Policy Review

Submitter Information

Author: Angela Bordelon, RN, MSN, CNE
Title: Assistant Professor of Nursing
Institution: Louisiana State University of Alexandria
Email: angelab@lsua.edu
Coauthors: Martha McMillan, MSN-Ed, RNC-EFM

Competency Category(s)
Evidence-Based Practice, Informatics, Safety

Learner Level(s)
New Graduates/Transition to Practice, Pre-Licensure ADN/Diploma, Pre-Licensure BSN, RN to BSN, Staff Development

Learner Setting(s)
Classroom, Clinical Setting, Skills or Simulation Laboratories

Strategy Type
Paper Assignments

Learning Objectives

1. Demonstrate effective use of technology to select evidence-based articles from peer-reviewed nursing
journals. (Informatics, EBP)
2. Examine evidence-based article to determine outcome of research. (EBP, QI)
3. Compare/contrast evidence-based practice with current nursing practice. (EBP, QI, Safety)

Strategy Overview

This teaching strategy is designed to teach students how to verify if policies utilized in healthcare facilities are congruent with current evidence-based practice. The policy is selected from a clinical facility. Once approved, students are to examine 3 research-based articles related to the policy to determine if the policy is current with the evidence. The student must then provide no more than a 2-page summary of each article consisting of a 1-2 paragraph summary of the research purpose and conclusion, 1-2 paragraphs summarizing a comparison/contrast of the policy with the research, and a 1-2 paragraph conclusion stating if the policy is in agreement with the current research or not.

The project can be submitted electronically or in a 1-inch binder to include: title page, rubric, copy of policy, articles, summaries, and reference page. All written documents must follow APA guidelines.

Submitted Materials


Additional Materials

Policy Review Project Guidelines (attached)
Policy Review Rubric (attached)

Evaluation Description

Evaluation of the learning objectives is accomplished through earning a passing grade on the written project by use of a rubric.