Introduction of topic, utilizing research and citing sources. Include thesis statement.
Why is this new technology important in your setting?
What variables might play a role in the need for this technology?
What are the implications for nurses, individuals, the community, and the healthcare system if this new technology is implemented? If it is not implemented? Include both economic and health costs.
Plan and implementation of plan for use of technology
Should have Measurable goals – ex- a 10% reduction in time spent on task X, versus “reduced time spent on task X”
How will you measure?
In what population will you apply the plan?
When would you measure to see if the plan was effective?
What is your solution and why do you believe it would be effective? Cite sources to support your claims.
Note any perceived barriers to change.
Teaching-learning strategies to show others how to use the new technology
How would you gain any needed funding, community support, supplies?
Be concrete about where, with what population, and when you would present this information and implement the change
How would you implement the plan? For example, if you are doing a teach, would you use a PowerPoint?
What barriers to you anticipate and how would you overcome them?
Evaluation of the plan
What information would tell you that the plan is successful?
Would you continue to monitor the success of the plan? If so, at what intervals?
What would need to be in place for the plan to continue to succeed?
How would you know if you needed to make changes?
Can you find any sources that propose an alternate solution?
Your recommendations for change
A summary of why the issue is important
Implications for the future: additional research needed? If so, what kind? Additional funding needed? Changes in practice needed?
APA format, at least 3 references. Two must be nursing journal articles within the last five years.
All areas listed above must have their own section heading
All headings, citations, and references must be correctly formatted
Perform spelling and grammar check
Consider using the SWOSU Writing Center
See information in RN to BSN Central on academic writing tips
Please review the module in RN to BSN Central on academic dishonesty and plagiarism. This is mandatory reading before you turn in your final informatics project and covers both plagiarism of others and self-plagiarism!
Assistance with APA format and Citations
Please visit the following sites for assistance with:
Purdue Owl guide to APA formatting and style (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Assistance with grammar (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
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Evaluating internet sources (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.