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    • Week 6 Assignment: Hot Topic

      Purpose

      This assignment prompts you to identify and discuss current trends in professional nursing. You must search the Internet for “hot topics” that relate to nurses and nursing, and describe them to your classmates by posting to the discussion. You will also read your classmates’ contributions and select one to which you will post a commentary. This assignment provides an opportunity for you to understand your classmates’ viewpoints that may differ from your own.

      Course Outcomes

      • CO 1: Consider the role of the professional nurse in relation to the concepts of integrity and ethical accountability within nursing practice. (PO 4, 6)
      • CO 2: Explore the impact of contemporary health care issues on the role of the professional nurse. (PO 7)

      Directions

      1. Review the types of topics that are covered in this course (i.e., professional, ethical, and legal issues).
      2. Search the Internet for a current story related to one of the course topics. Topics may be ethical, legal, political, or professional in nature. The story must be no older than 1 year. Do not use wikis, Wikipedia, Facebook, or other social media. Instead, look for stories that may be found in, but not limited to, online news sites, professional organizations’ issues pages, or journal editorials.
      3. Identify the name of the site you selected, its URL/web address, and your summary in the discussion. Indicate the date when the story was posted.
      4. Write two to three well-developed paragraphs that summarize the main points of the story. Determine what issue is reflected in the story. Share your viewpoint about the story as it relates to nurses and the nursing profession. Make sure you review the grading criteria in the rubric. See Grading below.
      5. The second part of this assignment requires you to read about the hot topics that have been posted by your classmates.
      6. Choose one topic of interest that is about an issue different from your own hot topic.
      7. Visit the site using the URL your classmate provided, and review the story.
      8. Post a comment about the story on the discussion as a reply to that classmate’s original post. Do not repeat the story, but add your own insights and opinions, which may differ from the opinions of your classmates. Remember to be respectful as you engage in meaningful dialogue.

      Huston, C. J. (2020). Professional issues in nursing: Challenges and opportunities (5th ed.) Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer.

      • Chapter 16 Whistle-Blowing in Nursing, pp. 230-242
      • Optional: Chapter 17 Impaired Nursing Practice: Is Progress Being Made? pp. 243-255
      • Criteria Ratings Pts
        This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome


        Selection:

        Select a hot topic on the Internet related to a professional nursing issue.

        20.0 pts

        Selects a very appropriate hot topic through Internet searching that is related to a professional nursing issue. Explains in excellent detail how the topic is related to the course. States the date when the story appeared (no more than 1 year old).

        18.0 pts

        Selects a mostly appropriate hot topic through Internet searching that is related to a professional nursing issue. Explains in good detail how the topic is related to the course. States the date when the story appeared (no more than 1 year old).

        16.0 pts

        Selects a vaguely appropriate hot topic through Internet searching that is related to a professional nursing issue. Explains in fair detail how the topic is related to the course. May or may not provide the date when the story appeared (may or may not be more than 1 year old).

        8.0 pts

        Selects a topic that may not clearly relate to professional nursing or this course. Does not provide date OR date is significantly older than 1 year.

        0.0 pts

        Fails to select a topic.

        20.0 pts

        This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome


        Location:

        Provide the location of the story on the Internet.

        20.0 pts

        Provides the correct name of the website, and a working web address or URL that enables others to visit the site.

        18.0 pts

        Provides the correct name of the website, and a working web address or URL, but not one that takes the reader directly to the story.

        16.0 pts

        Provides the correct name of the website, but a broken or indirect URL.

        8.0 pts

        Provides no name for the website, and a broken or indirect URL.

        0.0 pts

        Fails to provide name of website and working URL.

        20.0 pts

        This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome


        Summary:

        Summarize the story in detail.

        60.0 pts

        Summarizes the story in excellent detail including the nursing issue that is addressed, the nurses and other key people involved, and other pertinent information that informs the reader as to what occurred.

        53.0 pts

        Summarizes the story in good detail including the nursing issue that is addressed, most of the key people involved, and some of the other information that informs the reader as to what occurred.

        48.0 pts

        Summarizes the story in fair detail with omissions in the nursing issue, key people involved, or other information that informs the reader as to what occurred.

        23.0 pts

        Provides an inadequate, inaccurate, or confusing summary of the issue. Major omissions in the nursing issue, key people involved, AND/or other information.

        0.0 pts

        Fails to summarize the story.

        60.0 pts

        This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome


        Commentary on Peer’s Topic:

        Choose a hot topic posted by a classmate, and add meaningful dialogue through sharing personal insights and opinions.

        60.0 pts

        Chooses one hot topic posted by a classmate that is different from your own hot topic. Posts comments about the classmate’s hot topic using excellent detail that provides excellent personal insight and opinions to promote meaningful dialogue.

        53.0 pts

        Chooses one hot topic posted by a classmate that is different from your own hot topic. Posts comments about the classmate’s hot topic using good detail that provides good personal insight and opinions to promote meaningful dialogue.

        48.0 pts

        Chooses one hot topic posted by a classmate that is different from your own hot topic. Comments posted about the classmate’s hot topic using fair detail that provides minimal personal insight and opinions that minimally promotes dialogue.

        23.0 pts

        Chooses one hot topic posted by a classmate that is the same or very similar to your own hot topic. Comments posted about the classmate’s hot topic using poor detail without insight and opinions.

        0.0 pts

        Fails to comment on a classmate’s hot topic.

        60.0 pts

        This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome


        Mechanics:

        Write the hot topic summary, and commentary, using the mechanics and organization of good writing.

        40.0 pts

        Excellent mechanics and organization with minimal errors of the following: well organized and logical, correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling, professional wording is used, uses complete sentences, paragraphs are linked together logically, and main ideas expressed clearly.

        35.0 pts

        Good mechanics and organization considering the elements listed in the first column. A few errors noted.

        32.0 pts

        Fair mechanics and organization considering the elements listed in the first column. Some errors noted.

        15.0 pts

        Poor mechanics and organization considering the elements listed in the first column. Many errors noted.

        0.0 pts

        Very poor mechanics and organization considering the elements listed in the first column such that it is difficult to follow or understand.

        40.0 pts

        Total Points:


        200.0

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