Semana 1 Post 1

Assessment Description

Students are required to submit weekly reflective narratives throughout the course that will culminate in a final, course-long reflective journal due in Topic 10. The narratives help students integrate leadership and inquiry into current practice.

This reflection journal also allows students to outline what they have discovered about their professional practice, personal strengths and weaknesses, and additional resources that could be introduced in a given situation to influence optimal outcomes. Each week students should also explain how they met a course competency or course objective(s).

In each week’s entry, students should reflect on the personal knowledge and skills gained throughout the course. Journal entries should address one or more of the areas stated below.  In the Topic 10 graded submission, each of the areas below should be addressed as part of the summary submission.

  1. New practice approaches
  2. Interprofessional collaboration
  3. Health care delivery and clinical systems
  4. Ethical considerations in health care
  5. Practices of culturally sensitive care
  6. Ensuring the integrity of human dignity in the care of all patients
  7. Population health concerns
  8. The role of technology in improving health care outcomes
  9. Health policy
  10. Leadership and economic models
  11. Health disparities

While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are not required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite.

Due Date Sat 12

 

Work with your preceptor to perform a needs assessment of the organization and community for your practicum. Review the needs assessment to identify possible project topics. In preparation for the capstone change project proposal, compile a list of three to five possible topics for your project and submit to the assignment instructor in the digital classroom.

Due Date: Saturday 12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Criteria Description

Project Topic for Focus of Change Proposal

5. Excellent

2.5 points

The problem or issue, intervention, quality initiative, educational need, or collaborative interprofessional team project that will be the focus of the change proposal is clearly and logically presented. Support and rationale are evident.

4. Good

2.23 points

The problem or issue, intervention, quality initiative, educational need, or collaborative interprofessional team project that will be the focus of the change proposal is presented. Minor aspects are unclear or require support.

3. Satisfactory

1.98 points

The problem or issue, intervention, quality initiative, educational need, or collaborative interprofessional team project that will be the focus of the change proposal is summarized. There are some omissions or inaccuracies. Some support is needed.

2. Less Than Satisfactory

1.88 points

The problem or issue, intervention, quality initiative, educational need, or collaborative interprofessional team project that will be the focus of the change proposal is presented but is largely incomplete.

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

The problem or issue, intervention, quality initiative, educational need, or collaborative interprofessional team project that will be the focus of the change proposal is omitted.

Setting or Context Where Project Topic Is Observed

5 points

Criteria Description

Setting or Context Where Project Topic Is Observed

5. Excellent

5 points

The setting or context in which the problem or issue, intervention, quality initiative, educational need, or collaborative interprofessional team project can be observed is logically presented. Support and rationale are evident.

4. Good

4.45 points

The setting or context in which the problem or issue, intervention, quality initiative, educational need, or collaborative interprofessional team project can be observed is presented. Minor aspects are unclear or require support.

3. Satisfactory

3.95 points

The setting or context in which the problem or issue, intervention, quality initiative, educational need, or collaborative interprofessional team project can be observed is summarized. There are some omissions or inaccuracies. Some support is needed.

2. Less Than Satisfactory

3.75 points

The setting or context in which the problem or issue, intervention, quality initiative, educational need, or collaborative interprofessional team project can be observed is presented but is largely incomplete.

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

The setting or context in which the problem or issue, intervention, quality initiative, educational need, or collaborative interprofessional team project can be observed is omitted.

Detailed Description of Project Topic

7.5 points

Criteria Description

Detailed Description of Project Topic

5. Excellent

7.5 points

A detailed description of the project topic is clearly and logically presented. Support and rationale are evident.

4. Good

6.68 points

A description of the project topic is presented. Minor aspects are unclear or require support.

3. Satisfactory

5.93 points

A description of the project topic is presented. There are some omissions or inaccuracies. Some support is needed.

2. Less Than Satisfactory

5.63 points

A description of the project topic is presented but is largely incomplete.

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

A description of the project topic is omitted.

Effect of Identified Problem or Issue

7.5 points

Criteria Description

Effect of Identified Problem or Issue

5. Excellent

7.5 points

Effect of the identified problem or issue, intervention, quality initiative, educational need, or collaborative interprofessional team project is clearly and logically presented. Support and rationale are evident.

4. Good

6.68 points

Effect of the identified problem or issue, intervention, quality initiative, educational need, or collaborative interprofessional team project is presented. Minor aspects are unclear or require support.

3. Satisfactory

5.93 points

Effect of the identified problem or issue, intervention, quality initiative, educational need, or collaborative interprofessional team project is summarized. There are some omissions or inaccuracies. Some support is needed.

2. Less Than Satisfactory

5.63 points

Effect of the identified problem or issue, intervention, quality initiative, educational need, or collaborative interprofessional team project is presented but is largely incomplete.

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

Effect of the identified problem or issue, intervention, quality initiative, educational need, or collaborative interprofessional team project is omitted.

Topic Significance and Implications for Nursing Practice

7.5 points

Criteria Description

Topic Significance and Implications for Nursing Practice

5. Excellent

7.5 points

Topic and criteria are clearly and logically presented. Support and rationale are evident.

4. Good

6.68 points

Topic and criteria are presented. Minor aspects are unclear or require support.

3. Satisfactory

5.93 points

Topic and most criteria are presented. There are some omissions or inaccuracies. Some support is needed.

2. Less Than Satisfactory

5.63 points

Topic is presented but criteria are incomplete.

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

Significance of topic and its implications for nursing practice is omitted.

Proposed Solution for Identified Project Topic and Implications for Nursing Practice

7.5 points

Criteria Description

Proposed Solution for Identified Project Topic and Implications for Nursing Practice

5. Excellent

7.5 points

Topic and criteria are clearly and logically presented. Support and rationale are evident.

4. Good

6.68 points

Topic and criteria are presented. Minor aspects are unclear or require support.

3. Satisfactory

5.93 points

Topic and most criteria are presented. There are some omissions or inaccuracies. Some support is needed.

2. Less Than Satisfactory

5.63 points

Topic is presented but criteria are incomplete.

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

A proposed solution to the identified project topic with an explanation of how it will affect nursing practice is omitted.

Peer-Reviewed Articles

2.5 points

Criteria Description

Peer-Reviewed Articles

5. Excellent

2.5 points

Eight peer-reviewed articles are presented, and each article clearly meets the assignment criteria.

4. Good

2.23 points

Eight peer-reviewed articles are presented. Overall, only seven articles meet the assignment criteria.

3. Satisfactory

1.98 points

Eight peer-reviewed articles are presented. Overall, only six articles meet the assignment criteria.

2. Less Than Satisfactory

1.88 points

Fewer than seven peer-reviewed articles are presented. Overall, only five articles meet the assignment criteria.

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

Fewer than six peer-reviewed articles are presented.

Thesis Development and Purpose

2.5 points

Criteria Description

Thesis Development and Purpose

5. Excellent

2.5 points

Thesis is comprehensive and contains the essence of the paper. Thesis statement makes the purpose of the paper clear.

4. Good

2.23 points

Thesis is clear and forecasts the development of the paper. Thesis is descriptive and reflective of the arguments and appropriate to the purpose.

3. Satisfactory

1.98 points

Thesis is apparent and appropriate to purpose.

2. Less Than Satisfactory

1.88 points

Thesis is insufficiently developed or vague. Purpose is not clear.

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

Paper lacks any discernible overall purpose or organizing claim.

Argument Logic and Construction

2.5 points

Criteria Description

Argument Logic and Construction

5. Excellent

2.5 points

Clear and convincing argument presents a persuasive claim in a distinctive and compelling manner. All sources are authoritative.

4. Good

2.23 points

Argument shows logical progression. Techniques of argumentation are evident. There is a smooth progression of claims from introduction to conclusion. Most sources are authoritative.

3. Satisfactory

1.98 points

Argument is orderly but may have a few inconsistencies. The argument presents minimal justification of claims. Argument logically, but not thoroughly, supports the purpose. Sources used are credible. Introduction and conclusion bracket the thesis.

2. Less Than Satisfactory

1.88 points

Sufficient justification of claims is lacking. Argument lacks consistent unity. There are obvious flaws in the logic. Some sources have questionable credibility.

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

Statement of purpose is not justified by the conclusion. The conclusion does not support the claim made. Argument is incoherent and uses noncredible sources.

Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, language use)

2.5 points

Criteria Description

Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, language use)

5. Excellent

2.5 points

Writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English.

4. Good

2.23 points

Prose is largely free of mechanical errors, although a few may be present. A variety of sentence structures and effective figures of speech are used.

3. Satisfactory

1.98 points

Some mechanical errors or typos are present, but they are not overly distracting to the reader. Correct and varied sentence structure and audience-appropriate language are employed.

2. Less Than Satisfactory

1.88 points

Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors distract the reader. Inconsistencies in language choice (register), sentence structure, or word choice are present.

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

Surface errors are pervasive enough that they impede communication of meaning. Inappropriate word choice or sentence construction is used.

Paper Format (use of appropriate style for the major and assignment)

1 points

Criteria Description

Paper Format (use of appropriate style for the major and assignment)

5. Excellent

1 points

All format elements are correct.

4. Good

0.89 points

Template is fully used; There are virtually no errors in formatting style.

3. Satisfactory

0.79 points

Template is used, and formatting is correct, although some minor errors may be present.

2. Less Than Satisfactory

0.75 points

Template is used, but some elements are missing or mistaken; lack of control with formatting is apparent.

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

Template is not used appropriately, or documentation format is rarely followed correctly.

Documentation of Sources

1.5 points

Criteria Description

Documentation of Sources (citations, footnotes, references, bibliography, etc., as appropriate to assignment and style)

5. Excellent

1.5 points

Sources are completely and correctly documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is free of error.

4. Good

1.34 points

Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is mostly correct.

3. Satisfactory

1.19 points

Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, although some formatting errors may be present.

2. Less Than Satisfactory

1.13 points

Documentation of sources is inconsistent or incorrect, as appropriate to assignment and style, with numerous formatting errors.

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

Sources are not documented.

Total 50 points