Examples of DNP Capstone Options
Capstone Projects are designed for the DNP student to immerse themselves in a real world nursing/health care problem and use the knowledge and skills gained during their coursework and practica experience to solve it. Working with a Capstone Advisor and Committee the student designs a project carefully identifying the problem, reviewing relevant literature, identifying the purpose and aims, developing a methodological approach and analytic plan, conducting the project in collaboration with an onsite mentor, analyzes the results, and makes recommendations for practice and if appropriate, future research. The student formally presents the results of the project and prepares a scholarly paper at the end of the third year of study.
Examples of Capstone Projects include, but are not limited to:
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