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Problem Identification and Description Using PICOT Format

Problem Identification and Description Using PICOT Format

i. Identify and describe the problem in clear and concise language. To help you

think about what problem you might choose, keep in mind the health or nursing

problems of the patient population(s) you currently serve, those you encountered

in your clinical courses, or those you plan to work with in the future.

• Describe the clinical setting.

• Describe the service area for the clinic and population groups who attend the

clinic services.

• What kinds of problems do you see in the clinic?

ii. Give a clear, explicit statement of the problem and target population, as well as

the background of the specific problem relative to the clinical setting.

• Is it broad enough that you can analyze it from many theoretical and conceptual

points of view and make suitable plans to address the problem from a number of

perspectives?

• Is it of enough interest to you that you are willing to spend most of the semester

thinking about it, assessing all its dimensions, planning in detail how to address

it, and designing a detailed intervention and evaluation plan?

iii. Describe the significance of the evidence-based project that could be implemented in the selected setting to the nursing profession. Ask yourself why it is important to you. Consider your own clinical interest.

• Describe clinical observations that point out the knowledge gap, clinical gap, etc. • Describe the significant research in the area that has been done that delineates

the gap in our knowledge.

Your paper should be 3–4 pages in length, not including the cover or reference pages. You must reference a minimum of 3 scholarly sources in your paper.

Use the current APA format to style your paper and to cite your sources.

See your Change Project Writing Assignment Resources folder for PICOT resources.

Review the rubric for more information on how the assignment will be graded.

NURS_691A_DE – NURS 691-A Rubric Week 2: Problem Identification and Description Using PICOT Format

NURS_691A_DE – NURS 691-A Rubric Week 2: Problem Identification and Description Using PICOT

Format

Criteria Ratings Pts

This criterion is linked to a

Learning Outcome Critical

Analysis 33.75 to >27.67 pts

Meets Expectations

Presents a thorough and insightful analysis of the

chosen topic/problem. Describes the problem

thoroughly, including the target population and

history/background information at the assigned

clinic or hospital. The significance and applicability

to nursing is included and well presented.

33.75

pts

This criterion is linked to a

Learning Outcome Content 33.75 to >27.67 pts

Meets Expectations

Includes an appropriate topic identification

related to an advanced practice nursing issue or

practice problem of concern. The population is

fully defined and present in the research

question. Includes specific interventions,

identifies comparisons, and presents appropriate

outcomes in a timely manner for the question.

Overall, it is a well-built question using the PICOT

format.

33.75

pts

This criterion is linked to a

Learning Outcome APA

Format/Mechanics 7.5 to >6.15 pts

Meets Expectations

Follows all the requirements related to format,

length, source citations, and layout. Assignment is

free of spelling and grammatical errors.

7.5 pts

Total Points: 75

You can use the urgent care setting or maybe others. (my idea)

  • Week 2: Problem Identification and Description Using PICOT Format