Purpose The purpose of this PowerPoint assignment is to promote evidence-based practice within
the nursing profession. The assignment provides the opportunity to examine barriers to EBP,
facilitators for EBP, ranking system for the level of evidence, and identify a change theory
framework that can guide implementation of evidence into practice. The student will review
the literature for current evidence to ensure up-to-date nursing practice.
This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes:
1. Describe evidence-based practice (EBP) and its foundational concepts. (PO1)
7. Implement best practice to the clinical problem including consideration of the
nursing metaparadigm and nursing leadership. (PO6)
8. Evaluate current practice and policies related to current evidence. (PO1, PO6)
Assignment Total Points This PowerPoint assignment is worth a total of 200 points.
Assignment In this assignment, the student will examine evidence-based practice and develop a
PowerPoint presentation that includes an introduction, barriers to EBP, facilitators
for EBP, ranking system for the level of evidence, and a change theory framework that
can guide implementation of evidence into practice, as well as supporting literature.
Guidelines for Content
1. Create a PowerPoint presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint.
2. Develop the following slides for your PowerPoint presentation.
a. Introduction (1-2 slides)
â€¢ Describe the purpose of the presentation.
b. Identify the Four Barriers to Evidence-Based Practice (4 slides)
â€¢ Identify four barriers to evidenced-based practice and place each
barrier on a separate slide and briefly describe the barrier.
c. Identify Two Facilitators of Evidenced-Based Practice (2 slides)
â€¢ Identify two categories of facilitators that promote evidence-based practice
and place on one slide. (1 slide)
â€¢ Provide two examples of how they can facilitate EBP and place examples on
one slide. (1 slide)
d. Identify the 7 Levels of Evidence of the Ranking System to classify Evidence and
briefly state what is important about each level. (3-7 slides)
e. From the list below, select one of the change theories that can guide systematic
implementation of EBP and identify the steps/phases/stages of the change theory.
1) Lewinâ€™s Theory of Planned Change
2) Lippittâ€™s Phases of Change Theory
3) Rogersâ€™s Diffusion of Innovations Theory
f. From the articles listed below, select the article that matches your change theory
you selected in Step 2 e. above and:
1) identify the outcome of the article and
2) briefly state how the article used the theory. (2 slides)
(Each full article is available under Week 5 Module.)
Article 1- Lewinâ€™s Theory of Planned Change
Evans, J., Ball, L. S., & Wicher, c. (2016) Implementation of medical orders for life-
sustaining treatment. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 20(1), 74-8-78.
Article 2- Lippittâ€™s Phases of Change Theory
Ciobanu, C., Latimer, S., & Gillespie, B. M. (2018). Establishing a new cardiac surgery
in an Australian university hospital: Pitfalls and Lessons learned: using change
management to implement a new surgical service. The Journal of Perioperative
Nursing in Australia, 31(3), 35-35.
Article 3 – Rogersâ€™s Diffusion of Innovations Theory
Zhang, X., Yu, P., Yan, J. Ton, A. M., & Spil, I. (2015). Using diffusion of innovation
theory to understand the factors impacting patient acceptance and use of
consumer e-health innovations: A case study in a primary care clinic. BMC
Health Services Research, 15(71), 1-15. doi:10.1186/s12913-015-0726-2
g. List the reference in APA format on your reference slide. (1 slide)
Format for PowerPoint
1. Text Guidelines
â€¢ Adhere to 6 x 6 Rule
o No more than 6 words per line.
o No more than 6 lines per slide.
â€¢ Times New Roman or Verdana.
â€¢ Font point size between 14 and 24, preferably.
â€¢ If using graphics or picture, limit one per slide (Graphics or pictures not needed—***
for this presentation.)
2. What to Avoid on a Slide?
â€¢ Avoid long sentences.
â€¢ Avoid fancy, script type fonts because they are hard to read.
â€¢ Avoid abbreviations and acronyms.
â€¢ Do not use all capital letters because the word is difficult to read.
3. Adhere to APA format.
Christenbery, T. L. (2018).Evidence-based practice in nursing. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company, LLC.