Week 4 Capstone
Project Milestone 2
Capstone Project Milestone 2:
Design for Change Proposal Guidelines
You are to create a Design for Change proposal inclusive of
your Practice Issue and Evidence Summary worksheet from your Capstone Project
Milestone 1. Your plan is to convince your management team of a nursing problem
you have uncovered and you feel is significant enough to change the way
something is currently practiced. In the event you are not currently working as
a nurse, please use a hypothetical clinical situation you experienced in
nursing school, or nursing education issue you identified in your nursing
This assignment enables the student to meet the following
Applies the theories and principles of nursing and related disciplines to
individuals, families, aggregates, and communities from entry to the healthcare
system through long-term planning. (PO #1)
Proposes leadership and collaboration strategies for use with consumers and
other healthcare providers in managing care and/or delegating responsibilities
for health promotion, illness prevention, health restoration and maintenance,
and rehabilitative activities. (PO #2)
Milestone 2 consists of the proposal for your Design for
Change Capstone Project. Submit this assignment to the Dropbox by the end of
Milestone 2 is worth 225 points.
1. Create a
proposal for your Design for Change Capstone Project. Open the
NR451_Milestone2_Design_Proposal_ template in Course Resources to create your
paper. You will include the information from Milestone 1, your practice issue
and evidence summary worksheets, as you compose this proposal. Your plan is to
convince your management team of a practice problem you have uncovered that is
significant enough to change current practice.
format for this proposal will be a paper following the Publication manual of
APA 6th edition.
3. The paper
is to be four- to six-pages excluding the Title page and Reference page.
4. As you
organize your information and evidence, include the following topics.
an introduction but do not use â€œIntroductionâ€ as a heading in accordance with
the rules put forth in the Publication manual of the American Psychological
Association (2010, p. 63). Introduce the reader to the plan with evidence-based
problem identification and solution.
Model Overview: Overview of the ACE Star model (the model we have been
discussing this session); define the scope of the EBP; identify the
stakeholders, and determine the responsibility of the team members.
Conduct internal and external searches of evidence; integrate and summarize the
evidence summary worksheet from Milestone 1; develop a recommendation for
develop a hypothetical action plan; include measurable outcomes, reporting to
stakeholders; identify next steps and disseminate the findings.
Provide a clear and concise summary, inclusive of the problem issue, the five
points of the ACE Star change model; and ways to maintain the change plan.
and Referencesmust be included to support the information within each topic
area. Refer to the APA manual, Chapter 7, for examples of proper reference
format. In-text citations are to be noted for all information contained in your
paper that is not your original idea or thought. Ask yourself, â€œHow do I know
this?â€ and then cite the source. Scholarly sources are expected, which means
using peer-reviewed journals and credible websites.
and Figures may be added as appropriate to the project. They should be embedded
within the body of the paper (see your APA manual for how to format and cite).
Creating tables and figures offers visual aids to the reader and enhances
understanding of your literature review and design for change.
Your title here
This paragraph(s) is to introduce the paper. State the
problem and potential solutions backed by evidence. Briefly, introduce the
nursing focused plan. Remember this is a scholarly APA assignment so you cannot
use first person. Remember also that you will keep all the bolded headings and
just remove the non-bolded content when you start your paper.
Change Model Overview
In this first paragraph, provide an overview of the ACE Star
model Evidence-Based Practice Process. Feel free to state why nurses should use
this model as a guide to facilitate change. Under each of the second level
headers listed below, you now link your identified topic to the ACE Star model
Define the Scope of the EBP
Restate your practice issue. Why is this a problem? Give
basic statistics and information to back the scope of the problem at your
facility/work area. How does this problem impact healthcare on a broader scale?
You will be the leader of the team since this is your
project. Who will you also include in your team? Make sure you choose relevant
stakeholders. You should have no more than eight members. Do not list your team
members by name but instead by position (pharmacists, charge nurse, etc.).
Determine Responsibility of Team Members
Why are the members chosen important to your project? What
are their roles?
Conduct internal/external search for evidence. What type of
evidence did you find in addition to you Evidence Summary? EBP guidelines?
Quality improvement data? Position statements? Clinical Practice Guidelines? Briefly discuss the strength of this
research. This is not where you describe the results of your studies. This is
done in the following steps.
Summarize the Evidence
In this section, you need to synthesize the information from
the systematic review article. What are some of the evidence-based
interventions you discovered in your Evidence Summary that do you plan to
use?Be sure and cite all of your references, in proper APA format, from any and
all articles into this one paragraph.
Develop Recommendations for ChangeBased on Evidence
What is your recommendation based on the research? Ideally,
you will have found enough support in your evidence to proceed with
implementing your pilot program.
You have not implemented your project yet, therefore, this
section will be hypothetical. Develop your plan for implementation. What are
the specific steps you will take to implement your pilot study? What is the timeline for your plan? Make sure
you include a plan for evaluation of outcomes and method to report the results.
Process, Outcomes Evaluation and Reporting
What are the desired outcomes? How will they be measured?
How will you report the results to the key stakeholders?
Identify Next Steps
How will you implement the plan on a larger scale? Will this
be applicable to other units or the facility as a whole? What will you do to
ensure that the implementation becomes permanent?
How will you communicate your findings internally (within
your organization) and externally (to others outside of your organization)?
Provide a clear and concise summary. Review the key aspects
of the problem as well as the change model. Be sure to include important
aspects of the five points of the ACE Star change model EBP process and ways to
maintain the change plan.