NU 460: Nursing Capstone

Class Program
Credits 4
Students examine the research process, evaluate published nursing and other related research and write and present in a scholarly and professional manner. The student is expected to critically appraise qualitative and quantitative research, engage in evidence-informed clinical decision making and practice, including quality improvement activities and projects. The capstone project includes students researching and writing a scholarly paper and creating an artful engaging narrated PowerPoint presentation. Students identify a clinical issue that warrants a systematic appraisal of the relevant literature with the purpose of informing clinicians, critically evaluating the evidence, and translating findings into recommendations for interdisciplinary care teams.
NU 400 or permission of the instructor
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing's (AACN) and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education's (CCNE) Essentials for Baccalaureate Nursing Education related to the courses are noted at the end of the course descriptions. A student must be admitted into the RN-to-BSN nursing program to take any of these six courses.