Evaluate a patient-centered clinical protocol or policy using evidence-based practice and a nursing theory

MODULE C-PART II: Patient-Centered Protocol/Policy Assignment
The purpose of Module C-Part II is to allow students an opportunity to assess an existing hospital or
clinical policy/protocol by using an existing nursing theory. This is a short one page written
assignment that connects nursing theory with protocols/policies existing within facilities.
1) Evaluate a patient-centered clinical protocol or policy using evidence-based practice and a
nursing theory.
2) Describe relevant theories that support inter-professional collaborative practice.
Required Resources
American Psychological Association (APA). Publication manual of the American Psychological
Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association
Masters, K. (2015). Nursing Theories: A framework for professional practice (2nd ed.). Burlington, MA:
Jones & Bartlett Learning.
Module C Textbook and other Readings:
 Chapters based upon selected theorist/theory
 Hospital or other facility policy/protocol
 Additional literature, i.e. journal articles, etc
NOTE: IF you currently do not work in a health care facility, you can access generic hospital
policies/protocols online. You may use one of these published policies/protocols for this assignment.
You will need to cite it in your reference list.
Learning Activities
o Examine a patient centered protocol/policy at the facility where you practice that incorporates
evidence-based practice and possibly a theoretical framework (theory of nursing).
 If the patient-centered protocol/policy doesn’t formally mention/include a theoretical
framework (nursing theory), then make recommendations for which theoretical framework
(nursing theory) would be appropriate to guide the policy for nursing practice. Indicate why
you believe that the theory you selected could improve the policy and why. Lastly, re-write
the policy with theory included and cited with references.
 This is an assignment that totals three pages. Use the first page to copy (with citation and
proper reference) the policy/protocol as noted in the facility. The second page are your
thoughts and example of how to improve this policy/protocol based on incorporating theory
into it. The third page is a reference list.
 NOTE: A policy/protocol generally outlines the care that will be provided to patients in a
designated area of practice. Theories do not describe how a procedure is performed, but
offer foundational knowledge to understand underlying dynamics occurring within
patients and/or the setting.