The paper topic is: The Development of a Job Orientation Checklist for New-Nurse Graduates for a new job within a hospital setting.
C. Summarize your project by doing the following:
- Identify the clinical or organizational problem.
Describe why the problem you have identified requires a practice change, quality improvement, or innovation, including supporting evidence.
Note: Evidence can be internal, based on clinical expertise, and/or from scholarly literature.
- Explain the causes of the problem.
Identify the stakeholders.
a. Discuss each stakeholder’s interest, power, and influence in relation to the project.
D. Explain the purpose of your project.
E. Explain your proposed solution for your project.
F. Provide an evidence summary to support your proposed change.
- Provide a reference list for your evidence summary in APA format that includes a minimum of five scholarly, peer-reviewed sources that were published within the last five years.
Note: This reference list refers specifically to your evidence summary only.
G. Explain your proposed implementation plan, which includes the following:
- plan of action
needed resources and personnel
proposed change theory
barriers to implementation
H. When you use sources, include all in-text citations and references in APA format.
You will not be conducting primary research and will not need human subject protection for your project. You will complete a review of the literature and then develop an evidence summary. You will identify best practices based on the evidence presented in the findings of the published literature.
Plan of Action
Be prepared to discuss the steps you have taken as you have been laying the foundation for your capstone project. You will need to describe meetings or agreements (support commitments or negotiations) that have occurred or will occur. These meetings/agreements may include those with your preceptor, stakeholders, management, or executives in your organization. Your plan of action needs to provide a succinct explanation of what will occur to successfully implement your capstone project. You may not have a step-by-step plan at this point, but you should have a clear idea of actions that need to occur.
Your timeline at this point should be an estimated timeline. You do not have to know specific dates; however, you should be able to provide an estimation of the time involved with each step of your action plan. Your timeline should include general information about when you anticipate achieving the various milestones in your project.
Required Resources and Personnel
Identify the resources needed for the planning and implementation of your capstone project. Resources may include financial support, time, classroom space, printing cost, equipment, personnel adjustments, or reallocation of staffing.
Defining your Change Theory
Deciding on which change theory to use will help you develop a framework for your evidence-based project. A change theory can serve as a guideline for stakeholder interaction and can provide guidance for a process necessary to design a strong plan for implementation. The following article may be a good resource to assist you with selection of the appropriate change theory:
- Mitchell, G. (2013) Selecting the best theory to implement planned change. Nursing Management, 20(1), pp. 32—37. Accession Number: 2012069929
Barriers to Implementation
Be prepared to discuss potential barriers you may encounter with planning the implementation of your capstone project. Potential barriers may be finances, time, a specific person or group of people, or other factors within your organization. How will you address or mitigate the potential barriers?