Jun 18, 2024  
2012-2013 Saint Joseph’s College Online 
2012-2013 Saint Joseph’s College Online [Archived Catalog]

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NU 407P - Evidence Based Practice Clinical Capstone

The student is guided through continued exploration, integration and synthesis of major concepts presented throughout previous courses in the context of clinical application. The course has two distinct but integrated foci. The first is the development and evaluation of programs to promote health in communities and their residents through the use of strategies that are based upon assessment and research evidence. The second focus is exploration and analysis of how leadership and management skills are utilized to assist in goal attainment. The student will adopt the leadership role in proposing, implementing and evaluating a formal program for clients of a selected community agency.

Prerequisites & Notes
NU405T, NU406T

Assignment Overview
Final Assessment: Successful Completion of all Practicum and Written Course Requirements

Course Learning Objectives
Students will do the following: 

  • Demonstrate integration of all prior course work through provision of safe, competent care. 
  • Demonstrate critical thinking in independently appraising new situations. 
  • Identify and prioritize needs from assessment data using appropriate criteria drawn from public health theory.
  • Consistently apply nursing process to develop, evaluate, and revise plans of care. 
  • Identify resources in the community and make appropriate referrals or plans for coordination of care; use effective verbal, non-verbal, and written communication with preceptor, agency personnel, and clients, including the development of a formal written proposal for project development; apply leadership/management theories to describe interactions within clinical situations, and leaders’ effectiveness in such interactions.
  • Actively and appropriately participate in agency projects or conferences, including demonstrating effective problem solving and conflict resolution within groups or between individuals; identify value systems of groups and communities and accept their rights to function according to their own value systems.
  • State and apply legal, moral, ethical, and Christian humanistic principles in the care of patients, groups, or communities; seek out, critique, and utilize findings from published research in clinical decision making.

Credits: 3

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