Professional Nursing Practice

NUR 4827

Benjamin Leon School of Nursing

Miami Dade College

BSN Program

Scholarly Paper and Presentation Guidelines and Rubric



The PICO concept will be established in the scholarly paper and presentation project to reflect a quality improvement perspective that you will present as a scholarly paper then converted to a group presentation.

                  PICO Format for Group Project Presentation

  • Patient, Population or Problem
    • What are the characteristics of the patient or population?
    • What is the condition or disease you are interested in?
  • Intervention or exposure
    • What do you want to do with this patient (e.g. treat, diagnose, observe)?
  • Comparison
    • What is the alternative to the intervention (e.g. placebo, different drug, surgery)?
  • Outcome
    • What are the relevant outcomes (e.g. morbidity, death, complications)?


The scholarly paper and presentation will have references from the various levels of evidence as described in the pyramid of empirical evidence presented by your professor as posted in ANGEL


                             Scholarly Paper & Presentation Content Sequence to Follow


                                 Scholarly Paper Sequence: Must be written in APA Format


                                 Paper will include the following in Sub-Headings:



  • Introduction (10%): The Relevance of the Problem to Healthcare Delivery System when promoting Quality and Safety

Problem Statement (15%): Why is it Personal Area of Interest for Professional Nursing Care?

Ex: Core Measures, National Patient Safety Goals, Negative Clinical Indicators, Unit Based Problems.

What type of data is being presented to reflect the problem in numbers for the past three months? Graphs, tables, fiscal report in numbers.

Goal(s) and Objectives of the Quality Improvement Project (25%): The team will produce data that reflect improvement with reasonable interventions addressing the improved clinical indicators to appropriate benchmark number acceptable to regulatory practice.

  • Action Plan (25%): PICO Format Problem, Intervention, Comparison and Outcome

Level Three Evaluation: Education, Validation and Simulation

  • Conclusion (15%): What was the outcome?  Did the problem resolve and or did the Team’s project improve the situation? What would be the future implications for Nursing Practice and Healthcare Delivery
  • References (10%): From various levels of evidence: SEE PYRAMID BELOW


THE TOPIC TO WRITE SCHOLARLY PAPER IS” Hospital acquired infections and poor patient outcomes”

Below is the format for the scholarly to be accepted by the professor

Homework for a leadership class in bachelor nursing program.

Present a business proposal to a CEO to show him/her how that proposal will eliminate infections acquired from Foley catheter and central line in this hospital. In order to get hired, I have to come up with new plans that will show the CEO that my proposal is successful by comparing my new graphs with a very low percentage or zero infection from Foley catheter and central line. Which will show my plan is better than the previous one that was in place. I have to provide graphs to compare my proposal success of the new plans vs the old plan graph that was in place, after 6 months of trial. This success would get me hired.

The topic is listed as follows: “ Eliminate hospital acquired Foley catheter and central line infection and poor patient outcomes” the homework is required 8 pages, an abstract, an introduction, benchmark of PICO as above APA style, using information from systematic reviews and peer reviews no later than 5 years old with 6 references in a separate page

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