NURSING LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT CAPSTONE

Competency 981.1.1: Capstone – The graduate integrates and synthesizes competencies from across the degree program and thereby demonstrates the ability to participate in and contribute value to the chosen professional field.

Task 1: Final Chapters of Capstone Report

Introduction:

In this task, you will create the remaining chapters of your final capstone written report. Chapters 1 and 2 were created and evaluated as part of your field experience. In this task, you will create chapters 3, 4, and 5, as well as an abstract for your entire report.

Your report should include the following items in the following order: the abstract you will write at the end of this task; a table of contents; chapters 1 and 2, which you wrote for task 2 of the field experience; and chapters 3, 4, and 5, which will be written as part of this task. Chapters 1 and 2 will not be reevaluated, but they will need to be submitted as part of the completed capstone report.

Requirements:

Your submission must be your original work. No more than a combined total of 30% of the submission and no more than a 10% match to any one individual source can be directly quoted or closely paraphrased from sources, even if cited correctly. Use the Turnitin Originality Report available in Taskstream as a guide for this measure of originality.

You must use the rubric to direct the creation of your submission because it provides detailed criteria that will be used to evaluate your work. Each requirement below may be evaluated by more than one rubric aspect. The rubric aspect titles may contain hyperlinks to relevant portions of the course.

Chapter 3: Implementation

Project Launch

A. Evaluate how you implemented your capstone project by doing the following:

1. Describe the actual steps taken to implement your capstone project.

2. Discuss any changes that occurred to the original implementation plan during this process.

3. Discuss any barriers associated with the implementation of your capstone project.

a. Explain how you overcame the barriers discussed in part A3.

Collaboration

B. Identify interprofessional relationships that promoted implementation of your capstone project.

1. Discuss how the relationships identified in part B facilitated the implementation of your project.

Chapter 4: Postcapstone Project Considerations

Evaluation

C. Discuss the most successful aspects of your capstone project.

1. Explain how the successes of your project can help to inform future projects.

D. Discuss aspects of your project that did not go as well as anticipated.

1. Explain how understanding of what did not go well can help to inform future projects.

E. Explain how your capstone project bridged the gap between evidence and current practice.

Organizational Sustainability

F. Discuss the organization�s plan to support the postimplementation of the capstone project, including plans for short- and long-term maintenance.

G. Discuss the resources needed for postimplementation support.

Chapter 5: Reflection

H. Discuss how you integrated two MSN program outcomes into your capstone project.

I. Submit your completed capstone report, including the abstract and chapters 1�5.

Abstract

J. Create an abstract for your capstone project, including:

� problem identification

� plan for addressing the problem under investigation

� implementation process

K. When you use sources, include all in-text citations and references in APA format.

File Attachments:
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Rubric

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Top of Form

Not Evident
Approaching Competence
Competent
Score/Level
A1. Description of Steps
A description of the actual steps taken to implement the capstone project is not provided.
The description lacks key details about the actual steps taken to implement the capstone project, or the steps are in an illogical sequence.
The description provides key details about the actual steps taken to implement the capstone project, and the steps are in a logical sequence.

A2. Discussion of Changes
A discussion of any changes that occurred to the original implementation plan during the process is not provided.
The discussion lacks key details about any changes that occurred to the original implementation plan during the process.
The discussion provides key details about specific changes that occurred to the original implementation plan during the process.

A3. Discussion of Barriers
A discussion of any barriers associated with the implementation of the capstone project is not provided.
The discussion lacks key details about any barriers associated with the implementation of the capstone project.
The discussion provides key details about any barriers associated with the implementation of the capstone project.

A3a. Explanation of Overcoming Barriers
An explanation of overcoming barriers is not provided.
The explanation lacks key details about how the barriers discussed in part A3 were overcome with solutions, or the explanation is irrelevant to the capstone project.
The explanation provides key details about how the barriers discussed in part A3 were overcome with specific solutions, and the explanation is relevant to the capstone project.

B. Identification of Interprofessional Relationships
Interprofessional relationships that promoted the implementation of the capstone project are not identified.
The identified interprofessional relationships are irrelevant to the role of the promoted implementation of the capstone project, or the identification lacks key details about the relationships.
The identified interprofessional relationships are relevant to the promoted implementation of the capstone project, and the identification provides key details about the relationships.

B1. Discussion of Relationships
A discussion of how the relationships identified in part B facilitated the implementation of the capstone project is not provided.
The discussion illogically flows or lacks key details about how the relationships identified in part B facilitated the implementation of the capstone project.
The discussion logically flows and provides key details about how the relationships identified in part B specifically facilitated the implementation of the capstone project.

C. Discussion of Successes
A discussion of the most successful aspects of the capstone project is not provided.
The discussion vaguely outlines the most successful aspects of the implementation of the capstone project, or the discussion lacks key details.
The discussion thoroughly outlines specific aspects of the capstone project that were most successful, and the discussion provides key details about the implementation of the project.

C1. How Successes Will Inform Future Projects
An explanation of how the successes from the capstone project can help to inform future projects is not provided.
The explanation illogically addresses how the successes from the capstone project can help to inform future projects, or the discussion provides vague details.
The explanation logically addresses with specific details how the successes from the capstone project can help to inform future projects.

D. Aspects That Did Not Go As Well
A discussion of aspects that did not go as well as anticipated is not provided.
The discussion vaguely outlines aspects of the capstone project that did not go as well as anticipated during the implementation .
The discussion thoroughly outlines specific aspects of the capstone project that did not go as well as anticipated.

D1. Understanding What Did Not Go Well
An explanation of how understanding what aspects that did not go well can help to inform future projects is not provided.
The explanation illogically addresses how understanding what aspects that did not go well during the implementation of the capstone project can help to inform future projects, or the discussion provides vague details.
The explanation logically addresses with specific details how understanding what aspects that did not go well can specifically help to inform future projects.

E. Explanation of How Gap Was Bridged
An explanation of how the capstone bridged the gap between evidence and current practice is not provided.
The explanation contains unclear details of how the capstone project bridged the gap between evidence and current practice, or the explanation is poorly supported with a lack of evidence from the capstone project.
The explanation contains clear details of how the capstone project bridged the gap between evidence and current practice, and the explanation is well supported with evidence from the capstone project.

F. Supporting the Plan
A discussion of the organization�s plan to support the postimplementation of the capstone project, including plans for short- and long-term maintenance, is not provided.
The discussion contains insufficient supported or illogically addresses with irrelevant details how the organization plans to support the postimplementation of the capstone project, including plans for short- and long-term maintenance.
The discussion contains sufficient support and logically addresses with relevant details how the organization plans to support the postimplementation of the capstone project, including plans for short- and long-term maintenance.

G. Resources for Postimplementation
A discussion of the resources needed for postimplementation support is not provided.
The discussion illogically identifies resources for postimplementation support, or the resources are irrelevant.
The discussion logically identifies resources relevant to postimplementation support.

H. Integrated Outcomes
A discussion of how the candidate integrated two MSN program outcomes into the capstone project is not provided.
The discussion is poorly supported by drawing on vague information from the capstone project, but 2 MSN program outcomes that were integrated are identified.
The discussion is well supported by drawing on specific information from the capstone project, and the discussion addresses how 2 MSN program outcomes were integrated.

I. Capstone Report
A capstone report is not provided.
The capstone report lacks the abstract or all of chapters 1�5.
The capstone report, including the abstract and chapters 1�5, is complete.

J. Abstract Creation
An abstract is not provided.
The created abstract is poorly organized, illogical, or difficult to follow, or the abstract contains none of the given points.
The created abstract is well organized, logical, and easy to follow, and the abstract contains all of the given points.

K. APA Sources
The submission does not include in-text citations and references according to APA style for content that is quoted, paraphrased, or summarized.
The submission includes in-text citations and references for content that is quoted, paraphrased, or summarized but does not demonstrate a consistent application of APA style.
The submission includes in-text citations and references for content that is quoted, paraphrased, or summarized and demonstrates a consistent application of APA style.

Professional Communication
Content is unstructured, is disjointed, or contains pervasive errors in mechanics, usage, or grammar. Vocabulary or tone is unprofessional or distracts from the topic.
Content is poorly organized, is difficult to follow, or contains errors in mechanics, usage, or grammar that cause confusion. Terminology is misused or ineffective.
Content reflects attention to detail, is organized, and focuses on the main ideas as prescribed in the task or chosen by the candidate. Terminology is pertinent, is used correctly, and effectively conveys the intended meaning. Mechanics, usage, and grammar promote accurate interpretation and understanding.

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