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NSG8100 Capstone in Applied Practice

NSG8100 Capstone in Applied Practice

Week 1 Discussion

Initial DNP Project Ideas

  • For this assignment, you will present your initial ideas for your DNP project. Remember, your project needs to explore a critical clinical problem and a possible resolution of the practice problem through the application of scholarly inquiry.
  • Discuss your initial DNP project ideas by including the rationale for the identified clinical problem and its relevance to nursing practice.
  • Write your initial response in 300–500 words.
  • Choices for the subject of your DNP capstone project can be easy or, for some, daunting. The first thing you should do in choosing your topic is narrow down your options by evaluating your experience and areas of personal interest. What types of populations do you like to work with? Where is your passion? This will be important because you will be working with this topic “up close and personal” and then in more depth than you ever thought possible. In what settings have you worked? Choose a related topic if you love community settings or acute care populations. Make a list of your populations, practice areas, and medical issues of interest. You realize you are about to learn ” a lot” about a tiny aspect of your topic.
  • Peruse your text chapter,5″ Phenomenon of Interest” (pp. 89-99 for a start). This is week 3 reading, but it will assist your effort in narrowing your topic to a”do-able” possibility.

NSG8100 Capstone in Applied Practice

Week 2 Discussion

  • Ideas for the Project and How to Develop a Potential Project
  • You will present your DNP project problem, purpose, and relevance to nursing practice for this assignment. Remember, your project needs to explore a critical clinical problem and a possible resolution of the practice problem through the application of scholarly inquiry.
  • Write your initial response in 300–500 words.
  • Respond to the project problems of your classmates and provide your thoughts on those problems.

NSG8100 Capstone in Applied Practice

Week 3 Discussion

  • Scholarly Project Progress
  • Provide the chosen title for your scholarly project and your thesis statement and PICOT question supported by evidence.
  • Provide an overview of your topic and background information.
  • Describe the importance of the project to nursing practice.
  • Build a case for the need for the project

NSG8100 Capstone in Applied Practice

Week 4 Discussion

The Importance of Your Practice Issue

  • Provide a summary of your introduction section. Include your inquiry (PICOT) question that will guide your work. Explain your approach to the problem and how your approach will address the problem. Respond to at least two of your classmates.
  • Remember your introduction is your Capstone Focus.
  • What DNP Essential does it reflect (it should reflect at least one)
  • What is the prevalence of the issue you are presenting?
  • How is your topic/issue defined?
  • Are there barriers that contribute to your topic?

PICOT…..

Remember that your PICOT question drives your literature search (including articles you are currently collecting each week). You must be looking for most of your literature from USA original studies from peer-reviewed journals. So far, so good…..but now become more particular in the same way you narrow your topic. Remember the past 5 years for your literature choices, but older if they are a”classic” study. Remember to keep your inclusion and exclusion criteria for your project in your thoughts .this includes”sifting” through the 20 or so studies/literature you find.

Take the information from the past few weeks, narrow your focus, and address the directives for this week.

NSG8100 Capstone in Applied Practice

Week 5 Discussion

Definition, Use, and Purpose of Literature Review

As research practices evolved, healthcare practices improved. Today, some nursing practices are based on evidence, yet not all forms of evidence provide the best outcomes.

Using the South University Online library, discuss results from two different databases using keywords used in your search (“evidence-based practice and nursing”). Compare the results generated from each search. Select a few results and evaluate the credibility of the source information. 

NSG8100 Capstone in Applied Practice

Week 6 Discussion

Using Nursing Theory to Explore Your Project Topic

Discuss three nursing theories that may apply to your project. Describe the relationship between the theories and how each applies to your project. Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of each theory. Remember to use evidence to support your statements.

 

NSG8100 Capstone in Applied Practice

Week 7 Discussion

Theoretical Concepts

From the theories described in the W6 assignment, which theory do you think best fits your project? How does the theory describe, explain, and predict your chosen doctor of nursing practice (DNP) phenomenon of interest? Describe one published article that has used the theory as a foundation.

NSG8100 Capstone in Applied Practice

Week 8 Discussion

Sharing the Literature Findings

Discuss your review of scholarly evidence by describing the specific literature you used to develop your literature review. What types of evidence did you find? Describe the empirical evidence; its meta-analyses; literature reviews; and the qualitative, theoretical, or conceptual literature you reviewed. In addition, explain how the evidence substantiated your review.

 

NSG8100 Capstone in Applied Practice

Week 9 Discussion

Peer Review

This week, you will conduct a thorough and thoughtful peer review of a classmate’s introduction and literature review that your instructor will assign. The purpose of a peer review is to strengthen your writing. You will also learn how to provide constructive and communicative feedback and how to respond to feedback on your work. The aim is not to grade your classmate’s paper but to add constructive feedback to the paper to help strengthen his or her work.

By Day 3, post your literature review in the Discussion Area for a classmate to review (your course instructor will assign reviews).

By Day 5, conduct a thorough and thoughtful peer review. You may use track changes and add formative comments throughout the document. At the end of the document, give 2–3 paragraphs of summative feedback on the paper. Post this document to your classmate’s discussion thread.

By Day 7, review your classmate’s feedback on your introduction and literature review. If you agree with the recommended changes, incorporate them into the document. Post a response for the classmate. Ensure that you incorporate the rationale for not including any changes or clarifications that the classmate may have asked for. Of course, in any peer-review process, it is always good to start with a simple “Thank you” to your classmate for taking the time to review and evaluate your work.

NSG8100 Capstone in Applied Practice

Week 10 Discussion

Project Outcome

What do you envision as the deliverables of your final project? How do you plan to disseminate your results at the local level and contribute to the larger body of nursing practice?

NSG8100 Capstone in Applied Practice

Week 2 Project

Literature Review: Five Articles Abstracted onto the Evaluation Table

In Weeks 2–7, you will submit an evaluation table document with five research articles abstracted for your literature review. Although it is expected that a majority of the articles will be part of your final literature review, some may not necessarily be included depending on your evaluation. For example, out of the thirty articles, you evaluate during this course, you may only include twenty in your final review. The total number of articles you include may also depend on the amount of existing research. Try to shoot for twenty to twenty-five articles as a target for your final review. You will organize the information obtained from the review by paraphrasing and organizing concepts, variables, themes, and data from each article according to the nine headings in the evaluation table.

NSG8100 Capstone in Applied Practice

Week 3 Project

Literature Review: Five Articles Abstracted onto the Evaluation Table

In Weeks 2–7, you will submit an evaluation table document with five research articles abstracted for your literature review. Although it is expected that a majority of the articles will be part of your final literature review, some may not necessarily be included depending on your evaluation. For example, out of the thirty articles, you evaluate during this course, you may only include twenty in your final review. The total number of articles you include may also depend on the amount of existing research. Try to shoot for twenty to twenty-five articles as a target for your final review. You will organize the information obtained from the review by paraphrasing and organizing concepts, variables, themes, and data from each article according to the nine headings in the evaluation table.

 NSG8100 Capstone in Applied Practice

Week 4 Project

Literature Review: Five Articles Abstracted onto the Evaluation Table

In Weeks 2–7, you will submit an evaluation table document with five research articles abstracted for your literature review. Although it is expected that a majority of the articles will be part of your final literature review, some may not necessarily be included depending on your evaluation. For example, out of the thirty articles, you evaluate during this course, you may only include twenty in your final review. The total number of articles you include may also depend on the amount of existing research. Try to shoot for twenty to twenty-five articles as a target for your final review. You will organize the information obtained from the review by paraphrasing and organizing concepts, variables, themes, and data from each article according to the nine headings in the evaluation table.

NSG8100 Capstone in Applied Practice

Week 5 Project

Literature Review: Five Articles Abstracted onto the Evaluation Table

In Weeks 2–7, you will submit an evaluation table document with five research articles abstracted for your literature review. Although it is expected that a majority of the articles will be part of your final literature review, some may not necessarily be included depending on your evaluation. For example, out of the thirty articles, you evaluate during this course, you may only include twenty in your final review. The total number of articles you include may also depend on the amount of existing research. Try to shoot for twenty to twenty-five articles as a target for your final review. You will organize the information obtained from the review by paraphrasing and organizing concepts, variables, themes, and data from each article according to the nine headings in the evaluation table.

NSG8100 Capstone in Applied Practice

Week 6 Project

Literature Review: Five Articles Abstracted onto the Evaluation Table

In Weeks 2–7, you will submit an evaluation table document with five research articles abstracted for your literature review. Although it is expected that a majority of the articles will be part of your final literature review, some may not necessarily be included depending on your evaluation. For example, out of the thirty articles, you evaluate during this course, you may only include twenty in your final review. The total number of articles you include may also depend on the amount of existing research. Try to shoot for twenty to twenty-five articles as a target for your final review. You will organize the information obtained from the review by paraphrasing and organizing concepts, variables, themes, and data from each article according to the nine headings in the evaluation table. 

NSG8100 Capstone in Applied Practice

Week 7 Project

Literature Review: Five Additional Articles Abstracted onto the Evaluation Table

This week you will submit your last evaluation table document containing five research articles abstracted for your literature review. Although it is expected that a majority of the articles will be part of your final literature review, some may not necessarily be included depending on your evaluation. For example, out of the thirty articles, you evaluate during this course, you may only include twenty in your final review. The total number of articles you include may also depend on the amount of existing research. Try to shoot for twenty to twenty-five articles as a target for your final review. You will organize the information obtained from the review by paraphrasing and organizing concepts, variables, themes, and data from each article according to the nine headings in the evaluation table.

NSG8100 Capstone in Applied Practice

Week 8 Project

Literature Review

For this assignment, you will submit your comprehensive literature review.

Essential components to include in the assignment are:

Theoretical framework: Describe any theoretical or conceptual frameworks that serve as a guide for your project, summarize the frameworks, and explain how they relate to and provide support for your problem or population of interest.

Synthesis and analysis of evidence (research) related to the problem or population of interest: Address the overall strengths, weaknesses, limitations, and research gaps. It is essential that this section provides a comprehensive review of the literature and contain a minimum of eight pages.

NSG8100 Capstone in Applied Practice

Week 10 Project

Finalized Introduction and Literature Review

For this assignment, you will submit your finalized introduction and literature review based on the feedback you received from your submissions in Weeks 7 and 8.

Name your document SU_NSG7220_W10_A2_LastName_FirstInitial.doc.

Submit your documents to the Submissions Area by the due date assigned.

On a separate page, cite all sources using APA format. 

NSG8100 Capstone in Applied Practice

Week 7 Assignment

Instructions

For this assignment, submit your introduction.

Essential components to include in the assignment are:

  • Purpose or rationale for the scholarly project: Provide an evidence-based explanation of why it is necessary to complete your scholarly project and what benefit will be gained (health promotion, fiscal, and efficiency).
  • Background on the problem or population of interest: Using primary sources, provide data on your topic. Providing the background will demonstrate the focused need for your project.
  • Significance of the problem to nursing and healthcare: State how your problem or population of interest aligns with the community’s larger interest in healthcare. Create a context as to why your topic is essential.
  • The benefit of the project to nursing practice: State what will be gained from your project. Describe the expected outcomes of your project to practice within your population and setting. Relate the outcomes to evidence-based guidelines and outcomes. Describe how your project may influence other populations or settings.
  • PICOT question: State what specific issue or question your work will address. Very briefly (this is still the introduction), say how you will approach the work. What will others learn from your work?
  • Scope of the project: State the scope of your project. What are the project’s objectives, goals, tasks, and resources necessary for your work? Note that much of your scope will be preliminary at this phase of your work. Minimum of five pages.

Submission Details:

  • Name your document SU_NSG8100_W7_A2_LastName_FirstInitial.doc.
  • Submit your documents to the Submissions Area by the due date assigned.
  • On a separate page, cite all sources using APA format.