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Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing|College of Health Sciences

NURS 4985 - RN/BSN Capstone Project Information

Course Description

This capstone course synthesizes program concepts through analysis of a documented public health issue. Students use evidence based resources, address public health competencies and analyze how the identified issue and interventions impact the health of the affected population. Prerequisites: Admission into the nursing major component of the program; all required courses in the nursing major; NURS 4255 or concurrent enrollment; current RN license.

Background Check

Students taking the RN/BSN Capstone Project course are required to have an up-to-date background check that is not over a year old from the date the course starts. If a new background check is needed, the background check must be verified by the College of Health Sciences Dean's Office prior to the first day of classes. To start a new background check, students should go online to If students are unsure whether or not they need a new background check, they should check with the RN/BSN office at or call 307-766-3907.

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