Module Eight: Critical Elements in Managing Advanced Practice Environments-Final Project
Final Project Analysis and Recommendations of Advanced Practice Nursing Issues The purpose of this 5-6 page paper is to identify a critical issue that relates to population health and the role of the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN). Some examples may include improving patient access to Medicare Hospice services, removing barriers to nurse practitioners’ ability to practice, enabling APRNs to participate fully as members of hospital and medical staff. Additional examples are included on the American Association of Nurse Practitioners website. Other sources for topic identification may include the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association and/or your local/state chapter of the AANP. The expected length of the paper is approximately 5-6 pages, which does not include the cover page and reference pages. Lastly, review the Assignment rubric to ensure you have met the assignment criteria. Submission Parameters: Please use the following as a guide for drafting your 5-6 page paper. 1. Introduction (including purpose statement) 2. Contextual analysis of the issue o Provide a brief summary of the historical development of the issue o Provide a brief summary on the socio-political influences 3. Literature Review and Analysis on the selected issue o Identify at least 2 primary sources that examines the impact of the selected issue 4. Recommendations o Provide some recommendations to solve the issue o Determine how the recommendations may impact the APRN role/setting and practice dimensions 5. Conclusion In regards to APA format, please use the following as a guide: • Include a cover page and running head (this is not part of the 2-3 page limit) • Include transitions in your paper (i.e. headings or subheadings) • Use in-text references throughout the paper • Use double space, 12 point Times New Roman font • Spelling, grammar, and organization is appropriate • Include a reference list (this is not part of the 2-3 page limit) • Attempt to use primary sources only. That said, you may cite reliable electronic sources (i.e. NCSBN, AANP) Grading Rubric Criteria Exemplary 60 Points Proficient 50 Points Developing 40 Points Unacceptable 0 Points Earned Points Content: Application & Analysis Responds correctly and/or appropriately to all questions and criteria. Content is excellent. Demonstrates a high level of critical thinking, shows significant insight or creative thought about the topic, and does not merely recite the text/resources. Uses concepts and terminology correctly. Detail rich and specific. Responds correctly and/or appropriately to all questions and criteria. Content is good. Demonstrates some critical thinking throughout the paper and may also show some insight or creative thinking about the topic. Mostly uses concepts and terminology correctly (1-2 issues). Minor detail inconsistencies (1-2). Responds correctly and/or appropriately to at least one question OR if only one question, partially responds to question. Does not address all criteria. Content is minimal. Demonstrates at least one critical thinking skill in the paper. Attempts to use concepts and terminology correctly. Several detail inconsistencies (3-5). Paper is unclear and does not address the questions and/or criteria. Content does not meet requirements. Many inconsistencies and conflicting information (6+). /60 Criteria Exemplary 20 Points Proficient 15 Points Developing 10 Points Unacceptable 0 Points Earned Points Quality: Supporting Research & Sources All work is accurately cited (where applicable) and appropriately supports content with research, text, multimedia, and/or other reliable resources. References are relevant and enhance the topic. Most of the work is accurately cited (where applicable) and adequately supports content with research, text, and/or resources. One issue with reference or use of one inappropriate reference. References are relevant to the topic. 2-3 issues with references, including the use of inappropriate references to support content. May fail to provide references to support content. 1-2 references are not relevant to the topic and/or distract from the topic at hand. 4 or more issues with references, including the use of inappropriate references to support content OR failure to include references (where applicable). No supporting references are used OR they are used but 3+ references are not relevant to the topic. /20 Criteria Exemplary 10 Points Proficient 8 Points Developing 6 Points Unacceptable 0 Points Earned Points Organization Paper is well-organized. Ideas are clear and arranged logically. Transitions are smooth, no flaws in logic. Paper is organized. Ideas are usually clear and arranged in an acceptable sequence (1-2 issues). Transitions are usually smooth (1-2 issues), good support. Paper lacks organization. There are many problems with the approach (3-5 issues with organization). Some difficulty understanding ideas. Issues with support and transitions (3-5). Paper is poorly organized and difficult to understand. Many issues with support and transitions (6+). Ideas are arranged illogically and do not make sense. /10 Accuracy & Basic Writing Mechanics Error-free, including APA formatting, reflecting clear understanding of various forms of expression and careful editing. Very few (less than 3) errors in spelling, grammar, syntax, and/or punctuation. Very few (less than 3) issues with APA formatting. Occasional poor choice of word. 4-5 errors in spelling, grammar, syntax, and/or punctuation. 4-5 issues with APA Formatting. Writing may be difficult to understand at times. More than 5 errors in spelling, grammar, syntax, and/or punctuation. Many (6+ issues with APA formatting. Writing is difficult to understand in many instances. /10
|Number of Pages||6 Page(s)/1650 words|
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