Discuss a situation in your practice related to your selected topic and how this affects or might affect your nursing practice.

ST John’s Wort

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SCHOLARLY PAPER GUIDELINES

Directions

Select any alternative or complementary medication and discuss key factors including but not limited to, patient safety, clinical reasoning, and evidence-based practice.
Discuss the origins (historical uses, etc.), current uses, safety in at-risk populations (children, older adults, immunocompromised individuals, etc.) and other pertinent information.
Review pertinent patient safety information related to your selected topic. Remember to address drug-drug and drug-food interactions as well as dosing considerations.
Research current guidelines to support evidence-based practice in pharmacology as related to your selected topic. Synthesize and discuss this research in your paper.
Discuss a situation in your practice related to your selected topic and how this affects or might affect your nursing practice.
A minimum of four (4) professional references is required. One of the four references may be your textbook.
The paper should be 3 to 5 pages in length, not including the title or reference pages. APA format is mandatory.

Rubric
Grading Criteria for Scholarly Paper
Grading Criteria for Scholarly Paper
Criteria Ratings Pts
Addresses Assigned Topic

Topics are covered in a complete and concise manner. Pharmacological implications of alternative medication thoroughly explored.
85 pts

Topics are covered and most pharmacological implications are discussed
66 pts

Topics only slightly covered and paper lacks substance. Limited pharmacological implications addressed.
58 pts

Incomplete or confusing.
0 pts

85 pts
Evidence of Critical Thinking

Demonstrates clear understanding of the topics. Relates research and patient safety concerns thoroughly; applies information to professional nursing practice.
85 pts

Conveys understanding of the topics. Adequate discussion of related research and patient safety concerns. Some inconsistencies in making connections between information provided and professional nursing practice.
66 pts

Paper lacks substance; limited evidence of understanding of topics. Connections between information provided and professional nursing practice are unclear, not firmly established, or are not obvious. Minimal or unclear references to related research and patient safety concerns.
58 pts

Lack of understanding. No evidence of connections between information provided (if provided) and professional nursing practice. Little or no reference to related research and patient safety concerns.
0 pts

85 pts
Resources/References

Includes a minimum of four (4) professional references, one of which may be a textbook.
10 pts

Resources not provided or not appropriate.
0 pts

10 pts
Organization

Well organized, thought-out, logical and structured.
10 pts

Organized and structured. Minor problems with clarity or consistency.
8 pts

Poor structure and/or organization; distracting.
4 pts

Lacks organization or structure. Very difficult to follow.
0 pts

10 pts
Grammar; Spelling; APA Formatting and Citations

Proper grammar, spelling, and APA formatting and citations.
10 pts

Multiple spelling and/or grammar errors, incorrect or lacks APA formatting.
0 pts

10 pts

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