Module 7: In 600 words  

The instruction says it is related to module 2, so please see the attached Melnyk PowerPoint and the discussion question and the response you provided to me from module 2. Please cover all questions appropriately and use in-text citations. All references used must have in-text citations.

Discussion Board Question:

1. The topic for this week is dissemination of research and evidence for practice. Often visualizing how you might share your work in the future may assist in giving you ideas about the planning and conducting of your project so you will have what you need when ready to share.  It may help you think ahead about your future audience. Share at least three of the ways you may consider disseminating your findings when your DNP project is completed on a local, regional and national level. (Related to MO2). I HAVE ATTACHED THE QUESTION AND WHAT YOU WROTE FOR ME IN THAT MODULE 2.

2.  When integrating and sustaining EBP Melnyk (2019) stated it is important to know about the current barriers and find ways to eliminate persistent barriers in the work environment.
A. Find one peer review article which discusses one of the four models of organizational change discussed in your Melnyk chapter readings;
B. discuss ways to b1. create and b2. sustain an environment for EBP, and
C. share the evaluative outcomes implemented by the authors. 


Submission Instructions:

· Watch the assigned video(s) for this week or read the book section(s) located in 

Module 2: Lecture Materials & Resources

· Before submitting your assignment, make sure you include your name, date, and course number. 

· Please show all your work to receive full credit.

· Only pdf file extensions will be accepted. If you do not have a scanner, you may use a pdf converter application on your phone. Save the file as: Course#.Assignment#.LastName.First (Ex: STA2023.Assignment1.Doe.John)

Module 2: Lecture Materials & Resources


Descriptive Statistics

Read and watch the lecture resources & materials below early in the week to help you respond to the discussion questions and to complete your assignment(s).

(Note: The citations below are provided for your research convenience. You should always cross-reference the current APA guide for correct styling of citations and references in your academic work.)


· Triola, M. (2018). 

· Frequency Distribution Tables and Histograms

· Other Types of Graphs

· Measures of Center

· Measures of Variation

· Measures of Position and Boxplots




Weekly Discussion Board Grading Criteria


Student Points



Demonstrates thorough preparation, synthesis and informed opinion; addresses topic thoroughly; comments/ asks questions that contribute to group learning. Brings appropriate outside materials into the discussion; always listens to and supports the work of others. Meets the deadlines for posting responses as outlined by course requirements. Includes citations in the body of the post as well as references at the end of the post using APA format.

5- 4.5

Demonstrates some preparation and generally addresses topic; comments/asks questions; brings outside materials to class but may lack appropriateness; usually listens to and supports the work of others. May be inconsistent in responses or delayed in response to others. APA formatting errors in citations and references.

4.4 -2.5

Demonstrates inadequate preparation, marginal or off-topic posts, lacks synthesis, and reaffirms existing information, minimal / no contribution to group learning. Posts only within the last 24 hours of the week; rarely supports the efforts, ideas, and work of others. Late or no response to others. Posting lacks citations and references.

2.4- 0



Sound synthesis of material and data analysis from assigned readings and activities; Draws appropriate conclusions; facilitates/stimulates interaction and discussion with peers and instructor. Presents new ideas to the group.

5- 4.5

Faulty or incomplete synthesis and conclusions of data analysis, offers superficial opinion; Responses are limited and may not reflect assigned weekly reading or activities. Interactions and ideas are limited.

4.4 -2.5

Unsatisfactory synthesis of data analysis and conclusions; content not relevant; absence of informed opinion; absence of new ideas; responses are weak and disjointed.

2.4- 0



NKU- DNP Peers’ Posts Needing Responses

Bryan Klein

Question One:  Dissemination of Knowledge

One of the most important aspects of generating nursing evidence—including the translation of evidence into practice as we are trained to do with our Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) project—is sharing that said evidence with the nursing and scientific community, and that process is called dissemination (Melnyk & Fineout-Overholt, 2019).  The most desired option is of course submitting a manuscript for publication in one of the myriad of nursing journals.  Unfortunately, the process can seem daunting and time-consuming, and only about one in ten graduate dissertations ever sees publication (Fischer-Cartlidge, 2020).  Resources such as the ones shared by Dr. Zanjac and narrated by our professor (2022) can be useful for getting started, and many journals have guidelines for submission on their websites.  Given the lack of published literature on my topic, there exists a chance in perhaps an open-access online journal.

Another method of dissemination is a poster presentation.  There are interesting symposiums that one may look up in advance and make a submission.  In this case it is helpful to know what the overall theme is (if there is one) and submit accordingly.  One example of this is my institution the University of Kentucky Medical Center has poster presentations every spring and they make calls for abstracts regularly.  Given the interest in scholarly work, I believe my DNP project of implementing a nurse-driven spontaneous awakening trial would have a solid home for the 2024 offerings as it would happen to coincide perfectly with the completion of our program and thus the DNP project.

Lastly, podium presentations can be an excellent way to succinctly convey your project and connect with potential stakeholders.  Just like with posters, most forums for podium presentations have a theme and requirements so submission, so one must be sure to do some research beforehand to avoid wasting time (Melnyk & Fineout-Overholt, 2019).  Since the coronavirus pandemic, a growing number of these presentations are virtual.  The University of Kentucky Medical Center also happens to host these, so what I said above could also be applied here I believe. 

These options have implications at the local, regional, and national level, and which one to be utilized depends on the overall goal.  For example, a DNP project about mandated staffing ratios may be best made at the state level.  For changing policy at one’s institution of employment, local will be most appropriate.  That isn’t to say there aren’t plenty of opportunities for dissemination at the national level—A quick Google search indicates all of the conferences in Washington, DC that are coming