NR533: Quality Improvement And Patient Safety

Week 03 Assignment – Problem, Aim Statement and Project Objectives


For this assignment, you will use the “Worksheet for Developing Your Quality Improvement Project” (PDF)- ATTACHED) to help you develop the problem, aim statement, and project objectives for your quality improvement project. Use the assignment’s guidelines as listed below to complete this assignment.

Use this TOPIC from a previous assignment: Measuring the Impact of Covid-19 Pandemic among Health Care Workers

Students will create sections on:

  1. Problem Statement
    • Define the nature and significance of the local problem, and the focus of your proposed QI       project.
    • Describe the local context:
      • type and size of organization
      • details about the staff members
      • brief description of patient population.
  2. Aim Statement
    • Time-specific and measurable; it should also define the specific population that will be affected       (, 2017).
    • Use the S.M.A.R.T. criteria:
      • Specific
      • Measurable
      • Achievable
      • Realistic/Relevant
      • Timely
  3. Project Objectives
    (what do you expect your project to accomplish)

    • Use the S.M.A.R.T. criteria to write each objective.


  • John Hopkins Medical. (n.d.) Worksheet for Developing Your Quality Improvement Project. John      Hopkins Medical School.

Week 3: Required Readings

Writing Guide for the entire MSN program:

  • APA. (2019). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.).      American Psychological Association.

Content in weeks Lesson

  • IHI. (n.d.). Science of Improvement: Establishing Measures. IHI Open School. (Video)
  • N.A. (n.d.). Worksheet for Developing your Quality Improvement Project. Johns Hopkins      Medicine.

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