NURS499 Nursing Capstone
Week 1 Discussion
 Introduction to Course/Planning & Organizing Capstone Project/Developing Executive Summary
You can begin to think about your capstone project and visualize it utilizing the nursing process:assess, diagnose, plan, implement, and evaluate. Reflect about the who, what, when, where, how, and why as you unfold your project.  Touch base with your preceptor the first week of class to identify a project. Explore the clinical site website for information. Start thinking about your project. We realize you may not have details in the beginning but these questions assist you to focus on a project.Your first progress report with details is due week 3.
What unit/department/organization will you be completing your Capstone Project at and where is it located?
Talk to the site preceptor and think of a topic of interest to both you and your preceptor. What will your topic be?
How does preliminary research support my topic?
Is it feasible to do the project in a semester?
How will your project improve client outcomes?
What do you need to accomplish your project?
Respond to a minimum of two of your classmates’ postings and offer feedback on their initial discussion posting.  Remember to support your comments with evidence from the weekly materials, literature or other evidence based resources.
Initial post 150 – 300 words
Peer posts 100 – 150 words