NR 708 Reflection

Purpose

The purpose of this application is to provide the student an opportunity to reflect on selected DNP competencies acquired through the NR708 course.

Course Outcomes

This assignment provides documentation of student ability to meet the following course outcomes:

CO1: Distinguish selected factors affecting U.S. healthcare delivery systems and organizations (PO #9).

 

CO6: Evaluate selected healthcare policy models and frameworks (PO #9).

 

CO7: Differentiate driving forces and restraining factors that impact the power of nursing to advocate for change at micro, meso, and macro system levels of healthcare (PO #2).

 

CO10: Synthesize selected policy analyses affecting advanced nursing practice (PO #2).

 

Points

This assignment is worth a total of 100 points.

Due Date

Submit your completed application under the Dropbox tab as directed.

Requirements

  1. The You Decide Reflection is worth 100 points and will be graded on quality of self-assessment, use of citations, use of Standard English grammar, sentence structure, and overall organization based on the required components as summarized in the directions and grading criteria/rubric.
  2. Create your essay using Microsoft Word (a part of Microsoft Office), which is the required format for all Chamberlain College of Nursing documents. You can tell that the document is saved as a MS Word document because it will end in “.docx”
  3. Follow the directions and grading criteria closely. Any questions about your essay may be posted under the Q & A forum.
  4. The length of the reflection is to be within three to six pages excluding title page and reference pages.
  5. APA format is required with both a title page and reference page. Use the required components of the review as Level 1 headers (upper and lower case, centered):

Note: Introduction – Write an introduction but do not use “Introduction” as a heading in accordance with the rules put forth in the Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (2010, p. 63).

  1. You Decide Reflection
  2. Conclusion

Preparing Your Reflection

The DNP Essentials (AACN, 2006) outline a number of healthcare policy and advocacy competencies for the DNP-prepared nurse. Reflect on the NR708 course readings, discussion threads, and applications you have completed across this course and write a reflective essay regarding the extent to which you feel you are now prepared to:

  1. “Critically analyze health policy proposals, health policies, and related issues from the perspective of consumers, nursing, other health professions, and other stakeholders in policy and public forums.
  2. Demonstrate leadership in the development and implementation of institutional, local, state, federal, and/or international health policy.
  3. Influence policy makers through active participation on committees, boards, or task forces at the institutional, local, state, regional, national, and/or international levels to improve healthcare delivery and outcomes.
  4. Educate others, including policy makers at all levels, regarding nursing, health policy, and patient care outcomes.
  5. Advocate for the nursing profession within the policy and healthcare communities.
  6. Develop, evaluate, and provide leadership for healthcare policy that shapes healthcare financing, regulation, and delivery.
  7. Advocate for social justice, equity, and ethical policies within all healthcare arenas” (p. 14).

 

Reference:

American Association of Colleges of Nursing [AACN]. (2006). The essentials of doctoral education for advanced nursing practice. Washington, DC: Author.

Directions and Grading Criteria

Category Points % Description
(Introduction – see note under requirement #5 above) 8 8 Introduces the purpose of the reflection and addresses DNP Essentials (AACN, 2006) pertinent to healthcare policy and advocacy.
You Decide Reflection 80 80 Include a self-assessment regarding learning that you believe represents your skills, knowledge, and integrative abilities to meet the pertinent DNP Essential and sub-competencies (AACN, 2006) as a result of active learning throughout this course. Be sure to use examples from selected readings, threaded discussions, and/or applications to support your assertions to address each of the following sub-competencies:

(a)   “Critically analyze health policy proposals, health policies, and related issues from the perspective of consumers, nursing, other health professions, and other stakeholders in policy and public forums.

(b)   Demonstrate leadership in the development and implementation of institutional, local, state, federal, and/or international health policy.

(c)   Influence policy makers through active participation on committees, boards, or task forces at the institutional, local, state, regional, national, and/or international levels to improve healthcare delivery and outcomes.

(d)   Educate others, including policy makers at all levels, regarding nursing, health policy, and patient care outcomes.

(e)   Advocate for the nursing profession within the policy and healthcare communities.

(f)    Develop, evaluate, and provide leadership for healthcare policy that shapes healthcare financing, regulation, and delivery.

(g)   Advocate for social justice, equity, and ethical policies within all healthcare arenas” (AACN, 2006, p. 14).

Conclusion 4 4 An effective conclusion identifies the main ideas and major conclusions from the body of your essay. Minor details are left out. Summarize the benefits of the pertinent DNP Essential and sub-competencies (AACN, 2006) pertaining to healthcare policy and advocacy.
Clarity of writing 6 6 Use of standard English grammar and sentence structure. No spelling errors or typographical errors. Organized around the required components using appropriate headers. Writing should demonstrate original thought without an over-reliance on the works of others.
APA format 2 2 All information taken from another source, even if summarized, must be appropriately cited in the manuscript and listed in the references using APA (6th ed.) format:

1.   Document setup

2.   Title and reference pages

3.   Citations in the text and references.

Total: 100 100 A quality essay will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.

Grading Rubric

Assignment Criteria Meets Criteria Partially Meets Criteria Does Not Meet Criteria
(Introduction – see note under requirement #5 above)

 

 

 

 

 

(8 pts)

Short introduction of selected DNP sub-competencies (AACN, 2006) pertinent to healthcare policy and advocacy. Rationale is well presented and purpose fully developed.

 

7 – 8 points

Basic understanding and/or limited use of original explanation and/or inappropriate emphasis on an area.

 

 

 

 

5 – 6 points

Little or very general introduction of selected DNP sub-competencies (AACN, 2006). Little to no original explanation; inappropriate emphasis on an area.

 

 

0 – 4 points

You Decide Reflection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(80 pts)

Excellent self-assessment of skills, knowledge, and integrative abilities pertinent to healthcare policy and advocacy. Reflection on pertinent DNP sub-competencies (AACN, 2006) supported with examples.

 

 

 

70 – 80 points

Basic self-assessment of skills, knowledge, and integrative abilities pertinent to healthcare policy and advocacy. Reflection on pertinent DNP sub-competencies (AACN, 2006) not supported with examples.

 

 

 

59 – 69 points

Little or very general self-assessment of skills, knowledge, and integrative abilities pertinent to healthcare policy and advocacy. Little or no reflection on pertinent DNP sub-competencies (AACN, 2006) or reflection not supported with examples.

 

0 – 58 points

Conclusion

 

 

 

 

 

 

(4 pts)

Excellent understanding of pertinent DNP sub- competencies (AACN, 2006). Conclusions are well evidenced and fully developed.

 

3 – 4 points

Basic understanding and/or limited use of original explanation and/or inappropriate emphasis on an area.

 

2 points

Little understanding of pertinent DNP sub-competencies (AACN, 2006). Little to no original explanation; inappropriate emphasis on an area.

 

0 1 points

Clarity of writing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(6 pts)

Excellent use of standard English showing original thought with minimal reliance on the works of others. No spelling or grammar errors. Well organized with proper flow of meaning.

 

5 – 6 points

Some evidence of own expression and competent use of language. No more than three spelling or grammar errors. Well organized thoughts and concepts.

 

 

3 – 4 points

Language needs development or there is an over-reliance on the works of others. Four or more spelling and/or grammar errors. Poorly organized thoughts and concepts.

 

0 – 2 points

APA format

 

 

 

 

(2 pts)

APA format correct with no more than 1-2 minor errors.

 

 

2 points

3-5 errors in APA format and/or 1-2 citations are missing.

 

 

1 point

APA formatting contains multiple errors and/or several citations are missing.

 

0 points

Total Points Possible =  100  points    

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