Capstone Practicum

5 Graduate credits
Effective August 14, 2016 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

The Capstone Practicum is designed to provide students with an intensive practice immersion in preparation for the professional nurse role. Students will be precepted by an experienced clinician with on-going guidance from a faculty member. The focus will be on the coordination of holistic nursing care for diverse clients to achieve optimal clinical outcomes. In a clinical practice setting, students will synthesize complex theoretical knowledge, demonstrate competent practice, and evaluate client outcomes. Students will demonstrate leadership skills by developing a clinically-based project. Competence Statement: Knows concepts well enough to demonstrate evidence-based assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of safe nursing care.

Special information

Note: Prior to taking this course, you must have successfully completed the following: NURS 462, NURS 623, NURS 656, NURS 656P. Co-requisite: NURS 696.

Learning outcomes


  • Analyze clinical and cost outcomes to improve safety, effectiveness, efficiency and quality in client care.
  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary providers to provide evidence based care for clients, families, and communities.
  • Demonstrate the ability to lead, prioritize and delegate in a clinical setting.
  • Implement Modeling and Role-Modeling concepts in the provision of holistic nursing care.
  • Synthesize research-based information in the design, implementation, and evaluation of care.
  • Use information systems and technology at the point of care to improve health care outcomes.