How are your plans for your Practicum Project progressing? What additional guidance or information would help you to refine your Practicum Project Plan?

Your Practicum Project Plan is due on or before Day 7 of this week. In preparation for completing the Assignment, you may use this forum to post a draft of your plan and receive support from your colleagues. This Discussion forum provides an opportunity for informal collaboration. It is not required, and you will not receive a grade for your participation.

If you choose to participate, you may integrate useful feedback you receive to strengthen your plan prior to submitting it. Just as importantly, reviewing your colleagues’ proposals may help you to deepen your understanding of the plan components and application of scholarly writing.

(Optional) To prepare:

  • Review the information in the Practicum Project Plan (PPP) Overview document, introduced in Week 3. The overview describes the elements that must be included in your plan.
  • Reflect on the development of your Practicum Project Plan thus far. Address any questions you have and/or identify areas in need of further consideration or improvement.
  • Develop any outstanding components of your Practicum Project Plan. For instance, you may need to continue your review of the literature and create your project timeline. You may wish to review the timeline table you completed on the Professional Practicum Experience Plan and update it as necessary.
  • Review the information on scholarly writing in this week’s Learning Resources, and integrate these principles as you develop your Practicum Project Plan.
  • Create a draft of your Practicum Project Plan (a 4- to 6-page scholarly paper) to share with your colleagues in this optional Discussion forum.

(Optional) Post a draft of your Practicum Project Plan.

Note: To provide sufficient time for review and feedback, you are encouraged to post your plan on or before Day 3.

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Week Three Discussion

Practicum, project Goals, and Objectives

Amanda Swenty

Capstone 6600

Walden University

Academic institutions through the country struggle on a daily basis to make sure that they are preparing student nurses that are competent to function as a nurse. One point of contention that academic institutions face is where to place students for hands on clinical and how and when will the sites be approved. Throughout the world a roadblock often seen is the fact that many academic settings are looking for placements and those needs outweigh the actual sites. Bay Area Nursing Resource Center (2006) created a plan that allowed for a standardized approach for clinical placement for multiple academic institutions and sites. In that plan it is stated that “by centralizing and standardizing the clinical placement process, untapped capacity at clinical agencies will be identified and made available to schools”. The premise of this discussion is to provide an explanation of why this students feels a passion and value of creating a program that can be used in the Northeast portion of Wisconsin.

Current Situation

The current situation that Northeast Wisconsin is facing is multiple academic institutions all trying to secure placement for clinical in a limited amount of facilities. The area of Northeast Wisconsin that will be addressed in the project encompasses approximately six counties, five academic institutions, eight acute healthcare facilities, and numerous other healthcare facilities (such as clinic’s, nursing homes, schools etc.). Because of the increase of enrollment the nursing programs are growing, thus employment rates are increasing, limiting the amount of approved clinical sites in the healthcare facilities. This has become a problem that needs attention sooner rather than later.

Greater Breen Bay Health Care Alliance

Currently the academic institutions and healthcare facilities are work together through a committee known as the Great Green Bay Healthcare Alliance (GGBHCA). This team meets monthly with a mission of standardizing processes to enhance compliance, safety, and documentation. This team has recently researched the issue of a standardized approach to clinical placement. The first step was receiving information from the state of Minnesota who currently uses a standardized approach. The information seems applicable however there was a $20,000 cost associated for startup and then a $10,000 yearly fee for use of the software. This student feels that if the proper attention, collections of resources, and direc

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Amanda Swenty

Capstone 6600

Walden University

Standardization of students’ placement in clinical site within the green bay college system for acute care rotation is a title of these project which seeks to solves this problem facing a substantial segment of the society

The need to establish a more convenient way through which students can get to green bay college system with ease is apparent. This paper explore for means of serving in this regard and some of the ways of achieving this broad goal include; the use of a computer software to enable students easily locate vacancies in the green bay college system, coordinating all the hospitals in the domain so as to establish places where students can be place, working with different colleges so as to enable the respective schools access the desired positions with ease. The goal of the project is to use tools that are at my disposal to standardize the accessibility of positions into the rotation positions with ease. The aim of the project is use of different tools such as computer programs to facilitate the accessibility of student placement opportunities in the society.

This project seeks to investigate the courses of the current problem in the accessibility of placement opportunities for students in the society. There are hypothesis upon which the project is built and these research will be exploring such relationships with the aim of understanding the issue at hand better.

To standardize the way students are posted into clinical sites within the green bay college system for acute care rotation by the adoption of different clinical placement tools such as a computer program. The project entails coordinating efforts from all affected centers in the society amongst them colleges with affected students, different medical facilities from which placements can be made as well as the clinical coordinator for Rasmussen College in Green Bay.

This project seeks to establish a number of correlations that it deems useful for the resolution of the problem at hand. They include, establish the correlation between all hospitals in the neighborhood and students placement into the green bay college system. Secondly, establish the relationship between respective colleges and the standard student’s placement in green bay student system. Thirdly, explore the role of a computer program in facilitating the accessibility of green bay students system. Fourthly, explore the role of a member of clinical coordinator for Rasmussen College in Green Bay in the placement of students in the green bay students system.

The project can be justified as follows: The in

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NURS 6600: Capstone Synthesis Practicum

Practicum Project Plan (PPP) Overview

The Practicum Project Plan is a scholarly proposal for your project.

Project Planning Guidelines

As you proceed with your Practicum Project planning, keep in mind that approximately
half of your practicum hours may be spent on your Practicum Project. The development
of the PPP does not count toward your practicum hours, and you may not begin to earn
practicum hours for your project until your proposal is approved.

Your actual Practicum Project must be completed on or before Day 5 of Week 11. Be
sure to develop your plan accordingly. For instance, if you include any sort of data-
gathering tool as a part of your project, you must receive IRB approval. Projects that
require IRB approval, and this type of project therefore will be difficult to complete on
time. If you desire to extend your project timeline, you may discuss this option with your
Instructor. However, if you desire to complete your project on or before Day 5 of Week
11, your project should not include surveys, focus groups, collection of data, or any
activities that require IRB approval.

In addition, remember that your Practicum Project goal and objectives are distinct from
the practicum professional development objectives you developed in Week 1.

Practicum Project Plan (PPP)

This is the 4- to 6-page scholarly paper, referred to as your Practicum Project Plan
(PPP), in which you will formulate findings, conclusions, and recommendations in
relation to the problem or issue you are examining. Your paper will include the following:

The title should include the name of your project and should follow the Uniform-
Guidelines format.

The introduction includes the purpose of the paper, the goal of the project, and the
name of the project. It also outlines the structure of the paper.

Goal statement:
A goal statement identifies what you expect to accomplish, the focus area, and the
population. It introduces the project and conveys, in broad terms, how you plan to solve
a particular problem or issue.

Project objectives:
Project objectives delineate your strategy for reaching the goal and the steps you will

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follow to complete the project. You must include two or three measurable objectives that
use Application-level or higher verbs from Bloom’s Taxonomy.

Evidence-based review of the literature for project justification:
This review provides evidence-based support for your identified problem, project
methods, and evaluation (presented in Week 4). The literature should be directed
toward justifying the project, not focus on potential solutions. You must include a review
of your specialization’s professional-practice