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Professional Capstone and PracticumDetailsThis is a writing-intensive course. Theprofessional capstone practicum project offersstudents the opportunity to propose a resolutionto an issue or problem significant to nursingpractice within a clinical environment. Studentsidentify, design, and propose an evidence-basedsolution within a health care organization withguidance from faculty and a preceptor in thefield. The proposal must reflect synthesis andintegration of course content and professionalpractice. Development of the capstone projectis guided by the baccalaureate program studentlearning outcomes. Practice immersion hours: 100.Prerequisites: NRS-430V, NRS-429VN, NRS-434VN,NRS-427VN, NRS-433V, PHI-413V, NRS-451VN,NRS-410V, and NRS-440VN.Credit Hours6.0PreRequisitesNRS-430V, NRS-429VN, NRS-434VN, NRS-427VN,NRS-433V, PHI-413V, NRS-451VN, NRS-410V, andNRS-440VNcoRequisitesNoneCourse Add-OnsAdditional MaterialOtherOptional: Publication Manual of the AmericanPsychological AssociationFor additional information, the following isrecommended: Current version of the PublicationManual of the American Psychological Association.GCU has made APA templates and other resourcesavailable within the Student Success Center aswell as in the GCU Library. However, be aware thata more complete APA Manual can be purchased atyour own expense. To order the APA manual, pleasevisit the American Psychological Association.OtherThe Practice Immersion ExperienceReview the "The Practice ImmersionExperience" resource to familiarize yourselfwith the requirements for course assignmentsand programmatic course components required tosuccessfully complete this course and the RN-to-BSN program of study.Electronic ResourceGuidelines for Undergraduate Field ExperiencesReview the Guidelines for Undergraduate FieldExperiences resource in the Student SuccessCenter. This material contains important
information for your clinical experience,including evaluation guidelines, the Clinical SiteVisit Application, and the Clinical Hour TrackingSheet for BSN Students.Electronic ResourceNursing and Health Sciences Research GuidesView "Nursing and Health Sciences ResearchGuides," located on the Grand CanyonUniversity website. This is a discipline-specificresearch guide to assist you with your research.In particular, seek out the "Evidence-BasedPractice (EBP)" tab in the LibGuide forhighly specific information pertinent to thecapstone project.Electronic ResourceEvaluating WebsitesView "Evaluating Websites," located onthe Grand Canyon University website. This tutorialwill explain how to evaluate websites for contentthat you can trust.evaluatingWebTutorial/interactiveIndex.htmlOtherPractice Immersion Clinical ToolsThe attached document contains all threerequired Practice Immersion Clinical Tools. The"Practice Immersion Clinical EvaluationTool - Student" will be completed by the