NR500 Full course - January 2018

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NR500 Week 1 Discussion

Week 1: The Value of a Master's-Prepared Nurse

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Consider the current healthcare delivery models and practice settings. Reflect on how nursing practice is transforming in response to the current demands of the healthcare system and answer one of the following questions:

1. What differentiates the practice of a master's-prepared nurse compared to that of a baccalaureate-prepared nurse?

2. What is the value of a master's degree in nursing?

3. What do you consider to be the most essential professional competency for a master's-prepared nurse practicing in the 21st century?

Refer to AACN Essentials, NLN competencies, and CCN Nursing Conceptual Framework. Use at least one outside scholarly article to support your position. Provide an example to illustrate an application to professional practice.

NR500 Week 2 Discussion

Week 2: Caring Concepts in Nursing

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This week's topic is centered on the concept of caring in contemporary nursing practice. In your initial response, provide a definition of caring that aligns with your perspective on the concept of caring. Identify your selected program of study specialty track (Executive, Education, FNP, Healthcare Policy, or Nursing Informatics). Describe how you will apply the principles of caring and holistic nursing in your future professional practice. Use at least one outside scholarly article to support your position. Provide an example to illustrate an application to professional practice.

NR500 Week 3 Discussion

Week 3: Knowing Self

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Reflect the concepts addressed in this week's lesson plan and required reading. Recall a challenging experience in either your personal or professional life. In the initial response, start with an introduction that includes a brief description of two core values that influence your nursing practice and interaction with others. Provide a concise description of the challenging experience. What core values were challenged in this experience? What lessons were learned from this experience? How did the experience inform future professional behaviors, decisions, and actions? Provide a specific example on how lessons learned from the challenging experience were applied in your professional practice. Use at least one outside scholarly reference to support your position.

NR500 Week 4 Discussion

Week 4: Leadership: Establishing Relationships and Influencing Change

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This week's focus is on developing foundational interpersonal skills that will prepare you for professional practice as a leader and change agent. As a leader, how will you influence change in your professional specialty area? Identify two strengths you have that will promote strong leadership. Identify two areas of improvement to your skill in leading and influencing change. What are two priority strategies you will implement as professional development tools for leadership?

NR500 Week 5 Discussion

Week 5: Evidence-Based Practice

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Discuss the EBP process and importance to nursing practice. Identify your selected specialty track. Provide a rationale on why you selected the specific professional track. Identify a concept or topic you have a passion about or an area of interest related to your future specialty advanced practice area. Provide an example, using the best evidence available, substantiating the significance of your selected area of interest as it relates to your specific specialty track.

NR500 Week 6 Discussion

Week 6: Systems-Structure and Function

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Many of you have experience in complex adaptive systems whether you realize it or not. Thinking about your future practice specialty area, identify a situation in which an issue or concern common to your future specialty would impact that system. (Note: This can be the same practice issue identified in Week 5.) In your initial response, please identify your specialty track, as well as the issue or concern. Discuss how this issue or concern will impact the system at the micro, meso, and macro levels. How will you address this issue or concern at each of those levels? What is the expected impact on each of these system levels using your solution(s)? Remember you can use an information technology-based solution to address the issue or concern.

NR500 Week 7 Discussion

Week 7: Healthful Environments

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Reflect on an experience in which you were directly involved or witnessed incivility in the workplace. Provide a brief synopsis of the situation. How did this make you feel? How did you respond? What were the consequences of this situation? Provide an example of how this negatively affected the work environment and outcomes. How could the situation have been prevented? Discuss strategies that would support a healthy work environment.

NR500 Week 8 Discussion

Week 8: What Did You Learn

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Reflecting on this course, consider and answer the following questions: How do you envision using the AACN essentials and information learned in this course to identify, guide, and evaluate your practicum project? How do you envision using the concepts learned in this course in your future nursing practice?

NR500 Week 2 Artistic Expression Caring Concept Assignment

Assessment 1: Artistic Expression – Concept of Caring

Guidelineswith Scoring Rubric

PURPOSE

Nursing practice is both an art and a science with caring as a central concept to nursing practice and the profession of nursing. Caring is influenced by the nurse’s knowledge, skills, and attitudes formed through lifelong learning and experiences. The purpose of this assessment is to explore definitions of caring in nursing. Students will create a definition of caring and an artistic expression of their perception on caring.

TOTAL POINTS POSSIBLE

This assessment is worth 100 points.

DUE DATE

Submit your file(s) by 11:59 p.m. MT Sunday at the end of Week 2.

REQUIREMENTS

Criteria for Content

Take a moment to reflect on how you demonstrate caring in your current professional practice.

1. Create an artistic representation of your perception on caring in nursing. The artistic expression can be a drawing, sculpture, collage, poem, short story, or dance.

a. Videos are to be 1 to 3 minutes in length.

b. Poems and short stories should not exceed one-page, double-spaced wording.

c. Drawings, pictures, or collages should be formatted on an 8x10 document.

d. Sculptures submitted as a jpg.

2. In a one- to two-page written paper, address the following.

a. The importance of caring to nursing practice and the profession

b. A personal definition of caring; include principles of holistic care

c. Definitions of caring found in nursing literature that support your perspective on caring

d. An explanation of the artistic expression you chose and how it represents caring

e. Summary of key concept presented in the paper

PREPARING THE PAPER

Submission Requirements

1. Application: Use Microsoft Word 2013™ to create the written component of this assessment.

2. Length:

a. The paper (excluding the title page and reference page) should be at least one but no more than two pages.

b. Artistic representation:

i. Poem or short story submitted as a Word document not to exceed one-page, double-spaced wording

ii. Drawing or college submit as an 8 x 10 pdf

iii. Sculpture submit as a jpeg

iv. Song or dance should be at least 1 but no more than 3 minutes in length. Submit as an MP4

3. A minimum of three (3) scholarly literature references must be used.

4. Submission: Submit your files.

Best Practices in Preparing the Project

The following are best practices in preparing this project.

1. Review directions thoroughly.

2. Follow submission requirements for selected type of artistic expression.

3. Make sure all elements on the grading rubric are included.

4. Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are followed and consistent with formal, scientific writing.

5. Title page, running head, body of paper, and reference page must follow APA guidelines as found in the 6th edition of the manual. This includes the use of headings for each section of the paper except for the introduction where no heading is used.

6. Ideas and information that come from scholarly literature must be cited and referenced correctly.

7. A minimum of three (3) scholarly literature references must be used.

8. Abide by CCN academic integrity policy.

NR500 Week 3 Addressing Bias

PURPOSE

In today’s current healthcare settings, the increasing diversity, globalization, and expanding technologies produce complex ethical pressures that influence nursing practice and practice outcomes. To be effective in a master’s-prepared advanced nurse practice role it is important to understand personal values, beliefs, strengths, and limitations. The purpose of this assessment is to promote introspective reflection related to implicit and/or explicit personal biases. Students will develop a plan to reduce bias and promote personal and professional growth.

COURSE OUTCOMES

CO 1: Examine roles and competencies of master’s-prepared nurses essential to performing as leaders and advocates of holistic, safe, and quality care. (PO 1-5)

CO 2: Apply concepts of person-centered care to nursing practice situations. (PO 1, 2, 5)

TOTAL POINTS POSSIBLE

This assessment is worth 75 points.

DUE DATE

Submit your file(s) by 11:59 p.m. MT Sunday at the end of Week 3.

REQUIREMENTS

Criteria for Content

Complete a self-inventory on personal biases you hold. The biases might be implicit or explicit.

In a one to two-page summary, address the following.

Identify your selected specialty track (education, executive, family nurse practitioner, healthcare policy, or nursing informatics).

Discuss how biases can impact outcomes in selected nursing practice settings.

Identify personal biases and attitudes toward people with various cultural, gender, sexual orientation, age, weight, and religions that are different than your own.

Select one bias that you have.

Develop one strategy to reduce this bias.

PREPARING THE PAPER

Submission Requirements

Application: Use Microsoft Word 2013™ to create the written assessment.

Length: The paper (excluding the title page and reference page) is at maximum two pages.

A minimum of two (2) scholarly literature references must be used.

Submission: Submit your files: Last name_First initial_Assessment 2_Addressing Bias

Best Practices in Preparing the Project

The following are best practices in preparing this project.

Review directions thoroughly.

Follow submission requirements.

Make sure all elements on the grading rubric are included.

Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are followed and consistent with formal, scientific writing.

Title page, running head, body of paper, and reference page must follow APA guidelines as found in the 6th edition of the manual. This includes the use of headings for each section of the paper except for the introduction where no heading is used.

Ideas and information that come from scholarly literature must be cited and referenced correctly.

NR500 Week 5 Area of Interest PowerPoint Presentation

PURPOSE

The process for affecting positive change to improve practice outcomes can start with either the identification of an area of interest or the identification of a potential or existing practice problem. Selecting an area of interest helps to define a direction of further inquiry. Areas of interests can be categorized as concepts or topics. A concept is generally a broader interpretation; whereas a topic is a more specific or narrow focus of an area of interest. The purpose of this assessment is for students to identify and discuss an area of interest specific to their selected specialty track.

COURSE OUTCOMES

CO 1: Examine roles and competencies of master’s-prepared nurses essential to performing as leaders and advocates of holistic, safe, and quality care. (PO 1-5)

CO 3: Analyze essential skills needed to lead within the context of complex systems (PO 3, 4)

CO 4: Explore the process of scholarship engagement to improve health and healthcare outcomes in various settings. (PO 4, 5)

TOTAL POINTS POSSIBLE

This assessment is worth 150 points.

DUE DATE

Submit your file(s) by 11:59 p.m. MT Sunday at the end of Week 5.

REQUIREMENTS

Criteria for Content

Review literature or reflect on an experience that is related to common concepts and topics specific to your identified specialty track. Information on common topics for specific specialty tracks is located in Course Resources. Reflect on an area of passion that facilitated your specialty track selection.

In a PowerPoint Presentation, address the following.

Introduction to presentation

Explain the importance of evidence-based projects related to nursing practice and profession.

Discuss a model for developing an evidence-based project.

Include illustration of model

Identify specialty track and reasons for selecting this area of study.

Introduce area of interest

Discuss what is known about the concept or topic.

Provide common themes, ideas, or facts found in literature.

Provide a recommendation for positive change related to the area of interest.

Identify internal factors that have the potential to influence the change.

Identify external factors that have the potential to influence the change.

Identify two AACN Master’s Essentials that an evidence-based project or area of interest addresses.

Conclusion to presentation

Provide references

PREPARING THE PAPER

Submission Requirements

Application: Use Microsoft Word 2013™ to create the PowerPoint presentation.

Length: The PowerPoint presentation must be 12 total slides (excluding title and reference slides).

Speaker notes are used and include in-text citations when applicable.

A minimum of four (4) scholarly literature references must be used.

Submission: Submit your files.

Best Practices in Preparing the Project

The following are best practices in preparing this project.

Review directions thoroughly.

Follow submission requirements.

Make sure all elements on the grading rubric are included.

Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are followed and consistent with formal, scientific writing.

Review the Creating a Professional Presentation located in Course Resources.

Ideas and information that come from scholarly literature must be cited and referenced correctly.

A minimum of four (4) scholarly literature references must be used.

Abide by CCN academic integrity policy.

NR500 Week 6 Second Life Scavenger Hunt

NR 500 VLE Second Life Assessment: Immersion in Second Life for AACN Essentials and Database Search Scavenger Hunt

Guidelineswith Scoring Rubric

PURPOSE

The purpose of this assignment is to: a) identify the AACN Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing, b) evaluate the various roles of the master’s prepared nurse, c) perform a library database search, d) demonstrate application of APA 6th edition format, and e) experience an immersion into a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), Second Life (SL).

TOTAL POINTS POSSIBLE

This assignment is worth 100points.

DUE DATE

Submit your file(s) to the NR500 Dropbox by 11:59 p.m. MT Sunday at the end of Week 6.

REQUIREMENTS

For this assignment, students will be participating in an immersion exercise in a Virtual Learning Environment, Second Life. STUDENTS MUST COMPLETE THE ORIENTATION AT THE SCHEDULED TIME TO BE ABLE TO COMPLETE THIS ASSIGNMENT.

Week 2: Access to Second Life Orientation (10 points recorded separately for week 6)

Week 3 -6: Students will complete a scavenger hunt and place answers to the questions on the answer sheet, save it as a MS word document per instructions, and place it in the correct Dropbox folder by the end of Week 6 on Sunday at 11:59 pm MT. The scavenger hunt is focused on the nine AACN Essentials for Master ‘s Education in Nursing (2011). These Essentials can be accessed via the AACN website (see Webliography).

PREPARING THE PAPER

1. Follow instructions on the Second Life Student Worksheet.

Save worksheet as a MS Word document in the following format:

COURSE OUTCOMES

CO 1: Examine roles and competencies of master’s-prepared nurses essential to performing as leaders and advocates of holistic, safe, and quality care. (PO 1-5)

CO 3: Analyze essential skills needed to lead within the context of complex systems (PO 3, 4)

CO 4: Explore the process of scholarship engagement to improve health and healthcare outcomes in various settings. (PO 4, 5)

NR500 Week 7 Cultivating Healthful Environments Assignment

Assessment 5: Cultivating Healthful Environments

Guidelineswith Scoring Rubric

PURPOSE

MASTER’S-PREPARED ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSES PARTICIPATE IN AND DEMONSTRATE FAIR AND UNBIASED INTERACTIONS WITHIN ALL WORKPLACE SETTINGS. AS A MEMBER OF THE NURSING PROFESSION, AND A LEADER, YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO IMPLEMENT STRATEGIES THAT PROMOTE AND CULTIVATE CULTURES OF CIVILITY, REGARDLESS OF PRACTICE SETTING. THE PURPOSE OF THIS ASSESSMENT IS TO ANALYZE THE ISSUE OF INCIVILITY AND APPLY BEST PRACTICES TO CULTIVATE HEALTHFUL ENVIRONMENTS.

REQUIREMENTS

Criteria for Content

Reflect on the issue of incivility. Think of an experience in which you were directly involved or witnessed incivility in the workplace. Analyze scholarly literature related to the issue of incivility and strategies for cultivating healthful environments.

1. In a four- to six-pagewritten paper, address the following.

a. Define and explain the issue of incivility. Use scholarly nursing literature.

b. Discuss the importance of this issue to nursing. Address the impact of incivility on individuals, microsystem work environments, and the profession of nursing. In this section, use at least three (3) different scholarly nursing literature in-text citations with matching references.

c. Provide a scenario (real or fictitious) of incivility in a practice setting. What was the impact on the individuals involved? How was the work environment affected?

d. Describe three strategies for creating a healthful environment. Use scholarly nursing literature to support each strategy.

e. Identify your selected specialty track (education, executive, family nurse practitioner, healthcare policy, or nursing informatics). Provide two examples of strategies you will implement in your master’s-prepared advanced practice role to cultivate a healthful work environment.

f. Provide a conclusion. Include a summary on the issue of incivility, strategies to create healthful environments, specialty track, and how you will contribute to cultivating healthful environments in your future professional practice. Include a self-reflection.

PREPARING THE PAPER

Submission Requirements

Application: Use Microsoft Word 2013™.

Length: The paper (excluding the title page and reference page) is at minimum four (4) pages and at maximum six (6) pages.

A minimum of four (4) scholarly nursing literature references must be used.

This assessment must be submitted to TurnItIn™, as required by the TurnItIn™ policy. A Similarity Index of less than 24%, which is the benchmark for CCN graduate nursing students. Any other level of similarity index level requires the student to revise the assessment before the due date and time. To allow sufficient time for revision, early submission of the assessment to TurnItIn™ is highly encouraged. The final submission will be graded by faculty. If a Turnitin™ report indicates that plagiarism has occurred, the Academic Integrity policy will be followed.

Submission: Submit your files: Last name_First initial_Assessment 5_Cultivating Healthful Environments.

Best Practices in Preparing the Project

The following are best practices in preparing this project.

1. Review directions thoroughly.

2. Follow submission requirements.

3. Make sure all elements on the grading rubric are included.

4. Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are followed and consistent with formal, scientific writing.

5. Title page, running head, body of paper, and reference page must follow APA guidelines as found in the 6th edition of the manual. This includes the use of headings for each section of the paper except for the introduction where no heading is used.

6. Ideas and information that come from scholarly nursing literature must be cited and referenced correctly.

7. A minimum of four (4) scholarly nursing literature references must be used.

8. Abide by CCN academic integrity policy.

NR500 Full course - January 2018
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