Unit 2 Assignment

Advanced Nursing Practice and Advanced Practice Nursing

Analyze the differences between Advanced Nursing Practice and Advanced Practice Registered Nursing.
Appraise the population served through your Advanced Nursing Practice Role.
Evaluate certification opportunities for your chosen role.
Develop your licensure, accreditation, certification, and education plan based on your chosen advanced nursing practice role.
Investigate state-specific implications for your chosen role.
Your paper must be presented in a single Word document. The paper must be between 4 to 5 pages in length, not including the title and reference list pages. The paper must use proper APA formatting as directed in the APA Publication Manual, 7th edition formatting, including title page, and reference list with properly formatted citations in the body of the paper.

You are encouraged to consult the Academic Success Center prior to submitting your paper. To view the Grading Rubric for this Assignment, please visit the Grading Rubrics section of the Course Resources.

Assignment Requirements:

Before finalizing your work, you should:

be sure to read the Assignment description carefully (as displayed above);
consult the Grading Rubric (under the Course Resources) to make sure you have included everything necessary; and
utilize spelling and grammar check to minimize errors.
Your writing Assignment should:

follow the conventions of Standard English (correct grammar, punctuation, etc.);
be well ordered, logical, and unified, as well as original and insightful;
display superior content, organization, style, and mechanics; and
use APA 7th edition format.

Assignment Rubric
Unit 2 Assignment grading rubric. Instructors: Enter total available points in cell H2, and values between 0 and 4 in the yellow cells in the Score column.
Total available points = 100
Content Rubric Introductory – Not submitted or largely incomplete. Work may indicate very little if any comprehension of content. Emergent – Work shows some comprehension but errors indicating miscomprehension may be present. Practiced – Work indicates overall progress toward comprehension. Minor errors may present. Proficient/Mastered – Work is complete and indicates full comprehension of content. Score Weight Final Score
0 – 1.9 2 – 2.9 3 – 3.9 4
APRN vs Advanced Nursing Practice Differences are not addressed. One difference is addressed. Discussion is missing major details. 2-3 differences are addressed. Discussion of the differences could use more development. Four or more differences are addressed. Discussion of differences is thorough. 20% 0.00
Population Appraisal Population is not addressed. Population is discussed briefly or no specific state is chosen to discuss. Population is discussed with minor details missing for the specific state chosen. Population is discussed in detail for the specific state chosen. 20% 0.00
Certification Certification for advanced practice nursing not addressed. Certification for advanced practice nursing is discussed briefly and is missing major details. Certification for advanced practice nursing is discussed with minor details missing. Certification for advanced practice nursing is discussed in detail. 20% 0.00
LACE Model LACE not addressed. LACE discussed but not specific. Discussion is missing major details. LACE discussed and included 2-3 elements. Discussion of LACE could use more development. LACE discussed and included four elements. Discussion of LACE is thorough. 20% 0.00
State-Specific Needs State-specific needs not addressed. Identified one state-specific need. Discussion is missing major details. Identified two state-specific needs. Mionr details missing from discussion. Identified three or more state-specific elements. Discussion in detail provided. 10% 0.00
Length Paper was less than 4 pages. N/A N/A Paper was 4-5 pages in length not including the title and reference page. 10% 0.00
(Do Not Change criteria below) Content Score 0
Writing Deduction Rubric (everyone starts with 4’s = no deductions) Introductory Emergent Practiced Proficient/Mastered Score Weight Final Score
0-1 2 3 4
Grammar & Punctuation The overall meaning of the paper is difficult to understand. Sentence structure, subject verb agreement errors, missing prepositions, and missing punctuation make finding meaning difficult. Several confusing sentences, or 1 to 2 confusing paragraphs make understanding parts of the paper difficult, but the overall paper meaning is clear. Many subject verb agreement errors, run-on sentences, etc. cause confusion. A few confusing sentences make it difficult to understand a small portion of the paper. However, the overall meaning of a paragraph and the paper are intact. There may be a few subject verb agreement errors or some missing punctuation. There are one or two confusing sentences, but the overall sentence and paragraph meanings are clear. There are a few minor punctuation errors such as comma splices or run-on sentences. 35% 0.00
Spelling The many misspelled words and incorrect words choices significantly interfere with the readability. Many typos, misspelled words, or the use of incorrect words making understanding difficult in a few places. Some misspelled words or the misuse of words such as confusing then/than. However, intent is still clear. A few misspelled words normally caught by spellcheckers are present but do not significantly interfere with the overall readability of the paper. 35% 0.00
Order of Ideas & Length Requirement Paper has some good information or research, but it does not follow assignment directions and is lacking in overall organization and content. The order of information is confusing in several places and this organization interferes with the meaning or intent of the paper. However, the paper has a generally discernible purpose and follows assignment directions overall. The order of information is confusing in a few places and the lack of organization interferes with the meaning or intent of the paper in a minor way. The overall order of the information is clear and contributes to the meaning of assignment. There is one paragraph or a sentence or two that are out of place or other minor organizational issues. A few sentences may be long and hard to understand. Meets length requirements. 20% 0.00
APA There is some attempt at APA formatting and citing. There are one or more missing parts such as the cover page or references list. Citation information may be missing. Citation mistakes make authorship unclear. This is an attempt use APA formatting and citing. There are both in-text citations and reference listings. Citation information may be missing or incorrect (i.e. Websites listed as in-text or reference citations). There is an attempt to cite all outside sources in at least one place. Authorship is generally clear. There is an overall attempt at APA formatting and citation style. All sources appear to have some form of citation both in the text and on a reference list. There are some formatting and citation errors. Citations generally make authorship clear. There is a strong attempt to cite all sources using APA style. Minor paper formatting errors such as a misplaced running head or margins may occur. Minor in-text citation errors such as a missing page number or a misplaced date may occur. Quotation marks and citations make authorship clear. 10% 0.00
Writing Deduction 0
Final Score 0
Percentage 0%
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