Capstone Research



  1. Elements of Effective Implementation Plan

Asuccessful implementation plan is easily understood and supported bykey organization stakeholders for example, nursing staff, hospitaladministrators, patients, and community members. Effectiveimplementation plans have important elements or characteristics.These elements are staff engagement, education materials, assessmenttools, and technology (Melnyk &amp Fineout-Overholt, 2011). Staffengagement involves acceptance of the project by the healthprofessionals. The health staff should be ready to participate, asrespondents, in the research on how Information Technology (IT)improves cancer care. Education materials are important incommunicating the benefit and process of the research project to keystakeholders. Posters and PowerPoint presentations are effective inillustrating the stages of the research project. The assessment tooldetermines the knowledge of the research respondents. The researcherswill use questionnaire to collect information from health staff abouthow IT enhances cancer care. Technology indicates the program thatwill be used in the research process. The reference materials forliterature review have been obtained from cancer care journals thatare found in online health databases. Communication of the elementsto stakeholders will be done through emails and PowerPointpresentations. All the respondents and project stakeholders willreceive emails explaining the key research elements. A seminar forproject stakeholders will be held. The elements will be discussedusing PowerPoint presentations during the capstone research seminar.

  1. Rationale for Evaluation Tool

Evaluationtool is effective in the periodic process of data collection andanalysis. The analyzed information is utilized in determining if theproject is being implemented as planned, and if the projected goalsand results have been realized. The evaluation tool improves decisionmaking in all stages of the project. Internal evaluations of projectsimprove the implementation process. All project stakeholders shouldbe involved in the evaluation process. The collaboration improvescommitment and participation of all stakeholders. Commitment to theproject is necessary because it enables the cancer experts to useinformation technology for research and service delivery so as toenhance cancer care. External evaluation is done periodically byexperts outside the project organization. Most of the externalevaluators are donors of the project. They evaluate the project todetermine if the trend of achieving long-term goals is satisfactory(Cathy, 2016).


Cathy,M. (2016). The Importance of Evaluation. Retrieved from

Melnyk,B.M., &amp Fineout-Overholt, E. (2011). Evidence-basedpractice in nursing and healthcare: A guide to best practice.Second Ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams &amp Wilkins.