NR351: Transitions in Professional Nursing

NR351: Transitions in Professional Nursing

NR351: Transitions in Professional Nursing

Professional Paper Worksheet Guidelines

PURPOSE

The purpose of this assignment is to allow the learner to demonstrate good organization, appropriate resources, and correct APA formatting for preparing a professional paper.

COURSE OUTCOMES

This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes.

  • CO #3. Demonstrate effective verbal, written, and technological communication using legal and ethical standards for transferring knowledge using success resources provided to Chamberlain students. (PO #3)
  • CO #4. Integrate critical thinking and judgment in professional decision-making in collaboration with faculty and peers. (PO #4)
  • CO #5. Apply concepts of professionalism when planning for personal, intellectual, and professional development. (PO #5)
  • CO #9. Demonstrate accountability for personal and professional development by assessing information and technology competence, implementing plans for upgrading technology skills, and using effective strategies for online student success using resources provided to Chamberlain students. (PO #5)

DUE DATE

Submit the assignment to the Week 4 Dropbox by Sunday, 11:59 p.m. MT.

POINTS

This assignment is worth a total of 150 points.

PREPARING THE Professional Paper Worksheet

  1. Carefully read this document (Professional Paper Worksheet Guidelines), including the Rubri
  2. Download the Professional Paper Worksheet Template from Doc Sharing. Rename that document as Your Last Name Professional Paper Worksheet.docx, for example Smith Professional Paper Worksheet. Save it to your own computer or drive in a location where you will be able to retrieve it later.
  3. Type your assignment directly on the saved template. Remember that only Microsoft Word 2010 or a later version is acceptabl The document must be saved as a .docx. Save frequently to prevent loss of your work.
  4. Recall the Nurse of the Future Nursing Core Competency that you selected for your Professional Paper Topic in the Week 1 Time Management Plan assignment.
  5. Locate pages in your Hood textbook that correspond to your paper topic. HINT: Begin with the syllabus.
  6. From the Syllabus, locate the week that your topic is presented. Go to the Assignments page for that week. Click on the link to the assigned article for your paper topic. Read the article. NOTE: You must use the article assigned for your topic.
  7. Create a reference in APA format for the article assigned.
  8. Select a 10–25-word quotation from that article that you plan to use in your Professional Paper. Do not select words or ideas that the author(s) attributes to another source. Provide the quotation and citation in correct APA format.
  9. Paraphrase the passage that you previously quoted. Provide your paraphrased wording and citation in correct APA format.
  10. Prepare a detailed outline for your Professional Paper as indicated on the Template (specific topics only, complete sentences not needed). The outline (and later the Professional Paper) should not be a summary of the article. NOTE: The Professional Paper will contain 500–600 words of content.
  11. Double check your answers with the rubric prior to submission.
  12. When your assignment is complete, save and close the completed Professional Paper Worksheet Template. Login to the course and submit the completed template as an attachment to the Week 4 Dropbox. See the Week 4 Assignments page for step-by-step instructions on how to use the Dropbox. NR351: Transitions in Professional Nursing

Grading RUBRIC

Assignment Criteria A (100%)

Exceptional

 

Outstanding or highest level of performance

B (88%)

Exceeds

 

Very good or high level of performance

C (80%)

Meets

 

Competent or satisfactory level of performance

NI (38%)

Needs Improvement

Poor or failing level of performance

F (0%)

Developing

 

Unsatisfactory level of performance

Approved Paper Topic (from Week 1 Assignment)

5 points

Clearly states Nurse of the Future Nursing Core Competency topic that was approved in Week 2 Assignment.

5 points ☐

Does not state topic OR states wrong topic.

0 points ☐

Page numbers in Hood textbook on your topic

15 points

Clearly states page numbers in Hood textbook that correspond to the selected topic.

15 points ☐

States page numbers in Hood textbook that correspond to the selected topic with 1–2 errors.

13 points ☐

States page numbers in Hood textbook that correspond to the selected topic with 3 errors.

12 points ☐

States page numbers in Hood textbook that correspond to the selected topic with 4 or more errors

6 points ☐

Does not state page numbers OR does not state page numbers for correct topic.

0 points ☐

Reference for Journal Article

30 points

Reference for the assigned article is typed using correct APA format including: author(s), year, article title, journal name, volume number, issue number, page numbers, italics, parentheses, punctuation, line spacing, and hanging indent. Include DOI if available. Minimal or no errors (0–1 error).

30 points ☐

Reference for the assigned article is typed using APA format including the items at left with 2–3 errors.

26 points ☐

Reference for the assigned article is typed using APA format including the items at left with 4 errors.

24 points ☐

Reference typed with 5-6 errors in APA format from the items at left

11 points ☐

Reference is not for the assigned article OR APA format includes 7 or more errors.

0 points ☐

Quotation and Citation

30 points

Types a quotation (10–25 words) from assigned article using correct APA citation including quotation marks, authors’ names, year, page numbers, and parentheses with no errors or one minor error. Did not use words or ideas that the authors cited from another source. NR351: Transitions in Professional Nursing

30 points ☐

Types a quotation (10–25 words) from assigned article using APA citation including items at left with 2–3 minor errors. Did not use words or ideas that the authors cited from another source.

26 points ☐

Types a quotation (10–25 words) from assigned article using APA citation with 4 errors. Did not use words or ideas that the authors cited from another source.

24 points ☐

Quotation too long or too short, or quoted selected words or ideas the author of the article cited from another source, or 5 errors in APA format.

11 points ☐

Quotation not from assigned article or more than 5 errors in APA quotation format.

0 points ☐

Paraphrased Area and Citation

30 points

Types appropriately paraphrased version of the words quoted (in the previous section) using correct APA citation including authors’ names, year, and parentheses with 0-1 error.

30 points ☐

Types mostly appropriately paraphrased version of the words quoted (in the previous section) using correct APA citation including authors’ names, year, and parentheses with 2–3 errors in paraphrasing or citation.

26 points ☐

Types minimally appropriately paraphrased version of the words quoted (in the previous section) using APA citation including authors’ names, year, and parentheses with 4 errors.

24 points ☐

Poorly paraphrased version and/or APA citation with 5 or more errors.

11 points ☐

Paraphrased version not from assigned article OR copied several sequential words from article.

0 points ☐

Professional Paper Outline

40 points

Develops outline for professional paper including introduction, 2 main topics, and conclusion (all with excellent subtopics as required on Template). Excellent specifics used.

40 points ☐

Develops outline for professional paper including introduction, 2 main topics, and conclusion (all with good subtopics as required on Template). Mostly good specifics used.

35 points ☐

Develops outline for professional paper including introduction, 2 main topics, and conclusion (all with acceptable subtopics as required on Template). Fair specifics used.

32 points ☐

Develops minimal outline for professional paper that may not include all of the following: introduction, 2 main topics, and conclusion. Subtopics minimal in quality. Some may be missing. Minimal specifics used.

15 points ☐

Outline not provided OR topic not appropriately covered by very minimal outline.

0 points ☐

  TOTAL: 150 points possible

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