Nursing 826

NURS 826: Doctor of Nursing Practice Executive Leadership Final Project II

Prerequisites: NURS 825

Credit Hours: (1)

This is the final capstone work required for the DNP Executive Leadership concentration. This course expands upon previous course work in NURS 825 and continues to focus on a leadership experience in nursing education, policy, practice, research and/or business within the area of student interest.

Note(s): This course may be taken after receiving a grade of “B” or higher in all prerequisite courses.

Detailed Description of Course

The final Capstone is derived from the leadership, administrative immersion experiences in which the DNP student applies principles of management, evaluation, and decision making in varied situations. The student will continue an advanced leadership project begun in NURS 825 within the guidelines proposed in the Essentials of Advanced Practice Nursing (American Association of Colleges of Nursing 2008) and the position statement from the Council of Graduate Education for Administration in Nursing 2011. Projects may include in depth work with experts from nursing and other disciplines.  Advanced nursing roles and experiences assist students in development and assimilation of complex knowledge, decision-making and administrative detail.  The residency (NURS 827) provides the framework for the Capstone project in which the student identifies, develops, and implements a project involving a policy, business practice, or a research interest that culminates in a publishable paper and/or presentation.

Detailed Description of Conduct of Course

May include but is not limited to faculty- and/or student-directed discussions and presentation, reading assignments, written work, and conferences with faculty advisors. The online nature of this course may include audio or video presentations/lectures, discussion boards, chat rooms, video-conferencing, and other instructional technology strategies.
Goals and Objectives of this Course

Upon completion of the course the student will be able to:

1. Critically appraise published evidence used in decision making.
2. Complete an evidence-based project proposal appropriate to a selected population.
3. Demonstrate integrity in the protection of human subjects for those who participate in the project.

Critically evaluate project implementation and results.

Assessment Measures

May include but are not limited to oral presentation and/or a publishable paper.

Other Course Information


Review and Approval

February 19, 2013
February 10, 2014