Transitions Paper Assignment Guidelines

PURPOSE
The purpose of this assignment is to explore a critical concept in nursing. The student will be able to demonstrate application of information literacy and ability to utilize resources (library, writing center, SmartThinking, located within the Tutor Source tab under Course Home, APA resources, Turnitin, and others) through literature search and writing the paper.
COURSE OUTCOMES
This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes.
CO 2: Identify characteristics of professional behavior including emotional intelligence,
Communication, and conflict resolution.
CO 3: Demonstrate information literacy and the ability to utilize resources.
DUE DATES
Please refer to the Course Calendar for exact due dates of the draft for peer feedback exercise and for the final paper.
REQUIREMENTS AND GUIDELINES
Pick one of the following topics and find a scholarly nursing journal article (published within the last five years) that discusses this nursing topic. The topics are
 safety;
 delegation;
 prioritization; and
 caring.
After you find a scholarly nursing journal article using the Chamberlain library resources, you will complete a one-two page summary and reflection on the article.
The paper should be completed in APA format and include the following.
 A cover page (not included in the page number requirement)
 A reference page (not included in the page number requirement)
 One direct quote from one of your references, appropriately cited in the body of your paper
 One indirect quote (or paraphrased reference) appropriately cited in the body of your paper
 Citations and references in APA format
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TOTAL POINTS: 150 POINTS
Best Practices in Preparing the Paper
Utilize resources available to you to assist with finding appropriate literature and articles from professional nursing journals relevant to your topic and preparing for and writing the paper (e.g., SmartThinking, located within the Tutor Source tab under Course Home, writing center, Turnitin, APA manual, and online resources).
The grading rubric will help you understand how your faculty will be evaluating your paper. Use it as a checklist to make sure that you have included all the important elements.
Grading Criteria for Transitions Paper Assignment
Category
Points & %
Description: See Rubric for Details
Introduction
20 points 13%
 Clearly states the purpose or focus of paper with conceptual key points to be discussed and engages the interest of the reader
Body of Paper
60points
40%
 Complete, well-developed discussion of key points
 Logical development of ideas with information clear and accurate, supported by examples from personal and/or professional experiences
 Perception: Student provides own perspectives on the topic; reflective and insightful
Conclusion
30 points
20%
 Summarizes ideas presented in the body of paper in a clear and concise manner
 Provides reader with a thought, idea, or key message
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Writing Style, APA Format, and References
40 points
27%
 Proper grammar and mechanics
 Correct spelling
 APA Format: Margins, font style and
size, spacing, citations, title page, and
reference page
 One direct quote with in-text citation
 One indirect quote with in-text citation
 References from nursing journals
(published within the last five years)
TOTAL
150points
100%
A quality assignment will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.