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Benchmark – Capstone Project Change Proposal

In this assignment, students will pull together the change proposal project components they have been working on throughout the course to create a proposal inclusive of sections for each content focus area in the course. At the conclusion of this project, the student will be able to apply evidence-based research steps and processes required as the foundation to address a clinically oriented problem or issue in future practice.

Students will develop a 1,250-1,500 word paper that includes the following information as it applies to the problem, issue, suggestion, initiative, or educational need profiled in the capstone change proposal:

  1. Background
  2. Problem statement
  3. Purpose of the change proposal
  4. PICOT
  5. Literature search strategy employed
  6. Evaluation of the literature
  7. Applicable change or nursing theory utilized
  8. Proposed implementation plan with outcome measures
  9. Identification of potential barriers to plan implementation, and a discussion of how these could be overcome
  10. Appendix section, if tables, graphs, surveys, educational materials, etc. are created

Review the feedback from your instructor on the Topic 3 assignment, PICOT Statement Paper, and Topic 6 assignment, Literature Review. Use the feedback to make appropriate revisions to the portfolio components before submitting.

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

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

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RUBRIC

Attempt Start Date: 11-May-2020 at 12:00:00 AM

Due Date: 17-May-2020 at 11:59:59 PM

Maximum Points: 300.0

Benchmark – Capstone Project Change Proposal – Rubric

No of Criteria: 16 Achievement Levels: 5CriteriaAchievement LevelsDescriptionPercentageUnsatisfactory 0-71%0.00 %Less Than Satisfactory 72-75%75.00 %Satisfactory 76-79%79.00 %Good 80-89%89.00 %Excellent 90-100%100.00 %Content60.0     Background5.0Background section is not present.Background section is present, but incomplete or otherwise lacking in required detail.Background section is present. Some minor details or elements are missing but the omission(s) do not impede understanding.Background section is present and complete. The submission provides the basic information required.Background section is present, complete, and incorporates additional relevant details and critical thinking to engage the reader.Problem Statement5.0Problem statement is not present.Problem statement is present, but incomplete or otherwise lacking in required detail.Problem statement is present. Some minor details or elements are missing but the omission(s) do not impede understanding.Problem statement is present and complete. The submission provides the basic information required.Problem statement is present, complete, and incorporates additional relevant details and critical thinking to engage the reader.Change Proposal Purpose5.0Purpose of change proposal is not present.Purpose of change proposal is present, but incomplete or otherwise lacking in required detail.Purpose of change proposal is present. Some minor details or elements are missing but the omission(s) do not impede understanding.Purpose of change proposal is present and complete. The submission provides the basic information required.Purpose of change proposal is present, complete, and incorporates additional relevant details and critical thinking to engage the reader.PICOT5.0PICOT is not present.PICOT is present, but incomplete or otherwise lacking in required detail.PICOT is present. Some minor details or elements are missing but the omission(s) do not impede understanding.PICOT is present and complete. The submission provides the basic information required.PICOT is present, complete, and incorporates additional relevant details and critical thinking to engage the reader.Literature Search Strategy5.0Literature search strategy is not present.Literature search strategy is present, but incomplete or otherwise lacking in required detail.Literature search strategy is present. Some minor details or elements are missing but the omission(s) do not impede understanding.Literature search strategy is present and complete. The submission provides the basic information required.Literature search strategy is present, complete, and incorporates additional relevant details and critical thinking to engage the reader.Literature Evaluation5.0Literature evaluation is not present.Literature evaluation is present, but incomplete or otherwise lacking in required detail.Literature evaluation is present. Some minor details or elements are missing but the omission(s) do not impede understanding.Literature evaluation is present and complete. The submission provides the basic information required.Literature evaluation is present, complete, and incorporates additional relevant details and critical thinking to engage the reader.Utilization of Change or Nursing Theory (2.2)5.0Theory utilization is not present.Theory utilization content is present, but incomplete or otherwise lacking in required detail.Theory utilization content is present. Some minor details or elements are missing but the omission(s) do not impede understanding.Theory utilization content is present and complete. The submission provides the basic information required.Theory utilization content is present, complete, and incorporates additional relevant details and critical thinking to engage the reader.Proposed Implementation Plan with Outcome Measures (3.2)5.0Implementation plan is not present.Implementation plan is present, but incomplete or otherwise lacking in required detail.Implementation plan is present. Some minor details or elements are missing but the omission(s) do not impede understanding.Implementation plan is present and complete. The submission provides the basic information required.Implementation plan is present, complete, and incorporates additional relevant details and critical thinking to engage the reader.Identification of potential barriers to plan implementation, and a discussion of how these could be overcome (2.3)5.0Identification of potential barriers to plan implementation and /or discussion component is not present.Identification of potential barriers to plan implementation with a discussion component is present, but is incomplete or otherwise lacking in required detail.Identification of potential barriers to plan implementation with a discussion component is present. Some minor details or elements are missing but the omission(s) do not impede understanding.Identification of potential barriers to plan implementation with a discussion component is present and complete. The submission provides the basic information required.Identification of potential barriers to plan implementation with a discussion component is present, complete, and incorporates additional relevant details and critical thinking to engage the reader.Appendices Inclusive of Practice Immersion Clinical Documentation (1.2)5.0Appendices are not present.Appendices are present, but incomplete or otherwise lacking in required detail.Appendices are present with minor elements missing that do not impede understanding.Appendices are present and complete. The submission provides the basic information required.Appendices are present, complete, and incorporates additional relevant details and critical thinking to engage the reader.Evidence of Revision 10.0Final paper does not demonstrate incorporation of feedback or evidence of revision on research critiques.Incorporation of research critique feedback or evidence of revision is incomplete.Incorporation of research critique feedback and evidence of revision are present.Evidence of incorporation of research critique feedback and revision is clearly provided.Evidence of incorporation of research critique feedback and revision is comprehensive and thoroughly developed.Organization and Effectiveness30.0     Thesis Development and Purpose10.0Paper lacks any discernible overall purpose or organizing claim.Thesis is insufficiently developed or vague. Purpose is not clear.Thesis is apparent and appropriate to purpose.Thesis is clear and forecasts the development of the paper. Thesis is descriptive and reflective of the arguments and appropriate to the purpose.Thesis is comprehensive and contains the essence of the paper. Thesis statement makes the purpose of the paper clear.Argument Logic and Construction10.0Statement of purpose is not justified by the conclusion. The conclusion does not support the claim made. Argument is incoherent and uses noncredible sources.Sufficient justification of claims is lacking. Argument lacks consistent unity. There are obvious flaws in the logic. Some sources have questionable credibility.Argument is orderly, but may have a few inconsistencies. The argument presents minimal justification of claims. Argument logically, but not thoroughly, supports the purpose. Sources used are credible. Introduction and conclusion bracket the thesis. Argument shows logical progression. Techniques of argumentation are evident. There is a smooth progression of claims from introduction to conclusion. Most sources are authoritative.Clear and convincing argument presents a persuasive claim in a distinctive and compelling manner. All sources are authoritative.Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, language use)10.0Surface errors are pervasive enough that they impede communication of meaning. Inappropriate word choice or sentence construction is used.Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors distract the reader. Inconsistencies in language choice (register) or word choice are present. Sentence structure is correct but not varied.Some mechanical errors or typos are present, but they are not overly distracting to the reader. Correct and varied sentence structure and audience-appropriate language are employed.Prose is largely free of mechanical errors, although a few may be present. The writer uses a variety of effective sentence structures and figures of speech.Writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English.Format10.0     Paper Format (use of appropriate style for the major and assignment)5.0Template is not used appropriately, or documentation format is rarely followed correctly.Appropriate template is used, but some elements are missing or mistaken. A lack of control with formatting is apparent.Appropriate template is used. Formatting is correct, although some minor errors may be present. Appropriate template is fully used. There are virtually no errors in formatting style.All format elements are correct. Documentation of Sources (citations, footnotes, references, bibliography, etc., as appropriate to assignment and style)5.0Sources are not documented.Documentation of sources is inconsistent or incorrect, as appropriate to assignment and style, with numerous formatting errors.Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, although some formatting errors may be present.Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is mostly correct. Sources are completely and correctly documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is free of error.Total Percentage  100

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Literature Review – Rubric

No of Criteria: 10 Achievement Levels: 5CriteriaAchievement LevelsDescriptionPercentageUnsatisfactory0.00 %Less than Satisfactory75.00 %Satisfactory79.00 %Good89.00 %Excellent100.00 %Content80.0     Introduction10.0An introduction is not present.An introduction is present, but it does not relate to the body of the paper.An introduction is present, and it relates to the body of the paper. There is nothing in the introduction to entice the reader to continue reading.An introduction is present, and it relates to the body of the paper. Information presented in the introduction provides incentive for the reader to continue reading. An introduction is present, and it relates to the body of the paper. Information presented in the introduction is intriguing and encourages the reader to continue reading.Comparison of Research Questions20.0No comparison of research questions is presented.A comparison of research questions is presented, but it is not valid.A cursory though valid comparison of research questions is presented. A moderately thorough and valid comparison of research questions is presented.A reflective and insightful comparison of research questions is presented.Comparison of Sample Populations20.0No comparison of sample populations is presented.A comparison of sample populations is presented, but it is not valid.A cursory though valid comparison of sample populations is presented. A moderately thorough and valid comparison of sample populations is presented.A reflective and insightful comparison of sample populations is presented. Comparison of the Limitations of the Study20.0No comparison of the limitations of the study is presented.A comparison of the limitations of the study is presented, but it is not valid. A cursory though valid comparison of the limitations of the study is presented.A moderately thorough and valid comparison of the limitations of the study is presented.A reflective and insightful comparison of the limitations of the study is presented. Conclusion and Recommendations for Further Research10.0No conclusion and recommendations for further research are presented.A conclusion and recommendations for further research are presented, but they are not valid.A conclusion and recommendations for further research are valid, but they are cursory.  A conclusion and recommendations for further research are valid and moderately thorough. A conclusion and recommendations for further research are reflective and insightful.Organization and Effectiveness15.0     Thesis Development and Purpose5.0Paper lacks any discernible overall purpose or organizing claim.Thesis is insufficiently developed or vague. Purpose is not clear.Thesis is apparent and appropriate to purpose. Thesis is clear and forecasts the development of the paper. Thesis is descriptive and reflective of the arguments and appropriate to the purpose.Thesis is comprehensive and contains the essence of the paper. Thesis statement makes the purpose of the paper clear.Argument Logic and Construction5.0Statement of purpose is not justified by the conclusion. The conclusion does not support the claim made. Argument is incoherent and uses noncredible sources.Sufficient justification of claims is lacking. Argument lacks consistent unity. There are obvious flaws in the logic. Some sources have questionable credibility.Argument is orderly, but may have a few inconsistencies. The argument presents minimal justification of claims. Argument logically, but not thoroughly, supports the purpose. Sources used are credible. Introduction and conclusion bracket the thesis. Argument shows logical progressions. Techniques of argumentation are evident. There is a smooth progression of claims from introduction to conclusion. Most sources are authoritative. Clear and convincing argument that presents a persuasive claim in a distinctive and compelling manner. All sources are authoritative.Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, language use)5.0Surface errors are pervasive enough that they impede communication of meaning. Inappropriate word choice or sentence construction is used.Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors distract the reader. Inconsistencies in language choice (register), sentence structure, or word choice are present.Some mechanical errors or typos are present, but they are not overly distracting to the reader. Correct sentence structure and audience-appropriate language are used. Prose is largely free of mechanical errors, although a few may be present. A variety of sentence structures and effective figures of speech are used.  Writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English.Format5.0     Paper Format (use of appropriate style for the major and assignment)2.0Template is not used appropriately or documentation format is rarely followed correctly.Template is used, but some elements are missing or mistaken; lack of control with formatting is apparent.Template is used, and formatting is correct, although some minor errors may be present. Template is fully used; There are virtually no errors in formatting style. All format elements are correct. Documentation of Sources (citations, footnotes, references, bibliography, etc., as appropriate to assignment and style)3.0Sources are not documented.Documentation of sources is inconsistent or incorrect, as appropriate to assignment and style, with numerous formatting errors.Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, although some formatting errors may be present. Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is mostly correct. Sources are completely and correctly documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is free of error.Total Percentage  100Total Points Earned:

PICOT Statement Paper – Rubric

No of Criteria: 9 Achievement Levels: 5CriteriaAchievement LevelsDescriptionPercentageUnsatisfactory0.00 %Less than Satisfactory75.00 %Satisfactory79.00 %Good89.00 %Excellent100.00 %Content80.0     Identification of Clinical Problem/Issue30.0Clinical problem/issue is not identified, and resolution is not addressed.Clinical problem/issue is identified with little discussion of resolution or patient outcome.Clinical problem/issue is identified but not supported with clinical observations or evidence. The identified problem/issue can be resolved, or a patient outcome shows minimal improvement.Clinical problem/issue is identified based on clinical observation experience or evidence in literature. Articles are cited to support the need for change in nursing practice. The identified problem/issue can be resolved, or a patient outcome can be improved using nursing interventions. Clinical problem/issue is identified based on key concepts that define evidence-based practice or clinical experience. Articles are cited to support the need for change in nursing practice. The identified problem/issue can be resolved, or a patient outcome can show a marked improvement through a nursing intervention.Clinical Problem/Issue, Including Description, Evidence-Based Solution, Nursing Intervention, Patient Care, Health Care Agency, and Nursing Practice30.0Clinical problem/issue is not described with clarity and the corresponding elements are not included.Clinical problem/issue description includes a basic understanding of the problem/issue and setting, with few of the following elements explained: evidence-based solution, nursing intervention, patient care, health care agency, and nursing practice.Clinical problem/issue description includes a basic understanding of the problem/issue, the setting, and the patient population. The following elements are explained: evidence-based solution, nursing intervention, patient care, health care agency, and nursing practice. Minimal rationale is provided to support the resolution of the clinical problem/issue.Clinical problem/issue description includes a thorough understanding of the problem/issue, the setting, the patient population, and why it is a problem/issue. The following elements are explained in detail: evidence-based solution, nursing intervention, and patient care consistent with specific health care agency and nursing practice. Sound rationale is provided supporting the clinical problem/issue resolution. Clinical problem/issue description includes a developed and thorough explanation of the problem/issue, the setting, the patient population, and the rationale for why it is a problem/issue. The identified clinical problem/issue explains the following elements with detail and clarity: evidence-based solution, nursing intervention, and improved patient care consistent with specific health care agency resulting in nursing practice change. Sound rationale is provided in the discussion of the clinical problem/issue resolution.PICOT Statement Focused on Resolution, Improvement, Application, and Intervention10.0PICOT statement does not focus on resolution of a problem/issue, improvement of patient care or application of a nursing intervention.PICOT statement discusses a clinical problem/issue without a focus on improvement or intervention.PICOT statement focuses on the resolution of a clinical problem/issue that improves patient care through the application of a nursing intervention.PICOT statement focuses on the resolution of a clinical problem/issue, with discussion of improving patient care through the application of an evidenced-based nursing intervention. PICOT statement clearly focuses on the resolution of a clinical problem/issue and aims at improving patient care through the application of an evidenced-based nursing intervention.PICOT Statement Including Population, Intervention, Comparison, Outcomes, and Time10.0Population, Intervention, Comparison, Outcomes, and Time are not included.Population, Intervention, Comparison, Outcomes, and Time are present, but lack detail or are incomplete. Population, Intervention, Comparison, Outcomes, and Time are present.Population, Intervention, Comparison, Outcomes, and Time are clearly provided and well developed.Population, Intervention, Comparison, Outcomes, and Time are comprehensive and thoroughly developed with supporting details.Organization and Effectiveness15.0     Presentation5.0Paper lacks any discernible overall purpose or organizing claim.Thesis is insufficiently developed or vague. Purpose is not clear.Thesis is apparent and appropriate to purpose.Thesis is clear and forecasts the development of the paper. Thesis is descriptive and reflective of the arguments and appropriate to the purpose. Thesis is comprehensive and contains the essence of the paper. Thesis statement makes the purpose of the paper clear.Argument Logic and Construction5.0Statement of purpose is not justified by the conclusion. The conclusion does not support the claim made. Argument is incoherent and uses noncredible sources.Sufficient justification of claims is lacking. Argument lacks consistent unity. There are obvious flaws in the logic. Some sources have questionable credibility.Argument is orderly, but may have a few inconsistencies. The argument presents minimal justification of claims. Argument logically, but not thoroughly, supports the purpose. Sources used are credible. Introduction and conclusion bracket the thesis. Argument shows logical progressions. Techniques of argumentation are evident. There is a smooth progression of claims from introduction to conclusion. Most sources are authoritative. Clear and convincing argument that presents a persuasive claim in a distinctive and compelling manner. All sources are authoritative.Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, language use)5.0Surface errors are pervasive enough that they impede communication of meaning. Inappropriate word choice or sentence construction is used.Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors distract the reader. Inconsistencies in language choice (register), sentence structure, or word choice are present.Some mechanical errors or typos are present, but they are not overly distracting to the reader. Correct sentence structure and audience-appropriate language are used. Prose is largely free of mechanical errors, although a few may be present. A variety of sentence structures and effective figures of speech are used.  Writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English.Format 5.0     Paper Format (use of appropriate style for the major and assignment)2.0Template is not used appropriately or documentation format is rarely followed correctly.Template is used, but some elements are missing or mistaken; lack of control with formatting is apparent.Template is used, and formatting is correct, although some minor errors may be present.  Template is fully used; There are virtually no errors in formatting style.All format elements are correct. Documentation of Sources (citations, footnotes, references, bibliography, etc., as appropriate to assignment and style)3.0Sources are not documented.Documentation of sources is inconsistent or incorrect, as appropriate to assignment and style, with numerous formatting errors.Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, although some formatting errors may be present. Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is mostly correct. Sources are completely and correctly documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is free of error.Total Percentage  100Total Points Earned:


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