Analyze the historical, ethical, and political contexts of health care policy and the consequences of policy implementation. (PO 6, 10)

Planning Your Visit Guidelines

Graded Assignment 2

PURPOSE

The purpose of this assignment is to: (a) identify and articulate a plan for a legislative/policymaking visit (CO #2); (b) deliver a message and ask/recommendations (CO #2, 3), and (c) communicate ideas in a clear, succinct, and scholarly manner. (CO #3)

COURSE OUTCOMES

This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes:

(CO #2) Employ strategies to affect the development, implementation, and consequences of policies at the institutional, local, national, and international levels. (PO 4, 8, 10)

(CO #3) Communicate with policymakers to advocate for effective policies that affect nurses and nursing, consumers, or the health care system. (PO 2, 3,10)

(CO #4) Analyze the historical, ethical, and political contexts of health care policy and the consequences of policy implementation. (PO 6, 10)

(CO #5) Advocate for institutional, local, national, and international policies that influence health care and its consumers and nurses and their nursing practice. (PO 2, 10)

TOTAL POINTS: 175 points

REQUIREMENTS

Assignment Criteria for Presentation

1. Introduce your chosen policy issue, the current status, and an overview of your plan for a legislative visit.

2. Articulate key strategies involved in your plan, message, and recommendations under each of the Planning Your Visit Ungraded Worksheet 2 sections using headings in your paper. Please see attachment for worksheet 2.

3. Provide an analysis of empirical evidence supporting your approach strategies including plan, message, and follow-up.

4. Provide specific examples of the impact and/or importance of a successful visit and follow-up to nursing.

5. Provide concluding statements summarizing the content.

6. Paper will be five (5) pages, excluding title and reference pages, and in APA format 6th edition.

PREPARING THE PAPER

Following completion of Planning Your Visit Ungraded Worksheet 2, develop a plan for visiting your policymaker, including the message/ask, and the recommendation(s) you will deliver. Include a minimum of five (5) classic references or current references (published within the past 5 years) that support your plan, the message, recommendations, and follow-up.

Category Points % Description

Introduction and Conclusion 35 20 Introduction clearly introduces your policy-priority issue. Concluding statements summarize content.

Key Strategies 40 22 Articulate key strategies involved in your plan, message, and recommendations under each of the Planning Your Visit Ungraded Worksheet 2 sections using headings in your paper.

Empirical Evidence 35 20 Provide an analysis of empirical evidence supporting your approach strategies including plan, message, and follow-up.

Specific Examples 35 20 Provide specific examples of the impact and/or importance of a successful visit and follow-up to nursing.

APA Format 15 9 Text, title page, and references are consistent with APA format 6th edition.

Writing Quality 15 9 Rules of grammar, word usage, sentence and paragraph format, and punctuation are followed. Paper length appropriate.

Total 175 100

A quality assignment will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.

GRADING RUBRIC

Assignment Criteria A

(100–92%)

Outstanding or highest level of performance B

(91–84%)

Very good or high level of performance C

(83–76%)

Competent or satisfactory level of performance F

(75–0%)

Poor or failing or unsatisfactory level of performance

Content

Possible Points = 145 Points

Introduction and Conclusion

35–32 Points 31–29 Points 28–27 Points 26–0 Points

Introduction clearly introduces your policy-priority issue, current status, and overview of plan for legislative visit. Concluding statements summarizing content have no inaccuracy.

Introduction of your policy-priority issue, current status, and overview of plan for legislative visit has rare inaccuracy. Concluding statements lack occasional important element or specificity. Introduction of your policy-priority issue, current status, and overview of plan for legislative visit lacks occasional important element or specificity. Concluding statements lack occasional important element or specificity. Introduction of your policy-priority issue, current status, and overview of legislative visit has multiple instances of inaccuracies or is lacking content. Concluding statements have multiple instances of inaccuracies or lacks content.

Key Strategies 40–37 Points 36–34 Points 33–30 Points 29–0 Points

Identification of all key strategies of your policy-priority issue plan, ask, and recommendations are clearly analyzed and fully articulated.

Identification of key points of your policy-priority issue plan, ask, and recommendations has rare inaccuracy or lack of detail/clarity. Identification of key points of your policy-priority issue plan, ask, and recommendations lacks occasional important elements or specificity. Identification of key points of your policy-priority issue plan, ask, and recommendations has multiple instances of inaccuracies, lacks content or clarity.

Empirical Evidence 35–32 Points 31–29 Points 28–27 Points 26–0 Points

Empirical evidence supporting your approach strategies to your policy-priority issue has no inaccuracy and is clearly articulated. Empirical evidence supporting your approach strategies to your policy-priority issue lacks occasional important elements or specificity. Empirical evidence supporting your approach strategies to your policy-priority issue has multiple instances of inaccuracies or lacks detail/articulation. Empirical evidence supporting your approach strategies to your policy-priority issue is missing.

Specific Examples 35–32 Points 31–29 Points 28–27 Points 26–0 Points

Provides specific examples of the impact and/or importance of a successful visit and follow-up to nursing and has no inaccuracy and is clearly articulated.

Provides specific examples of the impact and/or importance of a successful visit and follow-up to nursing and lacks occasional important elements or specificity and/or lacks clarity. Provides specific examples of the impact and/or importance of a successful visit and follow-up to nursing and has multiple instances of inaccuracies and/or lacks clarity. No specific examples of the impact and/or importance of a successful visit and follow-up to nursing.

Points Points Points Points

Content Subtotal _____of points

Format

Possible Points = 30 Points

APA Format: 15–14 Points 13 Points 12–11 Points 10–0 Points

Text, title page, and reference page(s) are completely consistent with APA format. There are 1–2 APA format errors in the text, title page, and/or reference page(s). There are 3–4 APA format errors in the text, title page, and/or reference page(s). There are 5 or more APA format errors in the text, title page, and/or reference page(s).

Writing Quality. 15–14 Points 13 Points 12–11 Points 10–0 Points

Paper is appropriate in length. References include the minimum of five (5) scholarly references, excluding the course text. Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are consistent with formal written work. Paper is short or long in length and/or contains fewer than 5 but more than 1 scholarly reference, excluding course text, or references utilized are not scholarly. Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are consistent with formal written work with1–2 exceptions. Paper is short or long in length and contains only 1 scholarly reference. Additional references are not scholarly. Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are consistent with formal written work with 3–4 exceptions. Paper is two or more pages short or long in length and does not contain scholarly references. References utilized are not scholarly. Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are not followed with 5 or more errors.

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