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2022-2023 Online College Catalog 
2022-2023 Online College Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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NU 407 - RN-BSN Capstone

This capstone course requires the RN-BSN student to focus on a nursing practice issue and to develop a project for implementation based upon evidenced based solutions. The student is required to design a project for implementation under the direction of the capstone faculty member, which synthesizes knowledge and skills to address a nursing practice issue encountered in the workplace. The goal for the student is to demonstrate baccalaureate level competency in utilization of evidence in nursing practice by implementation of scholarly skills acquired in the RN-BSN program

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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