Nursing Capstone Project Writing
Examples: conduct literature review of surveillance programs for health condition, execute data analysis to identify trends in utilization of medication, write final report to synthesize data, track current health policy trends, review similar programs to adapt for new program
1)By the end of the course the student will explore and acquire knowledge related to the role and responsibilities of the Nursing leader in Women?s health.
2) By the completion of the course the student will complete a self-assessment of their, values, strengths, and weaknesses to further develop their leadership style effectiveness.
3) By the end of the course the student will demonstrate specialized knowledge and expertise to facilitate nursing practices and change modificatio , by using evidence based practices literature with nursing practice standards.
Example Practicum Learning Objectives The following is a list of example learning objectives based on the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals. The Core Competencies include Analytics/Assessment Skills, Policy Development/Program Planning Skills, Communication Skills, Cultural Competency, Community Dimensions of Practice Skills, Public Health Sciences Skills, Financial Planning and Management Skills, and Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills. The list of learning objectives below the Core Competencies are examples and not exhaustive of all potential practicum learning objectives.
Demonstrate learning and application in Analytics/Assessment Skills such as through the following: ? Define a Public Health problem ? Obtain and interpret data to define risks to the community ? Identify the importance of data in shaping public health issues
Demonstrate learning and application in Policy Development/ Program Planning Skills such as through the following: ? Collect and prepare information to support policy development ? Develop policy recommendations ? Translate policy information and plans to policy programming ? Monitor and evaluate implemented policy programs
Demonstrate learning and application in Communication Skills such as through the following: ? Formulate communication plans through input from stakeholders ? Utilize learned skills to communicate effectively with a variety of stakeholders ? Employ effective strategies of communicating with the media ? Utilize communication skills through a variety of mediums ? Explain scientific information for press and lay audience in appropriate language ? Employ advocacy skills (e.g. advocating for change, public policy, programs, populations, etc.)
Demonstrate learning and application in Cultural Competency such as through the following: ? Recognize the importance of culture in Public Health practice and the need for a diverse workforce ? Explain cultural competency and how it applies to public health practice ? Interact regularly with people from diverse backgrounds ? Demonstrate strategies for cultural competency through communication strategies and adapting program and project needs appropriately
Demonstrate learning and application in Community Dimensions of Practice Skills such as through the following: ? Create connections and collaborate with key stakeholders to promote health ? Identify the role of government in health promotion ? Develop community public health assessment in collaboration with community partners
Demonstrate learning and application in Public Health Sciences Skills such as through the following: ? Utilize public health assessment tools to assess health status ? Apply methods of social sciences, epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental health, infection control and chronic disease prevention
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? Identify strengths and limitations of research
Demonstrate learning and application in Financial Planning and Management Skills such as through the following: ? Develop a program or project budget ? Prepare a program or project proposal ? Utilize human resource management skills ? Demonstrate information technology and management skills ? Analyze cost-effectiveness of programs
Demonstrate learning and application in Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills such as through the following: ? Illustrate how an organization?s vision can be created as a shared and collaborate process amongst stakeholders ? Describe how public health operates within a larger system ? Demonstrate how the political system can effect change ? Identify internal and external challenges to carrying out organization?s mission ? Create connections and collaborate with key stakeholders to promote health
For more information about the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals provided by the Public Health Foundation, please visit: http://www.phf.org/resourcestools/pages/core_public_health_competencies.aspx