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For this assignment the student must first select a healthcare policy concern. The concern must be a community-based

For this assignment the student must first select a healthcare policy concern.  The concern must be a community-based

Week Two Assignment:  Identification of Healthcare Policy Concern Guidelines and Grading Rubric

Purpose

In this course, the students will have the opportunity to identify a healthcare policy concern and community

healthcare concern which can be improved with a change in policy, ordinance or the language in existing

law. The outcome would be the potential for improved health for a population group.  Students will present

a proposed solution or change to an elected official, and provide an analysis of the project.  While students

are not responsible for ensuring the implementation of their identified solution to the healthcare policy

concern, the student is required to meet with an elected official to present the concern and

proposed resolution.  The purpose of this current assignment is to identify the community-based healthcare

policy concern and provide an extensive evidenced-based foundation for proposing a policy change to an

elected official.

Course Outcomes

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

CO 1. Employ strategies to impact the development, implementation, and consequences of holistic focused healthcare policies at the institutional, local, national, and international levels using evidence-based practice principles.  (PO 1)

CO 3. Demonstrate professional and personal growth regarding the advocacy role of the advance practice nurse in healthcare policy for diverse healthcare settings.   (PO 3)

CO 5.  Advocate for institutional, local, national, and international policies that influence person-centered healthcare, consumers, and nursing practice.  (PO 5)

Due Date Sunday 11:59 p.m. MT at the end of Week 2

Total Points: 250 points

Requirements

Description of the Assignment

For this assignment the student must first select a healthcare policy concern.  The concern must be a community-based, public health policy concern.  Student may not use healthcare entities or organizational concerns occurring within a private or public healthcare facility.  Scholarly evidence supporting the concern must be presented that provides a comprehensive picture of the selected healthcare concern as well as the student-identified solution.  The elected official whom the student will interview is also identified in this paper.

Criteria for Content

  1. Overview of healthcare policy: This section introduces healthcare policy. It should contain the following elements:
  • Define healthcare policy in general and its implications for the nursing profession
  • Define the role of advocacy and how it can impact healthcare policy
  • Explain how the role of advocacy is consistent with the responsibilities of an advance practice nurse
  1. Identification of selected healthcare policy concern: This section provides foundational information regarding the student-selected healthcare policy concern.  It should contain the following elements:
  • Specifically identify the selected healthcare policy concern
  • Description of the impacted population group
  • Provide a comprehensive description of the selected healthcare concern by including:
    • How frequently does it occur?
    • What impact does the selected healthcare concern have upon the community and population group?
  1. Description of student-identified solution to the selected healthcare concern: This section presents a comprehensive picture of the student-selected solution to the selected healthcare concern.  It should contain the following elements:
  • Identify, with specific detail, the solution to the student-selected healthcare concern
  • Identify the following areas:
    • What would be the positive outcome if the solution was implemented?
    • What changes would need to occur in the community to foster implementation?
    • What changes would need to occur in the population group to foster implementation?
    • What measureable actions will demonstrate a positive outcome if the solution was implemented?
    • What might be 2 (two) challenges to implementing the proposed solution and how can each of these challenges be avoided or resolved?
  1. Identification of elected official: This section identifies the elected official that the student will present the selected healthcare concern and its solution to.  It should contain the following elements:
  • The name of the elected official
  • The position of the elected official
  • Explanation of why this individual was selected
  1. Conclusion: This section provides a comprehensive and concise review of the key elements of the assignment.

Preparing the Assignment

Criteria for Format and Special Instructions

  1. The paper (excluding the title page and reference page) should be at least 6, but no more than 10 pages. Points will be lost for not meeting these length requirements.
  2. Title page, body of paper, and reference page must follow APA guidelines as found in the current edition of the manual. This includes the use of headings for each section of the paper except for the introduction where no heading is used.
  3. A minimum of 6 (six) appropriate research-based scholarly references must be used of which 2 may be empirical evidence from state and county website data… (Check with your instructor regarding .org or .gov sites). Required textbook for this course, dictionary and Chamberlain College of Nursing lesson information may NOT be used as scholarly references for this assignment.  For additional assistance regarding scholarly nursing references, please see “What is a scholarly source” located in the Course Resources tab.  Be aware that information from .com websites may be incorrect and should be avoided.  References are current – within a 5-year time frame unless a valid rationale is provided and the instructor has approved them prior to submission of the assignment.
  4. Ideas and information from scholarly, peer reviewed, nursing sources must be cited must be cited within the text of the paper as well as appearing in the reference list with correct APA format.
  5. Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are followed and consistent with formal, scientific writing.
  6. This assignment must be submitted to TurnItIn™, as required by the TurnItIn™ policy. A Similarity Index of 24% or less must be obtained; this is the benchmark for CCN graduate nursing students.  Any other level of similarity index requires the student to revise the assignment before the due date and time.  To allow sufficient time for revision, early submission of the assignment to TurnItIn™ is highly encouraged.  The final submission will be graded by faculty.  If a TurnItin™ report indicates that plagiarism has occurred, the Academic Integrity policy will be followed.

Grading Rubric

Assignment Criteria Exceptional

(100%)

Outstanding or highest level of performance

Exceeds

(88%)

Very good or high level of performance

Meets

(80%)

Competent or satisfactory level of performance

Needs Improvement

(38%)

Poor or failing level of performance

Developing

(0)

Unsatisfactory level of performance

Content Possible Points = 220 Points
Overview of Healthcare Policy 20 Points 18 Points 16 Points  8 Points 0 Points
Presentation of information was exceptional and included all the following elements:

·         Define healthcare policy in general and its implications for the nursing profession

·         Define the role of advocacy and how it can impact healthcare policy

·         Explain how the role of advocacy is consistent with the responsibilities of an advance practice nurse

 

 

Presentation of information was good, but was superficial in places and included all the following elements:

·         Define healthcare policy in general and its implications for the nursing profession

·         Define the role of advocacy and how it can impact healthcare policy

·         Explain how the role of advocacy is consistent with the responsibilities of an advance practice nurse

 

 

Presentation of information was minimally demonstrated in the all the following elements:

·         Define healthcare policy in general and its implications for the nursing profession

·         Define the role of advocacy and how it can impact healthcare policy

·         Explain how the role of advocacy is consistent with the responsibilities of an advance practice nurse

 

 

Presentation of information in one  of the following elements fails to meet expectations:

·         Define healthcare policy in general and its implications for the nursing profession

·         Define the role of advocacy and how it can impact healthcare policy

·         Explain how the role of advocacy is consistent with the responsibilities of an advance practice nurse

 

 

Presentation of information is unsatisfactory in two or more of the following elements:

·         Define healthcare policy in general and its implications for the nursing profession

·         Define the role of advocacy and how it can impact healthcare policy

·         Explain how the role of advocacy is consistent with the responsibilities of an advance practice nurse

Identification of Selected Healthcare Policy Concern 60 Points 53 Points 48 Points 23 Points 0 Points
Presentation of information was exceptional and included all the following elements:

·         Specifically identify the selected healthcare concern

·         Description of the impacted population group

·         Provide a comprehensive description of the selected healthcare concern by including:

o   How frequently does it occur?

o   What impact does the selected healthcare concern have upon the community and population group?

 

Presentation of information was good, but was superficial in places and included all the following elements:

·         Specifically identify the selected healthcare concern

·         Description of the impacted population group

·         Provide a comprehensive description of the selected healthcare concern by including:

o   How frequently does it occur?

o   What impact does the selected healthcare concern have upon the community and population group?

 

Presentation of information was minimally demonstrated in the all of the following elements:

·         Specifically identify the selected healthcare concern

·         Description of the impacted population group

·         Provide a comprehensive description of the selected healthcare concern by including:

o   How frequently does it occur?

o   What impact does the selected healthcare concern have upon the community and population group?

 

Presentation of information in one  of the following elements fails to meet expectations:

·         Specifically identify the selected healthcare concern

·         Description of the impacted population group

·         Provide a comprehensive description of the selected healthcare concern by including:

o   How frequently does it occur?

o   What impact does the selected healthcare concern have upon the community and population group?

 

Presentation of information is unsatisfactory in two or more of the following elements:

·         Specifically identify the selected healthcare concern

·         Description of the impacted population group

·         Provide a comprehensive description of the selected healthcare concern by including:

o   How frequently does it occur?

o   What impact does the selected healthcare concern have upon the community and population group?

 

Description of Student-identified Solution to the Selected Healthcare  Policy Concern 70 Points  62 Points 56 Points  27 Points 0 Points
Presentation of information was exceptional and included all the following elements:

·         Identify, with specific detail, the solution to the student-selected healthcare concern

·         Identify the following areas:

o   What would be the positive outcome if the solution was implemented?

o   What changes would need to occur in the community to foster implementation?

o   What changes would need to occur in the population group to foster implementation?

o   What measureable actions will demonstrate a positive outcome if the solution was implemented?

o   What might be 2 (two) challenges to implementing the proposed solution and how can each of these challenges be avoided or resolved?

 

Presentation of information was good, but was superficial in places and included all the following elements:

·         Identify, with specific detail, the solution to the student-selected healthcare concern

·         Identify the following areas:

o   What would be the positive outcome if the solution was implemented?

o   What changes would need to occur in the community to foster implementation?

o   What changes would need to occur in the population group to foster implementation?

o   What measureable actions will demonstrate a positive outcome if the solution was implemented?

o   What might be 2 (two) challenges to implementing the proposed solution and how can each of these challenges be avoided or resolved?

 

Presentation of information was minimally demonstrated in the all the following elements:

·         Identify, with specific detail, the solution to the student-selected healthcare concern

·         Identify the following areas:

o   What would be the positive outcome if the solution was implemented?

o   What changes would need to occur in the community to foster implementation?

o   What changes would need to occur in the population group to foster implementation?

o   What measureable actions will demonstrate a positive outcome if the solution was implemented?

o   What might be 2 (two) challenges to implementing the proposed solution and how can each of these challenges be avoided or resolved?

 

Presentation of information in one  of the following elements fails to meet expectations:

·         Identify, with specific detail, the solution to the student-selected healthcare concern

·         Identify the following areas:

o   What would be the positive outcome if the solution was implemented?

o   What changes would need to occur in the community to foster implementation?

o   What changes would need to occur in the population group to foster implementation?

o   What measureable actions will demonstrate a positive outcome if the solution was implemented?

o   What might be 2 (two) challenges to implementing the proposed solution and how can each of these challenges be avoided or resolved?

 

Presentation of information is unsatisfactory in two or more of the following elements:

·         Identify, with specific detail, the solution to the student-selected healthcare concern

·         Identify the following areas:

o   What would be the positive outcome if the solution was implemented?

o   What changes would need to occur in the community to foster implementation?

o   What changes would need to occur in the population group to foster implementation?

o   What measureable actions will demonstrate a positive outcome if the solution was implemented?

o   What might be 2 (two) challenges to implementing the proposed solution and how can each of these challenges be avoided or resolved?

 

Identification of Elected Official  30 Points  26 Points 24 Points  11 Points 0 Points
Presentation of information was exceptional and included all the following elements:

·         The name of the elected official

·         The position of the elected official

·         Explanation of why this individual was selected

 

Presentation of information was good, but was superficial in places and included all the following elements:

·         The name of the elected official

·         The position of the elected official

·         Explanation of why this individual was selected

 

Presentation of information was minimally demonstrated in the all the following elements:

·         The name of the elected official

·         The position of the elected official

·         Explanation of why this individual was selected

 

Presentation of information in one  of the following elements fails to meet expectations:

·         The name of the elected official

·         The position of the elected official

·         Explanation of why this individual was selected

 

 

Presentation of information is unsatisfactory in two or more of the following elements:

·         The name of the elected official

·         The position of the elected official

·         Explanation of why this individual was selected

 

 

 

Conclusion 25 Points 22 Points  20 Points 10 Points 0 Points
Presentation of information was exceptional and included all the following element:

Provides a summary of key elements from the assignment

 

 

Presentation of information was good, but was superficial in places and included all the following element:

Provides a summary of key elements from the assignment

 

 

Presentation of information was minimally demonstrated in the all the following element:

Provides a summary of key elements from the assignment

 

 

Presentation of information in one of the following elements fails to meet expectations:

 

Provides a summary of key elements from the assignment

 

 

Presentation of information is unsatisfactory:

Provides a summary of key elements from the assignment

 

 

Paper Specifications 15 Points  13 Points  12 Points  6 Points 0 Points
This section included all of the following:

Paper meets length requirements of 6 to 10 pages.

Minimum of 6 (six) appropriate research   scholarly nursing references

A dictionary, required textbook for this course and Chamberlain College of Nursing lesson information, may NOT be used as scholarly references for this assignment.

References are current – within a 5-year time frame unless a valid rationale is provided and the instructor has approved them prior to assignment submission.

 

This section included three of the following:

Paper meets length requirements of 6 to 10 pages.

Minimum of 6 (six) appropriate research   scholarly nursing references

A dictionary, required textbook for this course and Chamberlain College of Nursing lesson information, may NOT be used as scholarly references for this assignment.

References are current – within a 5-year time frame unless a valid rationale is provided and the instructor has approved them prior to assignment submission.

 

This section included only two of the following:

Paper meets length requirements of 6 to 10 pages.

Minimum of 6 (six) appropriate research   scholarly nursing references

A dictionary, required textbook for this course and Chamberlain College of Nursing lesson information, may NOT be used as scholarly references for this assignment.

References are current – within a 5-year time frame unless a valid rationale is provided and the instructor has approved them prior to assignment submission.

 

This section included only one of the following:

Paper meets length requirements of 6 to 10 pages.

Minimum of 6 (six) appropriate research   scholarly nursing references

A dictionary, required textbook for this course and Chamberlain College of Nursing lesson information, may NOT be used as scholarly references for this assignment.

References are current – within a 5-year time frame unless a valid rationale is provided and the instructor has approved them prior to assignment submission.

 

This section included none of the following:

Paper meets length requirements of 6 to 10 pages.

Minimum of 6 (six) appropriate research   scholarly nursing references

A dictionary, required textbook for this course and Chamberlain College of Nursing lesson information, may NOT be used as scholarly references for this assignment.

References are current – within a 5-year time frame unless a valid rationale is provided and the instructor has approved them prior to assignment submission.

 

Content Subtotal _____of 220 points
Format Possible Points = 30 Points
APA Format 10 Points 9 Points 8 Points 4 Points 0 Points
  APA guidelines, as per the current edition of the manual, are demonstrated for the

·         title page,

·         body of paper (including citations and headings), and

reference page

 

One deduction for each type of APA format error

0 to 1 APA error was present

APA guidelines, as per the current edition of the manual, are demonstrated for the

·         title page,

·         body of paper (including citations and headings), and

reference page

 

One deduction for each type of APA format error

2 –  3 APA errors were present

APA guidelines, as per the current edition of the manual, are demonstrated for the

·         title page,

·         body of paper (including citations and headings), and

reference page

 

One deduction for each type of APA format error

4 – 5 APA were are present

APA guidelines, as per the current edition of the manual, are demonstrated for the

·         title page,

·         body of paper (including citations and headings), and

reference page

 

One deduction for each type of APA format error

6 – 7 APA were are  present

APA guidelines, as per the current edition of the manual, are demonstrated for the

·         title page,

body of paper (including citations and headings), and reference page

 

One deduction for each type of APA format error

8 or greater APA errors were present

Citations in Text 10 Points  9 Points  8 Points 4 Points 0 Points
There were 0-1 errors in the crediting of ideas, and information  that contributed to knowledge There were 2-3  errors in the crediting of ideas, and information that contributed to knowledge There were 4-5 errors in the crediting of ideas, and information that contributed to knowledge There were 6-7 errors in the crediting of ideas, and information that contributed to knowledge There were 8 or greater errors in the crediting of ideas, and information that contributed to knowledge
Writing Mechanics 10 Points 9 Points  8 Points  4 Points 0 Points
1–2 errors or exceptions to the rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation and other aspects of formal written work as found in the current edition of the APA manual 3 – 4 errors or exceptions to the rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation and other aspects of formal written work as found in the current edition of the APA manual 5 – 6 errors or exceptions to the rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation and other aspects of formal written work as found in the current edition of the APA manual

 

7 – 8 errors or exceptions to the rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation and other aspects of formal written work as found in the current edition of the APA manual

 

9 or greater errors or exceptions to the rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation and other aspects of formal written work as found in the current edition of the APA manual

 

Format Subtotal _____of   30 points
Total Points _____of 250 points

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