During the NUR-495 course, you will actively engage in strategically planning for and managing a planned change project within the scope of your current professional role. For this field-based project, you will identify a specific problem or need to serve as the foundation for a faculty-guided capstone experience. Project-related experiences are integrated throughout the course, and will involve application of strategic planning and project management processes.
For the purpose of your coursework, application of the strategic planning and project management processes is broken down into six distinct phases in order to integrate the assessment components throughout the eight workshops.
In this discussion, you will share the initial strategic plan for your capstone project, and learn more about your role as the project manager. You will apply concepts learned in NUR-415 and Discussion 1.2 through the identification of a specific problem statement or statement of need, along with the background to support the need for change which you are proposing. You will revisit the work you initiated in Discussion 1.2 and identify a specific outcome for the capstone project as well as activities, a timeline, and a plan for evaluation.
Upon successful completion of the course material, you will be able to:
As discussed in Discussion 1.2, the planned change process is rather iterative in nature, with dynamics that are organic rather than static. For this reason, we tend to think of a planned change project as a work in continual process. With each workshop, you will polish and fine-tune aspects of your plan as part of the learning process. Each facet of the planned change process will be unpacked, examined, and critically applied to your capstone project. As you advance in the course, each workshop will bring an opportunity to carefully reflect upon and streamline your work. When the capstone course ends, your final project documentation will accurately articulate the planned change process that you have created and managed.