Capstone Project Requirement
The Capstone Project (CP) is a scholarly experience using principles of evidence-based practice and research translation that is designed to provide students with a guided opportunity to address a meaningful practice concern relevant to nursing and meaningful to healthcare systems, processes, and/or outcomes. The CP end-product will be a tangible deliverable presented in the form of a publishable manuscript. This product will be reviewed and evaluated by an academic committee. The CP should be a synthesis of the student’s work and lay the groundwork for future scholarly endeavors.
Students, working closely with faculty members, identify an issue or question within nursing practice that is of clinical interest and conduct a scholarly review and synthesis of the related literature. Students develop a project around this issue or question, implement and evaluate this project, and disseminate findings and recommendations in the form of a publishable manuscript.