(Answered)NR630 Week 5 Assignment: Capstone Preview Assignment

The capstone preview project focuses on a problem or issue identified during the executive practicum experience and suggests an evidence-based solution to the identified problem or concern. The capstone project’s topic should provide sufficient depth and scope to integrate evidence-based practice, multidisciplinary theory, and advanced nursing practice conceptsinto areas specifically related to the role of the nurse executive.


The purpose of this assignment is to provide learners with the opportunity to initiate the capstone project. The student will identify a practice issue or concern that impacts the role of the nurse executive and will conduct a literature search on the topic.  The student will develop an annotated bibliography to provide an understanding of the current literature on the capstonetopic. This will provide the foundation for development of the capstone project in NR660.


  1. Identifya capstone topic area that was encountered during the nurse-executive practicum experience. Briefly describe (1 -2 paragraphs) how this topic impacts the practice setting.
  2. Conduct a bibliographic-database search on the selected capstone topic
  3. Create an annotated bibliography that includes a minimum of 10 scholarly sourcesrelated to the capstone topic. The main concepts of each article should be summarized in two to three sentences. References should be cited in APA format.



Total Points: 100 points

Category Points % Description
Introduces Capstone Project


20 20%  
Identifies how Capstone Project Impacts Practice Setting



20 20%  
10 Articles Reviewed for the Annotated Bibliography


20 20%  
Review of Each Article Citation 30 30%  
Format 10 10%  
Total  100 100 A quality assignment will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.


SBAR Tool in Communication

In a health care setting, an appropriate and effective communication network is important in enhancing care and service delivery. One such communication model is the Situation-Background-Assessment-Recommendation; (SBAR) communication, which has significantly grown to be a standard communication channel across healthcare departments. SBAR has proven its effectiveness in improving patient outcomes, enhancing clinical and patient satisfaction, while at the same time controlling healthcare costs. According to Achrekar (2016), SBAR communication framework improves patient handover and greatly delineates the benefits of patients and the nursing staff. Compared with the informal communication channel, SBAR maintains an environment conducive for improving patient outcome and streamlining healthcare operations.

In my healthcare environment, the transfer of patient information from the nurse to the physician during handoff has been facing significant challenges. As a result, there has been regular communication failure, which has substantially led to medical errors. Increased instances of communication failures have triggered a serious need to exploit alternative communication tool in the bid to improve the patients’ handoff. Earlier studies have proven the effectiveness of the SBAR tool in enhancing communication between healthcare providers, which in turn improves patient safety. Therefore, to promote communication between the nurses and physicians during handoff, SBAR has been proposed as an essential intervention measure to improve communication during patient handoffs.

Annotated Bibliography

Randmaa, M., Mårtensson, G., Swenne, C. L., & Engström, M. (2014). SBAR improves communication and safety climate and decreases incident reports due to communication errors in an anesthetic clinic: a prospective intervention study. BMJ Open, 4(1), e004268. Doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2013-004268

            The article offers an overview of the perception of using SBAR tool in communication in an anesthetic clinic. The author attempts to discover whether using SBAR in such a clinical environment can significantly help in reducing communication errors and whether the proportion of incident reports might change as a result.

Müller, M., Jürgens, J., Redaèlli, M., Klingberg, K., Hautz, W. E., & Stock, S. (2018). Impact of the communication and patient hand-off tool SBAR on patient safety: a systematic review. BMJ Open, 8(8), e022202. Doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-022202

            The author draws on the importance of SBAR tool towards patient safety and consequently offers a definitive approach towards the implementation of the SBAR tool towards the realization of patient safety…..Please click the icon below to purchase full solution at $10