Nov 28, 2023  
2016-2017 Saint Joseph’s College Online 
2016-2017 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 in a selected agency. This practicum course requires 135 hours of clinical in an approved agency/setting.

Prerequisites & Notes
All NU RN-BSN courses

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

  • Demonstrate integration of all prior course work through provision of safe, competent care.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking in independently appraising new situations (AACN VIII).
  • Identify and prioritize needs from assessment data using appropriate criteria drawn from public health theory (AACN VII).
  • Consistently apply nursing process to develop, evaluate, and revise plans of care AACN IX). 
  • State and apply legal, moral, ethical, and Christian humanistic principles in the care of patients, groups, or communities (AACN VII).
  • Seek out, critique, and utilize findings from evidence-based practice in clinical decision-making (AACN III).

Credits: 3

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