1 1 ANGELO STATE UNIVERSITY BACHELOR of SCIENCE in NURSING RN-BSN PROGRAM NUR 4312 NURSING ROLE TRANSITION FALL 2015 Lenore Cortez, MSN, RNC ANGELOSTATEUNIVERSITY Department of Nursing
2 2 COURSE NUMBER NUR 4312 COURSE TITLE Nursing Role Transition CREDITS Three Semester Credit Hours (3-0-0) Online Class: Meets completely online using Blackboard PREREQUISITE RN-BSN Student: RN Licensure GBSN Student Status (for elective) PREREQUISITE COURSES None CO-REQUISITE None OTHER PREREQUISITES RN-BSN Student with Unencumbered RN Licensure; Core Compliant (must have all prerequisite courses for BSN degree completed) GBSN Student eligible to take electives. FYI- The following can be taken as an elective- NUR 4306 Informatics, Quality Management and Health Care Technology NUR 4312 Nursing Role Transition NUR 4314 Genetics and Genomics in Health Care NUR 4315 Policy and Ethics in Health Care NUR 4344 Cultural Aspects of Nursing Practice Any RN-BSN elective PRE-REQUISITE SKILLS Accessing internet web sites, use of ASU Library resources, and proficiency with Microsoft Word and/or PowerPoint are an expectation of on-line course delivery. Computer access requirements are further delineated in the Undergraduate Handbook. Tutorials for ASU Library and for Blackboard are available through Ram Port. The ASU Undergraduate Nursing Handbook should be reviewed before taking this course. COURSE DELIVERY This is an online course offering. IT Support is available at or For online classes, the level of academic rigor is parallel to that of a face-toface section of the same course and is aligned with departmental standards. Students are advised to approach this course with the same commitment they would make to a face-to-face course.
3 BROWSER COMPATIBILITY CHECK It is the student s responsibility to ensure that the browser used to access course material on his/her computer is compatible with ASU s Blackboard Learning System. The faculty reserves the right to deny additional access to course assignments lost due to compatibility issues. Students are responsible for reviewing the guidelines posted in this course regarding accessing Blackboard assignments. Problems in this area need to be discussed with faculty at the time of occurrence, either via a phone call (preferred) during posted acceptable hours for calling, or via notification during times outside those posted for calls. Be sure to perform a browser test. Select the Support tab from the Blackboard homepage ( Select Test your Browser option. Please see technical requirements for BSN classes at this link: FACULTY Lenore Cortez, MSN, RNC Clinical Instructor of Nursing Phone: (NH) (this is EST one hour later than San Angelo) VIRTUAL OFFICE HOURS Virtual Office hours ( or telephone) by arrangement with instructor. Please arrange virtual office hours consultation times by or phone. TIME ZONE ASU and this faculty are on Central Standard Time (CST). All due dates and times in this syllabus are CST. COURSE DESCRIPTION This course provides a transition for professional nurses as they begin their studies to achieve a baccalaureate of science in nursing degree. Students will analyze principles of professional practice, the critical role that nurses play in health care delivery and explore strategies to model the professional practice role in clinical situations. COURSE OVERVIEW This course is intended to be the initial course for the Associate Degree-prepared registered nurse. An introduction to baccalaureate nursing practice including leadership, quality improvement, relationship with the health care system and other professionals, and the future of nursing are included. Students prepare an inter-professional Quality Improvement proposal to promote proper nutrition in patients on a unit of their choice. 3 BSN PROGRAM OUTCOMES Upon program completion, the BSN graduate will be prepared to: BSN PROGRAM OBJECTIVES
4 Integrate nursing and related theories into the planning and/or delivery of safe nursing care. 4 Engage leadership concepts, skills, and decision-making in the planning and/or implementation of patient safety and quality improvement initiatives. Identify and appraise best research evidence to improve and promote quality patient outcomes. Utilize technology to access information; evaluate patient data, and/or document care. Participate in political/legislative processes to influence healthcare policy. Engage in effective collaboration and communication within interdisciplinary teams. Design and/or implement health promotion & disease prevention strategies for culturally competent care. Demonstrate standards of professional, ethical, and legal conduct. Practice and/or coordinate, at the level of the baccalaureate prepared nurse to plan, and/or implement patient centered care. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES Student Learning Outcome By completing all course requirements, students will be able to: Assessment(s) or activity(ies) validating outcome achievement: Mapping to BSN Program Outcomes Mapping to BSN Essentials Mapping to QSEN 1. Describe the development of professional nursing practice. 2. Compare and contrast the multiple roles and responsibilities of the BSN prepared nurse. 3. Identify and demonstrate knowledge of concepts relevant to nursing practice 4. Define the relationship of nursing to both the health care system and health professions. 5. Describe the core health professional competencies essential for the BSN prepared nurse. 6. Explain the practice of nursing today and where nursing is going in the future Group discussion, J&B cartridge, final paper Group discussion, mid-term paper, J& B cartridge Exams, group discussion, J & B cartridge, final paper Group discussion, final paper, J& B cartridge Group discussion, exams, J & B cartridge, mid-term paper Group discussion, exams, J & B cartridge, mid-term paper 8 Demonstrate standards of professional, ethical, and legal conduct 8 Demonstrate standards of professional, ethical, and legal conduct. 2 Engage leadership concepts, skills, and decision-making in the planning and/or implementation of patient safety and quality improvement initiatives. 6 Engage in effective collaboration and communication within interdisciplinary teams. 2 Engage leadership concepts, skills, and decision-making in the planning and/or implementation of patient safety and quality improvement initiatives. 2 Engage leadership concepts, skills, and decision-making in the planning and/or implementation of patient safety and VIII Professionalism and Professional Values VIII Professionalism and Professional Values II Basic Organizational and Systems Leadership for Quality Care and Patient Safety VI Interprofessional Communication and Collaboration for Improving Patient Health Outcomes II Basic Organizational and Systems Leadership for Quality Care and Patient Safety II Basic Organizational and Systems Leadership for Quality Care and Patient Safety Teamwork & Collaboratio n (TC) Teamwork & Collaboratio n (TC) Quality Improvemen t (QI) Safety (S) Teamwork & Collaboratio n (TC) Safety (S) Patient- Centered Care (PCC)
5 quality improvement initiatives. 5 REQUIRED TEXTS AND MATERIALS American Psychological Association. (2009). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6 th ed.). Washington DC: American Psychological Association. *Finkelman, A., & Kenner, C. (2016). Professional nursing concepts: Competencies for quality leadership.(3 rd ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning. ( ) *This textbook comes in a bundle with computer access codes: Bundle ISBN consisting of the above textbook and the computer access ( ) OTHER REQUIRED MATERIALS Computer with MAC or Windows Operating System High Speed Internet Access Webcam (Logitech highly recommended) Logitech USB microphone headset Refer to Angelo State University s Distance Education website for further technology requirements: RECOMMENDED TEXTS No additional texts recommended. TOPICAL OUTLINE Week 1 (Aug ) Introduction to Nursing Role Transition Week 2 (Aug. 31 Sept. 6) Essence of Nursing Week 3 (Sept. 7 13) Nursing Education, Accreditation, and Regulation Week 4(Sept ) Success in your Nursing Education Program, APA format Week 5 (Sept ) Healthcare Delivery Week 6 (Sept. 28 Oct. 4) Patient-Centered Care Week 7 (Oct. 5-11) Inter-professional Teams Week 8 (Oct ) Mid-term APA paper due Week 9 (Oct ) Evidence-Based Practice Week 10 (Oct. 26 Nov. 1) Quality Improvement Week 11 (Nov. 2-8) Application of APA to Nursing Practice 1 Week 12 (Nov. 9-15) Transformation of Nursing Practice through Leadership Week 13 (Nov ) Forces of Magnetism How does this Affect the RN? Week 14 (Nov ) Application of APA to Nursing Practice 2 Week 15 (Nov. 30 Dec. 6) Putting it all Together Week 16 (Dec. 7-11) APA Final paper due GRADING SYSTEM Course grades will be dependent upon completing course requirements and meeting the student learning outcomes. The following grading scale is in use for this course:
6 A = % B = 80-89% C = 70-79% D = 60-69% F = 0-59% (Grades are not rounded up) 6 EVALUATION AND GRADES Graded activities and percent of the overall course grade: Assignment Weight/Percent Group discussions 40 Exams (4) 25 APA mid-term paper (1) 15 APA Final paper (1) 20 Total points 100 TEACHING STRATEGIES Students are expected to be active learners. It is a basic assumption of the instructor that students will be involved (beyond the materials and lectures presented in the course) discovering, processing, and applying the course information using peer-review journal articles, researching additional information and examples on the Internet, and discussing course material and clinical experiences with their peers. ASSIGNMENT DESCRIPTIONS *Please note: Rubrics for all assessments are located at the end of this syllabus. Discussion Board Activities: Discussion Boards provide an avenue for synthesis of material / information. A Discussion Board is provided in this course as a way to help students process course materials, express thoughts, and engage others opinions and ideas in a healthy and productive learning environment. Interactive Activities: Interactive Lectures: Modules include interactive lectures covering the learning objectives (approximately 30 screens in length). Each lecture includes at least three Stop and Think exercises and one Case Study and provides immediate feedback for students. Practice Activities: The practice activities for each lesson allow the student to gauge how well s/he is retaining the material. Assess and Evaluate: Modules include a review of the content (10 20 multiple-choice, true/false, short- answer, and essay questions). Course Content Exams There are 3 exams covering the course modules. Each exam has 25 multiple-choice questions. See the course calendar for scheduled exams. APA Format and Writing Exams Students will learn to utilize library resources and to write in proper APA Format. In lieu of mid-term and final exams there will be APA Writing exams. Students will have a list of topics from which to choose and are expected to apply the chosen topic to patient care unit of the student s choice. The content of these assignments parallels the text content and includes quality improvement, patient
7 safety, interdisciplinary care, patient-centered care, and transforming nursing practice through leadership. GENERAL POLICIES RELATED TO THIS COURSE All students are required to follow the policies and procedures presented in the following documents: Angelo State Student Handbook located on the ASU website ASU Undergraduate Catalog located on the ASU website University Undergraduate Nursing Handbook, located on the Nursing website 7 IMPORTANT UNIVERSITY DATES August 24 September 7 September 9 September 10 November 2 November 25, 26, 27 December 7-11 December 12 First day of classes Labor Day Holiday Census day Fall 2015 W period begins Last day to withdraw or drop for Fall semester Thanksgiving Holidays Final Exam week Fall commencement STUDENT RESPONSIBILITY & ATTENDANCE This class is asynchronous, meaning you do not have to be on-line at a certain time. There are readings and activities which you will have to complete to be able to adequately participate in individual and group assessments. In order to complete this course successfully, you do have to participate in all course activities i.e. discussion boards, course projects, reflective logs, etc. Students are expected to engage in course activities and submit work by due dates and times. All activities and assignments are listed for Central Standard Time (CST). The hope is that students will make substantive contributions which reflect integration of assigned materials as well as any outside readings as appropriate. Full participation in the course is a professional expectation and required for successful and satisfactory completion of all course objectives. Online classroom attendance is evidenced by timely participation in the discussion board assignments and other activities assigned in the Modules on BlackBoard. Scholarly contribution is an expectation. For planning purposes, this class will probably require a minimum of 6-9 study hours per week, on average. Failure to participate in a timely manner to any weekly discussion or assigned activity is an absence. Absences diminish the student s ability to meet course objectives and contribute to a failure of the course. Students are expected to check their ASU s daily to ensure that they do not miss important announcements addressed to the student individually and/or to the class. Course Instructors strive to grade all assignments and papers within one week after the due date. Quizzes will have an automatic score after testing but the instructor will review the test within a week and grades will be modified if any changes need to be made. Students may contact the instructor and discuss concepts missed on the quizzes. For test security reasons, the quizzes or the final will not be available to students after testing is completed. Contact your instructor for any questions you may have regarding exams.
8 8 COMMUNICATION Faculty strive to respond to and/or telephone messages within 24 hours during working hours Monday through Friday. Weekend messages may not be returned until Monday. Written communication via Blackboard: It is an expectation of this class that you use formal writing skills giving appropriate credit to the source for your ideas. Follow APA (2010) 6 th edition (2 nd Printing or higher only) guidelines for referencing. Written communication via All private communication will be done exclusively through your ASU address. Check frequently for announcements and policy changes. Virtual communication: Office hours and/or advising may be done with the assistance of the telephone, Skype, Join.me, Google Hangouts, etc. Use Good "Netiquette": Check the discussion frequently and respond appropriately and on subject. Focus on one subject per message and use pertinent subject titles. Capitalize words only to highlight a point or for titles. Otherwise, capitalizing is generally viewed as SHOUTING! Be professional and careful with your online interaction. Proper address for faculty is by formal title such as Dr. or Ms. /Mr. Jones unless invited by faculty to use a less formal approach. Cite all quotes, references, and sources. When posting a long message, it is generally considered courteous to warn readers at the beginning of the message that it is a lengthy post. It is extremely rude to forward someone else's messages without their permission. It is fine to use humor, but use it carefully. The absence of face-to-face cues can cause humor to be misinterpreted as criticism or flaming (angry, antagonistic criticism). Feel free to use emoticons such as J or :) to let others know you are being humorous. (The "netiquette" guidelines were adapted from Arlene H. Rinald's article, The Net User Guidelines and Netiquette, Florida Atlantic University, 1994, available from Netcom) ASSESSMENT SUBMISSION In this class, all assessments need to be submitted through the Assessments link in the Blackboard course site. This is for grading purposes. Issues with technology use arise from time to time. If a technology issue does occur regarding an assessment submission, your professor at and attach a copy of what you are trying to submit. This approach lets us know you completed the assessment on time and are just having problems with the online submission feature in Blackboard. Once the problem is resolved, submit your assessment through the appropriate link (grades cannot be assigned until student work is submitted in the appropriate spot). This process will document the problem and establish a timeline. Be sure to keep a backup of all work. LATE WORK OR MISSED ASSESSMENTS POLICY The course is set up on weekly modules. The week begins on Monday and ends on Sunday. Assignment due dates are shown on the course calendar. Late assignments are not accepted without prior approval of faculty. Faculty reserves the right to deduct points for late assignments that are accepted past the original due date. ACADEMIC HONESTY
9 9 Academic honesty is expected on all work. Students are expected to maintain complete honesty and integrity in their online experiences. Any student found guilty of any form of dishonesty in academic work is subject of disciplinary action and possible expulsion from ASU. The Nursing Department adheres to the academic honesty statement as set forth in the Angelo State University Student Handbook ( ) The University "faculty expects all students to engage in all academic pursuits in a manner that is above reproach and to maintain complete honesty and integrity in the academic experience both in and out of the classroom setting and may initiate disciplinary proceedings against a student accused of any form of academic dishonesty, including but not limited to, cheating on an examination or other academic work, plagiarism, collusion, and the abuse of resource materials." PLAGIARISM Plagiarism at ASU is a serious topic. The Angelo State University s Honor Code gives specific details on plagiarism and what it encompasses. Plagiarism is the action or practice of taking someone else's work, idea, etc., and passing it off as one's own. Plagiarism is literary theft. In your discussions and/or your papers, it is unacceptable to copy word for word without quotation marks and the source of the quotation. We use the APA Style Manual of the American Psychological Association as a guide for all writing assignments. Quotes should be used sparingly. It is expected that you will summarize or paraphrase ideas giving appropriate credit to the source both in the body of your paper and the reference list. Papers are subject to be evaluated for originality via Bb Safe Assignment or Turnitin. Resources to help you understand this policy better are available at the ASU Writing Center STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES 1. Angelo State University is committed to the principle that no qualified individual with a disability shall, on the basis of disability, be excluded from participation in or be denied the benefits of the services, programs, or activities of the university, or be subjected to discrimination by the university, as provided by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA), and subsequent legislation. 2. Student Contact: The Student Life Office is the designated campus department charged with the responsibility of reviewing and authorizing requests for reasonable accommodations based on a disability, and it is the student s responsibility to initiate such a request by contacting the Student Life Office, Room 112 University Center, at (325) or (325) (TDD/FAX) or by at to begin the process. Reasonable accommodations will be made for students determined to be disabled or who have documented disabilities. ASU STUDENT COMPLAINT AND GRIEVANCE POLICY Angelo State University complies with the Commission s policy on Complaint Procedures against the Commission or its Accredited Institutions. As summarized in Federal Requirement 4.5, Student complaints, ASU maintains a reasonable and well publicized set of policies and procedures for addressing complaints and appeals submitted by students. Policies governing various types of student grievances are published in the Student Handbook , which is available through the institutional website on the Student Life page, and include the
10 following: 10 General student grievance and appeal procedures (Student Handbook , pp ). Procedures regarding sexual or racial harassment (Student Handbook , p. 43). NOTE: Policies regarding Title IX requirements concerning the handling of sexual harassment and sexual assault complaints are currently being reviewed by the Texas Tech University System (TTU System). This review process, to be completed by late summer 2012, will result in a uniform set of policies across the TTU System. Revisions will be incorporated into the ASU Student Handbook for the fall 2012 semester. Grade grievance procedures (Student Handbook , pp. 8-9). Grade grievance procedures are also published in the ASU operating policies and procedures (ASU OP 10.03, Grade Grievance) and in the institutional catalogs (ASU Undergraduate Catalog , p. 323; ASU Graduate Catalog , p. 34). INCOMPLETE GRADE POLICY (OP Grading Procedures) It is policy that incomplete grades be reserved for student illness or personal misfortune. Please contact faculty if you have serious illness or a personal misfortune that would keep you from completing course work. Documentation may be required. STUDENT ABSENCE FOR OBSERVANCE OF RELIGIOUS HOLY DAYS A student who intends to observe a religious holy day should make that intention known in writing to the instructor prior to the absence. Please see ASU Operating Policy COPYRIGHT POLICY Students officially enrolled in this course should make only one printed copy of the given articles and/or chapters. You are expressly prohibited from distributing or reproducing any portion of course readings in printed or electronic form without written permission from the copyright holders or publishers. SYLLABUS CHANGES The faculty member reserves the option to make changes as necessary to this syllabus and the course content. If changes become necessary during this course, the faculty will notify students of such changes by , course announcements and/or via a discussion board announcement. It is the student s responsibility to look for such communications about the course on a daily basis. WEBLINKS: Board of Nursing for the State of Texas BSN Student Resources WITHDRAWAL FROM CLASS Students wishing to drop the class must do so before the final drop date. If a student does not drop before the official last drop date, he/she will receive an F in the class as their final grade if their work is not up to the required standard. The University Calendar and online drop slips are available in the links provided. University Calendar Drop Request for Online Courses COURSE EVALUATION
11 Students are provided the opportunity, and are strongly encouraged to participate in a course evaluation at the end of the semester. Areas on the IDEA evaluation include: Gaining factual knowledge (terminology, classifications, methods, trends) 2. Learning to apply course material (to improve thinking, problem solving, and decisions) 3. Developing specific skills, competencies, and points of view needed by professionals in the field most closely related to this course 4. Developing skill in expressing oneself orally or in writing
12 12 RUBRICS Discussion Rubric Levels of Achievement Criteria Unacceptable Acceptable Good Excellent Initial Submission Peer Responses Submission Frequency Initial Assignment Posting Peer Response Postings Overall Content Contribution Did not post. Does not participate in peer responses. Does not participate Posts no assignment. 5 Points Posted beyond 1 day late. 7 Points Posted to only one peer by the submission deadline. Initial posting was no more than 1 day late. (Thursday at 11:59pm) Posted to 2 peers by the submission deadline Points Met submission deadlines for initial postings. (Wednesday at 11:59pm) 12.5 Points Posted a minimum of 3 peer responses by the submission deadline (Saturdays at 11:59pm) 12.5 Points 7 Points Participates 3 or Participates 3 times but Participates 1-2 more times postings not distributed times and/or on same throughout the throughout the week (on day. week. (3 days or 2 days) more) 7 Points Posts adequate Posts well developed assignment with assignment that superficial thought addresses all aspects of and preparation; does the task; lacks full not address all development of aspects of the task. concepts/references. 7 Points Posts shallow contribution to Posts no follow up discussion responses to (agrees/disagrees) others. does not enrich discussion. 5 Points Posts information that is off topic; incorrect or irrelevant to discussion. 7 Points Repeats but does not add substantive information to the discussion. Elaborates on an existing posting with further comment or observation Points Posts well developed assignment that fully addresses and develops all aspects of the task; included references Points Demonstrates analysis of others' posts; extends meaningful discussion by building on previous posts Points Posts factually correct, reflective Posts information that is and substantive factually correct but contribution; lacks full development advances of concept or thought. discussion. Adds to current discussion and literature.
13 Levels of Achievement Criteria Unacceptable Acceptable Good Excellent References & Support Clarity & Mechanics Includes no references or supporting experience. > 6 APA errors Posts long, unorganized or rude content that may contain multiple grammar and/or spelling errors or may be inappropriate. 7 Points Uses personal experience but no references to readings or research. 3-6APA errors 7 Points Communicates in friendly, courteous and helpful manner with some grammatical or spelling errors. 5 errors Incorporates some references from literature and personal experience; or does not use any professional references. 1-2 APA errors Contributes valuable information to discussion with minor grammatical and/or spelling errors. < 5 errors Points Uses references to literature, readings, or personal experience to support comments. All references were peer reviewed, evidence-based, or professional journal. No APA errors Points Contributes to discussion with clear, concise comments formatted in an easy to read style that is free of grammatical or spelling errors.
14 APA ASSESSMENTS Read A PA Guide (see Course Documents tab on the left on B B) and s elec ted areas of the A PA Manual, 6th edition. Take APA Exam due by September 4 at 11:59 pm. Note: This exam is open-apa manual and open- APA Guide. See Exams on BB. Two hours are allowed to answer 38 questions, most of which are True or False questions. 2. APA Written Mid-Term Paper (Learn to find and use ASU Library Resources) A) Complete Information Literacy course on Blackboard. This should show up on your course list when you first open Blackboard. It will give you all kinds of tips for completing information searches, scholarly writing, and preventing plagiarism. B) Find 2 articles related to the importance of obtaining a BSN: Go to Blackboard and hit on the Library tab. Log in. Hit on the magnifying glass to search for articles. Enter the topic of your choice. Hit Search. Refine your search by adding additional terms. Along the left side of the screen, narrow the search using: 1 limit the articles to 5 years old or less, limit the geography to the United States (Why? Because our healthcare system is quite different from other countries! We have a different system for payment and we utilize clinical practice guidelines that include medications approved by our Food and Drug Administration. The goal is to find usable resources at this general level of our program.) Limit the language to English. Once you find articles on the ASU Library, verify that they are from peer-reviewed journals that are not pay-to-publish. (What is a pay-to-publish journal and why don t we want to use them? People may want to publish their work for personal gain and may not have concern for the quality of the work. There are journals that are willing to publish for a fee: up to $3,000 per article. These articles are then available for free to anyone on the internet. The free portion is appealing, as is the easy access; but these attributes occur at the price of quality! Quality, peer-reviewed journals make their money from subscribers who recognize the value of these articles. Our ASU Library has paid a lot of money for students to be able to access these quality journal articles. How to verify that the journal is a quality, peer-reviewed article: Enter the name of the journal on Google or other search engine. Look at the description of the journal and the Directions for Authors. If you find that authors need to pay to publish a manuscript, then it is a pay-to-publish journal. If you search the internet for the article and don t have to pay to access that article, then it is an open access journal and the author paid to publish his or her manuscript. You will need to find library resources that are not pay-to-publish and are from quality, peer- reviewed journals. You will also need to verify that there is a peer-review process in place. What is peer-review? Peer-review is a process where experts in a field review a manuscript and critique the quality of that manuscript. A poor quality manuscript will get rejected and will not be published. After this rejection, authors sometimes seek the pay-to-publish journals. A manuscript may also get a recommendation for revision (either minor or major ) or acceptance for publication. C) Write a 1-2 page APA formatted paper summarizing the information you found in your peerreviewed articles. Refer to the grading rubric for information on how to achieve the highest score on this assignment.
15 Objectives of this assignment: Upon completion of this assignment, the student will: 1. demonstrate an understanding of the APA Manual and content of the APA guide 2. demonstrate an understanding of locating the 2 scholarly articles 3. utilize proper APA format to write a 1-2 page paper that includes: a) a title page b) level subheadings c) use of appropriate citations d) a references page 15
16 16 Rubric for APA Mid-Term Paper NUR4312 Levels of Achievement Criteria Poor Novice Competent Proficient 5 Points 15 Points Submits assignment Submits assignment one day late without Submits assignment one day late with Submits assignment by deadline. more than one prior notice to the prior notice to Submission day late without professor. professor. prior notice or not at all. Content Provides only minimal information that is off topic, incorrect or irrelevant to the topic. 5 Points Provides minimal information to cover all of the points of the question. Repeats information from the course but does not add substantial thought to the topic. Provides information that is factually correct but lacks full development of thought on this topic. 15 Points Provides substantial information that is factually correct, reflective and advances thought on this topic. APA Does not follow APA format. Uses some APA formatting. 4-6 errors. 2 Only minor deviations from APA format. 1-3 errors. 25 Points Paper is written in correct APA format and length. References Writing clarity Contains no citations. Incorporates references that are not peerreviewed or from scholarly sources. Content contains Writes in friendly or multiple helpful manner with 4- grammatical and 6 errors in clarity or spelling errors. mechanics. Difficult to follow. >6 errors 2 Incorporates 1 professional and 1 non-professional reference. 15 Points Contributes valuable information with 1-3 errors in clarity or mechanics. 25 Points Contains 2 professional references that are peerreviewed, evidence based or professional journals. 2 Contributes in a clear, concise and easy to read style that is free from grammatical or spelling errors.
17 17 3. APA Written Final Exam pages, excluding title page and references page 2. includes a minimum of 5 peer-reviewed journal articles (see instructions above about quality, peer-reviewed journal articles) 3. includes the complete development of the topic chosen from the provided list for this assignment 4. follows the grading rubric and instructions NURSING ROLE TRANSITION NUR 4312 APA Final Exam Paper Guidelines Paper Requirements: 3-5 pages in length 5 Peer Reviewed references must be cited and referenced in paper MUST be in APA format. Topic: Select one (1) of the following questions to address in your paper According to the IOM working in interdisciplinary teams does not easily occur. From a BSN nursing student perspective, discuss the benefits and /or the barriers of nurses working in interdisciplinary teams. Support your thoughts and ideas with current literature and experiences from your area of nursing practice. Discuss how nurses that achieve higher levels of education and training can be better advocates for their clients in various arenas other than just at the bedside. Support your thoughts and ideas with current literature and experiences from your area of nursing practice. Evidence-based practice (EBP) is an important part of providing quality care to our patients. Discuss ways that you, as a BSN, can use EBP to address quality improvement while providing patientcentered care and improving safety in your area of nursing practice. Support your thoughts and ideas with current literature. Transforming nursing practice through leadership is at the core of transitioning from RN-BSN. Discuss how you can become a leader in your area of nursing practice in small or large ways. Support your thoughts and ideas with current literature and examples from your area of nursing practice. Use the following guidelines, as well as you APA manual, to format your paper. Be sure to include a title page before your Introduction and a References page after your conclusion. Introduction Introduces topic s key question(s) and terms Thesis /topic (purpose of paper) is clear Provides pertinent background Introduction: (according to APA format, you will not use the term Introduction as a heading. Simply begin writing this section after writing the title of your paper at the top of the first page) - Once you have selected your topic from the choices given, introduce the topic you are researching. Make sure you state the key question(s) and address any terms that need to be
18 information about selected topic Delineates subtopics to be reviewed Includes at least 1 peer-reviewed source to support introduction Main Body- Text Relates materials clearly to topic or subtopic Uses strong transitions linking paragraphs Provides at least 4 research-based articles to support topic Uses headings appropriately Presents well-developed analysis and synthesis Summary/ Conclusion Summarizes key points from paper Conclusion clearly follows arguments presented in paper Provides insightful discussion of the influence of researched material on topic Includes strong take home message for reader to consider 18 defined. Present any background information that is available and appropriate. Provide a clear outline or description of what you will be discussing in your paper (The purpose of this paper is ). You should use at least one peer-reviewed article to support your introduction of the topic. This section should summarize what you have learned from the literature you researched related to your selected topic. You need to include--- This section will be the main body of the paper and should be organized with subheadings. This section should be dictated by the literature review and organized or grouped for easy presentation for your reader. As you relate the materials you have researched, you should present a well-developed examination of your findings and bring all the information together and put it together in a new way. Summary: The paper should end with a summary of the key points made in your paper. This conclusion should follow the information you have provided in your paper. You should provide information on effect of current literature on the topic presented. In addition, you should include a strong take home message for your reader to consider regarding the information you provided. Refer to the grading rubric for information on how to achieve the highest score for this assignment. If you have ANY questions about this assignment, please ask well in advance of the due date.
19 19 Rubric for APA Final Paper NUR4312 Levels of Achievement Criteria Poor Novice Competent Proficient 15 Points 25 Points Submits assignment Submits assignment one day late without Submits assignment one day late with Submits assignment by deadline. more than one prior notice to the prior notice to Submission day late without professor. professor. prior notice or not at all. Content 5 Points Provides only minimal information that is off topic, incorrect or irrelevant to the topic. 15 Points Provides minimal information to cover all of the points of the question. Repeats information from the course but does not add substantial thought to the topic. 2 Provides information that is factually correct but lacks full development of thought on this topic. 25 Points Provides substantial information that is factually correct, reflective and advances thought on this topic. APA Contains no Uses personal references. Does experiences but no not follow APA references to readings format. or research. Uses some APA formatting. 4-6 errors Points Incorporates some Paper is written in references from correct APA format. literature along with Contains at least 5 personal experiences. professional references. Only minor All references were peer deviations from APA reviewed, evidence format. 1-3 errors. based or professional journals. Writing clarity 15 Points Content contains Writes in friendly or multiple helpful manner with 4- grammatical and 6 errors in clarity or spelling errors. mechanics. Difficult to follow. >6 errors 2 Contributes valuable information with 1-3 errors in clarity or mechanics. 25 Points Contributes in a clear, concise and easy to read style that is free from grammatical or spelling errors.
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