest among the Mexicans and the other Latino groups. However, the Ovarian Cancer mortality rates between the Cuban and the Puerto Ricans are not significantly different.