NR452 Capstone Course
RUA- Capstone Evidence-Based Practice Paper Guidelines
NR452_RUA- Capstone Evidence-Based Guidelines Revised: 03/2021 1
Purpose To analyze own performance on the integrated comprehensive assessments and reflect on areas of opportunity and strategies to promote NCLEX-RN success and transition into practice. The student will apply the priority concept (topic) to evidence-based professional practice upon which nurses have the ability to resolve or have a positive impact. There is a focus on the healthcare disparities of the individual, as well as ethical and legal implications to professional practice. The student will discuss how an interdisciplinary approach promotes quality improvement for the patient and evidence-based professional practice, driving positive outcomes.
Course outcomes: This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes: CO # 1: Synthesize knowledge from sciences, humanities, and nursing in managing the needs of humans as
consumers of healthcare in a patient-centered environment. (PO#1) CO # 2: Integrate communication and relationship skills in teamwork and collaboration functioning effectively with
health team members and consumers of care. (PO#3) CO # 3: Utilize information technology to manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support decision making with health
team members and consumers of care. (PO# 8) CO # 4 Integrate critical thinking, clinical reasoning skills, best current evidence, clinical expertise, and patient/family
preferences/values in the implementation of the nursing process. (PO# 4) CO # 5: Explore the impact of professional standards, legislative issues, ethical principles, and values on professional
nursing, using data to monitor outcomes and improve quality and safety. (PO# 5, 6)
Due date: Your faculty member will inform you when this assignment is due. The Late Assignment Policy applies to this assignment.
Total points possible: 250 points
Preparing the assignment Follow these guidelines when completing this assignment. Speak with your faculty member if you have questions. 1) Track performance on the comprehensive assessments by logging NCLEX-RN Client Need Category performance on
the Individual Student ATI Assessment Trends: Longitudinal Performance tool. 2) Based on individual performance on the comprehensive assessments, prioritize the top concept (topic) of greatest
opportunity. 3) Include the following criteria for each identified concept (topic): The NCSBN NCLEX-RN Test Plan will support this
process (detailed criteria listed below and in the Grading Rubric must match exactly). a. Priority Concept (Topic)- 20 points/8%
• Identify the priority concept (topic) of opportunity. • Provide a description of how this aligns with the NCLEX-RN Test Plan as indicated by performance in the
Individual Student ATI Assessment Trends Table. • Identify a minimum of two learning strategies that you plan to implement to address your learning need. • Identify a minimum of two resources that you will integrate into your NCLEX-RN Readiness plan to assist you
with improving the identified learning need.
NR452 Capstone Course Capstone Evidence-Based Practice Paper Guidelines
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Individual Student ATI Assessment Trends: Longitudinal Performance Table
ATI Assessment Title
NCLEX-RN Client Need Categories: Students will log their individual assessment performance in each category below