Assignment#1 CAPSTONE TOPIC SUMMARY and Assignment # 2 CAPSTONE PROJECT SELECTION AND APPROVAL

WEEK 2- EXPLANATION OF WEEKLY ASSIGNMENTS

Assignment#1 CAPSTONE TOPIC SUMMARY(Infection Control and Prevention in Healthcare Settings  )

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).

In the first week, you put together a list of potential topics for your Capstone research project. After discussing this with your preceptor, decide upon your topic for this project, by looking at the organizational- needs assessment done on Week 1 (for Change Project Topics paper). Choose a topic which will meet a need for practicum site, and which has research studies that give you additional guidance to formulate your PICOT question (which will be done in the Week 3 assignment). This paper has no points allotted by the CONHCP however, the focus of this paper will support your final paper in Week 8.

 

Assignment # 2 CAPSTONE PROJECT SELECTION AND APPROVAL(Infection Control and Prevention in Healthcare Settings  )

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.

Objectives of the paper are Included below:

 

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.

 

The assignment template is set up with the objective titles listed above. The chosen topic of your paper should be a clinical or organizational issue that impacts nursing practice which needs to be changed. This nursing practice change should ultimately improve the patient outcomes. This paper should provide the foundation of your PICOT question which is the blueprint of your practicum research project. Specific suggestions are included in each section of this template.

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