Sample Nursing Research Assignment on Health Care Policy and Reflection

  1. JOSEPH’S COLLEGE

DEPARTMENT OF NURSING

NU 530: ETHICS AND PUBLIC POLICY IN THE HEALTH CARE DELIVERY SYSTEM

SUMMER 2022

Health Care Policy and Reflection Paper & Grading Criteria  (25% of grade)

            Purpose:

The purpose of this assignment is for the student to demonstrate an ability to:

·       Identify a contemporary issue in health care policy and its relevance to advanced practice nursing.

·       Conduct a search of appropriate evidence-based literature

  • Utilize research to recommend improvements in the health care delivery system.

·       Reflect upon the APN competencies related to that issue

            Guidelines:

  • In consultation with instructor the student will select a current issue in health policy
  • The student will conduct a literature search and identify at least five recent (within 5 years) articles from peer-reviewed journals that provide information related to the identified issue
  • Student will prepare a well-worded paper which integrates the information learned from conducting the literature search and summarizes reflection of personal and professional responsibilities related to the issue including the impact on the APN competencies of your chosen track
  • Assignment is to be typed and presented in APA format which includes a title page (identifying the student’s name, course information, date) an abstract page, the body of the paper, and reference page (listing all resources utilized making sure to cite within the body of the paper where those resources were utilized) Total components of the Research Paper to be at least eight (8) pages.
  • Grading rubric for this assignment is as follows:
                                APA Format

 

Paper must be formatted in APA style to include:

·       Title page (name, course information, date, running head information)

·       Abstract (appears on new page, provides a concise summary of the key points of the paper, single paragraph, double-spaced consists of 150-200 words

·       Body of the paper is all double-spaced with professional language throughout, includes page numbers and running head

·       Paper is organized with correct spelling & grammar

·       Paper to include proper headings in the proper format

·       Total paper to be at least eight (8) pages

·       In-text citations used for all paraphrased material and page # and quotations are used for direct quotes

·       Reference page is thorough and properly formatted (each source cited in the paper must appear on the reference list and all entries on the reference list must be cited within the body of the paper