Throughout this course you will be developing a formal, Evidence-Based Practice Project Proposal.
The proposal is the plan for an Evidence-Based Practice Project designed to address a problem, issue, or concern in the professional work setting. Although several types of evidence can be used to support a proposed solution, a sufficient and compelling base of support from valid research studies is required as the major component of that evidence. Proposals are submitted in a format suitable for obtaining formal approval in the work setting. Proposals will vary in length depending upon the problem or issue addressed, but they should be between 3,500 and 5,000 words. The cover sheet, abstract, references page, and appendices are not included in the word count. Review the paper template (with abstract) provided in the Student Success Center and “Evidence-Based Practice Project Proposal Format,” located in the Class Resources, for guidance on preparing abstracts.
Section headings and letters for each section component are required. Responses are addressed in narrative form in relation to that section. Evaluation of the proposal in all sections is based upon the extent to which the depth of content reflects graduate-level critical thinking skills.
This project proposal contains six formal sections:
Section A: Problem Descriiption
Section B: Research Support
Section C: Proposed Solution
Section D: Change Model
Section E: Implementation Plan
Section F: Evaluation of Process
Each section (A-F, to be completed in Topics 1-6) was previously submitted as a separate assignment so your instructor could provide feedback for revision (refer to each previous topic for those specific assignments and instructor feedback).
The final paper will consist of the completed project (with revisions to all sections), title page, abstract (review the template with abstract, located in the Student Success Center), reference list, and appendices. Appendices will include a conceptual model for the project, handouts, data and evaluation collection tools, a budget, a timeline, resource lists, and approval forms.
Assessment Descriiption Throughout this course you will be developing a formal,