Metropolitan State University

NURS 690P : Capstone Practicum

A. Course Description
Credits: 5
Lab Hours/ Weeks: Corequisites: None
Lecture Hours/ Week :  
MnTC Goals: None
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. 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.
B. Course Effective Dates: 08/14/2016 - Present
C. Outline of Major Content Areas:
See Course Description for major content areas.
D. Learning Outcomes (General)
  1. Analyze clinical and cost outcomes to improve safety, effectiveness, efficiency and quality in client care.
  2. Collaborate with interdisciplinary providers to provide evidence based care for clients, families, and communities.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to lead, prioritize and delegate in a clinical setting.
  4. Implement Modeling and Role-Modeling concepts in the provision of holistic nursing care.
  5. Synthesize research-based information in the design, implementation, and evaluation of care.
  6. Use information systems and technology at the point of care to improve health care outcomes.
E. Learning Outcomes (MN Transfer Curriculum)
This contains no goal areas.
G. Special Information