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Strategy Submission

Policy Review


Angela Bordelon



Assistant Professor of Nursing


Martha McMillan, MSN-Ed, RNC-EFM


Louisiana State University of Alexandria


Competency Categories:

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:

TS-270-Attachment-1.Policy-Review-Project-Guidelines.docx -

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.
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