NUR 483 – Transition to Professional Practice Capstone Project Paper The Capstone

NUR 483 – Transition to Professional Practice

Capstone Project Paper

The Capstone Project is designed to focus on synthesis, integration and/or application of acquired knowledge to improve health care outcomes.

The project addresses three of the six Adelphi University General Education Learning Goals:

1. Communication

2. Critical and Integrative thinking

3. Information Literacy

Capstone Integration Paper

Interprofessional Teamwork and Collaboration

The proposed topic must be submitted in writing to the course faculty for approval, by the third week of the semester.

Guidelines:

Bold each topic in the essay for example:

The problem …..

The current literature….

When analyzing this topic….

Synthesizing the nursing implications from recent literature….

The practice ….

The developed plan of action …..

The education….

The research for further studies….

Below each topic is bolded and has more information on how to answer/ write the essay

The paper will be 5-7 pages in length, APA style will be followed and submitted on or before 15%)

Problem: Identify & describe a nursing or patient care topic/issue that has been encountered and its significance to nursing and health care. (20%)

Reviews the current literatures related to the chosen topic/issue/concern and provide supporting data. (20%)

Analyze, compare or contrast the review of the literature (evidence based practice) with the N483 experience in the EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT. (20%).

Synthesize the nursing implications from recent literature to the specific topic or issue and include implications for the following areas. (20%)

Practice- What are the best or preferred nursing practices for this concern? Provide supporting data, rational and evidence. What improvements can be made: is it a practice issue or a process problem? How could it be changed? Develop an action plan which can be implemented by the nurse or the institution/ profession.

Education- What are the current guidelines for educating staff about patient care or nursing practice related to area of concern/ topic, provide rationales and evidence.

Research- What are the priorities for further studies, from a nursing clinical or leadership perspective.

The paper will reflect information literary skills (5%)

Information literacy form must be attached to paper.

Grading Rubric for Capstone Paper:

General Education Learning Goal Rubric – Communication

SKILL

MASTERY

SATISFACTORY

UNSATISFACTORY

NO DATA

Disciplinary

Conventions

Project format is perfectly consistent with APA style. Citations and source attribution exactly follow APA style.

5 – 4

Format is generally consistent with APA style. Citations and source attribution generally follow APA style.

3 – 2

Format is not consistent with APA style. Citations and source attribution do not exactly follow APA style.

1 – 0

Clarity of Expression

Project is virtually free from grammatical and spelling errors. Sentences are clear, concise, well-structured and pleasingly stylish. Word choice is exacting and appropriate.

5 – 4

Project is virtually free from grammatical and spelling errors are sporadic and do not detract from meaning. Sentences are generally clear and well-structured if not stylish. Word choice is generally appropriate.

3 – 2

Project contains numerous grammatical and spelling errors. Sentences are often difficult to understand and follow. Vocabulary is difficult to interpret and often misused.

1 – 0

Structure and Organization

Project consistently portrays a purposeful sequencing of ideas.

3 – 2

Project portrays occasional inconsistency in sequencing of ideas.

2 – 1

Project is unstructured and disorganized. No sequencing of ideas is found.

0

Voice

Reader consistently believes in writer’s authority. Tone and level of project is consistently appropriate for intended audience.

3 – 2

Reader generally believes in writer’s authority. Tone and level of project is occasionally consistent and appropriate for intended audience.

2 – 1

Reader does not believe in writer’s authority. Tone and level of project is never consistent and appropriate for intended audience.

0

General Education Learning Goal Rubric – Critical Thinking and Integrative Thinking

SKILL

MASTERY

SATISFACTORY

UNSATISFACTORY

NO DATA

Identified topic / issue

Identification, description and significance of topic / issue on nursing and health care are clear and appropriate.

20 – 15

Identification, description and significance of topic / issue on nursing and health care are generally clear and appropriate.

14 – 6

Identification, description and significance of topic / issue on nursing and health care are not clear and appropriate.

5 – 0

Review of Literature

Consistently identifies, extracts and evaluates, and constructs and presents data and evidence from literature review.

20 – 15

Generally is able to identify, extract and evaluate, and construct and present data and evidence from literature review.

14 – 6

Unable to identify, extract and evaluate, and construct and present data and evidence from literature review.

5 – 0

Clinical Experience

Able to consistently analyze and compare and/or contrast review of literature with clinical experience.

20 – 15

Able to generally analyze and compare and/or contrast review of literature with clinical experience.

14 – 6

Unable to analyze and compare and/or contrast review of literature with clinical experience.

5 – 0

Synthesis and Nursing Implications

Able to consistently synthesize information and implications for future nursing practice regarding practice, education and research.

20 – 15

Able to generally synthesize information and implications for future nursing practice regarding practice, education and research.

14 – 6

Unable to generally synthesize information and implications for future nursing practice regarding practice, education and research.

5 – 0

General Education Learning Goal Rubric – Information Literacy

SKILL

MASTERY

SATISFACTORY

UNSATISFACTORY

NO DATA

Information relevant to topic

Identified, located and distinguished the most appropriate resources to support the needs of the project.

2

Identified, located and distinguished adequate resources to support the needs of the project.

1

Unable to identify, locate and distinguish adequate resources to support the needs of the project.

0

Ethical and legal use of source information

Adheres to appropriate ethical and legal uses of source material.

2

Occasional errors in the appropriate ethical and legal uses of source materials.

1

Does not cite sources correctly or fails to attribute written work appropriately.

0