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Activity Steps

Learning Objectives

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Explain the traditional use of the PICO framework.
  2. Recognize steps in the PICO question framework.
  3. Identify barriers to the use of the PICO framework.
  4. Apply the PPCO framework to a nursing scenario.

Learning Outcomes

By the conclusion of this activity, a majority of the participants will demonstrate knowledge of the PICO and PPCO frameworks by achieving a passing score on the posttest.
Price: $17.95


  • ANCC 1.5 CH
  • DC - BON 1.5 CH
  • FL - BON 1.5 CH
  • GA - BON 1.5 CH
  • NM - BON 1.5 CH
  • SC - BON 1.5 CH
  • WV - BOERN 1.5 CH

Lippincott Professional Development is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This activity is also provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 11749. Lippincott Professional Development is also an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the District of Columbia Board of Nursing, Florida Board of Nursing, Georgia Board of Nursing, New Mexico Board of Nursing, South Carolina Board of Nursing, and West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses, #50-1223.

Test Code: AJN0324
Published: March 2024
Expires: 3/6/2026
Required Passing Score: 8/10 (80%)
Authors: Julee Waldrop, DNP, FNP-BC, PNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN; Jayne Jennings-Dunlap, DNP, FNP, CNE, EBP-C