Throughout the course, you will be asked to participate in the discussion forums each week. You’ll notice that each week there is a DQ1 and a DQ2. You will need to respond to DQ1 by Wednesday of each week and DQ2 by Friday of each week. For these, I am looking for a substantive post, which is at least 2 good paragraphs. There is no minimum word count. Make sure that the first post in the thread is your response to the main DQ. Make sure you answer all components of the DQ.
You will also need to have at least 4 replies to your classmates which (including the main responses to DQ1 and DQ2) would give you a total of at least 6 posts per week for the discussion forum. Your replies should be at least a short paragraph and should add new information or insight to the topic. You should post on three separate days during the week! Sometimes I post extra questions to liven up the discussion and you can reply to these which will also count towards your participation.
The Institute of Medicine has stated a goal that 90% of practice be evidence-based by 2020. According to HealthyPeople.gov, the United States is currently at approximately 15%. Discuss two barriers that might hold nursing practice from achieving this goal, and suggest ways in which identified barriers may be addressed.