Jan 31, 2023  
2017-2018 Saint Joseph’s College Online 
2017-2018 Saint Joseph’s College Online [Archived Catalog]

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NP 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 project, under the direction of a faculty member, which synthesizes advanced practice knowledge and skills to address substantive nursing practice issues.

This capstone is designed for students in the MSN Nurse Practitioner program. 

Prerequisites & Notes
The prerequisites are all core and specialty courses.

This course must be taken alone after completion of all other courses.

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

  • Integrate theory, evidence, clinical judgment, research, and interprofessional perspectives to develop solutions for a nursing practice issue (AACN III, 1).
  • Perform a rigorous critique of evidence to generate solutions to the nursing practice issue.
  • Apply the best available evidence from nursing and other related sciences as the foundation for the nursing practice solution (AACN IX, 2).

Credits: 3

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