Management and Prevention of Diabetes Capstone

Management and Prevention of Diabetes Capstone




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

Develop a 1,250-1,500 written project that includes the following information as it applies to the problem, issue, suggestion, initiative, or educational need profiled in the capstone change proposal:


2.Clinical problem statement.

3.Purpose of the change proposal in relation to providing patient care in the changing health care system.

4.PICOT question.

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.Discussion of how evidence-based practice was used in creating the intervention plan.

10.Plan for evaluating the proposed nursing intervention.

11.Identification of potential barriers to plan implementation, and a discussion of how these could be overcome.

12.Appendix section, if tables, graphs, surveys, educational materials, etc. are created.

Benchmark Information

This benchmark assignment assesses the following programmatic competencies:


1.1:     Exemplify professionalism in diverse health care settings.

2.2:     Comprehend nursing concepts and health theories.

3.2:     Implement patient care decisions based on evidence-based practice.

  • Objectives:

1.Produce a written comprehensive evidence-based capstone project change proposal using components developed in prior topics of the course.

2.Integrate a plan for evaluating the nursing intervention in the written comprehensive evidence-based capstone project change proposal.

3.Integrate a change or nursing theory into the written comprehensive evidence-based capstone project change proposal.

4.Identify potential barriers to the implementation of the change proposal.

5.Integrate how the identified potential barriers will be overcome.

6.Integrate reflective practice into the practicum reflective journal.

7.Demonstrate interprofessional collaboration during the creation of the capstone project change proposal.

PICOT QUestion

Review your problem or issue and the study materials to formulate a PICOT question for your capstone project change proposal. A PICOT question starts with a designated patient population in a particular clinical area and identifies clinical problems or issues that arise from clinical care. The intervention used to address the problem must be a nursing practice intervention. Include a comparison of the nursing intervention to a patient population not currently receiving the nursing intervention, and specify the timeframe needed to implement the change process. Formulate a PICOT question using the PICOT format (provided in the assigned readings) that addresses the clinical nursing problem.

The PICOT question will provide a framework for your capstone project change proposal.

In a paper of 500-750 words, clearly identify the clinical problem and how it can result in a positive patient outcome.

Describe the problem in the PICOT question as it relates to the following:

  • Evidence-based solution
  • Nursing intervention
  • Patient care
  • Health care agency
  • Nursing practice