APN Professional Development Plan Thesis Paper

APN Professional Development Plan Thesis Paper

APN Professional Development Plan Thesis Paper

Question Description

Purpose

The purpose of this assignment is to provide the student with an opportunity to explore the nurse practitioner (NP) practice requirements in his/her state of practice, NP competencies and leadership skills to develop a plan to support professional development.

Requirements:

  1. The APN Professional Development Plan paper is worth 200 points and will be graded on the quality of the content, use of citations, use of Standard English grammar, sentence structure, and overall organization based on the required components as summarized in the directions and grading criteria/rubric.
  2. Submit the paper as a Microsoft Word Document, which is the required format at Chamberlain University. You are encouraged to use the APA Academic Writer and Grammarly tools when creating your assignment.
  3. Follow the directions below and the grading criteria located in the rubric closely. Any questions about this paper may be posted under the Q & A Forum or emailed to your faculty.
  4. The length of the paper should be 5-8 pages, excluding title page and reference page(s).
  5. Support ideas with a minimum of 3 scholarly resources. Scholarly resources do not include your textbook. You may need to use more than 3 scholarly resources to fully support your ideas.
  6. You may use first person voice when discussing information specific to your personal practice or skills.
  7. Current edition APA format is required with both a title page and reference page(s). Use the following as Level 1 headings to denote the sections of your paper (Level 1 headings use upper- and lower-case letters and are bold and centered):
    • APN Professional Development Plan (This is the paper introduction. In APA format, a restatement of the paper title, centered and not bold serves as the heading of the introduction section)
    • APN Scope of Practice
    • Nurse Practitioner (NONPF) Core Competencies
    • Leadership Skills
    • Conclusion

Directions:

  1. Introduction: Provide an overview of what will be covered in the paper. Introduction should include general statements on scope of practice, competencies, and leadership, and identification of the purpose of the paper.
  2. APN Scope of Practice: Research the Nurse Practice Act and APN scope of practice guidelines for the state in which you intend to practice after graduation. Describe the educational, licensure, and regulatory requirements for that state in your own words. Identify whether your state allows full, limited, or restricted NP practice. Discuss NP prescriptive authority in your state. Provide support from at least one scholarly source. Source may be the regulatory body that governs nursing practice in your state.
  3. Nurse Practitioner (NONPF) Core Competencies: Review the NONPF Core Competencies. Describe two competency areas you believe to be personal strengths and two competency areas in which you have opportunities for growth. Discuss two scholarly activities you could do during the master’s program to help yourself achieve NP competencies. Provide support from at least one scholarly source. Source may be NONPF Core Competencies document provided via the link in the week 2 readings.
  4. Leadership Skills: Analyze three leadership skills required to lead as an NP within complex systems. Describe two strategies you could use to help you develop NP leadership skills. Provide support from at least one scholarly source. Textbooks are not considered scholarly sources.
  5. Conclusion: Provide a conclusion, including a brief summary of what you discussed in the paper.
ASSIGNMENT CONTENT
CategoryPoints%Description
Introduction168%Provides an overview of what will be covered in the paper. Introduction should include:general statements on scope of practice.general statements on NP competencies.general statements on leadership.identification of the purpose of the paper.
APN Scope of Practice7236%Identify the intended state of practice after graduation.Describe the educational, licensure, and regulatory requirements for state.Identify whether the state allows full, limited, or restricted NP practice.Discuss NP prescriptive authority in the state.Provides support from at least one scholarly source. Source may be the regulatory body that governs nursing practice in the state.
Nurse Practitioner (NONPF) Core Competencies3819%Describe two competency areas believed to be student’s personal strengths.Describes two competency areas in which student has opportunities for growth.Discuss two scholarly activities to do during the master’s program to help student achieve NP competencies.Provide support from at least one scholarly source. Source may be NONPF Core Competencies document provided via the link in the week 2 readings.
Leadership Skills3819%Analyze three leadership skills required to lead as an NP within complex systems.Describe two strategies student could use to help develop NP leadership skills.Provide support from at least one scholarly source.
Conclusion168%Provide a conclusion, including a brief summary of what was discussed in the paper.
18090%Total CONTENT Points= 180 points
ASSIGNMENT FORMAT
CategoryPoints%Description
APA Formatting105%Formatting follows current edition APA Manual guidelines fortitle pagerunning headbody of paper (including citations and headings)reference page
Writing Mechanics105%Writing mechanics follow the rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation, and other aspects of formal written work as found in the current edition of the APA manual. The length of the paper is at least 5 pages but no more than 8 pages.
2010%Total FORMAT Points= 20 points
200100%ASSIGNMENT TOTAL=200 points

Rubric

NR500NP Wk4_APN Prof Dev Plan_SEPT19

CriteriaRatingsPts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeIntroductionProvides an overview of what will be covered in the paper. Introduction should include:
1) general statements on scope of practice
2) general statements on NP competencies
3) general statements on leadership
4) identification of the purpose of the paper
16.0 ptsExcellentPresentation of information is comprehensive and includes all four requirements.15.0 ptsV. GoodPresentation of information is superficial and includes all four requirements.13.0 ptsSatisfactoryPresentation of information includes three requirements.8.0 ptsNeeds ImprovementPresentation of information includes two requirements.0.0 ptsUnsatisfactoryNo introduction provided or introduction addresses fewer than two requirements.16.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAPN Scope of Practice1) Identifies the intended state of practice after graduation
2) Describes the educational, licensure, and regulatory requirements for state
3) Identifies whether the state allows full, limited, or restricted NP practice
4) Discusses NP prescriptive authority in the state

Provides support from at least one scholarly source. Source may be the regulatory body that governs nursing practice in the state.
72.0 ptsExcellentPresentation of information is comprehensive and includes all four requirements AND Provides support from scholarly source or regulatory body.66.0 ptsV. GoodPresentation of information is superficial in places and includes all four requirements AND Provides support from scholarly source or regulatory body.60.0 ptsSatisfactoryPresentation of information includes three requirements AND Provides support from scholarly source or regulatory body.36.0 ptsNeeds ImprovementPresentation of information includes at least three requirements but does not provide support from scholarly source or regulatory body.0.0 ptsUnsatisfactoryPresentation includes two or fewer requirements with or without scholarly sources.72.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeNurse Practitioner (NONPF) Core Competencies1) Describes two competency areas believed to be student’s personal strengths.
2) Describes two competency areas in which student has opportunities for growth
3) Discusses two scholarly activities to do during the master’s program to help student achieve NP competencies.
Provides support from at least one scholarly source. Source may be NONPF Core Competencies document provided via the link in the week 2 readings.
38.0 ptsExcellentPresentation of information is comprehensive and includes all three requirements AND Provides support from at least one scholarly source.35.0 ptsV. GoodPresentation of information is superficial in places and includes all three requirements AND Provides support from at least one scholarly source.32.0 ptsSatisfactoryPresentation of information is minimal and includes three requirements AND Provides support from at least one scholarly source.19.0 ptsNeeds ImprovementPresentation of information includes at least two requirements AND/OR Provides support from at least one source but source is not scholarly.0.0 ptsUnsatisfactoryPresentation includes one or fewer requirements with or without scholarly source.38.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeLeadership Skills1) Analyzes three leadership skills required to lead as an NP within complex systems
2) Describes two strategies student could use to help develop NP leadership skills.
Provides support from at least one scholarly source.
38.0 ptsExcellentPresentation of information is comprehensive and includes both requirements AND Provides support from at least one scholarly source.35.0 ptsV. GoodPresentation of information is superficial and includes both requirements AND Provides support from at least one scholarly source.32.0 ptsSatisfactoryPresentation of information is minimal and includes both requirements AND Provides support from at least one scholarly source.19.0 ptsNeeds ImprovementPresentation of information is missing one requirement AND/OR Provides support from at least one source but source is not scholarly.0.0 ptsUnsatisfactoryLeadership skills not discussed OR no resource support provided.38.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeConclusionProvides a conclusion, including a brief summary of what was discussed in the paper.16.0 ptsExcellentProvides a conclusion, including a brief summary of what was discussed in the paper.15.0 ptsV. GoodConclusion superficial in places, provides a brief summary of what was discussed in the paper.13.0 ptsSatisfactoryConclusion provides a partial summary of what was discussed in the paper.8.0 ptsNeeds ImprovementConclusion minimal, does not provide a summary of what was discussed in the paper.0.0 ptsUnsatisfactoryNo Conclusion provided.16.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAPA FormattingFormatting follows current edition APA Manual guidelines for
• title page
• running head
• body of paper (including citations and headings)
• reference page
One deduction for each type of APA format error.
10.0 ptsExcellent0 to 1 APA error is present9.0 ptsV. Good2–3 APA errors are present8.0 ptsSatisfactory4–5 APA errors are present5.0 ptsNeeds Improvement6–7 APA errors are present0.0 ptsUnsatisfactory8 or more APA errors are present10.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWriting MechanicsWriting mechanics Follow the rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation, and other aspects of formal written work as found in the current edition of the APA manual10.0 ptsExcellent1–2 errors or exceptions9.0 ptsV. Good3–4 errors or exceptions8.0 ptsSatisfactory5–6 errors or exceptions OR the paper is less than 5 pages or greater than 8 pages5.0 ptsNeeds Improvement7–8 errors or exceptions0.0 ptsUnsatisfactory9 or more errors or exceptions10.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeLate penalty deductionsStudents are expected to submit assignments by the time they are due. Assignments submitted after the due date and time will receive a deduction of 10% of the total points possible for that assignment for each day the assignment is late. Assignments will be accepted, with penalty as described, up to a maximum of three days late, after which point a zero will be recorded for the assignment. Quizzes and discussions are not considered assignments and are not part of the late assignment policy.0.0 ptsManual Deductions0.0 ptsManual Deductions0.0 pts
Total Points: 200.0
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