Introduction

When considering the improvement of an organizational challenge as the focus and topic of a doctoral capstone project, you’ll need to evaluate whether it has the necessary characteristics and elements for EBP improvement and whether it meets Capella University requirements.

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Instructions

Critically analyze each of the identified organizational challenges you identified in Week 3 and compare them with Capella University’s criteria for an approvable doctoral capstone topic and project and with elements needed for the application of EBP improvement. Then, make a case for focusing on one challenge as the best opportunity for EBP improvement in a potential doctoral capstone project.

Requirements

The assignment requirements, outlined below, correspond to the scoring guide criteria, so be sure to address each main point. Read the performance-level descriptions for each criterion to see how your work will be assessed. In addition, note the additional requirements for document format, length, and supporting evidence.

  • Describe the characteristics of a professional doctorate and doctoral capstone project.
  • Compare professional activities and roles for individuals with a DHA or DrPH degree compared to a PhD degree.
  • Delineate the differences and similarities between a DHA or DrPH capstone project and a PhD dissertation.
  • Describe three major characteristics of a doctoral capstone project.
  • Critically analyze the potential of evidence-based improvement to mitigate the negative impact of each of the three identified organizational challenges.
  • Describe the appropriateness of applying the EBP process to mitigate the negative impact of the identified challenges.
  • Summarize the quality of available research evidence to support a potential project focused on mitigating the negative impact of the identified challenges.
  • Describe how the EBP process could facilitate improvements that mitigate the negative impact of the challenges in a short period of time.
  • Determine the extent to which a project focused on mitigating the negative impact of each of the three organizational challenges meets Capella University criteria for a doctoral capstone project.
  • Outline what a doctoral capstone project is and what it is not, according to Capella University criteria for a doctoral capstone project.
  • Describe how the application of existing knowledge to mitigate the negative impact of the challenges aligns with your program and specialization and contributes to your field.
  • Summarize Capella University criteria that would be met by a doctoral capstone project focused on mitigating the negative impact of the challenges.
  • Argue for the potential success and approval of a doctoral capstone project focused on the evidence-based improvement of one challenge the organization is facing.
  • Describe how the evidence-based improvement of one challenge meets professional doctorate, EBP, and university standards and criteria.
  • Write concisely and directly, using active voice.
  • Apply APA style and formatting to scholarly writing.

Additional Requirements

  • A title page and reference page. An abstract is not required.
  • A running head on all pages.
  • Appropriate section headings.
  • Length: Your paper should be 3–4 pages in length, not including the title page and reference page.
  • Supporting evidence: Cite at least two current and relevant peer-reviewed studies. Provide in-text citations and references in APA format.