Capstone Project Milestone 2:
Design for Change Proposal Guidelines
to create a Design for Change proposal inclusive of your Practice Issue and
Evidence Summary worksheet from your Capstone Project Milestone 1. Your plan is
to convince your management team of a nursing problem you have uncovered and
you feel is significant enough to change the way something is currently
practiced. In the event you are not currently working as a nurse, please use a
hypothetical clinical situation you experienced in nursing school, or nursing
education issue you identified in your nursing program.
enables the student to meet the following course outcomes.
Applies the theories and principles of nursing and related disciplines to
individuals, families, aggregates, and communities from entry to the healthcare
system through long-term planning. (PO #1)
Proposes leadership and collaboration strategies for use with consumers and
other healthcare providers in managing care and/or delegating responsibilities
for health promotion, illness prevention, health restoration and maintenance,
and rehabilitative activities. (PO #2)
2 consists of the proposal for your Design for Change Capstone Project. Submit
this assignment to the Dropbox by the end of Week 4.
2 is worth 225 points.
Create a proposal for your Design for Change
Capstone Project. Open the NR451_Milestone2_Design_Proposal_ template in Course
Resources to create your paper. You will include the information from Milestone
1, your practice issue and evidence summary worksheets, as you compose this
proposal. Your plan is to convince your management team of a practice problem
you have uncovered that is significant enough to change current practice.
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The format for this proposal
will be a paper following the Publication
manual of APA 6th edition.
The paper is to be FIVE to
six-pages excluding the Title page and Reference page.
As you organize your information
and evidence, include the following topics.
an introduction but do not use Introduction as a heading in accordance with
the rules put forth in the Publication manual of the American Psychological
Association(2010, p. 63). Introduce the reader to the
plan with evidence-based problem identification and solution.
Model Overview:Overview of the ACE Star model (the model we have been
discussing this session); define the scope of the EBP; identify the
stakeholders, and determine the responsibility of the team members.
Conduct internal and external searches of evidence; integrate
and summarize the evidence summary worksheet from Milestone 1; develop a
recommendation for change.
develop a hypothetical action plan; include measurable
outcomes, reporting to stakeholders; identify next steps and disseminate the
a clear and concise summary, inclusive of the problem issue,the five
points of the ACE Star change model; and ways to maintain
the change plan.
must be included to support the
information within each topic area. Refer to the APA manual, Chapter 7, for
examples of proper reference format. In-text citations are to be noted for all
information contained in your paper that is not your original idea or thought.
Ask yourself, How do I know this? and then cite the source. Scholarly sources
are expected, which means using peer-reviewed journals and credible websites.
and Figures may be added
as appropriate to the project. They should be embedded within the body of the
paper (see your APA manual for how to format and cite). Creating tables and
figures offers visual aids to the reader and enhances understanding of your
literature review and design for change.
Criteria: Design for Change Capstone Project
Introduction to the plan is nursing focused, with evidence-based
problem identification and potential solutions clearly identified.
Change Model Overview
Practice issue is identified and is nursing focused. An overview of
the ACE Star model is given. The need for change is evident. Stakeholders are
identified.Practice area, team members and their role are identified
and discussed. Scope of the problem is identified.State
how nurses should use this model as a guide to facilitate change.
Evidence is provided thru basic information that indicates a change is
needed. For example, there have been 6 urinary tract infections over the last
two months and there were none present the last two years at the same time
period. What are some of the evidence-based interventions you discovered in
your Evidence Summary that do you plan to use?
Activities to achieve the final steps of change are fully described.
What is needed to achieve. How do you translate what information you have
gathered into practice? How do you inform staff? What is your plan of action
to pilot the plan? What is the timeline?
Clear, solid summary summarizing the key points and steps of the
change plan is included; ways to sustain the change plan are described.
Grading Rubric: Capstone Project
highest level of performance
Very good or
high level of performance
satisfactory level of performance
Poor or failing
level of performance
level of performance
Introduction to the plan is nursing focused, and evidence-based. Potential
interventions clearly identified.
Introduction to the plan is nursing focused, and evidence-based
solutions identified but not clear.
Introduction to the plan is provided; however, the plan is not nursing
focused and evidence-based solutions are not convincing.
Introduction lacks evidence to support need for change and/or
potential solution is not evidenced-based.
Introduction is missing.