Part 1: Problem Identification and Description
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?
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. (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. The population is adults, in a psychiatric inpatient facility, in Miami, Florida. In this setting follow instructions pick a topic that covers everything asked in the instructions and follow the syllabus. )
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?
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.