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Monitoring the Quality of the Nursing Capstone Course

Submitted by on April 9, 2013 – 11:00 amOne Comment

Purdue University Calumet logo Purdue University at Calumet (PUC) understands that a student learns best through real-life experiences and practical application of course instruction. “Experiential learning” is a key element in PUC’s six-year strategic plan and supports the university’s goals to ensure learners are highly engaged and adequately prepared for the workforce. In line with the university’s vision, the school of nursing offers RN-BS students an experiential learning opportunity through the NURS 49800 Capstone course—an evidence-based quality improvement course in which students partner with a health care agency and clinical liaison to apply skills learned throughout the program to the real-world setting. In the document provided below, Dr. Gail D. Wegner and Dr. Ellen M. Moore, PUC Associate Professors of Nursing, discuss monitoring and improving the quality of the Capstone course. Through institution processes and faculty tools, the school of nursing fosters quality online teaching and ensures increased student performance throughout the capstone experience. Click the link below to read more.

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Monitoring of the Quality of the Capstone Course in Nursing by Gail D. Wegner and Ellen M. Moore

Dr. Gail Wegner

Dr. Gail D. Wegner, PUC Associate Professor of Nursing

Dr. Ellen Moore

Dr. Ellen M. Moore, PUC Associate Professor of Nursing

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  • Melanie says:

    Having worked with Drs. Wegner and Moore for over two years, I can say with absolute certainty that they “practice what they preach.” They are always looking for ways to improve their Capstone course to enhance the student experience. This course is offered every six weeks so frequently updating it is no easy task! Kudos, Gail and Ellen! I am proud to say I have worked with such talented online professors!