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NU 749 Capstone Synthesis

It’s time to put your education to the ultimate test.

Format: Online
Duration: 8 weeks
Credits: 3 credits

You now have the opportunity to bring all the knowledge you’ve gained from your educational pursuits to the playing field. NU 749 Capstone Synthesis brings together the theoretical knowledge and practice skills you’ve acquired from core and specialty focus courses.

By considering the potential interplay of legal, economic, political, regulatory, and ethical factors in health care, you’ll identify a problem related to your specialty focus (educator or administrator) that is amenable to an evidence-based intervention and spend the next eight weeks applying your knowledge to address the situation.

What You’ll Learn in NU 749

In this course, you’ll develop, implement, and evaluate an evidence-based intervention with the guidance of a master’s or doctorate prepared RN preceptor. You’ll present the process and outcomes in a scholarly paper and presentation. You’ll also compile a portfolio to substantiate achievement of MSN program and university outcomes.

This capstone course is typically taken after all coursework is completed.

Course Topics

Throughout this course, weekly topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Finalizing Your MSN Coursework
  • Ethical Leadership
  • Compiling Your Capstone Synthesis Materials
  • Portfolio Completion and Lifelong Learning
  • Legal and Regulatory Factors
  • Final Synthesis Paper
  • Regulatory Relevance
  • Completion

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of NU 749, you will be able to:

  • Present evidence in a scholarly writing project and presentation to demonstrate integration and understanding of knowledge, skills, and attitudes acquired in core and specialty focus courses to advance nursing practice.
  • Participate in knowledge dissemination in a specialty area reflecting on assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation, and dissemination methods used to improve expected practice, health care outcomes and/or support policy change by sharing immersion experience and outcomes.
  • Complete and submit an academic/professional portfolio that provides evidence of meeting program outcomes, professional, and personal goals.
  • Analyze factors relevant to the professional role, including political, institutional, social, and economic forces that impact the professional role.
  • Explore with mentor and peers the effect of legal, economic, regulatory, and ethical leadership in the specialty areas.
  • Define strategies to remain competent in the specialty role and incorporate life-long learning.
  • Share findings of resources used to affect the delivery of safe, quality, cost effective, culturally responsive, and evidence-based care practices for diverse populations in diverse settings and how this may apply to future goals.

Get Started

To learn more about Capstone Synthesis or other courses in the online MSN program from the University of Saint Mary, call 877-307-4915 to speak with an admissions advisor or request more information.