MSN Capstone Project Proposal Form This is a building assignment that you will be completing over Week 1 through Week 9. This is a stepwise project proposal assignment in which you will complete one (1) section each week for your MSN Capstone Project Proposal. By the end of the Week 9, this form will have been filled in completely and your MSN Capstone Project Proposal will be completed. It is important that you keep up with the Weekly Assigned Section. Each section is graded separately on a weekly basis while the final completed form will be graded with an overall grade. Each week the student will receive feedback from the instructor and the student is expected to incorporate the instructor’s feedback to edit and improve the weekly sections. The Week 9 final Capstone Project Proposal with be based on students incorporating the instructor’s weekly feedback. How to use this form.
• Must use the same form for all sections. The purpose is to have completed the entire form by the end of the course.
• Complete the week’s section with the requested information. • There are suggested word counts for each weekly section to provide you with an idea of what is
expected. • You are to write in full sentences, paragraphs, correct grammar, and spelling. • Use APA formatting with citations and references list. • Refer to the MSN Capstone Project Proposal Form Example found in Week 1 and in the Course
Resources tab. • Do not delete or edit the week section instructions. • Do not lock the form because that will stop you from editing and revising the form. • Leave NO blank sections. All sections are graded separately. • You may work ahead; however, the instructor will only grade the week’s section due for the
assigned week and the form must be submitted each week. • Read the item descriptions carefully. Items request very specific information. Be sure you
understand what is requested. • Use primary sources for any references. Textbooks are not acceptable as references.
Late Assignments: Students will receive a 10-point grade reduction for each day the assignment is submitted past the due date. After three (3) days past the due date, students will receive a zero (0) for that weekly section but must complete the final Week 9 grading.
MSN Capstone Project Proposal Form
Student Name George Peraza-Smith
MSN Program Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Project Title Nurse Practitioner Adherence to Practice Protocol: Management of Persistent Pain in Older Adults
Week 1 State Your Clinical Question
[100 to 150 words]
• State your clinical question or topic for your capstone project proposal. • What issue is the question/topic addressing? • What are the reasons you selected this question/topic?
Pain in older adults is often unrecognized, underassessed, and undertreated. Providers often
believe incorrectly that older adults don’t feel pain at the same level as younger adults. Older
adults often incorrectly believe that they may become a burden to others if they complaint
about their pain or that on one would believe them anyway. This proposal addresses an
opportunity to improve providers’ skills on effective pain assessment and management in older