The assignment must be completed by Sunday, 11:59 p.m. (MT) at the end of Week 5. This assignment is worth 17.5% of your overall grade. See the details for this assignment below and in the Module titled Course Resources.
Note: The purpose of the MSN project proposal is to translate evidence currently found in the literature into practice within the chosen specialty track. Due to the research complexity, time involvement, and implications regarding human subjects, drug studies are not acceptable areas of interest for a MSN project.
The process for affecting positive change to improve practice outcomes can start with either the identification of an area of interest or the identification of a potential or existing practice problem. Selecting an area of interest helps to define a direction of further inquiry. The purpose of this assessment is for students to identify and discuss an area of interest specific to their selected specialty track. Students will identify a common practice problem related to the selected area of interest and provide a recommendation to affect positive change.
Through this assessment, the student will meet the following Course Outcomes.
CO 1: Examine roles and competencies of master’s-prepared nurses essential to performing as leaders and advocates of holistic, safe, and quality care.
CO 3: Analyze essential skills needed to lead within the context of complex systems.
CO 4: Explore the process of scholarship engagement to improve health and healthcare outcomes in various settings.
Total Points Possible
This assessment is worth 175 points.
Submit your file(s) by 11:59 p.m. MT Sunday at the end of Week 5.
Criteria for Content
Review literature or reflect on an experience that is related to common concepts and topics specific to your identified specialty track. Information on common topics for specific specialty tracks is located in Course Resources. Reflect on an area of passion that facilitated your specialty track selection. Identify a common issue/concern related to your identified area of interest.
In a PowerPoint Presentation, address the following:
Introduction to presentation
Explain the importance of master’s-prepared nurses conducting evidence-based projects related to nursing practice and profession.
Discuss a model for developing an evidence-based project
Include illustration (diagram) of model
Identify specialty track and reasons for selecting this area of study
Introduce area of interest
Discuss what is known about the concept or topic
Provide common themes, ideas, or facts found in literature
Identify a common issue/concern related to your identified area of interest. Provide a recommendation for positive change related to the identified issue/concern.
Consider factors that might influence the recommended change
Identify at least two (2)internal factors that have the potential to influence the change.
Identify at least two (2)external factors that have the potential to influence the change.
Identify two (2)AACN Master’s Essentials that address or support an evidence-based project related to your area of interest.
Conclusion to presentation
Preparing the paper
Application: Use Microsoft Power Point™ to create the PowerPoint presentation.
Length: The PowerPoint presentation must be 12 total slides(excluding title and reference slides).
Speaker notes are used and include in-text citations when applicable.
A minimum of four (4)scholarly literature references must be used.
Submission: Submit your file: Last name_First initial_Wk5Assessment_Area of Interest.