University of Kentucky Roles

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 pts

Excellent

Presentation of information is comprehensive and includes all three requirements.

11 pts

V. Good

Presentation of information is superficial and includes all three requirements.

10 pts

Satisfactory

Presentation of information includes two requirements.

6 pts

Needs Improvement

Presentation of information includes one requirement.

0 pts

Unsatisfactory

No 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

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