Assignment 2 – Due in Week 5
Assignment 2: Road Map for Planned Change Paper (24 points)
Students will develop a scholarly paper addressing a problem, issue, or situation needing change within the practice setting. The paper will address how the advanced practice nurse can facilitate and develop a road map for change.
Identify a problem, issue, or situation needing change within the practice or organizational setting. Include background information.
Select and discuss a change model that can be applied to the selected problem, issue, or situation.
Discuss how to facilitate the change and create buy-in from the health care professionals
Discuss possible resistance to the change that would need to be overcome
Articulate a plan for making the change using a change road map for the team (the starting point, steps to take for making the change, and successful completion). This is a narrative, not a diagram.
Explain the importance of effective communication and the role it plays in influencing decisions during the change.
The scholarly paper should be in narrative format and 4 to 5 pages excluding the title and reference page.
Include an introductory paragraph, purpose statement, and a conclusion.
Include level 1 and 2 headings to organize the paper.
Write the paper in third person, not first person (meaning do not use ‘we’ or ‘I’) and in a scholarly manner. To clarify I, we, you, me, our may not be used. In addition, describing yourself as the researcher or the author should not be used.
Include three professional peer-reviewed scholarly journal references to support the paper (review in Ulrich Periodical Directory) and be less than five (5) years old.
APA format is required (attention to spelling/grammar, a title page, a reference page, and in-text citations).
Submit the assignment to Turnitin prior to the final submission, review the originality report, and make any needed changes.
Submit by the posted due date.
13. ssignment 2: Road Map for Planned Change Paper Grading Rubric (24 points)
All topics/criteria addressed, and all questions fully answered.
All topics/criteria addressed, and most questions fully answered.
All topics/criteria addressed, and most questions partially answered.
One or more topics/criteria not addressed or completely answered.
Quality/Accuracy of Information
Information clearly relates to the main topic/criteria. It includes several supporting details and/or examples.
Information clearly relates to the main topic/criteria. It provides supporting details and/or examples.
Information clearly relates to the main topic/criteria. A few details and/or examples are given.
Information has little or nothing to do with the main topic/criteria.
Information is very organized with well-constructed paragraphs and levels of heading.
Information organized with well-constructed paragraphs and levels of heading.
There is an attempt at organization, but errors exist. No levels of heading.
The information or overall structure appears disorganized.
All references are from a relevant professional peer-reviewed scholarly journal, within a 5-year timeframe, or a classic/ historical source.
The majority of references are from a relevant professional peer-reviewed scholarly journal, within a 5-year timeframe or a classic/historical source.
Some references are from non-peer-reviewed scholarly sources or older than 5-years.
Majority of references are from non-peer-reviewed scholarly sources or older than 5-years.
Up to 10% of the assigned points (total points of assignment) can be deducted from the earned points for errors in APA style [title page, introduction, purpose statement, level heading, conclusion, references, citations, and format], spelling, and/or grammar.