Distinguish the DNP role in affecting healthcare practice and policy change.

Distinguish the DNP role in affecting healthcare practice and policy change..

Distinguish the DNP role in affecting healthcare practice and policy change.

Description
The purpose of this assignment will be to gain an understanding of your new role as a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP nurse leader), specifically to address the scope of your new responsibilities and how you will be prepared to meet the challenges to transform practice through the application of your new knowledge, as well as make a substantial contribution to improve healthcare system costs, quality, and access.
The DNP is the newest nursing degree and emerged in the midst of calls for greater accountability in the healthcare system. This educational shift toward doctorial preparedness represents a logical response to a national call to action around contemporary healthcare agendas. The supporters of the DNP movement believe this degree will provide leadership in a variety of settings, including nurse executives, quality managers, clinical program directors, and nursing faculty positions, as well as bring evidence-based practice and policy changes to the clinical realm and provide practice leadership roles. Your DNP degree will be acknowledged as a terminal degree with an intellectual base focused on leadership, evidence-based practice, and policy changes in the clinical realm.
REQUIREMENTS
Description
The purpose of this assignment will be to gain an understanding of your new role as a DNP-prepared nurse, specifically to address the scope of your new responsibilities and how you will be prepared to meet the challenges to transform practice through the application of your new knowledge.
The objectives for this assignment will consist of the following.
1. Describe why you have pursued the DNP degree and what changes in your professional stance will change as a result of obtaining the degree. (2 pages)
a. Provide your professional and personal accounts of why you are pursuing the degree.
b. Provide your insight as to whether you feel there will be a change in your professional stance as a result of your degree.
c. How will you be addressed by physicians and non-physicians?
2. Identify and describe your ideal position and how you plan to meet the healthcare challenges, as well as transform practice (refer to two areas most relevant to you)? (2 pages)
a. How will your new role contribute to improving the healthcare system in terms of cost, quality, and access?
b. How will your new role contribute to changing practice to the clinical realm through evidence-based practice?
c. How will your new role contribute to addressing policy changes that impact the clinical realm?
3. In your new role as a DNP-prepared nurse, describe what skills and knowledge will you bring forth in the healthcare or academic setting (answer to the area most relevant to you). (1 page)
a. As a nurse leader, what new skills and knowledge will you bring forth compared to a nurse executive with his or her MSN or MBA?
b. As a nurse faculty member, what new skills and knowledge will you bring forth compared to a tenured faculty member with their PhD?
c. As a nurse politician, what new skills and knowledge will you bring forth compared to a nurse leader with his or her MSN or MPH?
d. As a quality improvement specialist, what new skills and knowledge will you bring forth compared to a nurse quality consultant with his or her MSN or MPH?
4. Review the Eight Recommendations for Transforming the Future (2011). Expand on two of the recommendations that resonate most with you and in alignment with your ideal position. (2 pages)
a. How may you support the two recommendations from your new skills and knowledge as a DNP-prepared nurse?
5. Conclusion (1 page)
a. Summarize the main points from the content of your paper.
Criteria for Format and Special Instructions
1. The paper (excluding the title page and references page) should be 8 pages. Points will be lost for not meeting the length requirement. Estimated page length for each section of the paper is outlined in the description of the assignment section.
2. Font and sizes acceptable: 12 point, Times New Roman or 11 point Ariel.
3. Use of the following subheadings to organize the content of your paper.
a. Pursuit of the DNP
b. Ideal position
c. Skills and knowledge
d. Recommendations for transforming the future
e. Conclusion
4. This assignment must be submitted to Turnitin, as required by the Turnitin policy. Check with the instructor for more information.
5. The textbooks required for this course may not be used as a reference for this assignment.
6. A minimum of eight scholarly references must be used. Scholarly references need to be current, 5?8 years or less (anonymous authors or web pages are not acceptable).
7. Title page, body of paper, and reference page must follow APA guidelines as found in the sixth edition of the manual; this includes the use of headings for each section or topic of the paper.
8. Ideas and information that come from readings must be cited and referenced correctly.
9. Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are followed and consistent with formal written work as found in the sixth edition of the APA manual.
10. This paper is worth 250 total points and will be graded on quality of topic, quality of paper information, use of citations, grammar, and sentence structure.

Please use references not more than 5 years old (2011 2016)

Selected Topic Paper:
Guidelines and Grading Rubric
PURPOSE
The purpose of this assignment will be to gain an understanding of your new role as a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP nurse leader), specifically to address the scope of your new responsibilities and how you will be prepared to meet the challenges to transform practice through the application of your new knowledge, as well as make a substantial contribution to improve healthcare system costs, quality, and access.
The DNP is the newest nursing degree and emerged in the midst of calls for greater accountability in the healthcare system. This educational shift toward doctorial preparedness represents a logical response to a national call to action around contemporary healthcare agendas. The supporters of the DNP movement believe this degree will provide leadership in a variety of settings, including nurse executives, quality managers, clinical program directors, and nursing faculty positions, as well as bring evidence-based practice and policy changes to the clinical realm and provide practice leadership roles. Your DNP degree will be acknowledged as a terminal degree with an intellectual base focused on leadership, evidence-based practice, and policy changes in the clinical realm.
This assignment is to be completed by the end of Week 3 of this course and will require the following objectives to be addressed.
? Describe why you have pursued the DNP degree and what changes in your professional stance will change as a result of obtaining the degree.
? Identify and describe your ideal position and how you will transform practice or contribute to improving the healthcare system in terms of cost, quality, and access.
? In your new role as a DNP prepared nurse, describe what skills and knowledge you will bring forth in the healthcare or academic setting.
? List two of the Eight Recommendations for Transforming the Future (2011) that resonate most with you and in alignment with your ideal position.
COURSE OUTCOMES
Through this assignment, the student will demonstrate the ability to do the following.
CO 1: Integrate interprofessional collaboration and the DNP role in healthcare service, nursing scholarship, and advanced practice. (POs 4, 8)
CO 2: Utilize DNP leadership strategies for advancing healthcare policy across diverse healthcare delivery systems. (POs 2, 3, 4)
CO 3: Analyze selected forces that shape higher education administration from a DNP perspective. (POs 1, 8)
CO 6: Distinguish the DNP role in affecting healthcare practice and policy change. (POs 1, 2, 3, 4)
CO 8: Compare and contrast driving and restraining forces that shape DNP leader response to advance quality and safety initiatives in healthcare. (POs 1, 3, 5, 6)
POINTS
This assignment is worth a total of 250 points.
REQUIREMENTS
Description
The purpose of this assignment will be to gain an understanding of your new role as a DNP-prepared nurse, specifically to address the scope of your new responsibilities and how you will be prepared to meet the challenges to transform practice through the application of your new knowledge.
The objectives for this assignment will consist of the following.
1. Describe why you have pursued the DNP degree and what changes in your professional stance will change as a result of obtaining the degree. (2 pages)
a. Provide your professional and personal accounts of why you are pursuing the degree.
b. Provide your insight as to whether you feel there will be a change in your professional stance as a result of your degree.
c. How will you be addressed by physicians and non-physicians?
2. Identify and describe your ideal position and how you plan to meet the healthcare challenges, as well as transform practice (refer to two areas most relevant to you)? (2 pages)
a. How will your new role contribute to improving the healthcare system in terms of cost, quality, and access?
b. How will your new role contribute to changing practice to the clinical realm through evidence-based practice?
c. How will your new role contribute to addressing policy changes that impact the clinical realm?
3. In your new role as a DNP-prepared nurse, describe what skills and knowledge will you bring forth in the healthcare or academic setting (answer to the area most relevant to you). (1 page)
a. As a nurse leader, what new skills and knowledge will you bring forth compared to a nurse executive with his or her MSN or MBA?
b. As a nurse faculty member, what new skills and knowledge will you bring forth compared to a tenured faculty member with their PhD?
c. As a nurse politician, what new skills and knowledge will you bring forth compared to a nurse leader with his or her MSN or MPH?
d. As a quality improvement specialist, what new skills and knowledge will you bring forth compared to a nurse quality consultant with his or her MSN or MPH?
4. Review the Eight Recommendations for Transforming the Future (2011). Expand on two of the recommendations that resonate most with you and in alignment with your ideal position. (2 pages)
a. How may you support the two recommendations from your new skills and knowledge as a DNP-prepared nurse?
5. Conclusion (1 page)
a. Summarize the main points from the content of your paper.
Criteria for Format and Special Instructions
1. The paper (excluding the title page and references page) should be 8 pages. Points will be lost for not meeting the length requirement. Estimated page length for each section of the paper is outlined in the description of the assignment section.
2. Font and sizes acceptable: 12 point, Times New Roman or 11 point Ariel.
3. Use of the following subheadings to organize the content of your paper.
a. Pursuit of the DNP
b. Ideal position
c. Skills and knowledge
d. Recommendations for transforming the future
e. Conclusion
4. This assignment must be submitted to Turnitin, as required by the Turnitin policy. Check with the instructor for more information.
5. The textbooks required for this course may not be used as a reference for this assignment.
6. A minimum of eight scholarly references must be used. Scholarly references need to be current, 5?8 years or less (anonymous authors or web pages are not acceptable).
7. Title page, body of paper, and reference page must follow APA guidelines as found in the sixth edition of the manual; this includes the use of headings for each section or topic of the paper.
8. Ideas and information that come from readings must be cited and referenced correctly.
9. Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are followed and consistent with formal written work as found in the sixth edition of the APA manual.
10. This paper is worth 250 total points and will be graded on quality of topic, quality of paper information, use of citations, grammar, and sentence structure.

DIRECTIONS AND GRADING CRITERIA
Category Points % Description
Pursuit of the DNP 45 18 Description of why a DNP degree has been pursued and what professional changes will occur as a result of obtaining the degree
Ideal Position 50 20 Identification and description of the ideal position and how healthcare challenges will be met as well as transformation in practice
Skills and Knowledge 50 20 Description of what skills and knowledge will be brought forth in the healthcare or academic setting
Recommendations for Transforming the Future 50 20 Expansion on two of the Eight Recommendations for Transforming the Future most in alignment with an ideal position
Conclusion 30 12 Summation of the main points of the content of your paper
APA Format 5 2 Title page, body of paper, and reference page must follow APA guidelines as found in the sixth edition of the manual; this includes the use of headings for each section or topic of the paper.
Citations in Text 15 6 Ideas and information that come from readings must be cited and referenced correctly.
Writing Mechanics 5 2 Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are followed and consistent with formal written work as found in the sixth edition of the APA manual.
Total 250 100
A quality assignment will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.

GRADING RUBRIC
Assignment Criteria A
(100?92%)
Outstanding or highest level of performance B
(91?84%)
Very good or high level of performance C
(83?76%)
Competent or satisfactory level of performance F
(75?0%)
Poor or failing or unsatisfactory level of performance
Content
Possible Points = 225 Points
Pursuit of the DNP
45 points 41?45 Points 38?40 Points 34?37 Points 0?33 Points
Description of why DNP degree has been pursued and what professional changes will occur as a result of obtaining the degree; includes all of the following:
professional and personal accounts of why the degree had been pursued;
insight into whether there will be a change in professional stance;
how it is addressed by physicians and non-physicians Description of why DNP degree has been pursued and what professional changes will occur as a result of obtaining the degree; includes two of the following:
professional and personal accounts of why the degree had been pursued;
insight into whether there will be a change in professional stance;
how it is addressed by physicians and non-physicians Description of why DNP degree has been pursued and what professional changes will occur as a result of obtaining the degree; includes one of the following:
professional and personal accounts of why the degree had been pursued;
insight into whether there will be a change in professional stance;
how it is addressed by physicians and non-physicians Description of why DNP degree has been pursued and what professional changes will occur as a result of obtaining the degree; does not include the following:
professional and personal accounts of why the degree had been pursued;
insight into whether there will be a change in professional stance;
how it is addressed by physicians and non-physicians
Ideal Position
50 points 46?50 Points 42?45 Points 38?41 Points 0?37 Points
Identification and description of the ideal position and how healthcare challenges will be met in two of the following areas (most relevant):
improving the healthcare system in terms of cost, quality, and access;
changing practice to the clinical realm through evidence-based practice;
addressing policy changes that impact the clinical realm Identification and description of the ideal position and how healthcare challenges will be met in one of
following areas (most relevant):
improving the healthcare system in terms of cost, quality, and access;
changing practice to the clinical realm through evidence-based practice;
addressing policy changes that impact the clinical realm Identification and description of the ideal position, but does not include how healthcare challenges will be met in one to two of the following areas (most relevant):
improving the healthcare system in terms of cost, quality, and access;
changing practice to the clinical realm through evidence-based practice;
addressing policy changes that impact the clinical realm Identification and description of the ideal position and how healthcare challenges will be met does not include the following:
improving the healthcare system in terms of cost, quality, and access;
changing practice to the clinical realm through evidence-based practice;
addressing policy changes that impact the clinical realm
Skills and Knowledge
50 points 46?50 Points 42?45 Points 38?41 Points 0?37 Points
Description of what skills and knowledge will be brought forth in the healthcare or academic setting within the following positions (most relevant):
as a nurse leader;
as a nurse faculty member;
as a nurse politician;
as a quality improvement specialist Description includes either what skills or knowledge will be brought forth in the healthcare or academic setting within the following positions (most relevant):
as a nurse leader;
as a nurse faculty member;
as a nurse politician;
as a quality improvement specialist Description includes what skills and knowledge will be brought forth but does not match the healthcare or academic setting (most relevant):
as a nurse leader;
as a nurse faculty member;
as a nurse politician;
as a quality improvement specialist Description of what skills and knowledge will be brought forth in the healthcare or academic setting is not included:
as a nurse leader;
as a nurse faculty member;
as a nurse politician;
as a quality improvement specialist
Recommendations for Transforming the Future
50 points 46?50 Points 42?45 Points 38?41 Points 0?37 Points
Expansion on two of the Eight Recommendations for Transforming the Future in alignment with an ideal position:
how the two recommendations are supported from new skills and knowledge as a DNP-prepared nurse Expansion on one of the Eight Recommendations for Transforming the Future in alignment with an ideal position:
how the one recommendation is supported from new skills and knowledge as a DNP-prepared nurse Expansion on one to two of the Eight Recommendations for Transforming the Future, but not in alignment with an ideal position:
how the one to two recommendations supported from new skills and knowledge as a DNP-prepared nurse Expansion on two of the Eight Recommendations for Transforming the Future in alignment with an ideal position is not included.
Conclusion
30 points 28?30 Points 25?27 Points 23?24 Points 0?22 Points
Thorough summation of the main points of the content of paper. Summation of the main points of the content of the paper Brief summation of the main points of the content of paper Summation of the main points of the content of paper is not included
Content Subtotal _____of 225 points
Format
Possible Points = 25 Points
APA Style
5 points 5 Points 2 Points 1 Point 0 Points
There are 0?1 APA format errors in the text, title page, and reference pages,
AND
correctly formatted headings identify all sections of the paper. There are 2?4 APA format errors in the text, title page, and reference pages,

AND
correctly formatted headings identify all sections of the paper. There are 5?6 APA format errors in the text, title page, or reference pages,
OR
correctly formatted headings do not identify all sections of the paper. There are more than 7 APA format errors in the text, title page, or reference pages,
OR
there are no headings in the paper.
Citations
15 points 14?15 Points 12?13 Points 10?11 Points 0?9 Points
There are 0?1 errors in the crediting of ideas and information that contributed to knowledge. There are 2?3 errors in the crediting of ideas and information from sources that contributed to knowledge. There are 4?5 errors in the crediting of ideas and information from sources that contributed to knowledge. There are 6 or more errors in the crediting of ideas and information from sources that contributed to knowledge.
Writing Quality
5 points 5 Points 2 Points 1 Point 0 Points
1?2 errors or exceptions to the rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation, and other aspects of formal written work, as found in the 6th edition of the APA manual,
AND
paper meets page-length requirements 3?5 exceptions or errors to the rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation, and other aspects of formal written work, as found in the 6th edition of the APA manual,
AND
paper meets page-length requirements 6?7 errors and exceptions to the rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation, and other aspects of formal written work, as found in the 6th edition of the APA manual,
OR
paper does not meet page-length requirements 8 or more errors and exceptions to the rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation, and other aspects of formal written work, as found in the 6th edition of the APA manual
Format Subtotal _____of 25 points
Turnitin Turnitin originality report NOT submitted -5%
Total Points

Use the attached APA template Please.

Title in Upper and Lower Case
Your Name
Course Number: Course Name
Term Month and Year

Title of your Paper in Upper and Lower Case (Centered, not Bold)
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Level 1 Paper Heading (Bold and centered)
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References (centered, not bold)
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Distinguish the DNP role in affecting healthcare practice and policy change.

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