Synthesis/Capstone

This is a capstone course that consists of didactic instruction, discussion, and 135 integrated practicum hours to facilitate students' transition from academia into competent and confident nursing practice. Students will refine the knowledge and skills necessary to manage care as part of an interprofessional team. This preceptorship provides the student with experiences and nursing role models that prepare them for practice in complex, changing healthcare environments. In addition, it provides opportunities for building clinical reasoning, management, and evaluation skills; increase the student's self-confidence; and develop their professional identity. The senior capstone project, which is completed in this course, serves as a culmination of the student's baccalaureate education and illustrates the values, knowledge, skills and attitudes of the professional nursing role. This project involves a review of the literature (completed in prior courses), development/implementation of project, a formal paper, and a presentation of the project to the college and the professional community. Pre-requisites: All previous BSN nursing courses. 5 credits: 2 hours of didactic per week; total of 135 practicum hours for course

Grade Basis: Letter Grade
Credit hours: 5
Lecture hours: 2
Practicum/Clinical/Studio/Student Teaching/Field Work/Internship hours: 135 total

Prerequisites:

  • All previous BSN courses

Last updated: 10/27/2020