Assignment Instructions:
Record a 10–15 minute video reflection on your practicum experience, the development of your capstone project, and your personal and professional growth over the course of your RN-to-BSN program. A transcript of your video is not required.
You’re welcome to use any tools and software with which you are comfortable, but make sure you’re able to submit the deliverable to your faculty. Capella offers Kaltura, a program that records audio and video. Refer to Using Kaltura for more information about this courseroom tool.
Note: If you require the use of assistive technology or alternative communication methods to participate in these activities, please contact to request accommodations. If you’re unable to record a video, please contact your faculty as soon as possible to explore options for completing the assessment.
The assessment requirements, outlined below, correspond to the scoring guide criteria, so address each main point. Read the performance-level descriptions for each criterion to see how your work will be assessed. In addition, note the additional requirements for supporting evidence.
Assess the contribution of your intervention to patient or family satisfaction and quality of life.
Describe feedback received from the patient, family, or group on your intervention as a solution to the problem.
Explain how your intervention enhances the patient, family, or group experience.
Describe your use of evidence and peer-reviewed literature to plan and implement your capstone project.
Explain how the principles of evidence-based practice informed this aspect of your project.
Assess the degree to which you successfully leveraged health care technology in your capstone project to improve outcomes or communication with the patient, family, or group.
Identify opportunities to improve health care technology use in future practice.
Explain how health policy influenced the planning and implementation of your capstone project, as well as any contributions your project made to policy development.
Note specific observations related to the baccalaureate-prepared nurse’s role in policy implementation and development.
Explain whether capstone project outcomes matched your initial predictions.
Discuss the aspects of the project that met, exceeded, or fell short of your expectations.
Discuss whether your intervention can, or will be, adopted as a best practice.
Describe the generalizability of your intervention outside this particular setting.
Document the time spent (your practicum hours) with these individuals or group in the Capella Academic Portal Volunteer Experience Form.
Assess your personal and professional growth throughout your capstone project and the RN-to-BSN program.
Address your provision of ethical care and demonstration of professional standards.
Identify specific growth areas of which you are most proud or in which you have taken particular satisfaction.
Communicate professionally in a clear, audible, and well-organized video.
Additional Requirements
Cite at least three scholarly or authoritative sources to support your assertions. In addition to your reflection video, submit a separate APA-formatted reference list of your sources.

Assessment of Contribution to Patient or Family Satisfaction and Quality of Life:

During my RN-to-BSN program, I had the opportunity to work on a capstone project that aimed to improve patient outcomes and satisfaction in a healthcare setting. My intervention focused on the use of a patient education program that addressed the common concerns and questions patients had about their care. The program included multimedia resources, interactive tools, and personal counseling sessions with healthcare professionals.

Feedback received from patients and families was overwhelmingly positive. Patients reported feeling more informed and empowered to manage their healthcare needs. Families expressed gratitude for the educational resources and the support provided to them as caregivers.

The patient education program also helped to enhance the patient experience by fostering a better understanding of their healthcare needs and encouraging them to take an active role in their care. Patients felt more confident in their ability to manage their health and communicate effectively with their healthcare team.

Use of Evidence-Based Practice in Planning and Implementing Capstone Project:

The principles of evidence-based practice played a crucial role in the planning and implementation of my capstone project. I used peer-reviewed literature and empirical data to identify the most effective patient education strategies and to evaluate the impact of the intervention on patient outcomes.

I relied on evidence-based guidelines and best practices to design the patient education program, ensuring that it was grounded in the latest research and aligned with industry standards. This approach helped to improve the credibility and effectiveness of the intervention and to ensure that it was tailored to the unique needs of the patient population.

Leveraging Health Care Technology in Capstone Project:

In my capstone project, I leveraged technology to enhance the patient education program and to facilitate communication between patients and healthcare providers. I utilized digital tools such as online modules, interactive videos, and mobile applications to deliver educational content and to allow patients to track their progress.

The use of technology improved patient engagement and allowed for more efficient communication between patients and healthcare providers. Patients appreciated the convenience and flexibility of being able to access educational resources on their own time, while healthcare providers were able to monitor patient progress and provide personalized feedback in real-time.

Opportunities to Improve Health Care Technology Use in Future Practice:

As healthcare technology continues to evolve, there are many opportunities to improve its use in patient care. In the future, I believe that healthcare providers should prioritize the development of mobile applications and other digital tools that can improve patient outcomes and facilitate communication between patients and providers.

Specifically, there is a need for technology that can help patients better manage chronic conditions, monitor their health, and communicate more effectively with their healthcare team. Healthcare providers should also invest in training and support to ensure that patients and caregivers are comfortable using these tools and can reap the full benefits of technology in their care.

Impact of Health Policy on Capstone Project Planning and Implementation:

Health policy played an important role in shaping the planning and implementation of my capstone project. Specifically, policies related to patient-centered care, quality improvement, and healthcare technology influenced the design and execution of the intervention.

The patient education program aligned with policies promoting patient engagement, education, and empowerment. Additionally, the program was designed to address gaps in patient education and to improve patient outcomes, consistent with quality improvement policies.

The use of healthcare technology was also aligned with policies aimed at improving patient outcomes and promoting cost-effective care delivery. By leveraging digital tools, the patient education program was able to improve patient engagement and facilitate communication, consistent with policies promoting patient-centered care.

Outcome of Capstone Project and Its Adoption as Best Practice:

Overall, the outcomes of my capstone project matched my initial predictions. Patients reported improved outcomes and satisfaction, and healthcare providers noted improvements in patient engagement and communication. Additionally,