Approved by Faculty Senate.
--University Studies Course Approval
Department or Program: Department of Nursing
Course Number: N491
Course Title: Capstone Experience in Role Synthesis
Catalog Description: The Capstone Experience in Role Synthesis course with intensive clinical practice and oral presentations of service projects at a level appropriate to a group of practitioners in the profession. This course is a flagged course to meet the University Studies Program flag for oral presentations..
This is an existing course that has previously been approved by A2C2 X .
This is a new course proposal _____. (If this is a new course proposal, the WSU Curriculum Approval Form must also be completed as in the process prescribed by WSU Regulation 3-4.)
Department Contact Person for this course: Norma Blankenfeld, MS, RN
The proposed course is designed to satisfy the requirements in (select one area only):
Oral communication courses in the University Studies program are devoted to teaching the knowledge, oral communication skills, and experience to enable them to become highly competent oral presenters by the time they graduate. These skills include the ability to do extemporaneous oral presentations according to the standards of their discipline, adapt their speaking to the field-specific audience, make use of research and professional findings, and to use appropriate format and documentation skills that are appropriate to the profession. The objective of these courses is to develop students abilities to effectively use the process of oral and related documentation skills. Disciplinary examples should be selected and can be provided to support the development of oral communication skills
.Submitted with this proposal is the N491 syllabus, which includes the course description, course objectives, unit objectives, teaching strategies, text, and evaluation/assignments.
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Course Number and Title: N491 Capstone Experience in Role Synthesis
Placement of Course in Curriculum: Spring, Senior Year
Pre-requisites: Last term of senior year, N456, N466
Credit and time Allotment: 3 Semester Credits (96 hours, 80 in clinical site)
Students will spend a minimum of 80 hours in practicum experience with an assigned preceptor in a specific professional nursing role. The remaining 16 hours would be devoted to a developing a learning contract, negotiating and collaborating with preceptor, consultation with assigned faculty member, developing a service project and sharing your project and lived capstone experience with peers.
B. Curriculum concepts, subconcepts, roles, and/or theories are emphasized:
1. Incorporate caring as an integral part of nursing in the human health experience.
4. Accept responsibility and accountability for own safe and ethical practice of professional nursing.
5. Collaborate with client and others in the health care delivery system to promote health.
6. Participate proactively in change related to health care needs in a complex global community.
7. Apply results of nursing research to improve nursing practice.
8. Practice nursing as a member of a professional discipline in an environment of change.
2. Participate in experience within a baccalaureate nursing role.
4. Develop learning outcomes with faculty approval and preceptor input.
5. Collaborate/negotiate with preceptor for dates of experience and assignment.
1. Select site of Capstone Experience with assistance.
2. Collaborate with preceptor and faculty to establish learning outcomes for experience.
3. Complete a Service Project for the agency.
4. Presentation and sharing of experience/project with peers.
A. Strategies Used to meet Course Goals: Site-Based experience in specific area and with specific population of student's interest. Students will be assigned to a preceptor within the agency to complete the learning outcomes developed with faculty and preceptor. The focus of this hands-on experience is on a baccalaureate nursing role in agencies not limited to industry, homes, ambulatory care, community health agencies, hospitals and long term care facilities. Journalizing will encourage student reflection of learning throughout the experience. Students will share culminating projects with peers.
B. Course Requirements:
1. Develop written learning outcomes 20pts.
Oral flag b,c,d,e,f 40pts.
3. Reflection paper 40pts.
Oral Flag a
4. Successfully complete capstone experience Pass/no credit
C. Evaluation Methods:
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B. Designated Preceptor
Within a professional conference format, you will present your capstone service experience and project with nursing students and faculty. Presentations will be 15 minutes in length and 5 minutes for questions/discussion.
Oral Flag criteria b, c, d, e, f
1. Describe briefly your capstone experience, professional nursing roles you participated in, site, and population as background to your project presentation. (20 pts.)
2. Explain your service project including: (50 pts.)
3. In this nursing role: (20 pts.)
4. Employ proper presenting style. (10pts)
--Dresses appropriate for a conference presentation.
SPRING SEMESTER 2000
The Service Project for Capstone was developed as a way for WSU Students to "give back" to the agencies which so willingly open their institutions to facilitate your learning. The Service Project also fits with this course as a "synthesis" project reflecting many roles of the professional nurse. In the past these projects have been extremely well received by the agencies.
The following are guidelines for creation of your project:
1. You should work with your preceptor to assess the needs of the service agency you are associated with.
Oral Flag criteria b, c
4. Evaluate your service project-this could be articulated as part of your Capstone Presentation.
This project should be approved by your Capstone Instructor prior to development. Additionally, your Capstone Instructor should be notified in a timely manner as to the date and time of the presentation, if appropriate.
See the "Criteria for Capstone Presentation" found on page 3 of your syllabus for information on how this project fits with your presentation.
CRITERIA FOR REFLECTION ON LEARNING PAPER
A 3-5 page typed paper will be submitted to your assigned nursing faculty based on daily journalizing during your capstone experience, and reflection on learning or growth during this synthesis experience. This paper shall include two parts.
Oral Flag criteria c, e
1. Evaluate the method and degree to which you were able to meet your established learning outcomes. (15pts)
2. From reflective journalizing of your experience, describe a critical incident or student learning experience that stands out in your mind as significant in your professional development. Explain why this incident/learning stands out and possible meaning it has for you as you complete the WSU nursing program. The following questions may be helpful: (20pts)
Style, grammar, conciseness, clarity of expression and thought. (5pts)