NR500_Assessment 5_Cultivating Healthful Environments_Guidelines and Rubric

Assessment 5: Cultivating Healthful Environments

Guidelines with 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.

Course Outcomes

Through this assessment, the student will meet the following Course Outcomes.

CO 1: Examine roles and competencies of master’s-prepared nurses essential to performing as leaders and advocates of safe and quality care. (POs 1, 2, 3, and 10)

CO 2: Apply concepts of person-centered care to nursing practice situations. (POs 1, 6, and 7)

CO 3: Analyze essential skills needed to lead within the context of complex systems. (POs 1, 2, 3, 8, and 11)

Total Points Possible

This assessment is worth 200 points.

Due Date

Submit your file(s) by 11:59 p.m. MT Sunday at the end of Week 7.

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-page written paper, address the following.
    1. Define and explain the issue of incivility. Use scholarly nursing literature.
    2. 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.
    3. 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?
    4. Describe three strategies for creating a healthful environment. Use scholarly nursing literature to support each strategy.
    5. 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.
    6. 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

  1. Application: Use Microsoft Word 2013™.
  2. Length: The paper (excluding the title page and reference page) is at minimum four (4) pages and at maximum six (6) pages.
  3. A minimum of four (4) scholarly nursing literature references must be used.
  4. This assessment must be submitted to TurnItIn™, as required by the TurnItIn™ policy. A Similarity Index of blue or green must be obtained. A score in the blue or green range indicates a similarity 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.
  5. 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.

 

Grading Criteria

Category Points % Description
Introduction 10 5% Introduction includes general statements on incivility and how this issue affects nursing work environments. Identify sections of the paper. Provide support from scholarly literature.
Issue of Incivility 20 10% Define and explain the issue of incivility. Provide citations from scholarly nursing literature that support the definition and explanation of incivility. A dictionary may be used for ONLY for this section in addition to scholarly nursing literature.
Importance to Nursing 40 20% Discuss the importance of incivility related to nursing. Address the impact of incivility on individuals, microsystem work environments, and the profession of nursing. Provide at least three (3) citations from scholarly nursing literature.
Storytelling   20 10% 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?
Creating a Healthful Environment 30 15% Describe three strategies for creating a healthful environment. Use scholarly nursing literature to support each strategy.
Practice Application 40 20% 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. Use scholarly nursing literature to support each example.
Conclusion 20 10% Provide a conclusion. Include a summary on incivility and the issues this creates; 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. Self-reflection is written in first person.
APA Format 10 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 or topic of the paper (one deduction for each type of APA style error). Ideas and information that come from scholarly nursing sources must be cited and referenced correctly. A minimum of four (4) scholarly nursing references with matching in-text citations are used.
Writing Mechanics 10 5% Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are followed and consistent with formal written work as found in the 6th edition of the APA manual.
Total 200 100 A quality assessment will meet or exceed all the above requirements.


Grading Rubric

Assessment Criteria Exceptional

(100%)

Outstanding or highest level of performance

Exceeds

(88%)

Very good or high level of performance

Meets

(80%)

Competent or satisfactory level of performance

Needs Improvement

(38%)

Poor or failing level of performance

Developing

(0)

Unsatisfactory level of performance

 

Content Possible Points = 180 Points

Introduction

 

10 Points 9 Points 8 Points 6 Points 0 Points
Presentation of information is comprehensive and concise and includes all of the following elements.

·         General statements on incivility

·         General statements on how this issue affects nursing work environments

·         Identifies sections of the paper

·         Provides support from scholarly literature

Presentation of information is superficial and includes all of the following elements.

·         General statements on incivility

·         General statements on how this issue affects nursing work environments

·         Identifies sections of the paper

·         Provides support from scholarly literature

Presentation of information is minimally demonstrated and includes all of the following elements.

·         General statements on incivility

·         General statements on how this issue affects nursing work environments

·         Identifies sections of the paper

·         Provides support from scholarly literature

Presentation of information in one of the following elements fails to meet expectations or is missing the following.

·         General statements on incivility

·         General statements on how this issue affects nursing work environments

·         Identifies sections of the paper

·         Provides support from scholarly literature

Presentation of information in two or more of the following elements fail to meet expectations or are missing the following.

·         General statements on incivility

·         General statements on how this issue affects nursing work environments

·         Identifies sections of the paper

·         Provides support from scholarly literature

Issue of Incivility

 

 

(Note: A dictionary may be used ONLY for this section to define incivility, in addition to scholarly nursing literature.)

20 Points 18 Points 16 Points 12 Points 0 Points
Presentation of information is comprehensive and concise and includes all of the following elements.

·         Defines incivility

·         Explains why incivility is an issue

·         Provides in-text citations from scholarly nursing literature that support the definition

·         Provides in-text citations from scholarly nursing literature that support the explanation

Presentation of information is superficial in places and includes all of the following elements.

·         Defines incivility

·         Explains why incivility is an issue

·         Provides in-text citations from scholarly nursing literature that support the definition.

·         Provides in-text citations from scholarly nursing literature that support the explanation

Presentation of information is minimally demonstrated and includes all of the following elements.

·         Defines incivility

·         Explains why incivility is an issue

·         Provides in-text citations from scholarly nursing literature that support the definition

·         Provides in-text citations from scholarly nursing literature that support the explanation

Presentation of information in one of the following elements fails to meet expectations or is missing the following.

·         Defines incivility

·         Explains why incivility is an issue

·         Provides in-text citations from scholarly nursing literature that support the definition

·         Provides in-text citations from scholarly nursing literature that support the explanation

Presentation of information in two or more following elements fail to meet expectations or are missing the following.

·         Defines incivility

·         Explains why incivility is an issue

·         Provides in-text citations from scholarly nursing literature that support the definition

·         Provides in-text citations from scholarly nursing literature that support the explanation

Importance to Nursing 40 Points 36 points 32 Points 24 Points 0 Points
Presentation of information is comprehensive and concise and includes all of the following elements.

·         Discusses the importance of incivility related to nursing

·         Addresses the impact of incivility on individuals

·         Addresses the impact of incivility on microsystem work environments

·         Addresses the impact of incivility on the profession of nursing

·         Provides at least three (3) in-text citations from scholarly nursing literature

Presentation of information is superficial in places and includes all of the following elements.

·         Discusses the importance of incivility related to nursing

·         Addresses the impact of incivility on individuals

·         Addresses the impact of incivility on microsystem work environments

·         Addresses the impact of incivility on the profession of nursing

·         Provides at least three (3) in-text citations from scholarly nursing literature

Presentation of information is minimally demonstrated and includes all of the following elements.

·         Discusses the importance of incivility related to nursing

·         Addresses the impact of incivility on individuals

·         Addresses the impact of incivility on microsystem work environments

·         Addresses the impact of incivility on the profession of nursing

·         Provides at least three (3) in-text citations from scholarly nursing literature

Presentation of information in one of the following elements fails to meet expectations or is missing the following.

·         Discusses the importance of incivility related to nursing

·         Addresses the impact of incivility on individuals

·         Addresses the impact of incivility on microsystem work environments

·         Addresses the impact of incivility on the profession of nursing

·         Provides at least three (3) in-text citations from scholarly nursing literature

Presentation of information in two or more of the following elements fail to meet expectations or are missing the following.

·         Discusses the importance of incivility related to nursing

·         Addresses the impact of incivility on individuals

·         Addresses the impact of incivility on microsystem work environments

·         Addresses the impact of incivility on the profession of nursing

·         Provides at least three (3) in-text citations from scholarly nursing literature

Storytelling  20 Points 18 Points 16 Points 12 Points 0 Points
Presentation of information is comprehensive and concise and includes all of the following elements.

·         Provides a scenario (real or fictitious) of incivility in a practice setting

·         Discusses the impact on the individuals involved

·         Explains how the work environment was affected

Presentation of information is superficial in places and includes all of the following elements.

·         Provides a scenario (real or fictitious) of incivility in a practice setting

·         Discusses the impact on the individuals involved

·         Explains how the work environment was affected

Presentation of information is minimally demonstrated and includes all of the following elements.

·         Provides a scenario (real or fictitious) of incivility in a practice setting

·         Discusses the impact on the individuals involved.

·         Explains how the work environment was affected

Presentation of information in one of the following elements fails to meet expectations or is missing the following.

·         Provides a scenario (real or fictitious) of incivility in a practice setting

·         Discusses the impact on the individuals involved

·         Explains how the work environment was affected

Presentation of information in two or more of the following elements fail to meet expectations or are missing the following.

·         Provides a scenario (real or fictitious) of incivility in a practice setting

·         Discusses the impact on the individuals involved.

·         Explains how the work environment was affected

Creating a Healthful Environment 30 Points 27 Points 24 Points 18 Points 0 Points
Presentation of information is comprehensive and concise and includes all of the following elements.

·         Describes three strategies for creating a healthful environment

·         Uses scholarly nursing literature to support each strategy

Presentation of information is good, but superficial in places and includes all of the following elements.

·         Describes three strategies for creating a healthful environment

·         Uses scholarly nursing literature to support each strategy

Presentation of information is minimally demonstrated in all of the following elements.

·         Describes three strategies for creating a healthful environment

·         Uses scholarly nursing literature to support each strategy

Presentation of information in one of the following elements fails to meet expectations or is missing the following.

·         Describes three strategies for creating a healthful environment

·         Uses scholarly nursing literature to support each strategy

Presentation of information in the following elements fail to meet expectations or are missing the following.

·         Describes three strategies for creating a healthful environment

·         Uses scholarly nursing literature to support each strategy

Practice Application 40 Points 36 Points 32 Points 24 Points 0 Points
Presentation of information is comprehensive and concise and includes all of the following elements.

·         Identifies selected specialty track (education, executive, family nurse practitioner, healthcare policy, or nursing informatics)

·         Provides two examples on how strategies will be implemented to cultivate a healthful work environment in future master’s-prepared advanced practice role

·         Uses scholarly nursing literature to support each example

Presentation of information is good but superficial in places and includes all of the following elements.

·         Identifies selected specialty track (education, executive, family nurse practitioner, healthcare policy, or nursing informatics)

·         Provides two examples on how strategies will be implemented to cultivate a healthful work environment in future master’s-prepared advanced practice role

·         Uses scholarly nursing literature to support each example

Presentation of information is minimally demonstrated in all of the following elements.

·         Identifies selected specialty track (education, executive, family nurse practitioner, healthcare policy, or nursing informatics)

·         Provides two examples on how strategies will be implemented to cultivate a healthful work environment in future master’s-prepared advanced practice role

·         Uses scholarly nursing literature to support each example

Presentation of information in one of the following elements fails to meet expectations or is missing the following.

·         Identifies selected specialty track (education, executive, family nurse practitioner, healthcare policy, or nursing informatics)

·         Provides two examples on how strategies will be implemented to cultivate a healthful work environment in future master’s-prepared advanced practice role

·         Uses scholarly nursing literature to support each example

Presentation of information in two or more of the following elements fail to meet expectations or are missing the following.

·         Identifies selected specialty track (education, executive, family nurse practitioner, healthcare policy, or nursing informatics)

·         Provides two examples on how strategies will be implemented to cultivate a healthful work environment in future master’s-prepared advanced practice role

·         Uses scholarly nursing literature to support each example

Conclusion

 

 

(Note: Self-reflection is written in first person.)

20 Points 18 Points 16 Points 12 Points 0 Points
Presentation of information is comprehensive and concise and includes all of the following elements.

·         Summarizes incivility and why it is a nursing issue

·         Summarizes strategies to create healthful environments

·         Identifies specialty track

·         Summarizes potential contributions to cultivating healthful environments in future professional practice

·         Includes self-reflection on new knowledge gained resulting from the completion of this assessment

Presentation of information is good but superficial in places and includes all of the following elements.

·         Summarizes incivility and why it is a nursing issue

·         Summarizes strategies to create healthful environments

·         Identifies specialty track

·         Summarizes potential contributions to cultivating healthful environments in future professional practice

·         Includes self-reflection on new knowledge gained resulting from the completion of this assessment

Presentation of information is minimally demonstrated in all of the following elements.

·         Summarizes incivility and why it is a nursing issue

·         Summarizes strategies to create healthful environments

·         Identifies specialty track

·         Summarizes potential contributions to cultivating healthful environments in future professional practice

·         Includes self-reflection on new knowledge gained resulting from the completion of this assessment

Presentation of information in one of the following elements fails to meet expectations or is missing the following.

·         Summarizes incivility and why it is a nursing issue

·         Summarizes strategies to create healthful environments

·         Identifies specialty track

·         Summarizes potential contributions to cultivating healthful environments in future professional practice

·         Includes self-reflection on new knowledge gained resulting from the completion of this assessment

Presentation of information in two or more of the following elements fail to meet expectations or are missing the following.

·         Summarizes incivility and why it is a nursing issue

·         Summarizes strategies to create healthful environments

·         Identifies specialty track

·         Summarizes potential contributions to cultivating healthful environments in future professional practice

·         Includes self-reflection on new knowledge gained resulting from the completion of this assessment

Content Subtotal ___ /180 points
Format Possible Points = 20 Points
APA Format 10 Points 9 Points 8 Points 6 Points 0 Points
APA guidelines, as per the 6th edition of the manual, are demonstrated for the

·         title page;

·         running head;

·         body of paper (including citations and headings); and

·         reference page.

 

One deduction for each type of APA format error.

 

0 to 1 APA error is present

APA guidelines, as per the 6th edition of the manual, are demonstrated for the

·         title page;

·         running head;

·         body of paper (including citations and headings); and

·         reference page.

 

One deduction for each type of APA format error.

2–3 APA errors are present

APA guidelines, as per the 6th edition of the manual, are demonstrated for the

·         title page;

·         running head;

·         body of paper (including citations and headings); and

·         reference page.

 

One deduction for each type of APA format error.

 

45 APA errors are present

APA guidelines, as per the 6th edition of the manual, are demonstrated for the

·         title page;

·         running head;

·         body of paper (including citations and headings); and

·         reference page.

 

One deduction for each type of APA format error.

 

6–7 APA errors are present

APA guidelines, as per the 6th edition of the manual, are demonstrated for the

·         title page;

·         running head;

·         body of paper (including citations and headings); and

·         reference page.

 

One deduction for each type of APA format error.

 

8 or greater APA errors are present

Number of references

 

(Note: Students are to use at least four (4) scholarly nursing literature references.)

4 Point deduction
Does not use at least four (4) scholarly nursing literature references.
Writing Mechanics 10 Points 9 Points 8 Points 6 Points 0 Points
1–2 errors or exceptions to the rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation, and other aspects of formal written work as found in the 6th edition of the APA manual

 

3–4 errors or exceptions to the rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation, and other aspects of formal written work as found in the 6th edition of the APA manual

 

5–6 errors or exceptions to the rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation, and other aspects of formal written work as found in the 6th edition of the APA manual

 

78 errors or exceptions to the rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation, and other aspects of formal written work as found in the 6th edition of the APA manual

 

9 or greater errors or exceptions to the rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation, and other aspects of formal written work as found in the 6th edition of the APA manual
Format Subtotal ____/20 points
 

Total Points ____/200 points

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