Guidelines: The paper will be 5-7 pages in length, APA style will

Guidelines:

The paper will be 5-7 pages in length, APA style will be followed and submitted

Problem: Identify & describe a nursing or patient care topic/issue that has been encountered and its significance to nursing and health care. (20%)

Reviews the current literatures related to the chosen topic/issue/concern and provide supporting data. (20%)

Analyze, compare or contrast the review of the literature (evidence-based practice) with the N476 experience. (20%).

Synthesize the nursing implications from recent literature to the specific topic or issue and include implications for the following areas. (20%)

Practice- What are the best or preferred nursing practices for this concern? Provide supporting data, rational and evidence. What improvements can be made: is it a practice issue or a process problem? How could it be changed? Develop an action plan which can be implemented by the nurse or the institution/ profession.

Education- What are the current guidelines for educating staff about patient care or nursing practice related to area of concern/ topic, provide rationales and evidence.

Research- What are the priorities for further studies, from a nursing clinical or leadership perspective.

The paper will reflect information literary skills (5%)

Grading Rubric for Capstone Paper:

General Education Learning Goal Rubric – Communication

SKILL

MASTERY

SATISFACTORY

UNSATISFACTORY

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Disciplinary

Conventions

Project format is perfectly consistent with APA style. Citations and source attribution exactly follow APA style.

5 – 4

Format is generally consistent with APA style. Citations and source attribution generally follow APA style.

3 – 2

Format is not consistent with APA style. Citations and source attribution do not exactly follow APA style.

1 – 0

Clarity of Expression

Project is virtually free from grammatical and spelling errors. Sentences are clear, concise, well-structured and pleasingly stylish. Word choice is exacting and appropriate.

5 – 4

Project is virtually free from grammatical and spelling errors are sporadic and do not detract from meaning. Sentences are generally clear and well-structured if not stylish. Word choice is generally appropriate.

3 – 2

Project contains numerous grammatical and spelling errors. Sentences are often difficult to understand and follow. Vocabulary is difficult to interpret and often misused.

1 – 0

Structure and Organization

Project consistently portrays a purposeful sequencing of ideas.

3 – 2

Project portrays occasional inconsistency in sequencing of ideas.

2 – 1

Project is unstructured and disorganized. No sequencing of ideas is found.

0

Voice

Reader consistently believes in writer’s authority. Tone and level of project is consistently appropriate for intended audience.

3 – 2

Reader generally believes in writer’s authority. Tone and level of project is occasionally consistent and appropriate for intended audience.

2 – 1

Reader does not believe in writer’s authority. Tone and level of project is never consistent and appropriate for intended audience.

0

General Education Learning Goal Rubric – Critical Thinking and Integrative Thinking

SKILL

MASTERY

SATISFACTORY

UNSATISFACTORY

NO DATA

Identified topic / issue

Identification, description and significance of topic / issue on nursing and health care are clear and appropriate.

20 – 15

Identification, description and significance of topic / issue on nursing and health care are generally clear and appropriate.

14 – 6

Identification, description and significance of topic / issue on nursing and health care are not clear and appropriate.

5 – 0

Review of Literature

Consistently identifies, extracts and evaluates, and constructs and presents data and evidence from literature review.

20 – 15

Generally is able to identify, extract and evaluate, and construct and present data and evidence from literature review.

14 – 6

Unable to identify, extract and evaluate, and construct and present data and evidence from literature review.

5 – 0

Clinical Experience

Able to consistently analyze and compare and/or contrast review of literature with clinical experience.

20 – 15

Able to generally analyze and compare and/or contrast review of literature with clinical experience.

14 – 6

Unable to analyze and compare and/or contrast review of literature with clinical experience.

5 – 0

Synthesis and Nursing Implications

Able to consistently synthesize information and implications for future nursing practice regarding practice, education and research.

20 – 15

Able to generally synthesize information and implications for future nursing practice regarding practice, education and research.

14 – 6

Unable to generally synthesize information and implications for future nursing practice regarding practice, education and research.

5 – 0

General Education Learning Goal Rubric – Information Literacy

SKILL

MASTERY

SATISFACTORY

UNSATISFACTORY

NO DATA

Information relevant to topic

Identified, located and distinguished the most appropriate resources to support the needs of the project.

2

Identified, located and distinguished adequate resources to support the needs of the project.

1

Unable to identify, locate and distinguish adequate resources to support the needs of the project.

0

Ethical and legal use of source information

Adheres to appropriate ethical and legal uses of source material.

2

Occasional errors in the appropriate ethical and legal uses of source materials.

1

Does not cite sources correctly or fails to attribute written work appropriately.

0