A minimum of 6 (six) appropriate research-based scholarly references must be used of which 2 may be empirical evidence from state and county website dataCriteria for ContentOverview of healthcare policy: This section introduces healthcare policy. It should contain the following elements:Define healthcare policy in general and its implications for the nursing professionDefine the role of advocacy and how it can impact healthcare policyExplain how the role of advocacy is consistent with the responsibilities of an advance practice nurseIdentification of selected healthcare policy concern (Childhood Obesity): This section provides foundational information regarding the student-selected healthcare policy concern. It should contain the following elements:Specifically identify the selected healthcare policy concernDescription of the impacted population groupProvide a comprehensive description of the selected healthcare concern by including:How frequently does it occur?What impact does the selected healthcare concern have upon the community and population group?Description of student-identified solution to the selected healthcare concern: This section presents a comprehensive picture of the student-selected solution to the selected healthcare concern. It should contain the following elements:Identify, with specific detail, the solution to the student-selected healthcare concernIdentify the following areas:What would be the positive outcome if the solution was implemented?What changes would need to occur in the community to foster implementation?What changes would need to occur in the population group to foster implementation?What measurable actions will demonstrate a positive outcome if the solution was implemented?What might be 2 (two) challenges to implementing the proposed solution and how can each of these challenges be avoided or resolved?
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WEEK TWO ASSIGNMENT: IDENTIFICATION OF HEALTHCARE POLICY
CONCERN GUIDELINES AND GRADING RUBRIC
PURPOSE
In this course, the students will have the opportunity to identify a healthcare policy concern and community
healthcare concern which can be improved with a change in policy, ordinance or the language in existing
law. The outcome would be the potential for improved health for a population group. Students will present
a proposed solution or change to an elected official, and provide an analysis of the project. While students
are not responsible for ensuring the implementation of their identified solution to the healthcare policy
concern, the student is required to meet with an elected official to present the concern and
proposed resolution. The purpose of this current assignment is to identify the community-based healthcare
policy concern and provide an extensive evidenced-based foundation for proposing a policy change to an
elected official.
COURSE OUTCOMES
This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes:
CO 1. Employ strategies to impact the development, implementation, and consequences of holistic focused
healthcare policies at the institutional, local, national, and international levels using evidence-based practice
principles. (PO 1)
CO 3. Demonstrate professional and personal growth regarding the advocacy role of the advance practice
nurse in healthcare policy for diverse healthcare settings. (PO 3)
CO 5. Advocate for institutional, local, national, and international policies that influence person-centered
healthcare, consumers, and nursing practice. (PO 5)
DUE DATE Sunday 11:59 p.m. MT at the end of Week 2
TOTAL POINTS: 250 points
REQUIREMENTS
Description of the Assignment
For this assignment, the student must first select a healthcare policy concern. The concern must be a
community-based, public health policy concern. Student may not use healthcare entities or organizational
concerns occurring within a private or public healthcare facility. Scholarly evidence supporting the concern
must be presented that provides a comprehensive picture of the selected healthcare concern as well as the
student-identified solution. The elected official whom the student will interview is also identified in this
paper.
Criteria for Content
1. Overview of healthcare policy: This section introduces healthcare policy. It should contain the
following elements:
• Define healthcare policy in general and its implications for the nursing profession
• Define the role of advocacy and how it can impact healthcare policy
• Explain how the role of advocacy is consistent with the responsibilities of an advance
practice nurse
2. Identification of selected healthcare policy concern: This section provides foundational information
regarding the student-selected healthcare policy concern. It should contain the following elements:
• Specifically identify the selected healthcare policy concern
• Description of the impacted population group
• Provide a comprehensive description of the selected healthcare concern by including:
o How frequently does it occur?
o What impact does the selected healthcare concern have upon the community and
population group?
3. Description of student-identified solution to the selected healthcare concern: This section presents
a comprehensive picture of the student-selected solution to the selected healthcare concern. It
should contain the following elements:
• Identify, with specific detail, the solution to the student-selected healthcare concern
• Identify the following areas:
o What would be the positive outcome if the solution was implemented?
o What changes would need to occur in the community to foster implementation?
o What changes would need to occur in the population group to foster
implementation?
o What measureable actions will demonstrate a positive outcome if the solution was
implemented?
o What might be 2 (two) challenges to implementing the proposed solution and how
can each of these challenges be avoided or resolved?
4. Identification of elected official: This section identifies the elected official that the student will
present the selected healthcare concern and its solution to. It should contain the following
elements:
• The name of the elected official
• The position of the elected official
• Explanation of why this individual was selected
5. Conclusion: This section provides a comprehensive and concise review of the key elements of the
assignment.
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Preparing the Assignment
Criteria for Format and Special Instructions
1. The paper (excluding the title page and reference page) should be at least 6, but no more than 10
pages. Points will be lost for not meeting these length requirements.
2. Title page, running head, body of paper, and reference page must follow APA guidelines as found in
the 6th edition of the manual. This includes the use of headings for each section of the paper except
for the introduction where no heading is used.
3. A minimum of 6 (six) appropriate research-based scholarly references must be used of which 2 may
be empirical evidence from state and county website data… (Check with your instructor regarding
.org or .gov sites). Required textbook for this course, dictionary and Chamberlain College of Nursing
lesson information may NOT be used as scholarly references for this assignment. For additional
assistance regarding scholarly nursing references, please see “What is a scholarly source” located in
the Course Resources tab. Be aware that information from .com websites may be incorrect and
should be avoided. References are current – within a 5-year time frame unless a valid rationale is
provided and the instructor has approved them prior to submission of the assignment.
4. Ideas and information from scholarly, peer reviewed, nursing sources must be cited must be cited
within the text of the paper as well as appearing in the reference list with correct APA format.
5. Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are followed and consistent with formal,
scientific writing.
6. This assignment must be submitted to TurnItIn™, as required by the TurnItIn™ policy. A Similarity
Index of 24% or less must be obtained; this is the benchmark for CCN graduate nursing students.
Any other level of similarity index requires the student to revise the assignment before the due date
and time. To allow sufficient time for revision, early submission of the assignment to TurnItIn™ is
highly encouraged. The final submission will be graded by faculty. If a TurnItin™ report indicates
that plagiarism has occurred, the Academic Integrity policy will be followed.
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4
GRADING RUBRIC
Assignment
Criteria
Exceptional
Exceeds
Meets
Needs Improvement
Developing
(100%)
(88%)
(80%)
(38%)
(0)
Outstanding or highest
level of performance
Very good or high level of
performance
Competent or
satisfactory level of
performance
Poor or failing level of
performance
Unsatisfactory level of
performance
18 Points
16 Points
8 Points
0 Points
Content Possible Points = 220 Points
Overview
of
Healthcare
Policy
20 Points
Presentation of
information was
exceptional and included
all the following
elements:
Presentation of
information was good,
but was superficial in
places and included all
the following elements:
Presentation of
information was
minimally demonstrated
in the all the following
elements:
Presentation of
information in one of
the following elements
fails to meet
expectations:
Presentation of
information is
unsatisfactory in two or
more of the following
elements:







Define healthcare
policy in general and
its implications for
the nursing
profession
Define the role of
advocacy and how it
can impact
healthcare policy
Explain how the role
of advocacy is
consistent with the
responsibilities of an
NR506_Week 2_Healthcare Policy Concern


Define healthcare
policy in general and
its implications for
the nursing
profession
Define the role of
advocacy and how it
can impact
healthcare policy
Explain how the role
of advocacy is
consistent with the
responsibilities of an


Define healthcare
policy in general and
its implications for
the nursing
profession
Define the role of
advocacy and how it
can impact
healthcare policy
Explain how the role
of advocacy is
consistent with the
responsibilities of an


Define healthcare
policy in general and
its implications for
the nursing
profession
Define the role of
advocacy and how it
can impact
healthcare policy
Explain how the role
of advocacy is
consistent with the
responsibilities of an
Revised 3/2018 AR


Define healthcare
policy in general and
its implications for
the nursing
profession
Define the role of
advocacy and how it
can impact
healthcare policy
Explain how the role
of advocacy is
consistent with the
responsibilities of an
5
Identificati
on of
Selected
Healthcare
Policy
Concern
advance practice
nurse
advance practice
nurse
advance practice
nurse
advance practice
nurse
advance practice
nurse
60 Points
53 Points
48 Points
23 Points
0 Points
Presentation of
information was
exceptional and included
all the following
elements:
Presentation of
information was good,
but was superficial in
places and included all
the following elements:
Presentation of
information was
minimally demonstrated
in the all of the following
elements:
Presentation of
information in one of
the following elements
fails to meet
expectations:
Presentation of
information is
unsatisfactory in two or
more of the following
elements:







Specifically identify
the selected
healthcare concern
Description of the
impacted population
group
Provide a
comprehensive
description of the
selected healthcare
concern by including:
o How
frequently
does it
occur?
o What impact
does the
selected
NR506_Week 2_Healthcare Policy Concern


Specifically identify
the selected
healthcare concern
Description of the
impacted population
group
Provide a
comprehensive
description of the
selected healthcare
concern by including:
o How
frequently
does it
occur?
o What impact
does the
selected


Specifically identify
the selected
healthcare concern
Description of the
impacted population
group
Provide a
comprehensive
description of the
selected healthcare
concern by including:
o How
frequently
does it
occur?
o What impact
does the
selected


Specifically identify
the selected
healthcare concern
Description of the
impacted population
group
Provide a
comprehensive
description of the
selected healthcare
concern by including:
o How
frequently
does it
occur?
o What impact
does the
selected
Revised 3/2018 AR


Specifically identify
the selected
healthcare concern
Description of the
impacted population
group
Provide a
comprehensive
description of the
selected healthcare
concern by including:
o How
frequently
does it
occur?
o What impact
does the
selected
6
healthcare
concern have
upon the
community
and
population
group?
Description
of Studentidentified
Solution to
the
Selected
Healthcare
Policy
Concern
healthcare
concern have
upon the
community
and
population
group?
70 Points
healthcare
concern have
upon the
community
and
population
group?
62 Points
healthcare
concern have
upon the
community
and
population
group?
56 Points
healthcare
concern have
upon the
community
and
population
group?
27 Points
0 Points
Presentation of
information was
exceptional and included
all the following
elements:
Presentation of
information was good,
but was superficial in
places and included all
the following elements:
Presentation of
information was
minimally demonstrated
in the all the following
elements:
Presentation of
information in one of
the following elements
fails to meet
expectations:
Presentation of
information is
unsatisfactory in two or
more of the following
elements:






Identify, with specific
detail, the solution to
the student-selected
healthcare concern
Identify the following
areas:
o What would
be the
positive
outcome if
the solution
was
implemented
?
NR506_Week 2_Healthcare Policy Concern

Identify, with specific
detail, the solution to
the student-selected
healthcare concern
Identify the following
areas:
o What would
be the
positive
outcome if
the solution
was
implemented
?

Identify, with specific
detail, the solution to
the student-selected
healthcare concern
Identify the following
areas:
o What would
be the
positive
outcome if
the solution
was
implemented
?

Identify, with specific
detail, the solution to
the student-selected
healthcare concern
Identify the following
areas:
o What would
be the
positive
outcome if
the solution
was
implemented
?
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Identify, with specific
detail, the solution to
the student-selected
healthcare concern
Identify the following
areas:
o What would
be the
positive
outcome if
the solution
was
implemented
?
7
o
o
o
o
NR506_Week 2_Healthcare Policy Concern
What
changes
would need
to occur in
the
community
to foster
implementat
ion?
What
changes
would need
to occur in
the
population
group to
foster
implementat
ion?
What
measureable
actions will
demonstrate
a positive
outcome if
the solution
was
implemented
?
What might
be 2 (two)
challenges to
o
o
o
o
What
changes
would need
to occur in
the
community
to foster
implementati
on?
What
changes
would need
to occur in
the
population
group to
foster
implementati
on?
What
measureable
actions will
demonstrate
a positive
outcome if
the solution
was
implemented
?
What might
be 2 (two)
challenges to
o
o
o
o
What
changes
would need
to occur in
the
community
to foster
implementat
ion?
What
changes
would need
to occur in
the
population
group to
foster
implementat
ion?
What
measureable
actions will
demonstrate
a positive
outcome if
the solution
was
implemented
?
What might
be 2 (two)
challenges to
o
o
o
o
What
changes
would need
to occur in
the
community
to foster
implementat
ion?
What
changes
would need
to occur in
the
population
group to
foster
implementat
ion?
What
measureable
actions will
demonstrate
a positive
outcome if
the solution
was
implemented
?
What might
be 2 (two)
challenges to
Revised 3/2018 AR
o
o
o
o
What
changes
would need
to occur in
the
community
to foster
implementat
ion?
What
changes
would need
to occur in
the
population
group to
foster
implementat
ion?
What
measureable
actions will
demonstrate
a positive
outcome if
the solution
was
implemented
?
What might
be 2 (two)
challenges to
8
implementin
g the
proposed
solution and
how can
each of these
challenges
be avoided
or resolved?
Identificati
on of
Elected
Official
implementin
g the
proposed
solution and
how can each
of these
challenges be
avoided or
resolved?
30 Points
implementin
g the
proposed
solution and
how can
each of these
challenges
be avoided
or resolved?
26 Points
implementin
g the
proposed
solution and
how can
each of these
challenges
be avoided
or resolved?
24 Points
implementin
g the
proposed
solution and
how can
each of these
challenges
be avoided
or resolved?
11 Points
0 Points
Presentation of
information was
exceptional and included
all the following
elements:
Presentation of
information was good,
but was superficial in
places and included all
the following elements:
Presentation of
information was
minimally demonstrated
in the all the following
elements:
Presentation of
information in one of
the following elements
fails to meet
expectations:
Presentation of
information is
unsatisfactory in two or
more of the following
elements:







The name of the
elected official
The position of the
elected official
Explanation of why
this individual was
selected
NR506_Week 2_Healthcare Policy Concern


The name of the
elected official
The position of the
elected official
Explanation of why
this individual was
selected


The name of the
elected official
The position of the
elected official
Explanation of why
this individual was
selected


The name of the
elected official
The position of the
elected official
Explanation of why
this individual was
selected
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The name of the
elected official
The position of the
elected official
Explanation of why
this individual was
selected
9
Conclusion
Paper
Specificatio
ns
25 Points
22 Points
20 Points
Presentation of
information was
exceptional and included
all the following
element:
Presentation of
information was good,
but was superficial in
places and included all
the following element:
Presentation of
information was
minimally demonstrated
in the all the following
element:
Provides a summary of
key elements from the
assignment
Provides a summary of
key elements from the
assignment
Provides a summary of
key elements from the
assignment
15 Points
13 Points
This section included all
of the following:
This section included
three of the following:
Paper meets length
requirements of 6 to 10
pages.
Paper meets length
requirements of 6 to 10
pages.
Minimum of 6 (six)
appropriate research
scholarly nursing
references
Minimum of 6 (six)
appropriate research
scholarly nursing
references
A dictionary, required
textbook for this course
and Chamberlain College
of Nursing lesson
information, may NOT be
A dictionary, required
textbook for this course
and Chamberlain College
of Nursing lesson
information, may NOT be
NR506_Week 2_Healthcare Policy Concern
12 Points
10 Points
Presentation of
information in one of the
following elements fails
to meet expectations:
Provides a summary of
key elements from the
assignment
6 Points
This section included
only two of the
following:
This section included
only one of the
following:
Paper meets length
requirements of 6 to 10
pages.
Paper meets length
requirements of 6 to 10
pages.
Minimum of 6 (six)
appropriate research
scholarly nursing
references
Minimum of 6 (six)
appropriate research
scholarly nursing
references
A dictionary, required
textbook for this course
and Chamberlain College
of Nursing lesson
A dictionary, required
textbook for this course
and Chamberlain College
of Nursing lesson
Revised 3/2018 AR
0 Points
Presentation of
information is
unsatisfactory:
Provides a summary of
key elements from the
assignment
0 Points
This section included
none of the following:
Paper meets length
requirements of 6 to 10
pages.
Minimum of 6 (six)
appropriate research
scholarly nursing
references
A dictionary, required
textbook for this course
and Chamberlain College
of Nursing lesson
information, may NOT be
10
used as scholarly
references for this
assignment.
used as scholarly
references for this
assignment.
References are current within a 5-year time
frame unless a valid
rationale is provided and
the instructor has
approved them prior to
assignment submission.
References are current within a 5-year time
frame unless a valid
rationale is provided and
the instructor has
approved them prior to
assignment submission.
information, may NOT be
used as scholarly
references for this
assignment.
information, may NOT be
used as scholarly
references for this
assignment.
References are current within a 5-year time
frame unless a valid
rationale is provided and
the instructor has
approved them prior to
assignment submission.
References are current within a 5-year time
frame unless a valid
rationale is provided and
the instructor has
approved them prior to
assignment submission.
used as scholarly
references for this
assignment.
References are current within a 5-year time
frame unless a valid
rationale is provided and
the instructor has
approved them prior to
assignment submission.
Content Subtotal _____of 220 points
Format Possible Points = 30 Points
APA
Format
10 Points
APA guidelines, as per the
6th edition of the manual,
are demonstrated for the

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