Professional Capstone and Practicum Reflective Journal

Paper 1

 

Capstone Project   Topic Selection and Approval

In collaboration with the approved course preceptor, students will identify a specific evidence-based topic for the capstone project change proposal. Students should consider the clinical environment in which they are currently employed or have recently worked. The capstone project topic can be a clinical practice problem, an organizational issue, a leadership or quality improvement initiative, or an unmet educational need specific to a patient population or community. The student may also choose to work with an interprofessional collaborative team.

Students should select a topic that aligns to their area of interest as well as the clinical practice setting in which practice hours are completed.

Write a 500-750 word description of your proposed capstone project topic. Include the following:

  1. The      problem or issue, intervention, quality initiative, educational need, or      collaborative interprofessional team project that will be the focus of the      change proposal.
  2. The      setting or context in which the problem or issue, intervention, quality      initiative, educational need, or collaborative interprofessional team      project can be observed.
  3. A      description (providing a high level of detail) regarding the problem or      issue, intervention, quality initiative, educational need, or      collaborative interprofessional team project.
  4. Effect      of the problem or issue, intervention, quality initiative, educational      need, or collaborative interprofessional team project.
  5. Significance      of the topic and its implications for nursing practice.
  6. A      proposed solution to the identified project topic with an explanation of      how it will affect nursing practice.

You are required to cite to a minimum of eight peer-reviewed sources to complete this assignment. Sources must be published within the last 5 years, appropriate for the assignment criteria, and relevant to nursing practice. Plan your time accordingly to complete this assignment.

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

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

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the LopesWrite Technical Support articles for assistance.

Paper 2

 

Capstone Topic   Summary

In collaboration with the approved course preceptor, students will identify a specific evidence-based topic for the capstone project change proposal. Write a 150-250 word summary explaining which category your topic and intervention are under (community or leadership).

You are not required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite.

Paper 3

 

Professional   Capstone and Practicum Reflective Journal

Students are required to submit weekly reflective narratives throughout the course that will culminate in a final, course-long reflective journal due in Topic 10. The narratives help students integrate leadership and inquiry into current practice.

This reflection journal also allows students to outline what they have discovered about their professional practice, personal strengths and weaknesses, and additional resources that could be introduced in a given situation to influence optimal outcomes. Each week students should also explain how they met a course competency or course objective(s).

In each week’s entry, students should reflect on the personal knowledge and skills gained throughout the course. Journal entries should address one or more of the areas stated below.  In the Topic 10 graded submission, each of the areas below should be addressed as part of the summary submission.

  1. New      practice approaches
  2. Interprofessional      collaboration
  3. Health      care delivery and clinical systems
  4. Ethical      considerations in health care
  5. Practices      of culturally sensitive care
  6. Ensuring      the integrity of human dignity in the care of all patients
  7. Population      health concerns
  8. The      role of technology in improving health care outcomes
  9. Health      policy
  10. Leadership      and economic models
  11. Health      disparities

While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

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

You are not required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite.

 

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