Your Experiential Learning Project (ELP) required you to become a change agent.
Your Experiential Learning Project (ELP) required you to become a change agent. You selected a problem that was professionally or personally important to you, researched the problem, and developed a plan of action that included strategies for success, stakeholders and resources by linking a QSEN competency. Now it is time to put it all together. You may use the information from your weeks 1-3 templates – but do not just copy and paste – synthesize all of your information.
For this assignment you will write a minimum of a 5 page paper (no more than 5 pages, not including the title page, abstract, or reference page) connecting all of your links. Your paper should be in strict APA format including citations and references, and an abstract is required for this paper. You may use first person, but limited use.
Your paper should include:
Abstract – format per APA – please note, the abstract is on a separate page and not indented. An abstract is a self-contained, short, and powerful statement that describes a larger work. Components vary according to discipline. An abstract of a social science or scientific work may contain the scope, purpose, results, and contents of the work.
Paper title – use the title of your paper for your introduction heading
The Problem – frame the problem; discuss the scope, duration, and history with supporting evidence
Supportive Organization – the organization you selected that supports your project
Second Solution – your back-up plan. What if you could not implement the solution you chose? How else could you address the problem? You are not expected to have actually done this, just describe how it might be
Implementation – implementing and evaluating your second solution (the plan of how you would implement and evaluate)
Overall Project Evaluation – this overall evaluation should briefly describe the implementation of your actual project. Were there any barriers? Surprises? Include what the overall experience of the project was like; how did you learn and grow, has your professional practice been impacted by this experience, will you use this experience as a change agent moving forward? Include examples of your statements.
Preceptor Experience – explain your work together
Conclusion – the conclusion should provide a brief synopsis of the paper, but does not require a heading
Please note – APA points will be deducted for missing headings.
Most successful final papers have between 9 and 12 references.
Follow the tips in this announcement and the rubric. The maximum length is 5 pages; up to 3 points will be deducted for over length. The length excludes the title page, abstract, and reference page. Your writing should be succinct. Plan a second solution (nurses always have a back-up plan). Please remember, the implementation section should discuss the implementation of the proposed second solution and an evaluation plan.
Minimum of eight (9) total references: one (1) reference from required course materials and seven (2) peer-reviewed references – you may use the ones from your templates in weeks 1-3. All references must be no older than five years (unless making a specific point using a seminal piece of information)
Peer-reviewed references include references from professional data bases such as PubMed or CINHAL applicable to population and practice area, along with evidence based clinical practice guidelines. Examples of unacceptable references are Wikipedia, UpToDate, Epocrates, Medscape, WebMD, hospital organizations, insurance recommendations, & secondary clinical databases.
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