The first step of the evidence-based practice process is to evaluate a nursing practice
environment to identify a nursing problem in the clinical area. When a nursing problem is
discovered, the nurse researcher develops a clinical guiding question to address that nursing
For this assignment, you will create a clinical guiding question know as a PICOT question. The
PICOT question must be relevant to a nursing practice problem. To support your PICOT
question, identify six supporting peer-revised research articles, as indicated below. The PICOT
question and six peer-reviewed research articles you choose will be utilized for subsequent
Use the "Literature Evaluation Table" to complete this assignment.
Select a nursing practice problem of interest to use as the focus of your research. Start
with the patient population and identify a clinical problem or issue that arises from the
patient population. In 200–250 words, provide a summary of the clinical issue.
Following the PICOT format, write a PICOT question in your selected nursing practice
problem area of interest. The PICOT question should be applicable to your proposed
capstone project (the project students must complete during their final course in the RN-
BSN program of study).