Transitions Paper Assignment Guidelines

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Transitions Paper Assignment Guidelines

PURPOSE The purpose of this assignment is to explore a critical concept in nursing. The student will be able

to demonstrate application of information literacy and ability to utilize resources (library, writing

center, SmartThinking, located within the Tutor Source tab under Course Home, APA resources,

Turnitin, and others) through literature search and writing the paper.

 

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

CO 2: Identify characteristics of professional behavior including emotional intelligence,

Communication, and conflict resolution.

CO 3: Demonstrate information literacy and the ability to utilize resources.

 

DUE DATES Please refer to the Course Calendar for exact due dates of the draft for peer feedback exercise

and for the final paper.

 

REQUIREMENTS AND GUIDELINES Pick one of the following topics and find a scholarly nursing journal article (published within the last

five years) that discusses this nursing topic. The topics are

 safety;

 delegation;

 prioritization; and

 caring.

After you find a scholarly nursing journal article using the Chamberlain library resources, you will

complete a one-two page summary and reflection on the article. The paper should be completed in

APA format and include the following.

 A cover page (not included in the page number requirement)

 A reference page (not included in the page number requirement)

 One direct quote from one of your references, appropriately cited in the body of your paper

 One indirect quote (or paraphrased reference) appropriately cited in the body of your paper

 Citations and references in APA format

 

 

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TOTAL POINTS: 150 POINTS

Best Practices in Preparing the Paper Utilize resources available to you to assist with finding appropriate literature and articles from professional nursing journals relevant to your topic and preparing for and writing the paper (e.g., SmartThinking, located within the Tutor Source tab under Course Home, writing center, Turnitin, APA manual, and online resources). The grading rubric will help you understand how your faculty will be evaluating your paper. Use it as a checklist to make sure that you have included all the important elements.

 

Grading Criteria for Transitions Paper Assignment

Category Points % Description: See Rubric for Details

Introduction 20 13%

 Clearly states the purpose or focus of paper with conceptual key points to be discussed and engages the interest of the reader

Body of Paper 60 40%

 Complete, well-developed discussion of key points

 Logical development of ideas with information clear and accurate, supported by examples from personal and/or professional experiences

 Perception: Student provides own perspectives on the topic; reflective and insightful

Conclusion 30 20%

 Summarizes ideas presented in the body of paper in a clear and concise manner

 Provides reader with a thought, idea, or key message

 

 

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Writing Style, APA

Format, and

References

40 27%

 Proper grammar and mechanics

 Correct spelling

 APA Format: Margins, font style and size, spacing, citations, title page, and reference page

 One direct quote with in-text citation

 One indirect quote with in-text citation

 References from nursing journals (published within the last five years)

TOTAL 150 100 A quality assignment will meet or exceed all

of the above requirements.

 

 

 

 

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Grading Rubric

Assignment

Criteria Outstanding or Highest

Level of Performance

A (92–100%)

Very Good or High Level of

Performance

B (84–91%)

Competent or Satisfactory

Level of Performance

C (76–83%)

Poor, Failing or

Unsatisfactory Level of

Performance

F (0–75%)

Introduction

20

 Introduction of the paper is clearly presented.

 Introduction clearly establishes the purpose of the paper and key points to be discussed.

 The introduction immediately captures the reader’s interest.

19–20 points

 Introduction of the paper is clearly presented.

 Introduction presents the general purpose of the paper and points to be discussed.

 Introduction is able to gain general interest of the reader.

17–18 points

 Introduction of the paper is present.

 Introduction presents the general purpose of the paper, but key points are not clearly presented.

 Introduction is able to gain general interest of the reader.

16 points

 Introduction of the paper is not clearly presented, irrelevant to the topic, or is absent.

 Introduction does not present the purpose of the paper or key points to be discussed.

 Introduction does not capture the reader’s interest.

0–15 points

Body of Paper

60

 Complete, well-developed discussion of key points strongly supports the purpose or main idea of the paper.

 There is logical development of ideas with clear and accurate information

 Ideas and statements are supported by three or more examples from personal and/or professional experiences.

 Perception: Student provides own perspectives on the topic: reflective, insightful, and original.

 

56–60 points

 Complete discussion of key points generally supports the purpose or main idea of the paper.

 There is logical development of ideas with clear and accurate information.

 Ideas and statements are supported by two examples from personal and/or professional experiences.

 Perception: Student provides own perspectives on the topic: reflective and insightful.

 

51–55 points

 General discussion of key points somewhat supports the purpose or main idea of the paper.

 There is some logical development of ideas, somewhat clear information; some information is inaccurate.

 Ideas and statements are supported by one example from personal and/or professional experiences.

 Perception: Student generally provides own perspectives on the topic; somewhat reflective and insightful.

46–50 points

 There is vague or minimal discussion of key points, which does not support the purpose or main idea of the paper.

 There is poor development of ideas; information is unclear and/or inaccurate.

 Ideas or statements are not supported by examples from personal and/or professional experiences.

 Perception: Student does not provide own perspectives on the topic: lacks reflection and insight.

0–45 points

 

 

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Conclusion

30

 Conclusion of the paper is clearly and concisely presented.

 Conclusion clearly establishes key points discussed in the paper.

 The conclusion leaves a strong impression on the reader (important thought, idea, or key message).

28–30 points

 Conclusion of the paper is clearly and concisely presented.

 Conclusion generally states key points discussed in the paper.

 The conclusion leaves a general impression on the reader (important thought, idea, or key message).

25–27 points

 Conclusion of the paper is present.

 Conclusion vaguely states key points discussed in the paper.

 The conclusion leaves a vague impression on the reader (important thought, idea, or key message).

23–24 points

 Conclusion of the paper is not clearly presented.

 Conclusion does not present key points discussed in the paper.

 The conclusion does not leave an impression on the reader (important thought, idea, or key message).

0–22 points

 

 

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Writing Style,

APA Format,

and References

40

Writing Style

 Paper has correct use of Standard English grammar, paragraph, and sentence structure.

 There are no spelling or typographical errors.

 Paper is clearly organized around required components.

 Information flows in a logical sequence that is easy for the audience to follow.

APA Format and References

 There is correct and appropriate use of margins, spacing, font, and headers.

 Document setup includes title and reference pages in correct APA format.

 Citation of sources included in the body of the paper uses correct APA format for direct and indirect quotes.

 Sources are cited correctly on the Reference page. All elements of each reference are included in the correct order.

 All information taken from the source, even if summarized, must be cited and listed on the Reference page.

 All sources used are nursing journals published within the last five years.

37–40 points

Writing Style

 There are one to three minor errors in use of Standard English grammar, paragraph, and sentence structure.

 There are one to two spelling or typographical errors.

 Paper is organized and generally easy to read and follow.

APA Format and References

 There is incorrect format for any one of the items: margins, spacing, font, and headers.

 Document setup includes title and reference pages, with one to two errors in APA format.

 Citation of sources is included in the body of the paper for direct and indirect quotes, with one to two errors in APA format.

 Sources are cited on the Reference page. There are one to two errors in elements of each reference.

 All information taken from source, even if summarized, must be cited and listed on the Reference page.

 All sources used are nursing journals published within the last five years.

34–36 points

Writing Style

 There is one major error or there are more than four minor errors in use of Standard English grammar, paragraph, and sentence structure.

 There are three to four spelling or typographical errors.

 Paper is organized and generally easy to read and follow.

APA Format and References

 Incorrect format is used for any two of the items: margins, spacing, font, and headers.

 Document setup includes title and reference pages, with three errors in APA format.

 Citation of sources is included in the body of the paper for direct and indirect quotes, with three errors in APA format.

 Sources are cited on the Reference page. There are three errors in elements of each reference.

 Some information taken from sources (even if summarized) is not cited and/or listed on the Reference page.

 Not all sources used are from nursing journals published within the last five years.

31–33 points

Writing Style

 Language needs development.

 There are more than four spelling and/or grammar errors.

 Paper has poorly organized thoughts and concepts; it is difficult to follow logic.

APA Format and References

 Incorrect format is used for three or more of the items: margins, spacing, font, and headers.

 Document setup includes title and reference pages, with four or more errors in APA format.

 Citation of sources is included in the body of the paper for direct and indirect quotes, with four or more errors in APA format.

 Sources are cited on the Reference page. There are four or more errors in elements of each reference.

 Some information taken from sources (even if summarized) is not cited and/or listed on the Reference page.

 Not all sources used are from nursing journals published within the last five years.

0–30 points

 

 

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FACULTY FEEDBACK FORM

Category Points Comments

Introduction 20

Body of Paper 60

Conclusion 30

Writing Style, APA Format,

and References 40

TOTAL 150

 

 

  • Purpose
  • Course Outcomes
  • Requirements and Guidelines
  • Faculty Feedback form

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