Being involved as change agents in our practice is a component in the professional role of the nurse. How does quality improvement (QI), evidence-based practice (EBP), and research differ? How are they connected? Please include a quality improvement project you have been involved with, or aware of within your nursing practice. What is the purpose of benchmarking? How is benchmarking valuable or not valuable?
Initial post must be an in-depth critical analysis of a quality improvement project. How was the issue identified? What stakeholders were or should have been involved and why? How was information collected? Evaluated? Outcome?
If not involved in a QI project, what change in your nursing practice would benefit from a QI project and why? How would you move forward with a QI project?
A minimum of one peer-reviewed reference to support your understanding is required.
I have included informative articles to further your understanding.
Balakas, K., & Smith, J. (2016, July/September). Evidence based practice and quality improvement in nursing education. The Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing, 30(3), 191-194. https://doi.org/10.1097/JPN.0000000000000197
How does the registered nurse use guided research in the clinical setting?
Based upon your readings and your experience in practice, how has research guided your practice? Why is guided research utilized? Provide examples and/or share your experience in your involvement in guided research. As you review this course, you will notice a peer-reviewed reference is required to support and validate your opinions, thinking, your ideas, and understanding. What is the value of a reference being peer-reviewed?
Initial posts must be well-developed demonstrating an in-depth understanding of the key concepts. A minimum of one peer-reviewed reference to support your thinking is required.
I have included articles to further your understanding.
Tingen, M. S., Burnett, A., Murchison, R., & Zhu, H. (2009). The importance of nursing research. Journal of Nursing Education, 48(3), 167-170. Retrieved from https://search-proquest-
Kelly, J., Sadeghieh, T., & Adeli, K. (2014, October). Peer review in scientific publications: Benefits, critiques, & a survival guide. The Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine,25(3), 227-243. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4975196/