Module 3: Capstone Project – Outcomes and Content
Overview: Capstone Project – Goals/Content/Outline/Strategies/References
• Develop and refine Capstone Project goals, content, outline, and implementation/presentation on strategies
• Decide on Capstone project design
• Develop draft of Capstone project
As you work on this assignment ask yourself these questions. It is not necessary to formally record your answers anywhere. Use them as a guide for thinking about how you will complete the assignment.
1. How do we know this is a problem or issue?
2. Who needs the information about the problem or issue?
3. What are possible solutions?
4. How will dissemination of this researched information impact behavior?
Use the rubric to guide your work on the Module 2 assignment.
NOTE: All assignments and discussion posts are expected to be completed on time.
Tasks Target Acceptable Marginal Unacceptable
Clear statement of specific problem or issue and its unique importance
General statement of problem or issue, with indication of importance not being clearly stated.
(15 Points) Addresses only the problem statement or the issue.
(10 Points) No clear statement of important problem or issue
Clear description of target audience, including description of setting for presentation and why this audience was targeted
Description of target audience is not specific to setting or why this audience was chosen.
(15 Points) Describes only the audience or the setting but not both.
(10 Points) No description of either audience or setting.
( 0 Points)
Clear and strong analysis of how presentation of information will change the behaviors of target audience members and the resulting impact on the problem or issue
Well-articulated and clearly detailed synopsis
(25 Points) Statement of how presentation will affect audience members
Articulated in general terms and synopsis lacking detail*
Statement is weak and general as to how the information will change the audience of issue
Poorly articulated and synopsis lacking detail
(10 Points) Weak or no statement of how information will change audience or issue
No synopsis and no detail
( 0 Points)
Indications – Include summary with the following information:
Describe in the space below the topic, problem, or issue within the focus area that your Capstone Project will address. Explain why this issue is important and why you selected it in particular. Provide examples of situations related to the issue in your practice and other examples you might expect to see in your selected focus area.
Audience – Include summary with the following information:
Describe in the space below your target audience, including the setting for which your information dissemination will be planned. This project is designed for an in-person setting so an internet or online audience/setting would not be appropriate for your presentation. You may mention other populations who would benefit from this information as well, but explain why you decided to address your target audience.
Implications – Include summary with the following information:
In your Capstone Project, you will be developing a mechanism to disseminate important information related to the topic you have selected. In the textbox below explain, in detail, the impact of directing this information to the appropriate audience(s). Please make sure you have considered all aspects (financial, regulatory, accrediting, safety and patient satisfaction outcome, issues and aspects of the implication).
Outcomes and Content
You have already submitted your draft Outcomes and Content topics, so you need to use the provided grid and make any needed changes. For this assignment, you must also include at least three references per outcome. You may include references that are not from peer-reviewed journals, but be judicious in their use, and do not include those in your count of required articles. Remember that all references must be less than five years old.
In the grid, describe each visual aid, handout, and/or verbal presentation/demonstration strategy that your information dissemination would include. You may use the same strategies for each outcome, or you may “mix and match”. Here are some of the types of visual aids you might use:
Slides (like PowerPoint)
Here are some of the types of verbal strategies you might use:
Guided hands-on training
Be sure to include a Q&A session for the conclusion of your presentation.
In the grid, record the amount of time needed for each activity or part of your presentation. Include time for Q&A at the end of the presentation.
Please review this example for the grid:
Outcomes Content Strategies Time
By the end of the presentation, 98% of the audience will be able to identify three ways to prevent falls in the LTC until.
(Be sure to make any needed changes based on comments from Module 2’s graded assignment).
• Fall Prevention
Doe, J. (2021). How to prevent falls in a long term care unit. Journal of Fall Prevention, 8(26), 23-32. Doi:8-2021-445.31.271
• Nursing Interventions
Smith, T. (2021). When a patient falls: What the nurse should do. American Journal of Geriatrics, 7(12), 23-31. http://journalofgeriatarics.com
• Complications from falls in the elderly
Ying, X. (2020). What can we do to stop falls among the elderly. Journal of Fall Prevention, 10(3), 14-23. http://journaloffallassessments.com
Complete the rest of the grid as shown above. Remember that you will need at least three references per outcome. Complete for all outcomes Complete for all outcomes
Below is a table that you can utilize to complete your assignment. Please remember to ask questions if you are unclear.
Outcomes Content Strategies Time
Include in the evaluation submission for your project a formal reference page. References are to current (within last 5 years) and written in APA format.