Capstone Project: Proposal Paper
Write a proposal for your evidence-based capstone project
The proposal should be similar in format to an executive summary (a common element in typical business plans). Outline the nature of your project and explain what types) of research is needed to support your project.
In adults’ inpatient population supported with prevention of skin breakdown, what is the effect of no-rinse cleansers compared to use of
soap with lukewarm water with wet wash cloth in the development of skin breakdown.
v Refer to the “Capstone Project Resources” for assistance in developing your proposal:HCA620.v10CapstoneProjectResources.docx
v Research should be from scholarly, peer-reviewed sources.
v Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion. See below:
Capstone Project: Proposal
Less Than Satisfactory
HCA 620 Capstone Project: Proposal Rubric
Proposal: Executive summary outlining the evidence-based capstone project.
The essence of the plan is not contained within the executive summary and the purpose is not clear. Fails to properly outline all plan components. Does not provide appropriate detail. Description of the capstone project is not included or is severely deficient.
The essence of the plan is marginally contained within the executive summary and the purpose is unclear; summary fails to properly outline all plan components. Lacks appropriate detail. Description of the capstone project needs additional work.
The essence of the plan is contained within the executive summary and the purpose is clear. Outlines all plan components, but is lacking appropriate detail. Description of the capstone project is sufficient for the reader to understand the nature of the project.
The essence of the plan is clearly contained within the executive summary. Properly outlines all plan components, provides appropriate details, but the description of the exact nature of the capstone could be improved.
The essence of the plan is contained within the executive summary. Properly outlines all plan components, provides interesting and appropriate details; clearly and succinctly describes the exact nature of the capstone project.
Explanation of research needed to support capstone project.
Content includes little or none of the assignment criteria. Necessary research is not explained. Major points are unclear. No support is evident.
Assignment content omits some required criteria. Necessary research is minimally explained. Major points lack clarity. Little or no effective support is evident
Most of the required assignment content is present. Necessary research is sufficiently explained. Major points are adequately clear and addressed. Some support is evident and relevant.
All of the required assignment content is present. Necessary research is thoroughly explained. Analysis is direct, competent, and appropriate. Claims and ideas of the criteria are supported. Major points are clear and effectively addressed. Support is comprehensive and relevant.
All of the required assignment content is present. Necessary research is comprehensively explained, and presented in a thoughtful and interesting manner. Demonstrates a deep understanding of an evidence-based research project by supporting ideas with details and examples. Major points are exceptionally clear and thoroughly addressed.
Organization and Effectiveness
Thesis Development and Purpose
Paper lacks any discernible overall purpose or organizing claim.
Thesis and/or main claim are insufficiently developed and/or vague; purpose is not clear.
Thesis and/or main claim are apparent and appropriate to purpose.
Thesis and/or main claim are clear and forecast the development of the paper. It is descriptive and reflective of the arguments and appropriate to the purpose.
Thesis and/or main claim are comprehensive. The essence of the paper is contained within the thesis. Thesis statement makes the purpose of the paper clear.
Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, language use)
Surface errors are pervasive enough that they impede communication of meaning. Inappropriate word choice and/or sentence construction are used.
Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors distract the reader. Inconsistencies in language choice (register), sentence structure, and/or word choice are present.
Some mechanical errors or typos are present, but are not overly distracting to the reader. Correct sentence structure and audience-appropriate language are used.
Prose is largely free of mechanical errors, although a few may be present. A variety of sentence structures and effective figures of speech are used.
Writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English.
Paper Format (Use of appropriate style for the major and assignment)
Template is not used appropriately, or documentation format is rarely followed correctly.
Appropriate template is used, but some elements are missing or mistaken. A lack of control with formatting is apparent.
Appropriate template is used. Formatting is correct, although some minor errors may be present.
Appropriate template is fully used. There are virtually no errors in formatting style.
All format elements are correct.
Research Citations (In-text citations for paraphrasing and direct quotes, and reference page listing and formatting, as appropriate to assignment and style)
No reference page is included. No citations are used.
Reference page is present. Citations are inconsistently used.
Reference page is included and lists sources used in the paper. Sources are appropriately documented, although some errors may be present
Reference page is present and fully inclusive of all cited sources. Documentation is appropriate and citation style is usually correct.
In-text citations and a reference page are complete and correct. The documentation of cited sources is free of error.