Explain how theory development, research exploration, and information technology supports the changes you have described.


Prepare for interprofessional stakeholders a 10–12-slide presentation (not including title and reference pages) explaining how nurse leaders can use information technology to improve nursing practices that support and sustain positive patient outcomes. You do not need to actually present your assessment but be sure to include speaker’s notes for each slide.

The dissemination of evidence-based practice outcomes helps nurses build stakeholder engagement and support for the use of information system and technology for health care delivery.

By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:

  • Competency 1: Describe the importance of effective scholarship and evidence-based information to advance the profession of nursing. ◦Describe the basic differences between research (qualitative and quantitative) and evidence-based practice (EBP).

◦Describe how nurse leaders use evidence-based practice to support and sustain patient-care outcomes.

◦Describe how theory development and research exploration supports nursing practice changes that increase positive patient outcome.

  • Competency 3: Explain the use of information management tools and technologies to monitor and improve health care delivery and patient outcomes. ◦Identify a nursing practice that has recently changed in a specific health care setting.

◦Describe how nurse leaders use communication to build interprofessional stakeholder engagements.

  • Competency 4: Communicate in a manner that is consistent with expectations of a nursing professional. ◦Write coherently to support a central idea in appropriate format with correct grammar, usage, and mechanics.


Questions to Consider

To deepen your understanding, you are encouraged to consider the questions below and discuss them with a fellow learner, a work associate, an interested friend, or a member of the business community.

  • How do you manage and lead technology use?
  • What will the future of health care delivery look like as you contemplate technology development?
  • What should nurses be prepared for within the context of technology use to develop improved patient care (from a strategic standpoint)?
  • How do we translate new technology knowledge into patient care to develop evidence-based practice?
  • How do we maintain patient safety and continue to improve patient outcomes as we increase technology use in health care?


Suggested Resources

The following optional resources are provided to support you in completing the assessment or to provide a helpful context.


Library Resources

The following e-books or articles from the Capella University Library are linked directly in this course:

  • Cashin, A., & Cook, R. (Eds.). (2010). Evidence-based practice in nursing informatics: Concepts and applications. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
  • Berner, E. S. (Ed.). (2014). Informatics education in healthcare: Lessons learned. London, UK: Springer.
  • Gerrish, K., & Lacey, A. (2013). Research process in nursing (6th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
  • Cipriano, P. F. (2011). The future of nursing and health IT: The quality elixir. Nursing Economics, 29(5), 286–289, 282.
  • Korhonen, E., Nordman, T., & Eriksson, K. (2014). Technology and its ethics in nursing and caring journals: An integrative literature review. Nursing Ethics, 22(5), 561–576.
  • Kristoffersen, M., & Friberg, F. (2014). The nursing discipline and self-realization. Nursing Ethics, 22(6), 723–733.
  • Karns Payne, L. (2015). Toward a theory of intuitive decision-making in nursing. Nursing Science Quarterly, 28(3), 223–228.


Internet Resources

Access the following resources by clicking the links provided. Please note that URLs change frequently. Permissions for the following links have been either granted or deemed appropriate for educational use at the time of course publication.

  • Microsoft. (n.d.). Add audio to your presentation. Retrieved from https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Add-audio-to-your-presentation-c3b2a9fd-2547-41d9-9182-3dfaa58f1316
  • National Institute of Nursing Research. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.ninr.nih.gov/
  • CITI Program at the University of Miami. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.citiprogram.org/
  • Grove, S. K., Gray, J. R., & Burns, N. (2015). Understanding nursing research: Building an evidence-based practice (6th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.




Assessment Instructions

For this assessment, imagine a group of interprofessional stakeholders involved with patient care in your health care setting would like to increase positive patient outcomes. Nurse leaders have recommended changes in the practice that incorporate informatics and the application of new knowledge into your nursing practices.

You are asked to present a brief overview using PowerPoint (or some other presentation software) to a small group of student nurses. After the session has concluded, the training department would like to use your presentation as a training resource.



Select a nursing practice in your own health care setting that has changed for the better since you first began nursing.


Use the tools in your presentation software to develop a creative and engaging presentation. Use the notes portion of PowerPoint to capture your narrative script for each slide. Include the following in your presentation:

  • Describe briefly an example of a nursing practice that has changed in the last two years.
  • Explain how theory development, research exploration, and information technology supports the changes you have described.
  • Describe the basic differences between research (qualitative and quantitative) and evidence-based practice (EBP).
  • Explain how nurse leaders use communication practices and technology to build interprofessional stakeholder engagements in support of the change you have identified.
  • Describe how nurse leaders use evidence-based practice to support and sustain patient-care outcomes.


Additional Requirements

  • Length: Submit a presentation of 10–12 slides (not including title and reference slides). Include both a title slide and a reference slide with 4–6 Current references (<5 years old) to support your presentation information and ideas.
  • Formatting Guidelines: Create streamlined slides with minimal information. ◦Be precise.

◦Keep bulleted content on one line.

◦Use images instead of words when appropriate.

  • Narrative Script: Use the notes portion to create a detailed narrative for each slide.
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