Proposal Writing for Nursing Capstones and Clinical Projects

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Proposal Writing for Nursing Capstones and Clinical Projects

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Author: Wanda Bonnel PhD, GNP-BC, ANEF, Katharine Smith PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, CNE

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While advanced practice nursing students generally have good clinical skills, many lack the clinical scholarship capabilities that are required for writing scholarly proposals. The only resource of its kind, this is a practical guide for MSN project students and DNP capstone students who must plan and organize their clinical projects into quality proposals. It provides the requisite guidelines for integrating research and best evidence with clearly communicated professional objectives. The book's "how-to" approach helps to demystify the organization and packaging of advanced practice clinical projects into tight proposals.

The text includes an overview of basic scholarly approaches required for professional communication that support a diverse array of clinical project topics. Students interact with the content via ongoing prompts and questions that guide them in the kind of reflective writing that facilitates greater understanding of their projects and subsequent proposals. Chapters are organized into three broad sections with a logical flow toward completion of planning, writing, and communicating a project proposal. Each chapter is consistently organized to include objectives, tips for making proposals concise yet complete, and tools for self-assessment. Also included are key point summaries, reflective questions, and writing prompts. Additionally, the book provides plentiful checklists, five exercises that jump-start the process, examples of good writing, and additional resources for further study.

Key Features:

  • Provides topflight guidance in proposal writing for nursing capstones and clinical projects
  • Details parameters for integrating scholarship with clearly communicated professional objectives
  • Contains numerous writing prompts and questions that guide students in reflective scholarly writing
  • Includes a project triangle framework, exercises to jump-start the process, examples of good writing, reflective questions, and tools for self-assessment
  • Offers helpful tips for making proposals concise yet complete

Product Details 

  • Publication Date July 17, 2013
  • Page Count 216
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826122889
  • EISBN 9780826108630

Table of Contents 

Section I: Writing Your Proposal: Putting Your “Problem” In context

1. Introduction: Why a scholarly proposal for the Advanced Clinical Project?

2. Utilizing the Writing Plan as a Developmental Tool for the Advanced Clinical Project Proposal

3. Writing up a Good Clinical Problem and Placing the Clinical Problem in Context

4. Into the Literature: Gaining Best Evidence for the Advanced Clinical Project Proposal

5. Into the Literature: Synthesizing the Relevant Literature for the Advanced Clinical Project Proposal

6. Framing the Advanced Clinical Project Proposal with Relevant Clinical Frameworks

Section II: Writing Your Proposal: Designing and Setting the stage for your Project

7. Seeking Outcomes; Addressing Key Sampling and Evaluation Issues in the Advanced Clinical Project Proposal

8. The Purpose of the Purpose Statement

9. Mapping it Out, From Problem to Advanced Clinical Project Proposal Plan

10. Writing the Methods Section, Organizing the Advanced Clinical Project Proposal

11. Planning for Gaining Clinical Project Data

Section III: YOUR ADVANCED CLINICAL PROJECT PROPOSAL: ADDING THE DETAIL FOR PROPOSAL COMPLETION

12. Writing the Data Analysis Proposal Plans for Advanced Clinical Projects

13. Keeping Clinical Project Ethical and Dependable-Proposal Plans

14. Revising, Editing, and Tightening the Advanced Clinical Project Proposal

15. Keeping your Advanced Clinical Project Proposal Moving Forward

APPENDICES

A. Project Triangle Model

B. Project Triangle Rubric

C. Sample Proposal Abstracts, Best Evidence Synthesizing

Anesthesia Considerations and Implications for Obese Pediatric Patients (Karrie Arndt)

D. Sample Proposal Abstracts, Best Evidence Implementing and Evaluating:

· Evaluating a Long Term Care Nurse Physician Telephone Communication Protocol (Linda Kroeger)

E. Sample Proposal Excerpts, Evidence Generating:

· Learning From Practitioner Owners of Clinics in Missouri (Paula Israel)