Melynk and Fineout-Overholt (2011) note that there are seven steps to the evidence-based practice (EBP) process.


The first step is to cultivate a spirit of inquiry. To encourage this spirit of inquiry, you are asked in this discussion to: ? Identify a problem or issue from within your specialty area that you feel needs to be improved upon. The Doctor of Nursing Practice site ( provides many examples of these projects. The list below may help focus your thoughts. o Educational program o Evidence-based healthcare policy change o Evidence-based clinical issue or protocol for specific disease/condition? Discuss the relevance of the issue from your perspective (not the literature at this juncture) in relation to your selected advanced role option. o What piqued your interest about this issue or problem? o How does it relate to your area of specialization? o What gave you the idea that evidence exists to support this change? See “note” below. o Provide a rationale as to why this will be an evidence-based project to improve outcomes and not generate new evidence (research). Please remember that the project will not be implemented during this course and no data will be collected. The outcome of this course is to complete a project proposal only.=======