Nursing Education and Training Task

Nursing Education and Training Task

Nursing Education and Training Task

While the implementation plan prepares students to apply their research to the problem or issue they have identified for their capstone project change proposal, the literature review enables students to map out and move into the active planning and development stages of the project.

A literature review analyzes how current research supports the PICOT, as well as identifies what is known and what is not known in the evidence. Students will use the information from the earlier PICOT Question Paper and Literature Evaluation Table assignments to develop a 750-1,000 word review that includes the following sections:

Title page

Introduction section

  1. A comparison of research questions
  2. A comparison of sample populations
  3. A comparison of the limitations of the study

A conclusion section, incorporating recommendations for further research. Evidence-based practice (EBP) enlists a PICOT question to highlight the main issue and proposed evidence-based solution. The identified nursing issue is the lack of updated training and techniques to promote nurses’ practice. Based on this problem and proposed solution, the PICOT question formulated is: Among nurses working in primary care settings (P), what is the impact of training in updated techniques and procedures (I) compared to standard practice (C) on the patients-perceived quality of care (O) within three months of intervention (T)?


Evidence-Based Solution

The evidence-based recommendation is to provide nurses with current training in nursing care practices. These methods and practices emphasize safeguards, avoidance, and bettering patient outcomes (Chaghari et al., 2017). It is intended that after receiving training in these methods and procedures, nurses will deliver higher-quality care. Patients’ subjective perceptions of quality will be used to evaluate this. With the overarching goal of raising the standard of care, the solution will work to enhance the way that care is now provided by incorporating trends in disease prevention, safety, and patient health outcomes.

Nursing Intervention

Nursing interventions expected from the project are an improvement of current nursing practices based on training provided to nurses on current healthcare quality and improvement. Nurses will independently implement healthcare interventions to improve patient safety. These interventions are varied but essentially, they will be implementing the EBP process. In EBP, nurses access evidence on practice, use their clinical expertise, and integrate patient preferences in clinical decision-making (Horntvedt et al., 2018). This may apply to many healthcare interventions including researching new nursing models and interventions to reduce patient safety incidents. Nevertheless, the nursing intervention to be implemented will be training in new techniques and procedures.

Patient Care

The impact of the proposed solution on patient care is positive and it is anticipated that there will be an improvement in patient care processes. Primarily, the intervention will enable nurses to implement updated EBP in the care for their patients. Patient care will be influenced by the knowledge and skills gained from the training intervention. The care process will include evidence-based interventions which will assist the nurses in improving health outcomes of their patients through adaptable care processes. Therefore, the expected outcome is that patient care processes will be informed by EBP and consequently lead to improved health outcomes for the patients.

Health Care Agency

The main health care agency involved in improving nursing education and the proposed solution is the US Department of Education. This agency defines the curriculum and regulations for different nursing programs and licensure requirements. The agency defines the minimum program requirements and hence is in control of nursing curricula (National Council of States Boards of Nursing, n.d.). Findings from the capstone project can be shared with the Department of Education to promote knowledge on necessary areas for revising to enhance education standards. Collaborating with the department can also enhance educational standards in all nursing programs as well as training for certain licensure requirements to ensure high levels of health standards are upheld throughout. Nursing Education and Training Task

Nursing Practice

Lastly, the solution will improve nursing practice in general by providing the education, knowledge, and competence needed for high quality of care. The proposed solution trains nurses to improve their approach to patient care and adopt evidence-based practice in dealing with patients. This training improves the standards of nursing by first recognizing diverse means of approaching nursing challenges in care. It also improves the profession by focusing on continuous improvement of nurses’ abilities and professionalism. Generally, the evidence-based solution has a positive impact on nurses’ work as well as care provided to patients.


Chaghari, M., Saffari, M., Ebadi, A., & Ameryoun, A. (2017). Empowering education: A new model for in-service training of nursing staff. Journal of Advances in Medical Education & Professionalism, 5(1), 26.

Horntvedt, M. E. T., Nordsteien, A., Fermann, T., & Severinsson, E. (2018). Strategies for teaching evidence-based practice in nursing education: A thematic literature review. BMC Medical Education, 18(1), 1-11.

National Council of States Boards of Nursing. (n.d.). Education initiatives.