614 Management Practicum with Capstone Project

This course provides students with the opportunity to synthesize and apply their understanding of nursing management and leadership within and across complex integrated organizational and institutional boundaries. In this culminating experience, students plan, execute, and evaluate nursing practice within the context of the practice setting(s) or among a specific population of interest within the organization or in communities. The practicum provides the student an opportunity to operationalize the leadership role in appropriate agencies and facilities in conjunction with an expert nursing leader. A capstone project involving a topic of interest to both the student and the organization will be initiated. The project will focus on an identified need in the practicum setting or meet an identified need, based on national or local health initiatives. The project will culminate in a final paper which includes a literature review, methodology, and comprehensive analysis and reporting of results. Prerequisites: 500, 508, 516, 544, 548, 552, 553, 554, and 558, or consent of instructor.6 S.H. (0/6)