NR500 Foundational Concepts and Applications Entire Course Week 1 – 8

NR 505 Week 1 Discussion: Area of Interest in NP

Over the course of the next eight weeks, we will be examining concepts … to nursing research and the translation of evidence to practice. To help you better understand the process, you will be identifying a practice issue for nurse practitioners. You will develop a PICOT question associated with the issue, find evidence to support a change in practice, and present your recommendations for change to your peers. This week, we will work on helping you refine your area of interest so that you will be able to develop a concise question for next week’s assignment. You are … the area of interest you chose for the project in NR500NP and/or NR501NP; however, you may choose a different area if you wish.

Select an issue in nurse practitioner (NP) practice that is of interest to you and in which you would like to see a practice change occur. Conduct a review of literature to see what is currently known about the topic. In 1-2 paragraphs, describe the scope and relevance of the issue and your recommended change. Provide reference support from at least two outside scholarly sources to support your ideas.

NR 500 Week 1 Discussion plus Reflection on Learning

NR 500 Week 1 Discussion: The Value of a Master’s-Prepared Nurse

Consider the current healthcare delivery models and practice settings. Reflect on how nursing practice is transforming in response to the current demands of the healthcare system and answer one of the following questions:

  1. What differentiates the practice of a master’s-prepared nurse compared to that of a baccalaureate-prepared nurse?
  2. What is the value of a master’s degree in nursing?
  3. What do you consider to be the most essential professional competency for a master’s-prepared nurse practicing in the 21st century?

Refer to AACN Essentials, Chamberlain University Nursing Conceptual Framework and other scholarly sources. Use at least one outside scholarly article to support your position. Provide an example to illustrate an application to professional practice. 


NR-500 Week 1 Reflection On learning

Reflection: Write 1-2 paragraphs reflecting on your experience of beginning your journey to achieve your MSN and become a nurse practitioner and post to this discussion board. Then save the reflection as a Word Document for submission later in the course. In week 8, you will submit all reflections as a single document. This reflection is worth 5 points and the final reflection document in week 8 is worth 15 points. You will need to post your reflection here before you are able to see other students’ posts.

  • What were the most important concepts you learned in week 1?
  • Why were these concepts important?
  • How will they prepare you for your future role as a master’s prepared nurse?

NR 500 Week 2 Assignment: Roles in Advanced Practice Nursing

Purpose

The purpose of this assignment is to provide the student an opportunity to explore the roles and competencies of the advanced practice nurse (APN).

Requirements:

  1. The Roles in Advanced Nursing Practice paper is worth 150 points and will … graded on quality of information, use of citations, use of Standard English grammar, sentence structure, and overall organization … on the required components as … in the directions and grading criteria/rubric.
  2. Submit your manuscript as a Microsoft Word Document, which is the … format at Chamberlain University. You are … to use APA Academic Writer and Grammarly when creating your assignment.
  3. Follow the directions and grading criteria closely. Any questions about this paper may be posted under the Q & A Forum or emailed to your faculty.
  4. The length of the paper is to be 3-6 pages, excluding title page and reference pages.
  5. Support ideas with a minimum of 2 scholarly resources. Scholarly resources do not include your textbook. You may need to use more than 2 scholarly resources to fully support your ideas.
  6. You may use first person voice when describing your rationale for choosing the CNP role and your plans for clinical practice.
  7. APA (2010) format is … with both a title page and reference page. Use the required components of the review as Level 1 headers (upper and lower case, bold, centered):
  • Roles in Advanced Practice Nursing (introduction)
  • Four APN Roles
  • Rationale for Choosing CNP Role
  • Plans for Clinical Practice
  • Role Transition
  • Conclusion

NR 500 Week 2 Reflection on Learning

Reflection: Write 1-2 paragraphs reflecting on your transition to the NP role. Then save the reflection as a Word Document for submission later in the course. In week 8, you will submit all reflections as a single document. This reflection is worth 5 points and the final reflection document in week 8 is worth 15 points. You will need to post your reflection here before you are able to see other students’ posts.

  • What do you most look forward to in your new role as an NP?
  • What concerns do you have about transitioning to the role?
  • Did anything about the APN roles surprise you?

NR 500 Week 3 Discussion: Person-Centered Care

This week’s topic focused on caring and reflective practice in contemporary nursing. In your initial response, provide a definition of what person-centered care means to you. Describe how you will apply principles holistic nursing, cultural humility and self-reflection in your future role as a nurse practitioner.

NR 500 Week 3 Reflection on Learning

Reflection: Write 1-2 paragraphs reflecting on the concepts of caring and reflective practice. Save the reflection as a Word Document. In week 8, you will submit all reflections as a single document. This reflection is worth 5 points and the final reflection document in week 8 is worth 15 points. You will need to post your reflection here before you are able to see other students’ posts. Some possible areas to explore:

  • In your experience, how have changes in healthcare affected nurses’ ability to provide person-centered, holistic care?
  • As you think ahead to your future practice as an NP, which of the concepts covered this week resonates most with you? Why?
  • How do you anticipate that the concept of cultural humility will affect your practice?

NR 500 Week 4 Assignment: APN Professional Development Plan Paper

Purpose

The purpose of this assignment is to provide the student an opportunity to explore the nurse practitioner (NP) practice requirements in his/her state of practice, NP competencies and leadership skills to develop a plan to support professional development.

Requirements:

  1. To complete this application, you will need to access to the following databases: CINAHL, MEDLINE, Cochrane Library, and the Joanna Briggs Institute. You may access these databases through the Chamberlain University Online Library.
  2. TheAPN Professional Development Plan paper?is worth 200 points and will be graded on quality of information, use of citations, use of Standard English grammar, sentence structure, and overall organization based on the … components as summarized in the directions and grading criteria/rubric.
  3. Create your manuscript using Microsoft Word, which is the required format for all Chamberlain University documents.
  4. Follow the directions and grading criteria closely. Any questions about this paper may be posted under the Q & A Forum or emailed to your faculty.
  5. The length of the paper is to be between 5-7 pages excluding title page and reference pages.
  6. APA (2010) format is required with both a title page and reference page. Use the required components of the review as Level 1 headers (upper and lower case, centered, bold):
  • APN Professional Development Plan
  • APN Scope of Practice – This pertains to NP practice in your state.
  • Nurse Practitioner (NONPF) Core Competencies
  • Leadership Skills
  • Conclusion

Preparing the paper

The following are best practices for preparing this paper:

  1. Provide an introduction that generally addresses scope of practice, competencies, and leadership. The introduction should identify the sections of the paper.
  2. NPs need to take into account rules and regulations that guide advanced practice in the states in which they practice. Research and review the Nurse Practice Act and APN scope of practice guidelines in your particular state. Describe educational requirements, licensure and regulatory requirements, as well as practice environment details for the state in which you plan to practice. Discuss information regarding full, limited, or restricted practice limitations as well as prescriptive authority. Provide reference support from at least one scholarly source. For this section, the source can be your state board of nursing or whatever regulatory/legislative body handles nursing licensure in your state.
  3. Review the Nurse Practitioner Core Competencies (NONPF Competencies) contained in the lesson. A link to the competencies can … found in the week 2 readings. Complete a comprehensive, honest, personal assessment to identify your strengths and opportunities for growth. Describe two competency areas in … identified as strengths and two competency areas in which there are opportunities for growth.
  4. Discuss two ways in which you will engage with scholarship as you go through the … program to help you achieve these competencies. Provide reference support from at least one scholarly source in addition to the NONPF Competency link and lesson about the competencies you selected to work on.
  5. Analyze three leadership skills required to lead as an NP within complex systems. Describe two strategies you could use to help you develop those skills. Provide reference support from at least one scholarly source to support the leadership skills you selected and/or the strategies you will use to develop the skills.
  6. Provide a conclusion that summarizes the important aspects of the APN Professional Development Plan.

This assignment will follow the late assignment policy specified in the course syllabus.

NR 500 Week 4 Reflection on Learning

Reflection: Write 1-2 paragraphs reflecting on scope of practice, competencies, and leadership. Then save the reflection as a Word Document for submission later in the course. In week 8, you will submit all reflections as a single document. This reflection is worth 5 points and the final reflection document in week 8 is worth 15 points. You will need to post your reflection here before you are able to see other students’ posts.

  • Reflect on connective leadership styles. Which style most closely aligns with your personal leadership  characteristics ?
  • How might you use power to influence change in your NP role?

NR 500 Week 5 Discussion: Systems Theory and Practice Issues

Many of you have experience in complex adaptive systems whether you realize it or not. Thinking about your current or future practice area, identify an issue or concern. In your initial response, please describe the concern. Does the concern primarily occur at the micro, meso, or macro level? How would you address this issue? What impact might your solution have on the other levels of the system? In what ways could interprofessional collaboration … to resolve the issue?

NR 500 Week 5 Reflection On learning

Reflection: Write 1-2 paragraphs reflecting on systems theory and interprofessional practice. Then save the reflection as a Word Document for submission later in the course. In week 8, you will submit all reflections as a single document. This reflection is worth 5 points and the final reflection document in week 8 is worth 15 points. You will need to post your reflection here before you are able to see other students’ posts.

  • In what ways could an understanding of systems theory and complexity science impact the role of the NP?
  • Take a few minutes to reflect on the NP practice model that is most predominant in advanced practice environments you have observed. Are you … level of interprofessional collaboration?
  • Briefly consider what appears to be the driving practice model for advanced practice nursing in your state. If your state lags behind in its practice model language, what might you do to facilitate change?

NR 500 Week 6 Assignment: Area of Interest – Breast Cancer Education Among Ethnicities

Purpose

The process for affecting positive change to improve practice outcomes can start with either the identification of an area of interest or the identification of a potential or existing practice problem. Selecting an area of interest helps to define a direction for further inquiry. The purpose of this assessment is for students to identify and discuss an area of interest specific to their selected specialty track. Students will identify a common practice problem related to the selected area of interest and provide a recommendation to affect positive change. Students will build on this project in later courses.

Note: The purpose of the MSN project is to translate evidence currently found in the literature into practice within the chosen specialty track. Due to the research complexity, time involvement, and implications regarding human subjects, drug studies are not acceptable areas of interest for an MSN project.

Assignment Requirements – Criteria for Content

Review literature or reflect on an experience that is related to common concepts and topics specific to the nurse practitioner track. Reflect on an area of passion that facilitated your track selection. Identify a common practice issue/concern related to nurse practitioner practice. ?Be sure to provide speaker’s notes for all slides except the title and reference slides.

List of Possible Topics (Links to an external site.) Creating a Professional Presentation (Links to an external site.) In a PowerPoint Presentation, address the following:

  1. Introduction to presentation
    • Explain the importance of master’s-prepared nurses engaging in scholarship related to nursing practice and profession.
    • Discuss a model for developing an evidence-based project (The John’s Hopkins or Advancing Research and Clinical Practice through Close Collaboration (ARCC) Models are possible options or you may select another model you find in the literature).
  2. Include illustration (diagram) of model Introduce general area of interest related to nurse practitioner practice
  3. Discuss what is known about the concept or topic
  4. Provide common themes, ideas, or facts found in literature Identify a specific common issue/concern related to your general area of interest. Provide a recommendation for positive change related to the identified issue/concern. Consider factors that might influence the recommended change.
  5. Identify at least?two (2)?internal factors that have the potential to influence the change.
  6. Identify at least?two (2)?external factors that have the potential to influence the change.
  7. Identify?two (2)?NONPF Competencies that address or support an evidence-based project related to your area of interest.
  8. Conclusion to presentation
  9. Provide references

Preparing the paper – Submission Requirements

  • Application: Use Microsoft Power Pointâ„¢ to create the PowerPoint presentation.?
  • Length: The PowerPoint presentation must be?12 total slides?(excluding title and reference slides). ?
  • Speaker notes are used and include in-text citations when applicable.
  • A minimum of?four (4)?scholarly literature references must be used.
  • Submission: Submit your file: Last name_First initial_Wk5Assessment_Area of Interest.

Best Practices in Preparing the Project

The following are best practices in preparing this project:

  • Review directions thoroughly.
  • Follow submission requirements.
  • Make sure all elements on the grading rubric are included.
  • Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are followed and consistent with formal, scientific writing.
  • Review the Creating a Professional Presentation located in Program Resources.
  • Ideas and information that come from scholarly literature must … and referenced correctly.

A minimum of?four (4)?scholarly literature references must … used.

NR 500 Week 6 Assignment: Area of Interest – Opioid Crises

Purpose

The process for affecting positive change to improve practice outcomes can start with either the identification of an area of interest or the identification of a potential or existing practice problem. Selecting an area of interest helps to define a direction for further inquiry. The purpose of this assessment is for students to identify and discuss an area of interest specific to their selected specialty track. Students will identify a common practice problem related to the selected area of interest and provide a recommendation to affect positive change. Students will build on this project in later courses.

Note: The purpose of the MSN project is to translate evidence currently found in the literature into practice within the chosen specialty track. Due to the research complexity, time involvement, and implications regarding human subjects, drug studies are not acceptable areas of interest for an MSN project.

Assignment Requirements

Review literature or reflect on an experience that is related to common concepts and topics specific to the nurse practitioner track. Reflect on an area of passion that facilitated your track selection. Identify a common practice issue/concern related to nurse practitioner practice. ?Be sure to provide speaker’s notes for all slides except the title and reference slides.

List of Possible Topics (Links to an external site.) Creating a Professional Presentation (Links to an external site.) In a PowerPoint Presentation, address the following:

  1. Introduction to presentation
    • Explain the importance of master’s-prepared nurses engaging in scholarship related to nursing practice and profession.
    • Discuss a model for developing an evidence-based project (The John’s Hopkins or Advancing Research and Clinical Practice through Close Collaboration (ARCC) Models are possible options or you may select another model you find in the literature).
  2. Include illustration (diagram) of model Introduce general area of interest related to nurse practitioner practice
  3. Discuss what is known about the concept or topic
  4. Provide common themes, ideas, or facts found in literature Identify a specific common issue/concern related to your general area of interest. Provide a recommendation for positive change related to the identified issue/concern. Consider factors that might influence the recommended change.
  5. Identify at least?two (2)?internal factors that have the potential to influence the change.
  6. Identify at least?two (2)?external factors that have the potential to influence the change.
  7. Identify?two (2)?NONPF Competencies that address or support an evidence-based project related to your area of interest.
  8. Conclusion to presentation
  9. Provide references

Preparing the paper

  • Application: Use Microsoft Power Pointâ„¢ to create the PowerPoint presentation.?
  • Length: The PowerPoint presentation must be?12 total slides?(excluding title and reference slides). ?
  • Speaker notes are used and include in-text citations when applicable.
  • A minimum of?four (4)? scholarly literature references must be used.
  • Submission: Submit your file: Last name_First initial_Wk5Assessment_Area of Interest.

Best Practices in Preparing the Project

The following are best practices in preparing this project:

  • Review directions thoroughly.
  • Follow submission requirements.
  • Make sure all elements on the grading rubric are included.
  • Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are followed and consistent with formal, scientific writing.
  • Review the Creating a Professional Presentation located in Program Resources.
  • Ideas and information that come from scholarly literature must … and referenced correctly.

A minimum of?four (4)? scholarly literature references must … used.

NR 500 Week 6 Reflection on Learning

Reflection: Write 1-2 paragraphs reflecting on systems theory and interprofessional practice.Then save the reflection as a Word Document for submission later in the course. In week 8, you will submit all reflections as a single document. This reflection is worth 5 points and the final reflection document in week 8 is worth 15 points. You will need to post your reflection here before you are able to see other students’ posts.

  • As you contemplate your future NP practice, how do you view your role in the implementation of EBP?
  • What thoughts do you have about how you will engage in scholarship in your NP role?
  • What are some barriers you see to implementing evidence-based practice?

NR 500 Week 7 Discussion: Incivility and Healthful Environments (With Responses)

Reflect on an experience in which you were directly involved or witnessed incivility in the workplace. Provide a brief synopsis of the situation. How did this make you feel? How did you respond? What were the consequences of this situation? Provide an example of how this negatively affected the work environment and outcomes. How could the situation have been … ? Discuss strategies that would support a healthy work environment.

NR 500 Week 7 Reflection on Learning

Reflection: Write 1-2 paragraphs reflecting on healthy work environments. Then save the reflection as a Word Document for submission later in the course. In week 8, you will submit all reflections as a single document.

This reflection is worth 5 points and the final reflection document in week 8 is worth 15 points. You will need to post your reflection here before you are able to see other students’ posts. Nearly every student in the course was able to think of a time when they had personally been impacted by or had observed incivility in the workplace. In what ways does this impact your view of the nursing profession? If those outside of healthcare were aware, how might it impact their view?

  • As you move towards your role as an NP, what will you do to support healthful work environments for yourself and your colleagues?
  • Think about your personal use of social media. Are there changes you would like to make in how you use
    social media?
  • What self-care practices do you engage in to promote personal holistic health?

NR 500 Week 8 Discussion: What Did You Learn (With Responses)

Assignment: Thinking back over this course, what were the three most important or most interesting things you learned? How do you envision using the information you learned in your future nursing practice? What steps will you take to ensure your success in the master’s program?

  • Healthy work environment
  • Scope of practice for np’s in Alabama
  • The work that goes into patient-centered care

Purpose

The purpose of the graded collaborative discussions is to engage faculty and students in an interactive dialogue to assist the student in organizing, integrating, applying, and critically appraising knowledge regarding advanced nursing practice. Scholarly information obtained from credible sources as well as professional communication are required. Application of information to professional experiences promotes the analysis and use of principles, knowledge, and information learned and related to real-life professional situations. Meaningful dialogue among faculty and students fosters the development of a learning community as ideas, perspectives, and knowledge are shared.

Discussion Criteria

  • I. Application of Course Knowledge: of Course Knowledge: I. The student post contributes unique
    perspectives or insights gleaned from personal experience or examples from the healthcare field. The student must accurately and fully discuss the topic for the week in addition to providing personal or professional examples. The student must completely answer the entire initial question.
  • II. Engagement in Meaningful Dialogue: I. The student responds to a student peer and course faculty to
    further dialogue. a. Peer Response: The student responds substantively to at least one topic-related post by a student peer. A substantive post adds content or insights or asks a question that will add to the learning experience and/or generate discussion. A post of … with a repeat of the other student’s post does not count as a substantive post. A collection of shallow posts does not equal a substantive post ………… continue
  • III. Integration of Evidence: The student post provides support from a minimum of one scholarly in-text citation with a matching reference AND assigned readings OR online lessons, per discussion topic per week. What is a scholarly resource? A scholarly resource is one that comes from a professional, peer-reviewed publication (e.g., journals and government reports such as those from the FDA or CDC).
  • Contains references for sources cited Written by a professional or scholar in the field and indicates credentials of the author(s) Is no more than 5 years old for clinical or research article What is not considered a scholarly resource? Newspaper articles and layperson literature (e.g., Readers Digest, Healthy Life Magazine, Food, and Fitness) Information from Wikipedia or any wiki, Textbooks, Website homepages, The weekly lesson Articles in healthcare and nursing-oriented trade magazines, such as Nursing Made Incredibly Easy and RNMagazine (Source: What is a scholarly article.docx; Created 06/09 CK/CL Revised: 02/17/11, 09/02/11nlh/clm) Can the lesson for the week be used as a scholarly source? …………. continue
  • IV. Professionalism in Communication: The post presents information in logical, meaningful, and
    understandable sequence, and is clearly relevant to the discussion topic. Grammar, spelling, and/or
    punctuation are accurate.
  • V. Wednesday Participation Requirement: The student provides a substantive response to the graded
    discussion question(s) or topic(s), posted by the course faculty (not a response to a peer), by … of each week.
  • VI. Total Participation Requirement: The student provides at least three substantive posts (one to the initial question or topic, one to a student peer, and one to a faculty question) on two different days during the week.

Preparing the Assignment

Professionalism in Communication: The post presents information in logical, meaningful, and understandable sequence, and is clearly relevant to the discussion topic. Grammar, spelling, and/or punctuation are accurate.

Wednesday Participation Requirement: The student provides a substantive response to the graded discussion question(s) or topic(s), posted by the course faculty (not a response to a peer), by … of each week.

Total Participation Requirement: The student provides at least three substantive posts (one to the initial question or topic, one to a student peer, and one to a faculty question) on two different days during the week.

Introduction: This graded discussion will give you an opportunity to reflect on what you learned in this course. Please provide an initial response to the discussion question by … and two interactive dialogue responses no later than … at the end of WEEK 8. The discussion is worth 75 points. Please refer to the discussion grading rubric for additional criteria.

NR 500 Week 8 Reflection on Learning Weeks 1-8

For Week 8, write 1-2 paragraphs summarizing the key concepts you learned this term. You may use your initial discussion post this week as your reflection. Collect all of your reflections from weeks 1-8 in single Word Document. Submit the document to the dropbox. no later than Saturday … at the end of WEEK 8. The final reflection document is worth 50 points. Please refer to the discussion grading rubric for additional criteria.

Thinking back over this course, what were the three most important or most interesting things you learned? How do you envision using the information you learned in your future nursing practice? What steps will you take to ensure your success in the master’s program?

Requirements:
To complete the assignment, students will need to copy their reflections from weeks 1-8 into a single double spaced
Word document.

  • Include a title page in APA format
  • Label each week’s reflection with a level 1 heading listing the week number
  • A reference page is optional. Only include a reference page if references were cited in the body of the reflections.

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