In collaboration with the approved course preceptor, students will identify a specific evidence-based topic for the capstone project change proposal. Students should consider the clinical environment in which they are currently employed or have recently worked. The capstone project topic can be a clinical practice problem, an organizational issue, a leadership or quality improvement initiative, or an unmet educational need specific to a patient population or community. The student may also choose to work with an interprofessional collaborative team.

Students should select a topic that aligns to their area of interest as well as the clinical practice setting in which practice hours are completed.

Write a 500-750 word description of your proposed capstone project topic. Include the following:

  1. The problem or issue, intervention,      quality initiative, educational need, or collaborative interprofessional      team project that will be the focus of the change proposal.
  2. The setting or context in which the      problem or issue, intervention, quality initiative, educational need, or      collaborative interprofessional team project can be observed.
  3. A description (providing a high      level of detail) regarding the problem or issue, intervention, quality      initiative, educational need, or collaborative interprofessional team      project.
  4. Effect of the problem or issue,      intervention, quality initiative, educational need, or collaborative      interprofessional team project.
  5. Significance of the topic and its      implications for nursing practice.
  6. A proposed solution to the      identified project topic with an explanation of how it will affect nursing      practice.

You are required to cite to a minimum of eight peer-reviewed sources to complete this assignment. Sources must be published within the last 5 years, appropriate for the assignment criteria, and relevant to nursing practice. Plan your time accordingly to complete this assignment.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. A link to the LopesWrite technical support articles is located in Class Resources if you need assistance.

—It will be about nursing shortage,