The capstone project is an important point of the nursing course that allows the students to apply all that they have learned throughout the course to study a particular topic. The capstone project can be in various areas that include improving nursing practice, innovation in nursing among other areas in the medical field (Rantz et al., 2005). The courses done during the graduate program helps in completing and implementing the capstone project as they offer the technical guidelines to the process of implementation.
The theoretical and scientific knowledge gained from the undergraduate and the graduate programs help one in articulating issues and determining some of the important approaches to use in conducting research for the project. The research techniques and skills acquired are important to get essential, reliable and credible sources of data required for the capstone project (Lawson et al., 2015). The capstone project also helps the students to put into action the skills learned from the entire system of education.
As a nurse and having gone through the school system from the junior level to the graduate level, one is expected to have various opportunities in the professional world. The skills and knowledge gained from school and college would allow one to be beneficial to the development of the nursing industry. Some of the expected opportunities include improving the nursing practice, developing new ways of offering value-based care to patients among others. Learning about innovation, creativity and getting the scholarship opportunity, I hope to be one of the best nurses in the nursing industry in future. I hope to use my creativity to ensure that I offer the best services to my patients and also to develop some of the nursing best practice approaches to help promote nursing as a profession.
1. Lawson, J., Rasul, M., Howard, P., & Martin, F. (2015, July). Getting it right: assessment tasks and marking for capstone project courses. Capstone Design Conference: 2014 Conference Proceedings.
2. Rantz, M. J., Marek, K. D., Aud, M., Tyrer, H. W., Skubic, M., Demiris, G., & Hussam, A. (2005). A technology and nursing collaboration to help older adults age in place. Nursing Outlook, 53(1), 40-45.