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Purpose

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

Course Outcomes

This assignment enables the student to meet the following Course Outcomes.

  • CO3: Demonstrate effective verbal, written, and technological communication using legal and ethical standards for transferring knowledge using success resources provided to Chamberlain students. (PO3)
  • CO4: Integrate critical thinking and judgment in professional decision-making in collaboration with faculty and peers. (PO4)
  • CO5: Apply concepts of professionalism when planning for personal, intellectual, and professional development. (PO5)
  • CO9: 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. (PO5)

Due Date

Submit the assignment by Sunday end of Week 4, 11:59 p.m. MT.

Points

This assignment is worth a total of 150 points.

Preparing the Scholarly Paper Phase I

  1. Carefully read these instructions and the Rubric.
  2. Download the Week 4 Scholarly Paper Phase 1 Template (Links to an external site.). Use of the assigned template is required. Rename that document as Your Last Name Scholarly Paper Phase 1.docx, for example Smith Scholarly Paper Phase 1. Save it to your own computer or drive in a location where you will be able to retrieve it later.
  3. The only resource for your paper is the following assigned article “Making the case for nursing specialty certification: Promote the profession, advance your career, and improve patient care” (Links to an external site.)
    Note: Logging in to the Chamberlain Library is needed to access this article. Use of the assigned article is required. You must click on the PDF Full Text link on the upper left portion of the page to download the correct version of this required article.
  4. Follow the instructions and specifics on the assigned required template and the rubric. You will demonstrate your scholarly writing abilities as well as APA abilities in references, citations, quotations, and paraphrasing.
  5. See rubric for length limitations for each section and other criteria.
  6. Information below explains how to complete the Article Summary section of the paper (see Rubric for details).
    1. Clearly summarize the major content of the assigned article using 175–200 words.
    2. Content must include main ideas from across the entire article.
    3. Specifics should be excellent.
    4. Content must be attributed to the correct source.
  7. For the Impact section (see rubric for details)
    1. clearly state how learning from the assigned article will impact your future practice;
    2. length must be 125–150 words;
    3. writing must be concise and clearly relate the assigned article contents to practice; and
    4. use first person in this section.
  8. Double check your work with the rubric prior to submission.
  9. Note: Assigned Template must be used for this assignment. The Assigned Template has been specially prepared to help you do well on this assignment. See #2 above. 
  10. Note: Assigned Article must be used for this assignment. Failure to do so may result in loss of points and/or Academic Integrity violation investigation.

**Academic Integrity**

Chamberlain College of Nursing values honesty and integrity. All students should be aware of the Academic Integrity policy and follow it in all discussions and assignments.

By submitting this assignment, I pledge on my honor that all content contained is my own original work except as quoted and cited appropriately. I have not received any unauthorized assistance on this assignment.

Please see the grading criteria and rubrics on this page.

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Scholarly Paper Phase 1

Your Name (without credentials)

Chamberlain University College of Nursing

NR351: Transitions in Professional Nursing

Name of Instructor

Assignment Due Date


Delete all yellow highlighted words throughout this template.

Scholarly Paper Phase 1 (paper title, begins on page 2)

(No heading of Introduction) This section is to remain blank for this assignment. Do NOT type in this section for this assignment.

Assigned Article Summary

Type statements that summarize the assigned article here. This paper should include a summary of the most important ideas in the assigned article. Most of these facts should be paraphrased (including proper citations). One or two short direct quotations (with appropriate citations) should be used in this section. There should be no prior knowledge, experience, or opinion in this section. All facts (both quoted and paraphrased) must originate from and be cited to the assigned article. No information should be included from other sources. See rubric for length limitations and other criteria.

Add paragraphs here as needed. Be alert to word limits for each section.

Impact of Assigned Article Content on Future Practice

Type statements here about the impact that the content of the assigned article will have on your future professional nursing practice. This portion of this paper should be your own ideas about how your own future practice will be impacted by content of the assigned article. Since ideas are your own, use of first person is appropriate and no citations are needed in this section. See rubric for length limitations and other criteria.

Add paragraphs here as needed. Be alert to word limits for each section.

Conclusion

This section is to remain blank for this assignment. Do NOT type in this section for this assignment.

References (centered, bold)


Type your reference here using hanging indent and double line spacing (under “Paragraph” on the Home toolbar ribbon). See your APA Manual and the resources in the APA section of Resources for reference formatting.

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NR351_Scholarly Paper Phase 1

NR351_Scholarly Paper Phase 1

Criteria

Ratings

Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeTitle Page

Title page adheres very well to the format of the assigned required template.

5.0 pts

Title page adheres very well to APA format (0-1 errors).

4.0 pts

Title page adheres mostly well to APA format (2 errors).

3.0 pts

Title page somewhat adheres to APA format (3 errors).

2.0 pts

Title page does not adhere well to APA format (4-5 errors).

0.0 pts

No title page OR more than 5 errors.

5.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeMargins, Headings, Headers, Font, Spacing

Margins, headings, headers, font, and spacing adhere well to APA format and the assigned required template.

5.0 pts

Margins, headings, headers, font, and spacing adhere well to APA format.

4.0 pts

Margins, headings, headers, font, and spacing adhere fairly well to APA format.

3.0 pts

Adherence of margins, headings, headers, font, and spacing to APA format.

2.0 pts

Margins, headings, headers, font, and spacing adhere poorly to APA format.

0.0 pts

Headings not used and paper is single spaced with incorrect font and margins.

5.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAssigned Article Summary

Clearly summarizes the major content of the assigned article using 175-200 words. Content includes main ideas from across the entire article. Specifics are excellent. Content is attributed to the correct source.

50.0 pts

Clearly summarizes the major content of the assigned article using 175-200 words. Content includes main ideas from across the entire article. Specifics are excellent. Content is attributed to the correct source.

44.0 pts

Summarizes the major content of the assigned article using 175-200 words. Content includes main ideas from across the entire article. Specifics are good. Content is attributed to the correct source.

40.0 pts

Vaguely summarizes the content of the assigned article. OR uses slightly fewer than 175 words

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