For the Capstone Project, students must propose an Evidence-based Initiative that will address an issue or problem of significant importance in nursing or healthcare. This initiative may focus on the workplace, nursing practice, organizational or healthcare policy, population health, global health issue, veteran care services, or other health – related topic. Capstone projects may focus on improving the quality of care, enhancing safety in the environment, promoting healthy lifestyles, embracing inter-professional collaboration, preventing health risks, improving health literacy, implementing patient-centered care, protecting population health, and others. Continue to refer back to the Library’s Course Page (Links to an external site.) for additional assistance.
The Capstone Project meets the AACN Baccalaureate Essential VI, Interprofessional Communication and Collaboration for Improving Patient Health Outcomes and addresses the End of Program Student Learning Outcomes (EPSLOs):
The paper should include 13 – 15 pages of content (excluding title page and reference list) and address all of the following criteria. *Scholarly articles integrated within the Capstone project should come from the most current nursing or related literature (published no more than 5 years ago) but may be older if a seminal source or where there is a gap in the literature; at least one reference used within the Capstone project should come from a discipline outside nursing.
Title of Project (Include the Proposed Initiative, Population Served, Anticipated Outcome)
Follow APA Guidelines for Title page, Headings and subheadings, Citations in text, and Reference List.