The purpose of this assignment is to provide the student an opportunity to explore the roles and competencies of the advanced practice nurse (APN).

Purpose 

The purpose of this assignment is to provide the student an opportunity to explore the roles and competencies of the advanced practice nurse (APN). 

Activity Learning Outcomes 

Through this assignment, the student will demonstrate the ability to: 

1. Examine roles and competencies of advanced practice nurses essential to performing as leaders and advocates of holistic, safe, and quality care. (CO1) 

2. Explore the process of scholarship engagement to improve health and healthcare outcomes in various settings. (CO4) 

Due Date

Assignment should be submitted to the Week 2 Roles in Advanced Practice Nursing dropbox by Sunday 11:59 p.m. MST at the end of Week 2. When the assignment is placed in the dropbox, it will automatically be submitted to Turnitin. You may submit the assignment one additional time before the due date to lower the Turnitin score. If you choose to resubmit, the second submission will be considered final and subject to grading.  Once the due date for the assignment passes, you may not resubmit to lower a Turnitin score. 

This assignment will follow the late assignment policy specified in the course syllabus. 

Students 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. 

In the event of a situation that prevents timely submission of an assignment, students may petition their instructor for a waiver of the late submission grade reduction. The instructor will review the student’s rationale for the request and make a determination based on the merits of the student’s appeal. Consideration of the student’s total course performance to date will be a contributing factor in the determination. Students should continue to attend class, actively participate, and complete other assignments while the appeal is pending. 

Total Points Possible:  150 

Requirements

1. The Roles in Advanced Nursing Practice paper is worth 150 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 3-6 pages, excluding title page and reference page(s). 

5. Support ideas with a minimum of 2 scholarly resources. Scholarly resources do not include your textbook. You may need to use more than 2 scholarly resources to fully support your ideas. 

6. You may use first person voice when describing your rationale for choosing the CNP role and your plans for clinical practice.  

7. Current 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): 

·

· Roles in Advanced Practice Nursing (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) 

· Four APN Roles 

· Rationale for Choosing CNP Role 

· Plans for Clinical Practice 

· Role Transition 

· Conclusion 

Directions

1. Introduction: Provide an overview of what will be covered in the paper. Introduction should include general statements on advanced practice nursing roles, general statements on the role transition from RN to APN, and identification of the purpose of the paper. 

2. Four APN Roles: Describe the role, educational preparation, and work environment for the four APN roles (CNP, CNS, CRNA & CNM). Provide support from at least one scholarly source. 

3. Rationale for Choosing CNP Role: Describe your rationale for choosing the CNP advanced practice role versus one of the other roles. 

4. Plans for Clinical Practice: Discuss your plans for clinical practice after graduation. Explain how your understanding of NP practice has changed after researching the four ANP roles. 

5. Role Transition: Discuss your transition from the RN role to the NP role. Describe two factors that may impact your transition. Discuss two strategies you will use to support a successful transition from the RN to your NP role. Provide reference support from at least one scholarly source. The textbook is not a scholarly source. 

6. Conclusion: Provide a conclusion, including a brief summary of what you discussed in the paper. 

ASSIGNMENT CONTENT 
Category Points % Description 
Introduction 12 8% Provides an overview of what will be covered in the paper. Introduction should include:  1. general statements on advanced practice nursing roles 2. general statements on the role transition from RN to APN 3. identification of the purpose of the paper. 
Four APN Roles 40 27% Describes the role, educational preparation, and work environment for the four APN roles  1. CNP 2. CNS 3. CRNA 4. CNM Provides support from at least one scholarly source. 
Rationale for Choosing CNP Role 15 10% Describes the student’s rationale for choosing the CNP advanced practice role versus one of the other roles. 
Plans for Clinical Practice 15 10% Discusses the student’s plans for clinical practice after graduation. Explains how student’s understanding of NP practice has changed after researching ANP roles.  
Role Transition 40 27% Discusses the student’s transition from the RN role to the NP role.  1. Describes two factors that may impact the transition.  2. Discusses two strategies student will use to support a successful transition from the RN to your NP role.  Provides reference support from at least one scholarly source. The textbook is not a scholarly source. 
Conclusion 12 8% Provides a conclusion, including a brief summary of what was discussed in the paper. 
 134 90% Total CONTENT Points= 134 points 
ASSIGNMENT FORMAT 
Category Points % Description 
APA Formatting 5% Formatting follows APA Manual (current edition) guidelines for  1. title page 2. body of paper (including citations and headings) 3. reference page 
Writing Mechanics 5% 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 3 pages but no more than 6 pages. 
 16 10% Total FORMAT Points= 16 points 
 150 90% ASSIGNMENT TOTAL=150 points 

Rubric

NR500NP_Week 2_ Roles in APN_Sept 19

NR500NP_Week 2_ Roles in APN_Sept 19
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 advanced practice nursing roles; 2) general statements on the role transition from RN to APN; and 3) identification of the purpose of the paper.12 ptsExcellentPresentation of information is comprehensive and includes all three requirements.11 ptsV. GoodPresentation of information is superficial and includes all three requirements.10 ptsSatisfactoryPresentation of information includes two requirements.6 ptsNeeds ImprovementPresentation of information includes one requirement.0 ptsUnsatisfactoryNo introduction provided or introduction does not address any of the requirements.12 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeFour APN RolesDescribes the role, educational preparation, and work environment for the four APN roles 1) CNP 2) CNS 3) CRNA 4) CNM Provides support from at least one scholarly source.40 ptsExcellentPresentation of information is comprehensive, includes all four roles, AND provides support from at least one scholarly source.36 ptsV. GoodPresentation of information is superficial in places, includes some description of all four roles AND provides support from at least one scholarly source.33 ptsSatisfactoryPresentation of information includes description of three roles AND Provides support from at least one scholarly source.20 ptsNeeds ImprovementPresentation of information includes description of three roles but does not provide support from at least one scholarly source.0 ptsUnsatisfactoryPresentation of information includes description of two or fewer roles, with or without support from a scholarly source.40 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeRationale for Choosing CNP RoleDescribes the student’s rationale for choosing the CNP advanced practice role versus one of the other roles.15 ptsExcellentPresentation of information is comprehensive14 ptsV. GoodPresentation of information is satisfactory.12 ptsSatisfactoryPresentation of information is superficial.8 ptsNeeds ImprovementPresentation of information is minimal.0 ptsUnsatisfactoryDoes not provide rationale for choosing CNP role.15 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePlans for Clinical Practice1) Discusses the student’s plans for clinical practice after graduation. 2) Explains how student’s understanding of NP practice has changed after researching ANP roles.15 ptsExcellentPresentation of information is comprehensive and includes both requirements.14 ptsV. GoodPresentation of information is superficial and includes both requirements.12 ptsSatisfactoryPresentation of information is minimal and includes both requirements.8 ptsNeeds ImprovementPresentation of information is missing one requirement.0 ptsUnsatisfactoryDoes not provide plans for clinical practice.15 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeRole TransitionDiscusses the student’s transition from the RN role to the NP role. 1) Describes two factors that may impact the student’s transition. 2) Discusses two strategies student will use to support a successful transition from the RN to your NP role. Provides reference support from at least one scholarly source.40 ptsExcellentPresentation of information is comprehensive, includes both requirements, AND provides support from at least one scholarly source.36 ptsV. GoodPresentation of information is superficial in places, includes both requirements AND provides support from at least one scholarly source.33 ptsSatisfactoryPresentation of information is minimal, includes both requirements, AND provides support from at least one scholarly source.20 ptsNeeds ImprovementPresentation of information includes only one of the requirements OR does not provide support from a scholarly source.0 ptsUnsatisfactoryPresentation of information does not address role transition.40 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeConclusionProvides a conclusion, including a brief summary of what was discussed in the paper.12 ptsExcellentProvides a conclusion, including a brief summary of what was discussed in the paper.11 ptsV. GoodConclusion superficial in places, provides a brief summary of what was discussed in the paper.10 ptsSatisfactoryConclusion provides a partial summary of what was discussed in the paper.6 ptsNeeds ImprovementConclusion minimal, does not provide a summary of what was discussed in the paper.0 ptsUnsatisfactoryNo Conclusion provided.12 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAPA FormattingFormatting follows current edition APA Manual guidelines for • title page • body of paper (including citations and headings) • reference page One deduction for each type of APA format error.8 ptsExcellent0 to 1 APA error is present7 ptsV. Good2–3 APA errors are present6 ptsSatisfactory4–5 APA errors are present4 ptsNeeds Improvement6–7 APA errors are present0 ptsUnsatisfactory8 or more APA errors are present8 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 manual8 ptsExcellent1–2 errors or exceptions7 ptsV. Good3–4 errors or exceptions6 ptsSatisfactory5–6 errors or exceptions OR the paper is less than 3 pages or greater than 6 pages4 ptsNeeds Improvement7–8 errors or exceptions0 ptsUnsatisfactory9 or more errors or exceptions8 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 ptsManual Deductions0 ptsManual Deductions0 pts
Total Points: 150

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