Capstone Basics

NURS 373: Global Health Practicum

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This is the 5 credit (280 clinical hours) capstone course that is required of all Senior BSN students.  It is offered in the Summer and Fall terms.  All students enrolled in NURS 373 will complete a capstone project focused on public, community, or population health. 

NURS 373 Start Dates and End Dates

The start dates and end dates of each NURS 373 capstone experience is variable, due to the wide variety of capstone sites.  In the summer most students start the last week of May or the first week of June and are done by the first week of August. In the fall most students start the last week of August or the day after Labor Day and are done with hours by Thanksgiving and course assignments by the lasts day of classes. 


Intensives

Before starting your capstone experience, you must complete three courses in an intensive format, these courses are NURS 370: Information Technologies in Health, NURS 371: Public Health Nursing, and NURS 372: Health in the Global Community. The courses are offered as intensives in May for the students enrolled in NURS 373 over the summer and in August for NURS 373 students enrolled in the fall. 

Typical May Intensives Dates

See SIS for Confirmed Dates
NURS 370: Two days during the first week of May, typically the Friday and Saturday after finals end
NURS 371: Five days, Monday-Friday, during the second week of May
NURS 372: Five days, Monday-Friday, during the third week of May

Typical August Intensive Dates

See SIS for Confirmed Dates
NURS 370: Two days during the first week of August, typically Thursday and Friday
NURS 371: Five days, Monday-Friday, during the second week of August
NURS 372: Five days, Monday-Friday, during the third week of August


Capstone Poster Presentation

Students are required to present their capstone project at the BSN capstone poster session on campus after they complete their capstone experience. The poster session you present at is based on when you complete your capstone experience. Students who complete their capstone in the summer present during first week of fall semester. Students who complete their capstone in the fall summer present during first week of spring semester. Exact dates will be available on the course syllabus.

 

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