DQ: Standards of Practice
DQ: Standards of Practice
NR 391 Week 6 DQ
Standards of Practice
The basis for our lesson this week came from the Standards of Practice for Culturally Competent Nursing Care Executive Summary, Transcultural Nursing Society: http://www.tcns.org/TCNStandardsofPractice.html.
Your nursing leader has decided that the department needs to better incorporate these Standards of Practice for Culturally Competent Nursing Care into the nursing care delivery model at your organization. There are 12 Standards.
Read the Executive Summary.
Select one of the 12 Standards in the Summary.
Does your department or /organization currently give credence to this standard? If so, how? Think about the standards as they relate to culturally sensitive care. If not, offer suggestions of how the standard can be incorporated into patient care or your organization as a whole.
Note: There are 12 standards, so make sure you choose a standard that another student has not described. We all have different takes on a standard so the standard should be specific for the patient population or organization. The typical number of students in a class means that we should only read about a particular standard twice. And, keep in mind that each of us does not work in an acute care setting, so examples from other practice settings will add to our discussion.
APA Writing Checklist
Use this document as a checklist for each paper you will write throughout your GCU graduate program. Follow specific instructions indicated in the assignment and use this checklist to help ensure correct grammar and APA formatting. Refer to the APA resources available in the GCU Library and Student Success Center.
☐ APA paper template (located in the Student Success Center/Writing Center) is utilized for the correct format of the paper. APA style is applied, and format is correct throughout.
☐ The title page is present. APA format is applied correctly. There are no errors.
☐ The introduction is present. APA format is applied correctly. There are no errors.
☐ Topic is well defined.
☐ Strong thesis statement is included in the introduction of the paper.
☐ The thesis statement is consistently threaded throughout the paper and included in the conclusion.
☐ Paragraph development: Each paragraph has an introductory statement, two or three sentences as the body of the paragraph, and a transition sentence to facilitate the flow of information. The sections of the main body are organized to reflect the main points of the author. APA format is applied correctly. There are no errors.
DQ: Standards of Practice
☐ All sources are cited. APA style and format are correctly applied and are free from error.
☐ Sources are completely and correctly documented on a References page, as appropriate to assignment and APA style, and format is free of error.
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Scholarly Resources: Scholarly resources are written with a focus on a specific subject discipline and usually written by an expert in the same subject field. Scholarly resources are written for an academic audience.
Examples of Scholarly Resources include: Academic journals, books written by experts in a field, and formally published encyclopedias and dictionaries.
Peer-Reviewed Journals: Peer-reviewed journals are evaluated prior to publication by experts in the journal’s subject discipline. This process ensures that the articles published within the journal are academically rigorous and meet the required expectations of an article in that subject discipline.
Empirical Journal Article: This type of scholarly resource is a subset of scholarly articles that reports the original finding of an observational or experimental research study. Common aspects found within an empirical article include: literature review, methodology, results, and discussion.
Adapted from “Evaluating Resources: Defining Scholarly Resources,” located in Research Guides in the GCU Library.
☐ The writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English. Utilize writing resources such as Grammarly, LopesWrite report, and ThinkingStorm to check your writing.
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In discussions, you, as a student, will interact with your instructor and classmates to explore topics related to the content of this course. You will be graded for the following.
Discussions (graded): Discussions are a critical learning experience in the online classroom. Participation in all discussions is required.
2. Guidelines and Rubric for Discussions
PURPOSE: Threaded discussions are designed to promote dialogue between faculty and students, and students and their peers. In the discussions students:
- Demonstrate understanding of concepts for the week
- Integrate professional resources
- Engage in meaningful and respectful dialogue with classmates
- Express thoughts clearly and logically
Participation Requirement: You are required to post a minimum of two (2) times in each graded thread. These two (2) posts must be on two (2) separate days and the first post in each thread must be completed by 11:59 p.m. MT on Wednesday.
Participation points: If your posts do not meet the participation requirements (above) 20% points will be deducted from a thread. Each thread is graded independently. You will receive a 20% point deduction in each thread if:
- your first post in each thread is not posted by 11:59 p.m. MT on Wednesday, OR
- you do not post a second time in each thread
3. Threaded Discussion Guiding Principles
The ideas and beliefs underpinning the threaded discussions (TDs) guide students through engaging dialogues as they achieve the desired learning outcomes/competencies associated with their course in a manner that empowers them to organize, integrate, apply and critically appraise their knowledge to their selected field of practice. The use of TDs provides students with opportunities to contribute level-appropriate knowledge and experience to the topic in a safe, caring, and fluid environment that models professional and social interaction. The TD’s ebb and flow is based upon the composition of student and faculty interaction in the quest for relevant scholarship. Participation in the TDs generates opportunities for students to actively engage in the written ideas of others by carefully reading, researching, reflecting, and responding to the contributions of their peers and course faculty. TDs foster the development of members into a community of learners as they share ideas and inquiries, consider perspectives that may be different from their own, and integrate knowledge from other disciplines.
4. Participation Guidelines
You are required to post a minimum of two times in each graded thread. These two posts must be on 2 separate days and the first post in each thread must be completed by 11:59 p.m. MT on Wednesday. Discussions for each week close on Sunday at 11:59 p.m. mountain time (MT). To receive credit for a week’s discussion, students may begin posting no earlier than the Sunday immediately before each week opens. For courses with Week 8 graded discussions, the threads will close on Wednesday at 11:59 p.m. MT. All discussion requirements must be met by that deadline.
5. Grading Rubric
Outstanding or highest level of performance
Very good or high level of performance
Competent or satisfactory level of performance
Poor or failing or unsatisfactory level of performance
|Responds to the initial graded threaded discussion question(s)/topic(s), demonstrating knowledge and understanding of concepts for the week based on assigned reading(s) and weekly course lesson. 32% points||Thoroughly answers the initial discussion question(s) applying experiences, knowledge, and understanding regarding all weekly concepts.||Answers the initial discussion question(s) applying experiences, knowledge, and understanding of most of the weekly concepts.||Answers the initial discussion question(s) applying experiences, knowledge, and understanding of some of the weekly concepts.||Does not respond to the initial discussion question(s). Little or no evidence of knowledge or understanding of weekly concepts.|
|Supports ideas and opinions with experiences and resources from assigned reading and/or textbook, and lesson. 24% points||Thoroughly supports ideas and opinions with experiences and resources that include lesson and assigned readings and may also include professional journal articles. Ideas are credited* to the source.||Supports ideas and opinions with experiences and resources that include lesson or assigned readings that are credited* to the source.||Satisfactorily supports ideas and opinions with experiences and resources that mention the lesson or assigned readings but source is not noted.||Little or no support of ideas and opinions with any experiences or resources.|
|Engages in meaningful and respectful dialogue with classmates before the end of the week. 28% points||Responds to classmates and/or instructor by name in a respectful manner speaking to the points already made by others, furthering the dialogue through clarification and additional knowledge, thereby contributing much depth to the discussion.||Usually responds to classmates and/or instructor by name and always in a respectful manner speaking to the points already made by others, furthering the dialogue and adds some depth to the discussion.||Unable to determine to whom the person is speaking but is respectful speaking to the points already made by others, but does not further the discussion.||Responds to classmates and/or instructor in a disrespectful manner or responses are not on topic causing distraction to the discussion.|
|Communicates in a professional manner. 16% points||Presents information using clear and concise language in an organized manner (uses accurate English grammar, spelling, syntax, and punctuation with minimal errors).||Presents information in an organized manner (few errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and punctuation).||Presents information using understandable language but is somewhat disorganized (many errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and punctuation).||Presents information that is not clear, logical, or organized to the point that the reader has difficulty understanding the message (numerous errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and/or punctuation).|
|Participation Posts a minimum of two (2) times in each graded thread. These two (2) posts must be on two (2) separate days and the first post in each thread must be completed by 11:59 pm MT on Wednesday. 20% of points are deducted per thread if this criterion is not met. A zero is the lowest score possible per thread and each thread is graded independently.||NO points added or deducted if minimum requirements are met.||Deduct 20% of points if minimum requirements are NOT met.|
|*Credited means stating where the information came from (specific article, text, or lesson). Example: Our text discusses…. The information from our lesson states…. Smith (2010) claimed that….. Mary Manners (personal communication, November 17, 2011)….|