NURS 4220. Capstone paper. Central Line Acquired Bloodstream Infection (Essay Sample)
Capstone Paper Guide
The Capstone Paper is the culminating Assignment of your BSN program at Walden University. In this Assignment you will identify a quality improvement practice problem, review related peer-reviewed, evidence-based practice articles, and propose an evidence-based practice plan that you will use to address the practice problem.
Capstone Paper Overview
The Capstone Paper is 4-5 pages in length. Drafts of the first three sections of the paper (Practice Problem; Purpose, Methods, and Findings; and Quality Improvement Process) are submitted in Week 3. Your Instructor will provide you feedback on these sections that you will address and incorporate into your subsequent Capstone Paper submissions in Week 5 and Week 6.
The last three sections (Evidence-Based Practice Performance Improvement Plan Explanation, Resources, and Summary) are submitted in Week 5. You will again receive feedback from your Instructor on your paper.
You will submit the final version of your paper in Week 6. The final version should address all of your Instructor’s questions and should incorporate all of their feedback.
You will use the Walden University APA Course Template to complete this Assignment.
o Walden University. Walden templates: General templates: APA course paper template with advice (6th ed.). Retrieved from http://academicguides(dot)waldenu(dot)edu/writingcenter/templates/general#s-lg-box-2774360
Delete the abstract page in the template. This is not required for this course.
The template includes the correct font and formatting: 12 pt. Times New Roman font, double spacing, and 1 inch margins on all sides.
• Review the Academic Writing Expectations Checklist Capstone Level found in your Week 1 Learning Resources
o Note the new expectations for Use of evidence and Credit to Source
o Use a Scholarly Voice
o Review the Walden University Writing Center webpage: Using Evidence: Synthesis – http://academicguides(dot)waldenu(dot)edu/writingcenter/evidence/synthesis
This is the practicum problem I chose. (CLABSI) Central line acquired blood stream infection.
Capstone Paper Outline
• Introduction (Approximately 1-2 paragraphs)
o State the practice problem in measurable terms and that reflect quality indicators.
This is the same problem described in the week 1 practicum discussion.
Keep in mind that this section may need to be revised after you complete all of the other sections.
o Provide the rationale for selecting the practice problem.
• Literature Review (Approximately 4-5 paragraphs).
o Synthesize the purpose, methods, and findings from at least five peer-reviewed, evidence-based practice articles that support your practice problem.
Two main components of successful synthesis include evidence of the student’s own ideas and a well-organized presentation of evidence.
o Include an explanation of the quality management measurement and data that were presented.
o Include a minimum of at least 5 peer-reviewed evidence-based practice articles that support your practice problem.
• Quality Improvement Process (Approximately 2-3 paragraphs)
o Describe the quality improvement process (posted in the practicum discussion) and the tool that will be used as a basis for the practice problem.
This process will be used to support the proposed quality improvement plan.
o Explain why the specific process was selected and document your explanation with references.