Week 1: Assignment – Theory Logic Model for Your Project Web Page

A logic model or program theory is a description or model frequently pictorial of how a program is supposed to achieve its expected outcomes and solve the identified problem for which it was created. It creates a logical links between expected outcomes and the activities designed to achieve them and incorporates the evidence-based theoretical assumptions that explain how the activities will lead to outcomes. A program theory or logic model is NOT the theoretical framework on which your project is based although it may be related to a theoretical framework. A theoretical or conceptual framework is a general theory that explains why some things happen. A program theory or logic model is unique to your project and explains how it is supposed to work.

Assignment Prompt

  1. Develop a one-page diagram of theoretical foundation for your project/program, describing how and why your project should achieve the desired outcome. Add references on the second page. You may arrange items in the diagram in any way you choose, but the diagrams should include each of the following components and show the logical connections between them:
    1. The need or problem to be addressed by the project/program with supporting data
    2. The context for the project/program (attach a reference list with your diagram)
    3. The strategy (ies) proposed to address the need/problem
    4. The evidence base for the proposed strategies (attached a reference list with your diagram)
    5. Factors that will influence the use of strategy
    6. The expected outcomes of the project/program
    7. The resulting impact of the project/program if the outcomes are achieved.

Expectations

  • Due: Monday, 11:59 pm PT
  • Length: Two pages (1st page for diagram, 2nd page for references)
  • Format: APA Style (7th ed.), one-inch margins with double spacing, proper APA formatting
  • Research: Scholarly (peer-reviewed) contemporary  reference(s) within the last 5 years
  • Writing: Use correct grammar and sentence construction: Clear expression of ideas
  • File Title: Save the file with Student First Name_Last Name_Title of assignment

See USU NUR Writing Assignment Rubric for additional details and point weighting.

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Week 2: Assignment – Theoretical Model Framework Web Page

Assignment Prompt

Select the specific theoretical framework that you will use with your project (education, leadership or FNP). Describe how the theory that you chose aligns with your capstone project. Include the following information:

Describe the key features of the selected theoretical framework/model. What are its major components?

  • Identify specific research approaches appropriate for use with the theoretical model or framework and how it fits with your intended project.
    • Does the model lend itself to quantitative or qualitative methods or both?
    • What kind of quantitative/qualitative methods would be most appropriate? (Focus groups, interviews, pre/post-tests, record review, survey, etc.)
  • Describe how the theoretical framework might be used to evaluate the program/project and critique how well the model fits the program or project.
    • What aspects of the model works well and what aspects do not?
    • Why?

Expectations

  • Due: Monday, 11:59 pm PT
  • Length: 2-3 pages  not including references
  • Citations: Scholarly reference(s) from within the last 5 years.
  • Format: APA 7th ed.
  • Use the title “Theoretical Model Framework.”

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Week 3: Assignment – SCOT Analysis Web Page

Strengths, Challenges, Opportunities and Threats (SCOT) is a simple yet comprehensive way of assessing the positive and negative forces within and outside your organization so you can be better prepared to act effectively. It reminds the project leader to build on strengths, minimize challenges, seize opportunities, and counteract threats.

Assignment Prompt

Each student will perform a SCOT (formerly SWOT) analysis in their practice that identifies strengths, challenges, opportunities and threats to assist in making strategic plans and decisions in the implementation of the EBP.

Submit a 1-2 slide PowerPoint presentation of a SCOT analysis as it relates to your project.


Expectations

  • Due: Monday, 11:59 pm PT
  • Length: 1-2 slides
  • Format: Power Point with diagram
  • Research: At least one peer reviewed reference within the last 5 years

Week 4: Assignment – Role and Engagement of Stakeholders Summary Web Page

Assignment Prompt

Write 2-3 pages applicable to your capstone project. Identify the stakeholders (use fictitious names for stakeholders) that will play a major part with your study and integrate with your project.

Topics to include:

  1. Roles of stakeholders
  2. Identify your stakeholders – are they supportive to your project?
  3. List of stakeholders who will be interested in the results of your project
  4. Promoting stakeholder participation
  5. Possible concerns/barriers from stakeholders
  6. Strategies that you will use to gain support and assistance from your stakeholders

Expectations

  • Due: Monday, 11:59 pm PT
  • Length: 2-3  pages
  • Format: APA 7th ed.
  • Research: At least one peer reviewed reference within the last 5 years

See USU NUR Writing Assignment Rubric for additional details and point weighting.

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Week 5: Assignment – Methods/Design, Statistical Analysis Web Page

Assignment Prompt

Submit 2-3 pages describing the Methods/Design and Statistical Analysis that you will use in your project. Use the evidence from the peer reviewed articles that you have critically appraised and synthesized. Follow APA format and cite references. Include the following:

  1. Describe the evaluative criteria (indicators or variables) to be addressed in answering each evaluation question.
  2. Describe the research approaches to be used to answer each question and why they are appropriate to the evaluation questions posed.
  3. Describe in specific detail how data will be collected related to each of your evaluative criteria/indicators. Discuss exactly how the data be collected, when, and by whom. Describe any data collection tools in terms of their development and appropriateness in answering the evaluation questions. Provide information on validity and reliability of tools, if available. Explain why the data collection methods are appropriate to the research approach, type of data, and purpose of the evaluation.
  4. Describe how you will analyze the data, including specific statistical tests to be used. Include dummy data tables if applicable to show how you will display your findings.

Expectations

  • Due: Monday, 11:59 pm PT
  • Length: 2-3 pages
  • Format: APA 7th ed.
  • Research: At least one peer reviewed reference within the last 5 years

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Week 6: Assignment – Proposed Project Interventions Web Page

Assignment Prompt

Write a paper of 2-3 pages about the proposed interventions for your problem/issue supported by evidence collected by conducting a literature search and review. Integrate the information into your project.

The assignment should include:

  1. The extent of evidence-based data for proposed interventions.
  2. Comprehensive description of factors that might influence the use of proposed interventions.
  3. Identify the barriers related to the proposed interventions.
  4. Detailed list of resources that will be needed.
  5. Detailed steps, or sequence of events, or specific implementation activities that will be required to implement the intervention.
  6. Monitoring, tracking and ongoing review.
  7. Performance of tasks required for implementation. Staff responsible in the implementation of the interventions and their qualifications.
  8. Strategies that facilitate the implementation of the proposed intervention.
  9. Timeline.
  10. Expected outcomes to be achieved by your project.

Expectations

  • Due: Monday, 11:59 pm PT
  • Length: 2-3 pages
  • Format: APA 7th ed.
  • Research: At least one peer reviewed reference within the last 5 years

See USU NUR Writing Assignment Rubric for additional details and point weighting.

Week 7: Assignment 1 – Creating a Scholarly Poster Web Page

Assignment Prompt

Resource: Poster Template Example

Resource: Scientific Poster Design (Cornell U)

Resource: How to create an effect Poster Presentation (O. Sherman)

The purpose of this assignment is to create a poster that will present the visual and graphic presentation of the capstone project. Poster presentation should clearly articulate what you did, how you did it, why you did it, and what it contributes to your field and the larger field of human knowledge. This assignment is due in week seven and must be presented by the student.

Create your poster per guidance and approval from your capstone course faculty (template provided above). Follow the poster template as outlined and review the recommended resources in creating your poster.

What goals should you keep in mind to construct a poster?

  • Clarity of content. Decide on a small number of key points that you want your viewers to take away from your presentation, and articulate those ideas clearly and concisely.
  • Visual interest and accessibility. The viewers should notice and take interest in your poster so that they will pause to learn more about your project, and you will need the poster’s design to present your research in a way that is easy for those viewers to make easy sense of it.

From the capstone project, students will create an effective poster with the following information:

Title: Project Title

Authors: Your name, faculty advisor’s name

Background/Significance

Purpose or Aims of the Study

Methods/Design

Expected Results/Outcomes

Anticipated Conclusions

Potential Implications to Practice

Acknowledgements

Contact person: include email address


Expectations

  • Due: Monday, 11:59 pm PT
  • Length: One page
  • Format: Poster Presentation
  • Research: At least one peer reviewed reference within the last 5 years

See USU NUR Poster Rubric for additional details and point weighting.

Week 7: Assignment 2 – Writing an Abstract Web Page

Assignment Prompt

Resource: Writing Scientific Abstracts (Purdue Owl)

The purpose of this assignment is to write an abstract for your capstone project. The function of an Abstract is to provide a brief, descriptive summary of the essay/report. The function of an Abstract is to inform the reader of the contents of the report /essay so that the reader can see in advance the key areas covered and the main points of the argument. An Abstract clearly states the purpose and direction, the main arguments and the conclusions reached. It is a mini version of the paper. If writing an investigative report which includes research findings, then it is usual to include in the Abstract the aims or objectives, methods, findings or results, conclusions and implications.

Your capstone abstract must be approved by the Capstone Advisor and or Faculty Chair before the final draft.

Keep these guidelines for abstracts in mind:

  • Provides a professional, scholarly synopsis of the capstone project
  • States the purpose of the capstone clearly and succinctly
  • Provides a brief rationale for the capstone project.
  • Describes the design and methodology of the main activities of the project
  • Describes the expected results or the outcomes of the capstone.
  • Provides a summary statement that shows the possible implication of the capstone project to student’s clinical practice setting or profession.
  • Utilizes 250-300 words maximum, using 12 point font, either, Arial, Times New Roman, or Courier

Expectations

  • Due: Monday, 11:59 pm PT
  • Length: Maximum of 250-300 words
  • Format: APA 6th ed.
  • Research: At least one peer reviewed reference within the last 5 years

See USU NUR Writing Assignment Rubric for additional details and point weighting.

Week 8: Assignment 2 – Evidence Based Project Implementation Web Page

Assignment Prompt

This is a final project designed to utilize the various skills learned in the program. The capstone project is completed and is developed as a scholarly paper. The body of the paper will be 15 pages.

The capstone project encompasses the following sections:

1. Title page

2. Abstract

3. Background & Significance

4. Literature Review

5. Supporting Evidence

6. Purpose or Aims of the Study

7. Theoretical Model or Framework

8. Methods/Design/Sampling

9. Proposed Interventions

10. Expected Results/Outcomes

11. Anticipated Conclusion

12. Possible Limitations

13. Potential Implications to Practice

14. References

15. Poster

16. Appendices


Expectations

  • Due: Monday, 11:59 pm PT
  • Length: 15 pages
  • Format: APA 6th ed.
  • Research: Minimum of five scholarly references from within the last five years
  • File Title: Save the file with Last name_Capstone_mmddyyyy  (example: Ramira_Capstone_01032015)

See USU NUR Research Paper Rubric for additional details and point weighting.

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Week 8: Discussion Question – Reflection in Action Video Journal 2 Discussion Topic

Discussion Prompt

Create a video journal entry (refer to week one, Video Journal 1 directions as needed) detailing the following as they pertain to your educational journey at USU, completing your program and your future goals as an advance practice nurse.

  • What life experiences led you down this path?
  • List your greatest successes thus far.
  • What challenges have you overcome and what challenges still remain?
  • Overall, what did you learn from this course?
  • What are your future goals?

Students can be professionally creative with this video. Duration will not exceed five minutes.


Expectations

Initial Post:

  • Due: Saturday, 11:59 pm PT
  • Length: 5 Minutes Maximum
  • Format: Video Presentation (Students can be professionally creative with this video)
  • Citations: N/A

Peer Response:

  • Due: Monday, 11:59 pm PT
  • Number: A Minimum of two to peer posts, at least one on a different day than the main post

Discussion: Respond to Posts in Your Own Thread

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