Complete the Organizational Needs Assessment: Practice Gap Identification Table on a healthcare organization of your choice. This will be submitted as
Link (Word doc): Organizational Needs Assessment: Practice Gap Identification Template (Links to an external site.)
Include the following in your paper:
Introduce the topic and establish the importance of an organizational needs assessment.
Present a clear purpose statement.
Create an organizing (outline) statement for the paper that matches the required level 1 headings (except for listing the conclusion).
Problem: Using the information that you gathered on the Organizational Needs Assessment: Practice Gap Identification (Table 1), describe the practice
problem by explaining these elements:
Describe a specific location (hospital unit, community health clinic, surgical suite, primary care practice).
Identify the key stakeholders (decision makers).
Explain the practice problem as would be identified by the stakeholders.
In 1-2 organized paragraphs, summarize your findings table in 1, the Organizational Needs Assessment: Practice Gap Identification. Ensure the table is
placed after the reference list starting on its own page with the heading Table 1.
Practice Question: Define and briefly explain the project’s intended population, evidence-based intervention, and measurable outcomes (PICOT):
Population: Describe the specific characteristics of the population that is the focus of the intervention.
Intervention: Citing evidence listed in the Johns Hopkins Individual Evidence Summary Tool (Table 2) which was initiated in NR-716, describe the evidencebased intervention. There should be a total of three (3) references listed in Table 2 for this assignment. If necessary, add one research study or systematic
review to support your intervention unless one already exists on the table from your previous courses.
Comparison: State “compared to current practice” for the purposes of this assignment.
Outcome. Create and explain specific outcome measurements based on the current evidence you have collected in the Johns Hopkins Individual Evidence
Summary Tool (attached as Table 2). If needed, add one research study or systematic review that supports your proposed outcome measurements. The
source can be the same one that was used to support the intervention as long as it speaks to measurable outcomes. There should be a total of three (3)
references listed in Table 2 for this assignment.
Time: Time frame for the project implementation (Practicum projects are typically 8-10 weeks long).
State the Practice Question. Example: (P) For the critical care team in X hospital’s ICU, (I) does the implementation of the medical sepsis protocol (C)
compared to the current practice (O) reduce the incidence of medical sepsis diagnoses in ICU patients as measured before and after the intervention (T) over
a 10-week period?
Recap the paper’s purpose statement and organizing (outlining) statement of the three level 1 headings (not including the conclusion).
Draw major conclusions from the body of your paper.
Summarize the importance of effective communication for the DNP-prepared nurse in performing the practice gap and problem identification.
Create the reference page.
Ensure each reference has a matching citation.
Include a minimum of three (3) scholarly references (all three references on the Johns Hopkins Table should be included).
Add the completed Table 1 & Table 2 after the reference list. For directions on how to copy a table in Microsoft Word, go to the following link:
Link (webpage): Move or Copy a Table (Links to an external site.)
Table 2, the Johns Hopkins Individual Evidence Summary Tool, is attached (after Table 1) & completely filled out with at least three (3) quantitative research
studies at a minimum. (NOTE: a minimum of three  references should be included on the reference list, including those in Table 2).
Construct your responses using the CARE Plan method.
Use articles greater than 5yrs old please