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.
Working closely with faculty members, students 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.
The CP end-product will be a tangible practice-related deliverable. This scholarly project 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, including a published manuscript.