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Provide effective professional nursing care for adult patients and their families in acute care settings using the nursing process.

Adult Health II

RUA: Practice Readiness Paper Guidelines

Purpose

The student will review the current NCLEX-RN® test plan and reflect on areas of opportunity and strategies to assist the student in the transition to practice. The student will assess clinical learning against the activity statements within the test plan and determine next steps to seek out new opportunities in future clinical experiences.

Course outcomes: This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes:

1. Provide effective professional nursing care for adult patients and their families in acute care settings using the nursing process. (PO 1)

2. Participate in health maintenance and health restoration activities as members of the health care team. (PO 2)

3. Demonstrate effective communication skills necessary for collaboration with other health team members and for providing professional nursing care to adult patients and their families. (PO 3)

4. Apply critical thinking strategies to make good clinical decisions in the adult patient clinical setting. (PO 4)

5. Assume responsibility and accountability for identifying own personal, educational, and professional goals. (PO 5)

6. Relate knowledge and principles of legal, ethical, and professional standards to clinical practice in the acute care setting, with adult patients and their families. (PO 6)

7. Exhibit behaviors consistent with professional nursing roles and responsibilities while providing cost-effective nursing care to individuals and families. (PO 7)

Due date: Your faculty member will inform you when this assignment is due. The Late Assignment Policy applies to this assignment.

Total points possible: 100 points

Preparing the assignment

Follow these guidelines when completing this assignment. Speak with your faculty member if you have questions.

1. Write a 3-4-page summary paper (not including the title page or reference page) using APA format.

2. Include the following sections (detailed criteria listed below and in the Grading Rubric).

A. Introduction- 20 points/20 %

1. Offers a detailed description for the purpose of the paper.

2. Summarizes the 4 client need categories and sub-categories.

3. Describes why using the NCLEX-RN® test plan to guide practice readiness is important.

4. Explains why clinical self-assessment is important.

5. Describes how the activity statements help prepare you for practice.

B. Clinical Experience Reflection and Plan – 50 points/50%

1. Describes a unique clinical experience that you have encountered in the clinical setting.

2. Identifies 2 client need categories and 2 activity statements for each category that you had the opportunity to practice in the described experience.

3. Identifies the 2 client need categories and 2 activity statements for each category that you need more practice with in your future clinical experiences.

4. Provides a rationale for why these categories and activity statements were selected for seeking out new opportunities for practice.

5. Discusses 3 strategies you will use in your future clinical experiences to seek out practice opportunities.

C. Conclusion – 20 points/20%

1. Restates the purpose of the paper.

2. Summarizes the main points of the paper.

3. Offers final impression of why the NCLEX- RN® test plan is important.

4. Avoids presenting new information.

D. APA Style and Organization– 10 points/10%

1. References are submitted with assignment. 

2. Uses current APA format and is free of errors. 

3. Grammar and mechanics are free of errors. 

4. Paper is 3-4 pages, excluding title and reference pages. 

5. At least two (2) scholarly, primary sources from the last 5 years, excluding the textbook, are provided. 

Adult Health II

RUA: Practice Readiness Paper Guidelines

Adult Health II

RUA: Practice Readiness Paper Guidelines

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Grading Rubric: Criteria are met when the student’s application of knowledge demonstrates achievement of the listed outcomes. 

Assignment Section and Required Criteria (Points possible/% of total points available) Highest Level of Performance High Level of Performance Satisfactory Level of Performance Unsatisfactory Level of Performance Section Not Included 
Introduction(20 Points/20% Points)20 points18 points15 points8 points0 points
Required criteria. 1. Offers a detailed description for the purpose of the paper.2. Summarizes the 4 client need categories and sub-categories.3. Describes why using the NCLEX-RN® test plan to guide practice readiness is important.4. Explains why clinical self-assessment is important.5. Describes how the activity statements help prepare you for practice.Includes 5 requirements for section. Includes 4 requirements for section. Includes 3 requirements for section. Includes 2 or fewer requirements for section. No requirements for this section presented. 
Clinical Experience Reflection and Plan (50 Points/50 % Points) 50 points44 points  38 points  19 points  0 points 
Required criteria1. Describes a unique clinical experience that you have encountered in the clinical setting.2. Identifies 2 client need categories and 2 activity statements that you had the opportunity to practice in the described experience.3. Identifies the 2 client need categories and 2 activity statements for each category that you need more practice with in your future clinical experiences.4. Provides a rationale for why these categories and activity statements were selected for seeking out new opportunities to practice.5. Discusses 3 strategies you will use in your future clinical experiences to seek out practice opportunities.Includes 5 requirements for section. Includes 4 requirements for section. Includes 3 requirements for section. Includes 2 or fewer requirements for section. No requirements for this section presented. 
Conclusion (20 Points/20 % Points) 20 points18 points15 points  8 points0 points 
Required criteria1. Restates the purpose of the paper.2. Summarizes the main points of the paper.3. Offers final impression of why the NCLEX- RN® test plan is important.4. Avoids presenting new information.Includes 4 requirements for section.Includes 3 requirements for section.Includes 2 requirements for section.Includes 1 requirement for section. No requirements for this section presented .
APA Style and Organization(10 Points/10% Points)10 points  9 points8 points  4 points  0 points 
Required criteria 1. References are submitted with assignment. 2. Uses appropriate APA format and is free of errors. 3. Grammar and mechanics are free of errors. 4. Paper is 3-4 pages, excluding title and reference pages. 5. At least two (2) scholarly, primary sources from the last 5 years, excluding the textbook, are provided.Includes 5 requirements for section. Includes 4 requirements for section. Includes 3 requirements for section. Includes 2 or fewer requirements for section. No requirements for this section presented. 
Total Points Possible = 100 points