Capstone Project

Refine Chapter 1 of your Capstone Project and write to the remaining subheadings: Theoretical Framework, Nature of the Project, Significance of the Project, Definitions, and Summary. Remember to identify where you meet the Programmatic Outcomes by placing them on the POID Table. 

Notes- just write and title the writing Capstone Project chapter 1

Then write some things on the above listed, Theoretical framework, significance of the project…etc

Remember the topic of my capstone project is The Roles of Nursing Leadership in problem solving/addressing work place bullying in nursing practice.

Find attached some previous resources i submitted about the topic to guide you.


The problem/issue that I am concerned about writing is on the roles of Nursing Leadership
in problem solving, change and conflict resolution in the workplace. Nurse bullying is a systemic,
pervasive problem that begins well before nursing school and continues throughout a nurse’s
career (Nurse Adm, 2019).

I am interested in this topic because where I currently work which is a long-term
care/retirement living setting, there is a lot of conflicts amongst staff members and this is a very
critical and sensitive issue, in that if the nurse manager does not manage the situation properly or
in the proper way it will lead to a lot of chaos in the healthcare setting.

A typical example of such conflicts is bullying in the workplace , presently in my
workplace, there is a particular staff member who exhibits such bullying towards other members
of staff, because of the current shortage of nurses in most healthcare settings due to the pandemic,
the nurse manager who should have taken disciplinary actions against the bully, had to
compromise so as not to loose more staffs, this compromise led to an even greater unpleasant
event, as the bullying doubled after a short period of time and she felt untouchable because she
knew her services will still be needed in the facility, this led to many other staff members
resigning their positions because they could not keep up with the bullying situation any longer.
The nurse manager who tried to compromise all along, in the end had to do the right thing and
take the appropriate step in suspending the bully.

The nurse bullying phenomenon is well-documented in the clinical and leadership literature.
It starts early and is present from the classroom to the bedside to the boardroom. One study
showed that over a 6-month period, 78% of students experienced bullying in nursing school. In
another study, over half of nursing students reported seeing or experiencing nurse-on-nurse
bullying during their clinical rotations. Within the first 6 months, 60% of nurses leave their first
job due to the behavior of their coworkers (Edmondson & Zelonka,2019)


C. Edmondson DNP, RN, & Caroline Zelonka BS, 2019 The Nurse Bullying Epidemic

As retrieved from

Nursing Administration Quarterly, 2019 Our own worst Enemies

Jul; 43(3): 274–279.

Published online 2019 Jun 4. doi:101097/NAQ0000000000353

Darcy Nelson
What are the 3 MSN essentials you will be using?

Questions to Ask When Writing a Problem Statement

 What is the problem?
 Describe the situation that needs improvement.
 What is happening that should not be happening.
 What is not happening that should be happening?

The problem is Identifying the role of Nursing Leadership in problem
solving, change and conflict resolution in the workplace
Nursing Leaders need to be able to handle conflict and other work-
related problems in a positive way.
Nurse Leaders are not resolving conflicts properly.
There should be fair resolution of conflict at the workplace. _______.

 What ill effects does this problem create within society
 Show the problem (What is the evidence of the problem?)
 Avoid simply explaining the problem
 Describe the problem by detailing its effects and evidence.

Makes the work environment a toxic place.
Staff who should face disciplinary actions are left after serious
In most healthcare settings today, there are lots of conflicts and
problems that require the nurse manager to handle and resolve

 Where (professions, sub-specialties, etc.) is the problem found? Nursing Leadership and Management

 What topics, subjects, or issues (stock market, drugs, violence,
language development, assessment, euthanasia, etc.) are

Professional misconducts, bullying at work, etc

 Why are you interested in this problem? Why would someone else
be interested in this problem?

 Determining interest will aid in describing the study’s significance

This is a topic I am really interested in because, when issues like
these arise in any healthcare setting, it affects nurses’ performances.

 What could result from this study? Nurse leaders will identify the importance of proper conflict resolution
and problem management at the workplace.

PS rev 9/11/2020 gto

Questions to Ask When Writing a Problem Statement

2 Sample Problem Statements
The problem is that inadequate and unstructured preceptor programs cause high attrition rates of novice registered nurses at LSHRC. The high
turnover rate of novice nurses results in unnecessary expenditures of hospital resources. High attrition of nurses depletes financial resources,
negatively affects staff morale, and contributes to high burnout rates among nurses and staff. The increase in demand for nursing excellence
through clinical practice calls for a succession plan such as a nursing residence program to replace the aging nursing population. To successfully
train novice nurses requires the support of good preceptors (Broadbent et al., 2014). Well-trained preceptors who are willing to train novice nurses
to become successful clinically is a crucial characteristic associated with effectively transitioning a newly-licensed nurse to deliver safe and quality
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