Oct 01, 2020  
2019 - 2020 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog 
2019 - 2020 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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NU 801 - Capstone

This capstone course requires the graduate nursing student to focus on substantive nursing practice issues and to develop solutions.  The student is required to complete a scholarly article under the direction of a faculty member, which synthesizes advanced practice knowledge and skills to address the identified issue.


Prerequisites & Notes
All MSN core courses and specialization courses.

Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following:

  • Apply the best available evidence from nursing and other related sciences as the foundation for the nursing practice solution (MSN Essentials I, IV, IX)

  • Promote a professional environment that includes accountability and high-level communication skills when involved in peer review and professional writing (MSN Essentials II, IX)

  • Integrate theory, evidence, clinical judgment, research, and interprofessional perspectives to develop solutions for a nursing practice issue (MSN Essentials I, IV, VII, IX)

  • Synthesize evidence for practice to determine appropriate application of interventions across diverse populations (MSN Essentials IV, VIII, IX)

  • Perform a rigorous critique of evidence derived from databases to generate meaningful evidence for nursing practice (MSN Essentials IV, IX)

  • Advocate for change/ improvement in the chosen healthcare area while considering safety and quality. (MSN Essentials III, VI, IX)

  • Generate meaningful evidence for nursing practice while maintaining safety and quality of interventions (MSN Essentials III, IV, IX)

Credits: 3

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