Walden NURS3100 All Assignments Latest NURS3100 Issues/Trends in Nursing Week 1 Assignment 1

Walden NURS3100 All Assignments Latest NURS3100 Issues/Trends in Nursing Week 1 Assignment 1

Walden NURS3100 All Assignments Latest NURS3100 Issues/Trends in Nursing Week 1 Assignment 1
Assignment
1: Technology Contingency Plan
Medical Professionals Learning online will put you into contact with a number of new
technologies. Some of the tools that you will use will be easy to understand
and even fun to engage with, but you may also encounter technology that you
find frustrating. Technology can and does enhance learning, and technology also
can cause many distractions. In this Assignment, you will view the Creating a
Technology Backup Plan media located in this week’s Learning Resources and
complete the Technology Contingency Plan worksheet.
To prepare
View the Creating a Technology Backup Plan video (Laureate Education, 2014), provided in
this week’s Learning Resources.
View the Assignment 1 Rubric to guide you in completing your Assignment.
Access the Technology Contingency Plan worksheet in this week’s resources.
Assignment Directions
Complete the Technology Contingency Plan worksheet.
By Day 7
Submit your
Technology Contingency Plan worksheet.
NURS3100 Issues/Trends in Nursing
Week 1 Assignment 2
Assignment
2: Journal: Observe, Process, Reflect
Glasses and Pen The objective of the Journal Assignment is to provide you with a private
place to think on the page; “thinking on the page” is a phrase used
to describe writing as a form of thinking. Some of us process our thoughts out
loud as we describe them to others. In an academic environment, you will be
asked to record your ideas in writing (“thinking on the page”) to
show the new knowledge that you’ve acquired through reading and listening to
the resources and completing the assignments. The Journal is not formal
writing, and only you and your Instructor will see the Journal Assignment.
These assignments are meant to be free writing, but you should revise before
submitting.
As you
write, think about the audience to whom you are writing and the difference
between personal writing and scholarly writing. Your journal writing falls into
the category of personal writing and should be approached in that way. Think of
the Journal as an academic reflection space.
To prepare
Review the
Week 1 Assignment 2 Rubric, provided in the Course Information area.
Think about
the feelings you have had as you prepared to return to school for your BSN.
Think about
the material you encountered in the course this week and consider one aspect of
the classroom resources (Assignments, Discussions, or assigned readings) that
surprised you. Be sure to think about why the material interested you as a
thinker.
Set a timer
(on the stove, a clock, or on your phone) and write for 10 minutes without
stopping.
You may
find it helpful to use the following format as a guide for your Journal
writing:
Observe.
Describe the week’s content and resources as if you are writing to a person who
has not seen, heard, or observed them.
Process.
Answer the question, “What does this content or topic mean?”
Reflect.
Answer the question, “What is the value of understanding this
material?”
By Day 7
Submit a
minimum 150-word Journal Assignment. Journal about one aspect of the classroom
resources (Assignments, Discussions, or assigned readings) that surprised you.
Make sure to describe why the material interested you as a thinker. You can
also include your thoughts about returning to school, including your
excitement, anxieties, and any concerns.
This
Assignment is for you to share your feelings. There are no rules, and you will
not be graded on your writing.
NURS3100 Issues/Trends in Nursing
Week 2 Assignment 1
Assignment
1: Journal: Time Management (Observe, Process, Reflect)
Glasses and
PenReturning to school to earn your next degree is a wonderful goal, and
balancing family, work, and school can seem daunting. Often when focusing on
one task, you lose track of others. That is why it is important to have a plan
for stepping out of your other roles and into your new role as student. We all
have multiple roles in life. Being engaged in your classwork requires you to
plan, prioritize, and create a space in which learning takes place.
For this
assignment, you consider how to address distractions you might encounter as a
student at Walden.
To prepare
Review the
Week 2 Assignment 1 Rubric, provided in the Course Information area.
Complete
the Time Management Tracking Table listed in the Time Management Tool Kit.
Read or
view at least one additional resource listed in the Time Management Tool Kit
based upon your specific needs.
Set a timer
(on the stove, a clock, or on your phone) and write for 10 minutes without
stopping.
By Day 7
Submit a
minimum 150-word Journal Assignment. Journal about one aspect of the classroom
resources (Assignments, Discussions, or assigned readings) that surprised you.
Additionally, journal about one or both of the options below:
Option 1
What
concerns do you have about managing distractions and obtaining the support you
need to be successful? Include how you plan to make certain that you have
support, and how you will take personal responsibility for your own success.
OR
Option 2
What study
rituals are you putting in place, and how will these rituals help you focus and
decrease distractions? Share your plan to develop rituals to help you
transition into the role of Walden student.
This
Assignment is for you to share your feelings. There are no rules, and you will
not be graded on your writing.
NURS3100 Issues/Trends in Nursing
Week 2 Assignment 2
Assignment
2: Improving Writing: The “Grammarly” Report
Grammarly is
a writing enhancement platform that helps make you a better writer by
correcting more than 250 grammatical mistakes, while also catching contextual
spelling errors and poor vocabulary usage. All you have to do is submit your
work—and Grammarly will work its magic!
For this
Assignment, you will practice using Grammarly by submitting your Week 1
Discussion posts to the Grammarly platform.
To prepare
Review the
Grading Rubric for Week 2 Assignment 2 provided in the Course Information area.
Review the
following documents to guide you (found at the end of the submission
instructions):
Grammarly
Report Instructions (PDF)
Copy and
Paste (PDF)
Review the
tutorial Grammarly: Accessing Grammarly (Walden University, n.d.-f) from this
week’s Learning Resources.
Access the
Grammarly Student Login website and follow the instructions for creating a free
Grammarly student account. (A link to Grammarly is found at the end of these
instructions.)
Access your
Discussion posts from Week 1. You may find it helpful to copy and paste it into
a word processing document (such as in Microsoft Word).
Submit your
Word Document that contains the Week 1 Discussion to Grammarly.
Note:
Submit your work to Grammarly no later than Day 4 due to occasional turn-around
delays from Grammarly.
Document: Grammarly Report Instructions (PDF)
Grammarly
Assignment
Once you
receive you Grammarly Report back regarding your Week 1 Discussion post, upload
your Grammarly Report for grading using the Assignment submission link.
Please save
your Assignment using the following naming convention: WK2Assgn2+last
name+first initial.
NURS3100 Issues/Trends in Nursing
Week 3 Assignment 1
Assignment
1: Impact of Nurses On Health Care Quality
It is
important for nurses to stay abreast of current issues and trends in our field.
Use this opportunity to develop or enhance your expertise on your chosen topic.
This
Assignment introduces you to the Walden Library. The Library is an invaluable
resource for discovering nursing and health care–related databases and
professional articles. Practice and refine your paraphrasing skills.
To prepare
Review the
Week 3 Assignment 1 Rubric, provided in the Course Information area.
Review the
AWE Checklist and Additional Resources for your Assignment:
1000 AWE
Level Assignment Template
TOP Ten BSN
Reference and Citations
Complete
Walden SafeAssign and Academic Integrity Online Tutorial, provided in this
week’s Learning Resources.
Use the
1000 AWE Level Assignment Template found in the Resources for this week to
complete your Assignment.
Explore
this week’s Writing Resources and Program Success Tools, and specifically:
Use Google
Scholar to search for articles related to the topic you selected. Link Google
Scholar to the Walden Library using the instructions provided.
Search for
articles related to the topic you selected using the Nursing Databases of the
Walden Library.
Use the
Walden Library to research the impact of nursing on healthcare quality as
viewed through the Magnet professional practice model. Select one current
(published within the last 5 years) research article on this topic to address.
This week’s Library Learning Resources will guide you through your database
search.
Article
Response Assignment
Write a
one-page summary and response to the article that you selected from the Walden
Library. A template is provided in the Learning Resources to guide you in
formatting your paper.
As you
reflect on the findings in your chosen article, consider how the findings
compare to your own professional nursing experience with Magnet, or, if you
have no personal experience with Magnet, your thoughts concerning Magnet:
Paraphrase
and integrate information from the article into paper.
Include an
introduction, body, and a summary (conclusion).
Consider
factors or principles from the article that hold true for or resonate with you.
Utilize
this week’s Writing Center Course Resources to guide you through the process of
paraphrasing and referencing evidence from your article. Review the AWE
Checklist, Weeks 1–3, to see where you should be concerning your writing
abilities. The Week 3 Assignment Rubric will keep you on track. Use Grammarly
to check your writing for errors before submitting your Assignment.
Have fun
writing your first paper!
NURS3100 Issues/Trends in Nursing
Week 3 Assignment 2
Promise to
Practice by Walden’s Code for Academic Integrity
As a nurse,
the Nurses’ Code of Ethics is a foundational guide as you practice your
professional obligations with integrity and ideals. This assignment allows you
build on those nursing ethics as they pertain to your academic work and
writing.
As a
university student, you are bound by Walden’s Code of Conduct. An important
aspect of the Code of Conduct is maintaining academic integrity which includes
avoiding plagiarism. Here you will familiarize yourself with a portion of
Walden’s Code of Conduct called Academic Integrity. You are asked to
acknowledge that you have read the Academic Integrity expectations of the Code
to uphold your HIGHEST standards in your student practice as you already do in
your nursing practice.
To prepare
Go to the
Student Handbook found at https://catalog.waldenu.edu/
Click on
Student Expectations and Responsibilities and
Choose Code
of Conduct and click on it. Scroll down the page and please review number 4
Academic Integrity and the following topics that are covered:
Plagiarism
Student
Misuse of Their Own Scholarly Work
Cheating
Providing
False Information
Copyright
Violation
Assignment:
Fill in the
attached template document Promise to Practice With Academic Integrity by
typing your initials and name into the provided blank spaces.
NURS3100 Issues/Trends in Nursing
Week 4 Assignment
Assignment:
Quality Nursing (Part 1 of 2)
Welcome to
Part 1 of this assignment!
Quality Nurses
use Quality Indicators (QIs) for several purposes. QIs highlight potential
quality concerns, identify areas that need further study and investigation, and
track changes over time. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
QIs include Prevention Quality Indicators, Inpatient Quality Indicators,
Patient Safety Indicators, and Pediatric Quality Indicators (Agency for
Healthcare Research and Quality, n.d.). You will use these quality indicators
within your Assignment.
This
Assignment also takes you back to the Walden Library. The Library is an
invaluable resource for discovering nursing and health care–related databases
and professional articles. Continue to practice and refine your writing skills.
Learn how to use APA in-text citations and references. Use the Grammarly
program—it is an invaluable writing tool to enhance your work.
In
subsequent weeks, you will continue working in this substantive area.
To prepare
Review the
Week 4 Assignment Rubric, provided in the Course Information area.
Review the
AWE Checklist and Additional Resources for your Assignment:
2000/3000
AWE Level Assignment Template
TOP Ten BSN
References and Citations
Review this
week’s Writing Resources and Program Success Tools. Revisit the Writing
Resources and Program Success Tools from Weeks 1 through 3 as needed. Focus on
the QIs at http://www.qualityindicators.ahrq.gov/.
Choose a QI
related to a nursing topic of interest to you. Think about the ways in which
following and measuring this crucial health data improve effectiveness and
efficiency in your nursing practice. Consider any points that relate your
selected topic to the journey ahead in your nursing career.
Find two
articles in the Walden Library to support your scholarly opinion in your paper.
Assignment
Use the
Walden Writing Center guidelines titled “Writing a Paper” and “Scholarly
Writing: Overview” to do the following:
Draft a 2-
to 3-page paper describing your selected QI in general, and then describe how
this QI has the potential to improve the quality, safety, and outcomes of your
patients and their families.
Describe
the current data available and leadership’s goal for improvement.
Draft a
solution using 2 sources from professional and scholarly literature to support
your proposal.
Use the
2000/3000 AWE Level Assignment Template in the resources for this week to
complete your Assignment.
Use in-text
citations to support your paper. Use essay-level writing skills, including the
use of transitional material and organizational frames.
Before you
submit your final paper for grading, submit it to a Safe Assign Draft in
Academic Integrity. Use the information provided in the Originality Report
(Walden University, n.d.-c) to revise your paper. Paraphrasing and citing your
sources in-text will decrease the similarity score. Go to Academic Integrity to
learn how to interpret your originality score. Revise your paper before
submitting it to Week 4 Assignment within the course.
Safe Assign
provides feedback to students on their use of source material using the world’s
largest content comparison database. Safe Assign highlights original writing
and instances of proper citation. Later in Week 6, you will learn the
importance of understanding plagiarism and the concept of originality. Safe
Assign is also found in Academic Integrity.
By Day 7
Submit both
your revised paper and the Safe Assign report.
NURS3100 Issues/Trends in Nursing
Week 5 Assignment
Assignment:
Maintaining Academic Integrity by Avoiding Plagiarism
In Week 3,
you reviewed the Academic Integrity portion of Walden’s Code of Conduct and
signed a Promise to Practice According to Walden’s Code for Academic Integrity.
As a nurse, you are empowered by practicing with the HIGHEST standards in both
your nursing and academic writing practices.
This week,
you will learn about plagiarism and ways to strengthen your academic writing
integrity. As a future nurse scholar-practitioner, you want to have the
skill-set to successfully propose changes for quality and safety in healthcare.
Your integrity in the collection and sharing of this evidence is foundational
to successfully support your propositions to change practice.
You want to
be adequately prepared to successfully propose changes for quality and safety
in healthcare. Your integrity in the collection and sharing of this evidence is
foundational to successfully support your propositions to change practice.
According
to the Walden Writing Center (2017), plagiarism is when an author represents
someone else’s intellectual property as his or her own work. Authors are most
commonly at risk of plagiarizing when they fail to adequately cite the original
source material from which they took words and ideas. Plagiarism can occur in
many forms and can range from a lack of citations to incorrect paraphrasing or
actual direct copy and pasting of a source’s phrasing into another author’s own
paper. (para 1)
Key ways to
avoid plagiarizing are as follows:
Paraphrase
your sources. Paraphrasing means rewriting your source’s content into your own words
and NOT using direct quotes or cutting and pasting from sources.
Synthesize
the reading material. Throughout your program, focus on synthesizing more than
paraphrasing. Thus, by graduation, you will be at the point where you can
collect all pertinent sources for evidence, read and think about the material,
and then synthesize those readings into your OWN words. Again, this process
does NOT include the use of direct quotes.
Write with
the same level of integrity as you practice your nursing obligations. Cheating
is taken seriously at Walden and consequences include expulsion from the
program. As a BSN student, avoid plagiarism in your assignments in the
following ways.
Do not use
direct quotes.
Understand
that academic writing is about putting forth scholarly opinions in your own
words. Provide proof of those opinions by paraphrasing and synthesizing
material from scholarly research and professional experts. Throughout the
program, focus on synthesizing more than paraphrasing so by graduation you will
be at the point where you can collect all pertinent sources of evidence, read
and think about the material, and then synthesize those readings into your own
words. This process does not include the use of direct quotes.
Give credit
to someone else’s ideas and writings by citing and referencing in APA style.
Upload all
of your assignments to Safe Assign Drafts prior to submitting them for grading.
To Prepare:
Read the
Writing Center’s section on Plagiarism found at http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/ASCsuccess/ASCplagiarism
The Writing
Center has developed a Plagiarism Checklist to assist students in
double-checking their work and scholarship practices to avoid plagiarism.
Download the plagiarism checklist below and use it for each assignment to
establish good academic integrity practices!
http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/ASCsuccess/ASCplagiarismchecklist
Read the
Writing Center’s section on Paraphrasing and watch the video on Paraphrasing
found at http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/evidence/paraphrase/effective
Read the
Writing Center’s section on Synthesizing and watch the video on Synthesizing
found at http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/evidence/synthesis
Assignment:
In this
Assignment, a) describe how you will avoid plagiarism in your submitted
assignments; and b) discuss how paraphrasing and synthesizing professional
literature strengthens your future nurse scholar-practitioner practice.
NURS3100 Issues/Trends in Nursing
Week 6 Assignment 1
Assignment
1: Quality Nursing (Part 2 of 2)
Welcome to
Week 6, the final week of this 2-part assignment!
Quality As
you learned in previous weeks, effectiveness and efficiency are improved in
your nursing practice by following and measuring Quality Indicators (QIs). In
Week 4 you learned how quality, safety, and outcomes are vastly improved by
monitoring and adjusting nursing practice for QIs.
You have
learned many new skills as well! You learned to utilize the Walden Library,
Grammarly, and Safe Assign; to cite articles using APA in-text citations; and
to summarize your colleagues’ work. Give yourself a “pat on the back”!
In this
Week 6 Assignment, you revisit your paper one last time. This Assignment gives
you the opportunity to thoroughly review your paper and incorporate your
instructor’s feedback that you received in Week 4. You will also learn more
about the “Safe Assign” program.
When it
comes to writing, “practice makes perfect.” Enjoy the practice!
To prepare
Review the
Week 6 Assignment Rubric from the Course Information area.
Review the
AWE Checklist and Additional Resources for your Assignment:
2000/3000
AWE Level Assignment Template
TOP Ten BSN
References and Citations
Review your
Week 4 Assignment (Quality Nursing: Part 1) and the feedback that you received
from your instructor (both within the paper and in the gradebook comments).
Review the
Week 5 Summary (Quality Nursing: Part 2) of your assignment by your fellow
student.
Review “Q.
How Do I Proofread or Revise?” (Walden University, n.d.-k) from this week’s
Writing Resources and Program Success Tools.
Use the
2000/3000 AWE Level Assignment Template to complete your Assignment.
Assignment:
Revision of Quality Nursing Paper
Revise your
paper as needed to reflect the feedback that you received from your instructor
within the paper and in the gradebook comments.
Compose a
paragraph about what you learned from writing and rewriting the Week 4 and Week
6 Assignments. For example, did you learn how to become a more organized
writer; are you more adept at accessing Library resources; do you have a better
understanding of how to cite resources using APA Style? This paragraph should be inserted before the
conclusion paragraph (see the Assignment Template in your Week 4 Learning
Resources for assistance in placement).
Do not
submit your revised paper to the SafeAssign Draft area of the course this week
unless you have made major revisions to your paper. SafeAssign will recognize
your Week 4 draft and give you a high SafeAssign Score. Thus, if you are
satisfied with the integrity of your Assignment, submit it for grading.
NURS3100 Issues/Trends in Nursing
Week 6 Assignment 2
Assignment
2: Journal: Observe, Process, and Reflect
Glasses and
PenAs mentioned in Week 1 Assignment 2, the objective of the Journal Assignment
is to provide you with a private place to “think on the page.” As a reminder,
the Journal is not formal writing, and only you and your Instructor will see
your Journal Assignment. Although these assignments are meant to be free
writing, you should revise before submitting.
As you
write, think about the audience to whom you are writing and the difference
between personal writing and scholarly writing. Your Journal writing falls into
the category of personal writing and should be approached in that way. Think of
the Journal as an academic reflection space.
To prepare
Review the
Week 6 Assignment 2 Rubric from the Course Information area.
Review the
information about how to complete Journal Assignments.
Think about
the feelings you have experienced while completing your first BSN course.
Reflect on
your goals and think about how you plan to achieve them.
Think about
the material you encountered in the course this week and consider one aspect of
the classroom resources (Assignments, Discussions, or assigned readings) that
surprised you. Be sure to think about why the material interested you as a
thinker.
Set a timer
(on the stove, a clock, or on your phone) and write for 10 minutes without
stopping.
You may
find it helpful to use the following format as a guide for your Journal
writing:
Observe.
Describe the week’s content and resources as if you are writing to a person who
has not seen, heard, or observed them.
Process.
Answer the question, “What does this content or topic mean?”
Reflect.
Answer the question, “What is the value of understanding this material?”
This
Assignment is for you to share your feelings. There are no rules, and you will
not be graded on your writing.
By Day 7
Submit a
minimum 150-word Journal Assignment. How do you feel about completing your
first BSN course? What are your goals, and how do you plan to achieve them?

NURS3100 Issues/Trends in Nursing
Week 1 Assignment 1
Assignment
1: Technology Contingency Plan
Medical
Professionals Learning online will put you into contact with a number of new
technologies. Some of the tools that you will use will be easy to understand
and even fun to engage with, but you may also encounter technology that you
find frustrating. Technology can and does enhance learning, and technology also
can cause many distractions. In this Assignment, you will view the Creating a
Technology Backup Plan media located in this week’s Learning Resources and
complete the Technology Contingency Plan worksheet.
To prepare
View the
Creating a Technology Backup Plan video (Laureate Education, 2014), provided in
this week’s Learning Resources.
View the
Assignment 1 Rubric to guide you in completing your Assignment.
Access the
Technology Contingency Plan worksheet in this week’s resources.
Assignment
Directions
Complete
the Technology Contingency Plan worksheet.
By Day 7
Submit your
Technology Contingency Plan worksheet.
NURS3100 Issues/Trends in Nursing
Week 1 Assignment 2
Assignment
2: Journal: Observe, Process, Reflect
Glasses and
PenThe objective of the Journal Assignment is to provide you with a private
place to think on the page; “thinking on the page” is a phrase used
to describe writing as a form of thinking. Some of us process our thoughts out
loud as we describe them to others. In an academic environment, you will be
asked to record your ideas in writing (“thinking on the page”) to
show the new knowledge that you’ve acquired through reading and listening to
the resources and completing the assignments. The Journal is not formal
writing, and only you and your Instructor will see the Journal Assignment.
These assignments are meant to be free writing, but you should revise before
submitting.
As you
write, think about the audience to whom you are writing and the difference
between personal writing and scholarly writing. Your journal writing falls into
the category of personal writing and should be approached in that way. Think of
the Journal as an academic reflection space.
To prepare
Review the
Week 1 Assignment 2 Rubric, provided in the Course Information area.
Think about
the feelings you have had as you prepared to return to school for your BSN.
Think about
the material you encountered in the course this week and consider one aspect of
the classroom resources (Assignments, Discussions, or assigned readings) that
surprised you. Be sure to think about why the material interested you as a
thinker.
Set a timer
(on the stove, a clock, or on your phone) and write for 10 minutes without
stopping.
You may
find it helpful to use the following format as a guide for your Journal
writing:
Observe.
Describe the week’s content and resources as if you are writing to a person who
has not seen, heard, or observed them.
Process.
Answer the question, “What does this content or topic mean?”
Reflect.
Answer the question, “What is the value of understanding this
material?”
By Day 7
Submit a
minimum 150-word Journal Assignment. Journal about one aspect of the classroom
resources (Assignments, Discussions, or assigned readings) that surprised you.
Make sure to describe why the material interested you as a thinker. You can
also include your thoughts about returning to school, including your
excitement, anxieties, and any concerns.
This
Assignment is for you to share your feelings. There are no rules, and you will
not be graded on your writing.
NURS3100 Issues/Trends in Nursing
Week 2 Assignment 1
Assignment
1: Journal: Time Management (Observe, Process, Reflect)
Glasses and Pen Returning to school to earn your next degree is a wonderful goal, and
balancing family, work, and school can seem daunting. Often when focusing on
one task, you lose track of others. That is why it is important to have a plan
for stepping out of your other roles and into your new role as student. We all
have multiple roles in life. Being engaged in your classwork requires you to
plan, prioritize, and create a space in which learning takes place.
For this
assignment, you consider how to address distractions you might encounter as a
student at Walden.
To prepare
Review the
Week 2 Assignment 1 Rubric, provided in the Course Information area.
Complete
the Time Management Tracking Table listed in the Time Management Tool Kit.
Read or
view at least one additional resource listed in the Time Management Tool Kit
based upon your specific needs.
Set a timer
(on the stove, a clock, or on your phone) and write for 10 minutes without
stopping.
By Day 7
Submit a
minimum 150-word Journal Assignment. Journal about one aspect of the classroom
resources (Assignments, Discussions, or assigned readings) that surprised you.
Additionally, journal about one or both of the options below:
Option 1
What
concerns do you have about managing distractions and obtaining the support you
need to be successful? Include how you plan to make certain that you have
support, and how you will take personal responsibility for your own success.
OR
Option 2
What study
rituals are you putting in place, and how will these rituals help you focus and
decrease distractions? Share your plan to develop rituals to help you
transition into the role of Walden student.
This
Assignment is for you to share your feelings. There are no rules, and you will
not be graded on your writing.
NURS3100 Issues/Trends in Nursing
Week 2 Assignment 2
Assignment
2: Improving Writing: The “Grammarly” Report
Grammarly is
a writing enhancement platform that helps make you a better writer by
correcting more than 250 grammatical mistakes, while also catching contextual
spelling errors and poor vocabulary usage. All you have to do is submit your
work—and Grammarly will work its magic!
For this
Assignment, you will practice using Grammarly by submitting your Week 1
Discussion posts to the Grammarly platform.
To prepare
Review the
Grading Rubric for Week 2 Assignment 2 provided in the Course Information area.
Review the
following documents to guide you (found at the end of the submission
instructions):
Grammarly
Report Instructions (PDF)
Copy and
Paste (PDF)
Review the
tutorial Grammarly: Accessing Grammarly (Walden University, n.d.-f) from this
week’s Learning Resources.
Access the
Grammarly Student Login website and follow the instructions for creating a free
Grammarly student account. (A link to Grammarly is found at the end of these
instructions.)
Access your
Discussion posts from Week 1. You may find it helpful to copy and paste it into
a word processing document (such as in Microsoft Word).
Submit your
Word Document that contains the Week 1 Discussion to Grammarly.
Note:
Submit your work to Grammarly no later than Day 4 due to occasional turn-around
delays from Grammarly.
Document: Grammarly Report Instructions (PDF)
Grammarly
Assignment
Once you
receive you Grammarly Report back regarding your Week 1 Discussion post, upload
your Grammarly Report for grading using the Assignment submission link.
Please save
your Assignment using the following naming convention: WK2Assgn2+last
name+first initial.
NURS3100 Issues/Trends in Nursing
Week 3 Assignment 1
Assignment
1: Impact of Nurses On Health Care Quality
It is
important for nurses to stay abreast of current issues and trends in our field.
Use this opportunity to develop or enhance your expertise on your chosen topic.
This
Assignment introduces you to the Walden Library. The Library is an invaluable
resource for discovering nursing and health care–related databases and
professional articles. Practice and refine your paraphrasing skills.
To prepare
Review the
Week 3 Assignment 1 Rubric, provided in the Course Information area.
Review the
AWE Checklist and Additional Resources for your Assignment:
1000 AWE
Level Assignment Template
TOP Ten BSN
Reference and Citations
Complete
Walden SafeAssign and Academic Integrity Online Tutorial, provided in this
week’s Learning Resources.
Use the
1000 AWE Level Assignment Template found in the Resources for this week to
complete your Assignment.
Explore
this week’s Writing Resources and Program Success Tools, and specifically:
Use Google
Scholar to search for articles related to the topic you selected. Link Google
Scholar to the Walden Library using the instructions provided.
Search for
articles related to the topic you selected using the Nursing Databases of the
Walden Library.
Use the
Walden Library to research the impact of nursing on healthcare quality as
viewed through the Magnet professional practice model. Select one current
(published within the last 5 years) research article on this topic to address.
This week’s Library Learning Resources will guide you through your database
search.
Article
Response Assignment
Write a
one-page summary and response to the article that you selected from the Walden
Library. A template is provided in the Learning Resources to guide you in
formatting your paper.
As you
reflect on the findings in your chosen article, consider how the findings
compare to your own professional nursing experience with Magnet, or, if you
have no personal experience with Magnet, your thoughts concerning Magnet:
Paraphrase
and integrate information from the article into paper.
Include an
introduction, body, and a summary (conclusion).
Consider
factors or principles from the article that hold true for or resonate with you.
Utilize
this week’s Writing Center Course Resources to guide you through the process of
paraphrasing and referencing evidence from your article. Review the AWE
Checklist, Weeks 1–3, to see where you should be concerning your writing
abilities. The Week 3 Assignment Rubric will keep you on track. Use Grammarly
to check your writing for errors before submitting your Assignment.
Have fun
writing your first paper!
NURS3100 Issues/Trends in Nursing
Week 3 Assignment 2
Promise to
Practice by Walden’s Code for Academic Integrity
As a nurse,
the Nurses’ Code of Ethics is a foundational guide as you practice your
professional obligations with integrity and ideals. This assignment allows you
build on those nursing ethics as they pertain to your academic work and
writing.
As a
university student, you are bound by Walden’s Code of Conduct. An important
aspect of the Code of Conduct is maintaining academic integrity which includes
avoiding plagiarism. Here you will familiarize yourself with a portion of
Walden’s Code of Conduct called Academic Integrity. You are asked to
acknowledge that you have read the Academic Integrity expectations of the Code
to uphold your HIGHEST standards in your student practice as you already do in
your nursing practice.
To prepare
Go to the
Student Handbook found at https://catalog.waldenu.edu/
Click on
Student Expectations and Responsibilities and
Choose Code
of Conduct and click on it. Scroll down the page and please review number 4
Academic Integrity and the following topics that are covered:
Plagiarism
Student
Misuse of Their Own Scholarly Work
Cheating
Providing
False Information
Copyright
Violation
Assignment:
Fill in the
attached template document Promise to Practice With Academic Integrity by
typing your initials and name into the provided blank spaces.
NURS3100 Issues/Trends in Nursing
Week 4 Assignment
Assignment:
Quality Nursing (Part 1 of 2)
Welcome to
Part 1 of this assignment!
Quality Nurses
use Quality Indicators (QIs) for several purposes. QIs highlight potential
quality concerns, identify areas that need further study and investigation, and
track changes over time. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
QIs include Prevention Quality Indicators, Inpatient Quality Indicators,
Patient Safety Indicators, and Pediatric Quality Indicators (Agency for
Healthcare Research and Quality, n.d.). You will use these quality indicators
within your Assignment.
This
Assignment also takes you back to the Walden Library. The Library is an
invaluable resource for discovering nursing and health care–related databases
and professional articles. Continue to practice and refine your writing skills.
Learn how to use APA in-text citations and references. Use the Grammarly
program—it is an invaluable writing tool to enhance your work.
In
subsequent weeks, you will continue working in this substantive area.
To prepare
Review the
Week 4 Assignment Rubric, provided in the Course Information area.
Review the
AWE Checklist and Additional Resources for your Assignment:
2000/3000
AWE Level Assignment Template
TOP Ten BSN
References and Citations
Review this
week’s Writing Resources and Program Success Tools. Revisit the Writing
Resources and Program Success Tools from Weeks 1 through 3 as needed. Focus on
the QIs at http://www.qualityindicators.ahrq.gov/.
Choose a QI
related to a nursing topic of interest to you. Think about the ways in which
following and measuring this crucial health data improve effectiveness and
efficiency in your nursing practice. Consider any points that relate your
selected topic to the journey ahead in your nursing career.
Find two
articles in the Walden Library to support your scholarly opinion in your paper.
Assignment
Use the
Walden Writing Center guidelines titled “Writing a Paper” and “Scholarly
Writing: Overview” to do the following:
Draft a 2-
to 3-page paper describing your selected QI in general, and then describe how
this QI has the potential to improve the quality, safety, and outcomes of your
patients and their families.
Describe
the current data available and leadership’s goal for improvement.
Draft a
solution using 2 sources from professional and scholarly literature to support
your proposal.
Use the
2000/3000 AWE Level Assignment Template in the resources for this week to
complete your Assignment.
Use in-text
citations to support your paper. Use essay-level writing skills, including the
use of transitional material and organizational frames.
Before you
submit your final paper for grading, submit it to a Safe Assign Draft in
Academic Integrity. Use the information provided in the Originality Report
(Walden University, n.d.-c) to revise your paper. Paraphrasing and citing your
sources in-text will decrease the similarity score. Go to Academic Integrity to
learn how to interpret your originality score. Revise your paper before
submitting it to Week 4 Assignment within the course.
Safe Assign
provides feedback to students on their use of source material using the world’s
largest content comparison database. Safe Assign highlights original writing
and instances of proper citation. Later in Week 6, you will learn the
importance of understanding plagiarism and the concept of originality. Safe
Assign is also found in Academic Integrity.
By Day 7
Submit both
your revised paper and the Safe Assign report.
NURS3100 Issues/Trends in Nursing
Week 5 Assignment
Assignment:
Maintaining Academic Integrity by Avoiding Plagiarism
In Week 3,
you reviewed the Academic Integrity portion of Walden’s Code of Conduct and
signed a Promise to Practice According to Walden’s Code for Academic Integrity.
As a nurse, you are empowered by practicing with the HIGHEST standards in both
your nursing and academic writing practices.
This week,
you will learn about plagiarism and ways to strengthen your academic writing
integrity. As a future nurse scholar-practitioner, you want to have the
skill-set to successfully propose changes for quality and safety in healthcare.
Your integrity in the collection and sharing of this evidence is foundational
to successfully support your propositions to change practice.
You want to
be adequately prepared to successfully propose changes for quality and safety
in healthcare. Your integrity in the collection and sharing of this evidence is
foundational to successfully support your propositions to change practice.
According
to the Walden Writing Center (2017), plagiarism is when an author represents
someone else’s intellectual property as his or her own work. Authors are most
commonly at risk of plagiarizing when they fail to adequately cite the original
source material from which they took words and ideas. Plagiarism can occur in
many forms and can range from a lack of citations to incorrect paraphrasing or
actual direct copy and pasting of a source’s phrasing into another author’s own
paper. (para 1)
Key ways to
avoid plagiarizing are as follows:
Paraphrase
your sources. Paraphrasing means rewriting your source’s content into your own words
and NOT using direct quotes or cutting and pasting from sources.
Synthesize
the reading material. Throughout your program, focus on synthesizing more than
paraphrasing. Thus, by graduation, you will be at the point where you can
collect all pertinent sources for evidence, read and think about the material,
and then synthesize those readings into your OWN words. Again, this process
does NOT include the use of direct quotes.
Write with
the same level of integrity as you practice your nursing obligations. Cheating
is taken seriously at Walden and consequences include expulsion from the
program. As a BSN student, avoid plagiarism in your assignments in the
following ways.
Do not use
direct quotes.
Understand
that academic writing is about putting forth scholarly opinions in your own
words. Provide proof of those opinions by paraphrasing and synthesizing
material from scholarly research and professional experts. Throughout the
program, focus on synthesizing more than paraphrasing so by graduation you will
be at the point where you can collect all pertinent sources of evidence, read
and think about the material, and then synthesize those readings into your own
words. This process does not include the use of direct quotes.
Give credit
to someone else’s ideas and writings by citing and referencing in APA style.
Upload all
of your assignments to Safe Assign Drafts prior to submitting them for grading.
To Prepare:
Read the
Writing Center’s section on Plagiarism found at http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/ASCsuccess/ASCplagiarism
The Writing
Center has developed a Plagiarism Checklist to assist students in
double-checking their work and scholarship practices to avoid plagiarism.
Download the plagiarism checklist below and use it for each assignment to
establish good academic integrity practices!
http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/ASCsuccess/ASCplagiarismchecklist
Read the
Writing Center’s section on Paraphrasing and watch the video on Paraphrasing
found at http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/evidence/paraphrase/effective
Read the
Writing Center’s section on Synthesizing and watch the video on Synthesizing
found at http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/evidence/synthesis
Assignment:
In this
Assignment, a) describe how you will avoid plagiarism in your submitted
assignments; and b) discuss how paraphrasing and synthesizing professional
literature strengthens your future nurse scholar-practitioner practice.
NURS3100 Issues/Trends in Nursing
Week 6 Assignment 1
Assignment
1: Quality Nursing (Part 2 of 2)
Welcome to
Week 6, the final week of this 2-part assignment!
Quality As
you learned in previous weeks, effectiveness and efficiency are improved in
your nursing practice by following and measuring Quality Indicators (QIs). In
Week 4 you learned how quality, safety, and outcomes are vastly improved by
monitoring and adjusting nursing practice for QIs.
You have
learned many new skills as well! You learned to utilize the Walden Library,
Grammarly, and Safe Assign; to cite articles using APA in-text citations; and
to summarize your colleagues’ work. Give yourself a “pat on the back”!
In this
Week 6 Assignment, you revisit your paper one last time. This Assignment gives
you the opportunity to thoroughly review your paper and incorporate your
instructor’s feedback that you received in Week 4. You will also learn more
about the “Safe Assign” program.
When it
comes to writing, “practice makes perfect.” Enjoy the practice!
To prepare
Review the
Week 6 Assignment Rubric from the Course Information area.
Review the
AWE Checklist and Additional Resources for your Assignment:
2000/3000
AWE Level Assignment Template
TOP Ten BSN
References and Citations
Review your
Week 4 Assignment (Quality Nursing: Part 1) and the feedback that you received
from your instructor (both within the paper and in the gradebook comments).
Review the
Week 5 Summary (Quality Nursing: Part 2) of your assignment by your fellow
student.
Review “Q.
How Do I Proofread or Revise?” (Walden University, n.d.-k) from this week’s
Writing Resources and Program Success Tools.
Use the
2000/3000 AWE Level Assignment Template to complete your Assignment.
Assignment:
Revision of Quality Nursing Paper
Revise your
paper as needed to reflect the feedback that you received from your instructor
within the paper and in the gradebook comments.
Compose a
paragraph about what you learned from writing and rewriting the Week 4 and Week
6 Assignments. For example, did you learn how to become a more organized
writer; are you more adept at accessing Library resources; do you have a better
understanding of how to cite resources using APA Style? This paragraph should be inserted before the
conclusion paragraph (see the Assignment Template in your Week 4 Learning
Resources for assistance in placement).
Do not
submit your revised paper to the SafeAssign Draft area of the course this week
unless you have made major revisions to your paper. SafeAssign will recognize
your Week 4 draft and give you a high SafeAssign Score. Thus, if you are
satisfied with the integrity of your Assignment, submit it for grading.
NURS3100 Issues/Trends in Nursing
Week 6 Assignment 2
Assignment
2: Journal: Observe, Process, and Reflect
Glasses and
PenAs mentioned in Week 1 Assignment 2, the objective of the Journal Assignment
is to provide you with a private place to “think on the page.” As a reminder,
the Journal is not formal writing, and only you and your Instructor will see
your Journal Assignment. Although these assignments are meant to be free
writing, you should revise before submitting.
As you
write, think about the audience to whom you are writing and the difference
between personal writing and scholarly writing. Your Journal writing falls into
the category of personal writing and should be approached in that way. Think of
the Journal as an academic reflection space.
To prepare
Review the
Week 6 Assignment 2 Rubric from the Course Information area.
Review the
information about how to complete Journal Assignments.
Think about
the feelings you have experienced while completing your first BSN course.
Reflect on
your goals and think about how you plan to achieve them.
Think about
the material you encountered in the course this week and consider one aspect of
the classroom resources (Assignments, Discussions, or assigned readings) that
surprised you. Be sure to think about why the material interested you as a
thinker.
Set a timer
(on the stove, a clock, or on your phone) and write for 10 minutes without
stopping.
You may
find it helpful to use the following format as a guide for your Journal
writing:
Observe.
Describe the week’s content and resources as if you are writing to a person who
has not seen, heard, or observed them.
Process.
Answer the question, “What does this content or topic mean?”
Reflect.
Answer the question, “What is the value of understanding this material?”
This
Assignment is for you to share your feelings. There are no rules, and you will
not be graded on your writing.
By Day 7
Submit a
minimum 150-word Journal Assignment. How do you feel about completing your
first BSN course? What are your goals, and how do you plan to achieve them?

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