Formulating a clinical question using PICOT

Project Overview

This project will take you through the steps of evidence-based practice (EBP). According to QSEN, EBP is to “integrate best current evidence with clinical expertise and patient/family preferences and values for delivery of optimal health care”. As a future nurse, you must embrace the spirit of inquiry mentioned previously. After completing this five-part project you will have a better understanding of how this process works and how it improves patient care.

01 Research and select topic

02 Formulate Clinical question

03 Reference page

04 Staff Development PowerPoint


Clinical Question – Formulate a clinical question using the PICOT format.

Resources – Search and evaluate literature on your chosen topic. Turn in a reference page in APA format. You must use three (3) or more relevant sources; to ensure the readings are relevant and current, the selected peer reviewed article must have been written within the past three (3) years.

Paper Submission – Your written assignment for the course project should be a 2-3 page APA paper (not including title page and the reference page) that describes the clinical problem and the following:

  • Reason for choosing this topic
  • The PICOT question
  • Possible integration of the evidence that you found in clinical practice
  • Methods to evaluate the effectiveness of implementation

Staff Development PowerPoint – Your staff development PPT presentation will include the information from your written paper in 10-12 slides (including a title and reference slide in APA format). Make sure to include speaker notes at the bottom of your slide to explain the content of your slide.

Please let me know if you have any questions or clarifications, please. Thank you