benchmark evidenced based practice ebp summary 1

Select an article from a peer-reviewed nursing journal regarding an EBP process or implementation.

Write a summary of 750-1,000 words that includes the following criteria:

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  1. An introduction that explains the focus of the article.
  2. A summary of key points of the article.
  3. A list of the steps taken by nursing to develop and implement an EBP.
  4. Application of the learned information to a practice setting where the student either identifies an EBP that has been applied to your setting or a practice problem that would benefit from the implementation of an EBP.
  5. A clear and concise conclusion.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric (CHECK BELOW). Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

Benchmark – Evidenced-Based Practice (EBP) Summary

No Submission


Less Than Satisfactory




70.0 %Content

15.0 %Introduction to EBP Project Selected from a Peer-Reviewed Nursing Journal


Introduction is absent from summary.

Introduction is vague, and does not fully describe the evidence-based project presented in the article.

Introduction is brief, but fully describes the evidence-based practice project presented in the article.

Introduction gives a clear and complete description of the evidence-based practice project presented in the article.

Introduction is thorough and explicitly describes the evidence-based practice project presented in the article.

20.0 %Summary of Key Points of EBP Project


Summary is absent.

Summary is brief, and insufficiently addresses the key components of the article.

Summary is concise, and partially addresses most of the key components of the article.

Summary is comprehensive and completely addresses most of the key points of the article.

Summary is comprehensive and completely addresses each of the key points of the article.

10.0 %List of Steps taken by Nursing to start and implement the EBP


List of steps is absent.

List of steps is incomplete.

List of steps is complete, but lacks clear details and organization.

List of steps is complete and well-organized, but lacks clear details.

List of steps is complete, detailed, and well-organized.

25.0 %Application of the information learned from EBP.


Application of learned information is absent.

Application of EBP is described, but is an inappropriate match.

EBP is applied to an appropriate example, but effectiveness is inadequately supported.

EBP is applied to an appropriate example. Support and justification for effectiveness is explained.

EBP is successfully applied to an appropriate example. Support and justification for effectiveness is clearly outlined.

20.0 %Organization and Effectiveness

7.0 %Thesis Development and Purpose


Paper lacks any discernible overall purpose or organizing claim.

Thesis and/or main claim are insufficiently developed and/or vague; purpose is not clear.

Thesis and/or main claim are apparent and appropriate to purpose.

Thesis and/or main claim are clear and forecast the development of the paper. It is descriptive and reflective of the arguments and appropriate to the purpose.

Thesis and/or main claim are comprehensive; contained within the thesis is the essence of the paper. Thesis statement makes the purpose of the paper clear.

8.0 %Paragraph Development and Transitions


Paragraphs and transitions consistently lack unity and coherence. No apparent connections between paragraphs are established. Transitions are inappropriate to purpose and scope. Organization is disjointed.

Some paragraphs and transitions may lack logical progression of ideas, unity, coherence, and/or cohesiveness. Some degree of organization is evident.

Paragraphs are generally competent, but ideas may show some inconsistency in organization and/or in their relationships to each other.

A logical progression of ideas between paragraphs is apparent. Paragraphs exhibit a unity, coherence, and cohesiveness. Topic sentences and concluding remarks are appropriate to purpose.

There is a sophisticated construction of paragraphs and transitions. Ideas progress and relate to each other. Paragraph and transition construction guide the reader. Paragraph structure is seamless.

5.0 %Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, language use)


Surface errors are pervasive enough that they impede communication of meaning. Inappropriate word choice and/or sentence construction are used.

Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors distract the reader. Inconsistencies in language choice (register); sentence structure, and/or word choice are present.

Some mechanical errors or typos are present, but are not overly distracting to the reader. Correct sentence structure and audience-appropriate language are used.

Prose is largely free of mechanical errors, although a few may be present. A variety of sentence structures and effective figures of speech are used.

Writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English.

10.0 %Format

5.0 %Paper Format (Use of appropriate style for the major and assignment)


Template is not used appropriately or documentation format is rarely followed correctly.

Template is used, but some elements are missing or mistaken; lack of control with formatting is apparent.

Template is used, and formatting is correct, although some minor errors may be present.

Template is fully used; There are virtually no errors in formatting style.

All format elements are correct.

5.0 %Research Citations (In-text citations for paraphrasing and direct quotes, and reference page listing and formatting, as appropriate to assignment and style)


No reference page is included. No citations are used.

Reference page is present. Citations are inconsistently used.

Reference page is included and lists sources used in the paper. Sources are appropriately documented, although some errors may be present.

Reference page is present and fully inclusive of all cited sources. Documentation is appropriate and style is usually correct.

In-text citations and a reference page are complete. The documentation of cited sources is free of error.

100 %Total Weightage