NR 506 Week 5 Planning Your Visit Legislator (Part A)

Planning Your Visit(Part A)

 

Guidelines and Grading Rubric

Purpose

The purpose of this assignment is to: (a) identify communication strategies that support an effective policy making-presentation/visit(CO #2);(b) deliver a message andmake 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. (PO2,10)

Due Date: Sunday 11:59 p.m. MT at the end of Week 5

Total Points: 100points

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 communication strategies involved in your approach to the legislator including plan, message, and recommendations; see Worksheet 2 and again, the focus is on evidence-based communication techniques for effective healthcare policy visit to the legislator.

3. Provide an analysis of empirical evidence of effective communication strategies and techniques to support an effective visit and follow-up to the legislator.

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

5. Provide concluding statements summarizingthe content.

6. Paper will be 2-3 pages, excluding title and reference pages, and in APA format 6thedition.

7. Five non-text book references are required as minimum.

Preparing the Paper

Following completion of Planning Your Visit Ungraded Worksheet 2, target communication strategies that support an effective policymaking visit. Include a minimum of five (5) classic references or current references (published within the past 5 years) that support your policy plan, the message, recommendations, and follow-up.

Category Points % Description

Introduction and Conclusion 10 10 Introductionbriefly identifies your healthcare policy-priority issue, the policy itself and legislator with a plan for the policymaker visit/presentation. Concluding statements summarize content.

Empirical Evidence 50 50 Empirical evidence identifies effective communication strategies and techniqueswith follow-up supporting your visit to the legislator.

Specific Examples 20 20 Provide specific examples of the impact and/or importance of a successful visit/presentation to nursing.

APA Format 10 10 Text, title page, and references are consistent with APA format 6thedition.

Writing Quality 10 10 Rules of grammar, word usage, sentence and paragraph format, and punctuation are followed. Paper length appropriate.

Total 100 100 A quality assignment will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.

Grading Rubric

Assignment Criteria Exceptional

(100%)

Outstanding or highest level of performance Exceeds

(88%)

Very good or high level of performance Meets

(80%)

Competent or satisfactory level of performance Needs Improvement

(38%)

Poor or failing level of performance Developing

(0)

Unsatisfactory level of performance

ContentPossible Points = 100 Points

Introduction and Conclusion 10 Points 9 Points 8 Points 4 Points 0 Points

Introduction briefly identifiesyour healthcare/policy-priority issue, policy itself, and legislator with a plan for the policymaker visit/presentation.Concluding statements summarizing content have no inaccuracy.

Introduction of your healthcare/policy-priority issue, policy itself, and legislatorwith a plan for policymaker visit/presentation has rare inaccuracy.Concluding statements lack occasional important element or specificity.

Introduction of your healthcare/policy-priority issue, policy itself, and legislator with a plan for policymaker visit/presentation lacks occasional important element or specificity.Concluding statements lack occasional important element or specificity.

Introduction of your healthcare/policy-priority issue, policy itself and legislator with a plan for a policymaker visit/presentation has multiple instances of inaccuracies or is lacking content.Concluding statements have multiple instances of inaccuracies or lacks content.

No attempt at introduction or conclusion.

Empirical Evidence 50 Points 44 Points 40 Points 19 Points 0 Points

Empirical evidence ofeffective communication strategies and techniques with follow-up supporting your healthcare policy-priority visit to the legislator is clearly articulated.

Empirical evidence ofeffective communication strategies and techniques with follow-up supporting your healthcare policy-priority visit to the legislator has a few inaccuracies.

Empirical evidence ofeffective communication strategies and techniques with follow-up supporting your healthcare policy-priority visit to the legislator has multiple instances of inaccuracies or lacks detail/articulation.

Empirical evidence of effective communication strategies and techniques with follow-up supporting your healthcare policy-priority visit to the legislator is missing.

No attempt at providing Empirical evidence.

Specific Examples 20 Points 18 Points 16 Points 8 Points 0 Points

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

Provides specific examples of the impact and/or importance of a successful visit/presentation 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/presentation to nursing and has multiple instances of inaccuracies and/or lacks clarity.

No specific examples of the impact OR importance of a successful visit/presentation to nursing.

No specific examples of the impact AND importance of a successful visit/presentation to nursing.

Content Subtotal_____of80 points

Format Possible Points = 20 Points

APA Format: 10 Points 9 Points 8 Points 4 Points 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 APA format errors in the text, title page, and/or reference page(s).

There are 6 or more APA format errors in the text, title page, and/or reference page(s).

Writing Quality.

10 Points 9 Points 8 Points 4 Points 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 errors 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 6 or more errors.

Format Subtotal_____of 20 points

Total Points_____of 100 points

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