Describe the role of the advanced practice nurse (NP or CNS), advanced nursing practice (Clinical Systems Administration, Public Health Nurse) or advanced generalist (CNL) in the 21st century

**Repeat: The final submission includes Part I (revised) and Part II; the final version of the Advanced Nursing Role has one introduction, one purpose, the body of the paper divided into sections as prescribed, one conclusion and one reference page.

Directions: This is an academic paper with a main focus on the advanced nursing role for which you have chosen within the graduate program (NP, CNS, CNL, Public Health/Global Health or CSA).
If you have chosen a NP role then further delineation of the role should occur i.e. Neonatal, Acute Pediatric, Family, Adult-Gerontology and/or Acute Adult Gerontology.

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Grading: See Rubric at end of these Directions!

The paper will be graded using the rubric found at the end of these directions. Papers must follow the guidelines identified in the APA 6th edition. Each submitted paper must have a title page (page 1), abstract (page 2), running header, page numbers, 2 levels of heading (Level 1 and Level 2 or Level 2 and Level 3) Arial or Times New Roman 11 or 12 point font, 1 inch margins, double spacing, and a reference page.

Emphasis is placed on the writing style, use of correct grammar, sentence structure, organizational flow, synthesis and use of primary and secondary levels of evidence. The final paper must have 75% of the references as primary references (original studies).

Part I Advanced Nursing Role Paper 10%

Describe the role of the advanced practice nurse (NP or CNS), advanced nursing practice (Clinical Systems Administration, Public Health Nurse) or advanced generalist (CNL) in the 21st century (Select your role specialty). Include a short history of the role, identify the key competencies (DNP competencies and the specific role competencies i.e. (CSA or CNL or Public Health or NP role i.e. Neonatal, Acute Pediatric, Family, Adult/Gerontology Primary and/or Acute Adult Gerontology) associated with the role, and identify the strengths and barriers facing this advanced nursing role (substantiate strengths and barriers with primary evidence/original studies).

Part II Advanced Nursing Role Paper 30%

Advanced practices nurses are experts within their fields of practice and are expected to have a major positive influence on policy, clinical, quality, patient safety, and cost outcomes. Discuss the major policy, clinical, quality, patient safety and cost outcomes found for the role (CSA or CNL or Public Health or NP role i.e. Neonatal, Acute Pediatric, Family, Adult/Gerontology Primary or Acute Adult Gerontology). Specifically include any local, regional, national or international benchmarks available for these outcomes. Use of primary evidence required. The final paper will have 75% of the references are primary evidence (original studies completed involving the topic area).

Advanced Nursing Role Paper Rubric

Introduction (20%)

No stated purpose.

Purpose for writing is vague or not clearly stated.

Purpose for writing is clear and specific.

10/10

No introduction of major points.

Vague introduction of major points.

Clear introduction of major points that are relevant to the topic.

10/10

Development (40%)

Major points do not support thesis.

Major points partially support thesis.

Major points fully support topic.

6/6

Fails to consider multiple viewpoints.

Presents other points of view but does not reason through them.

Clearly and fairly discusses multiple points of view.

8/8

Sequencing of major/minor points does not support writer’s purpose.

Sequencing of major/minor points partially supports writer’s purpose.

Sequencing of major/minor points effectively supports writer’s purpose.

6/6

Fails to show how evidence supports main points/thesis.

Weak analysis of evidence to show how it supports main points/thesis.

Clear reasoning that shows how evidence supports main topic.

12/12

Fallacies abound within the essay.

Some fallacies exist within the essay.

Essay is free of fallacies.

2/2

No transitions.

Transitions are not always clear.

Transitions effectively connect major/minor points.

6/6

Conclusion (15%)

No conclusion or one that does not support the thesis.

Conclusion partially supports thesis.

Conclusion is clear and reinforces the topic and major parts.

8/8

Conclusion is disconnected from the evidence and reasoning, or it introduces new ideas.

Conclusion is not strongly linked to the evidence and reasoning, or it is not concise.

Conclusion is fully justified by the evidence and the reasoning, and it is concise.

7/7

Style and Grammar (25%)

Numerous sentences that are wordy and vague.

Some sentences are not always clear.

Clear, concise sentences.

5/5

Paragraphs contain sentences not relevant to the topic.

Some paragraphs are confusing or vague.

Clear, concise paragraphs that include topic sentences.

5/5

Primarily passive voice.

Some passive voice – not excessive.

Primarily active voice.

5/5

Minimal use of APA format

Several errors in APA format

Only one or two errors in APA format

5/5

Numerous errors in grammar, tense, punctuation or spelling.

Only a few errors in grammar, punctuation or spelling.

Only one or two errors in grammar, punctuation, or spelling.

5/5

Late Papers

There will be a 1 point deduction for each day late. There are no exceptions.
After 30 days a grade of 0% will be given.

APA 6th Edition

APA 6th Edition will be used for the paper. It is mandatory with each submission. If there is no APA formatting, the paper will be returned to the student for APA formatting with points deducted for each day late. All papers must include the following:

Title Page (page 1)
Running head
Correct title information
Abstract (page 2) with these components
Purpose, Background, Content, and Conclusion
Page numbers
Minimum of 2 levels of heading: Example
Level 1 Centered, bold, upper and lower case
Level 2 Flush left on page, bold, upper and lower case
Level 3 Indented, First word, first letter of first word upper case, remainder of word and words are lower case, period at end, followed by paragraph.
Reference Page

Rubric
Advanced Nursing Role Paper Rubric (1)
Advanced Nursing Role Paper Rubric (1)
Criteria Ratings Pts
Purpose for writing is clear and specific.
10 pts
Clear introduction of major points that are relevant to the topic.
10 pts
Major points fully support topic.
6 pts
Clearly and fairly discusses multiple points of view.
8 pts
Sequencing of major/minor points effectively supports writer’s purpose.
6 pts
Clear reasoning that shows how evidence supports main topic.
12 pts
Transitions effectively connect major/minor points.
6 pts
Conclusion is clear and reinforces the topic and major parts.
8 pts
Conclusion is fully justified by the evidence and the reasoning, and it is concise
7 pts
Clear, concise sentences.
5 pts
Clear, concise paragraphs that include topic sentences.
5 pts
Primarily active voice
5 pts
75% percent of references are primary research
2 pts
Only one or two errors in grammar, punctuation, or spelling.
5 pts
Description of criterion
5 pts
Total Points: 100