Your Policy Priority Issue
Graded Assignment #1
The purpose of this assignment is to: a) identify and reflect upon key concepts related to your planning a policymaker call b) provide empirical evidence to support new insights gained regarding your policy issue and the policymaking process, and c) present ideas in a clear, succinct, and scholarly manner.
This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes:
(CO#1) Analyze application of theories to the development of policies that affect nursing and health care. (PO 9, 10)
(CO#3) Communicate with policymakers to advocate for effective policies that affect nurses and nursing, consumers, or the health care system. (PO 2, 3, 10)
(CO#4) Analyze the historical, ethical, and political contexts of healthcare policy and the consequences of policy implementation. (PO 6, 10)
|(CO#6) Investigate the interrelationship between policy decisions and evidence-based practice. (PO4, 7, 10)|
Due DateSunday 11:59 p.m. MT at the end of Week 3
Total Points: 175 points
Assignment Criteria for Presentation:
1. Provide an introduction to your policy-priority issue.
2. Articulate key points under each of the Formulating a Health Care Policy Ungraded Worksheet #1 sections, using the headings in your paper.
3. Provide a critique of empirical evidence thatsupports your chosen policy issue and analysis.
4. Demonstrate the importance and impact of the chosen policy issue to nursing.
5. Provide concluding statements summarizingthe content.
6. The paper will be a minimum of 4 pages and a maximum offive pages in length,in APA format 6th edition,excluding the title and reference page.
Preparing the Paper
After completing Formulating a Health Care Policy Ungraded Worksheet #1, address all areas on the worksheet in the body of a scholarly paper. Include a minimum of five (5) classic or current references published within the past 5 years.
|Introduction and Conclusion||35||20||Introduction clearly introduces your policy priority issue.Concluding statements summarizing content.|
|Key Points||40||23||Identification of all key points of your policy-priority issue (review sections of Healthcare Policy Ungraded Worksheet) are clearly analyzed and fully articulated.|
|Empirical Evidence||40||23||Provide a critique of empirical evidence thatsupports your chosen policy issue and analysis.|
|Impact and Importance to Nursing||35||20||Demonstrate the importance and impact of the chosen policy issue to nursing.|
|APA Format||10||6||Text, title page, and references are consistent with APA format.|
|Writing Quality||15||8||Rules of grammar, word usage, sentence, and paragraph format and punctuation.|
|Total||175||100||A quality assignment will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.|
|Assignment Criteria||A(100 – 92%)Outstanding or highest level of performance||B(91-84%)Very good or high level of performance||C(83-76%)Competent or satisfactory level of performance||F(75-0%)Poor or failing or unsatisfactory level of performance|
|ContentPossible Points = 150Points|
|Introduction clearly introduces your issue. Concluding statements summarizing content are present.||35-32Points||31-29Points||28-27Points||26-0 Points|
|Introduction clearly introduces your issue. Concluding statements summarizing content are present, clear, and well written.||Introduction introduces your issue. Concluding statements summarizing content are present. Minor clarity or detail issues.||Introduction and conclusion are included; could include more detail, clarity or improvement of format.||Lacking introduction and/or conclusion.|
|Identification of all key points of your policy-priority issue are clearly analyzed and fully articulated.||40-37Points||36-34Points||33-30Points||29-0Points|
|Key points are well described, and analysis is fully articulated.||Key points are described with some lack of clarity, and/or analysis is lacking detail or clarity.||Key points are not well described, and/or analysis is lacking detail or clarity.||Key points and/or analysis is missing.|
|Empirical evidence supporting your policy-priority issue is clearly critiqued.||40-37 Points||36-34 Points||33-30 Points||29-0 Points|
|Empirical evidence supporting your policy- priority issue is clearly critiqued in a comprehensive and accurate manner.||Empirical evidence supporting your policy- priority issue is critiqued but lacking clarity or not substantive.||Empirical evidence supporting your policy- priority issue is noted but not critiqued.||Empirical evidence supporting your policy priority issue is lacking.|
|Your policy priority issue clearly demonstrates the impact and or importance of your issue to nursing or the intended impact to patient outcomes.||35-32 Points||31-29 Points||28-27 Points||26-0 Points|
|Impact to patient outcomes or nursing practice is thoroughly discussed.||Impact to patient outcomes or nursing practice has rare inaccuracy.||Impact to patient outcomes or nursing practice lacks occasional important elements or specificity.||Impact to patient outcomes or nursing practice has multiple instances of inaccuracies and/or is vague.|
|Content Subtotal||_____of points|
|FormatPossible Points = 25Points|
|APA Format: Text, title page, and reference page(s) are completely consistent with APA format 6thedition.||10-9 Points||8-7 Points||6-5 Points||5-0 Points|
|Paper is free from APA errors throughout.||There are 1-2 APA format errors in the text, title page, and/or reference page(s)||There are 3-4 APA format errors in the text, title page, and/or reference page(s)||There are 5 or more APA format errors in the text, title page, and/or reference page(s)|
|Writing Quality: Paper is appropriate in length. References include a minimum of 5 scholarly references excluding the course text. Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are consistent with formal written work.||15-14 Points||14-13 Points||12-11 Points||10-0 Points|
|Paper is appropriate in length. References include more than the minimum number of scholarly references, excluding the course text. Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are consistent with formal written work.||Paper is short/long in length and/or contains a minimum of scholarly references excluding course text, or references utilized are not scholarly. Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are consistent with formal written work with1-2 exceptions.||Paper is short/long in length and contains only 1 scholarly reference. Additional references are not scholarly. Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are consistent with formal written work with 3-4 exceptions.||Paper is short/long two or more pages in length and does not contain scholarly references. References utilized are not scholarly. Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are not followed with 5 or more errors.|
|Format Subtotal||_____of points|
|Total Points||_____of points|