The focus of this assignment is to begin to think about healthcare policy, the process of policy-making, and the role of the nurse in policy.  Please post a response specific to each of the following items.  You must address each component of each item.  Review the questions and answer with a reflection on the nursing profession.  This course moves beyond the bedside and your workplace to the nursing profession globally

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The focus of this assignment is to begin to think about healthcare policy, the process of policy-making, and the role of the nurse in policy.  Please post a response specific to each of the following items.  You must address each component of each item.  Review the questions and answer with a reflection on the nursing profession.  This course moves beyond the bedside and your workplace to the nursing profession globally.  

Please write responses to each of the 5 items below:

  1. Why has nursing made policy and political competence such a strong part of the nursing curriculum and role development?
  2. Discuss at least 2 ways that you have been active as a policymaker or could be active.  Reflect on activities nurses can participate in to promote the nursing profession and patient outcomes, not at the workplace environment activities.   The focus for this question and throughout the course should be through the lens of professional nursing beyond the bedside.
  3. Discuss at least 2 examples of advocacy you see that impacts your practice or in the practice of others.  Advocacy in this form does not refer to bedside advocacy on behalf of your patient. This item is specific to policy advocacy such as with your professional organization, with a consortium, etc.
  4. Discuss several barriers to effective nursing advocacy.  What are ways to mitigate these barriers?
  5. Discuss the importance of ethics in health care policy.

You must cite at least one (1) reference for each question of the initial post and provide a reference list at the end of the post.  A minimum from the reading assignment includes the textbook and a peer-reviewed journal article.  In addition, a reference must be cited in responses to peer’s initial posts as well.  Citing references to reading assignments and other professional resources validate your understanding of the discussions is required:  this citing must be according to APA format, 7th edition.

  • Pose a question to your peers to stimulate critical thinking and to deepen the discussion.
  • Your assignment will be graded according to the guidelines and grading rubric.

The focus of this assignment is to begin to think about healthcare policy, the process of policy-making, and the role of the nurse in policy.  Please post a response specific to each of the following items.  You must address each component of each item.  Review the questions and answer with a reflection on the nursing profession.  This course moves beyond the bedside and your workplace to the nursing profession globally.  

 

Discussion Board Grading Rubric: 50 points possible per module discussion board

CRITERIA 10 Points

For Each Criteria

8-9.9 Points

For Each Criteria

6-7.9 Points

For Each Criteria

0-5.9 Points

For Each Criteria

Integration of Assigned Reading Assignment and Professional Resources Discussions show evidence of knowledge and understanding of reading assignment and applicability of professional resources; includes other resources beyond the assigned reading that extend the learning. Discussions show evidence of knowledge and understanding of reading assignment and applicability to professional resources.

 

 

Discussions show little evidence of knowledge and understanding of reading assignment and applicability to professional resources. Discussions show no evidence of knowledge and understanding of reading assignment and applicability to professional resources.
Quality of Initial Post and Responses to Other Students and Instructor Student responds to the posted questions for the initial post and responses to peers with substantial, thoughtful ideas, clearly communicates ideas or opinions, and poses additional questions that deepen the discussion. Student responds to the posted questions for the initial post and responses to peers with thoughtful ideas and clearly communicates his or her ideas or opinions, and poses additional questions that deepen the discussion. Student responds to the posted questions for the initial post and/or responses to peers in a way that does not clearly indicate deep thought or original ideas or opinions. Student responds to the posted questions and/or responses to peers but misses the main idea of the session or discussion.
Utilizes Professional Language Postings consistently show appropriate, professional vocabulary and writing style. Postings usually show appropriate, professional vocabulary and writing style. Postings often include inappropriate vocabulary and writing style. Postings consistently show inappropriate vocabulary and writing style.
Ensures Timeliness of Discussion

 

Student posted initial (first) response on time by 11:59 PM EST on Thursday and responded to at least one peer’s initial post on an additional day by 11:59 PM EST on Sunday night. Student posted initial response on time but only partially met participation requirements for the week. Student posted initial response late but did participate in forum discussions on other days as required. Student did not post initial response on time and did not participate on additional days.
Grammar, Syntax, APA Format No errors in grammar, spelling or punctuation with overall application of APA format including citations and references Minimal errors in grammar, punctuation and spelling with overall application of APA format including citations and references Multiple errors in grammar, punctuation and spelling with below average application of APA format, i.e. minimal citations and many errors in APA format Excessive errors in grammar, punctuation and spelling with no evidence of APA format…i.e. no citations or references.