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

NURS 4985 - RN/BSN Capstone 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. 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.

Insurance Requirements

Students must carry personal malpractice insurance with coverage to the level of RN licensure throughout the RN/BSN Capstone Project course. To verify insurance, students should submit copy of page(s) from policy (usually "Certificate of Insurance") indicating insurance provider, their name, policy number, dates and amount of coverage to the School of Nursing. Copies of insurance cards or payment receipts are NOT acceptable. The insurance company can take up to 6 weeks to issue a policy, so students should apply early. The School of Nursing does not accept verbal verification.

Malpractice Insurance Company Suggestions:

  • Healthcare Providers Service Organization
    Phone Numbers: Toll-free: 1(866) 269-4793 or 1(800) 982-9491

  • Proliability (Chicago Insurance Company)
    Phone Numbers: Toll-Free 1(847) 803-3100 or 1(800) 503-9230

  • Professional organizations such as the American Nurses Association offer insurance at reduced cost as a member benefit

  • Student's home owners insurance company or other company
    Please comparison shop for the best rates. Some companies that do not deal with nursing students on a regular basis may charge too much.

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