Instructions
Overview: After you have read Chapters 28, 32, and 33 in your DeChesnay text, consider the healthcare policies within your state(Massachusetts). What health related stories are in the news? Are there any “upstream” concerns in your community? (Boston). How do you believe that a Doctorally-prepared APRN could positively affect the overall health of the citizens in your state?
Write a  two-page journal submission about your thoughts to the questions that have been posed. Provide references to validate the healthcare policy and your concerns.
You may journal in first person, and this assignment does not require references as it is your thoughts; however, if you choose to use quotes or citable material, you are expected to follow APA formatting.
 

Criteria Exemplary
Exceeds Expectations
Novice
Inadequate
Total Points
Focus and Content In addition to self-reflection, the journal components are provided along with clear examples supported by course content and references that speak to how the journal content relates to the questions posed within the assignment.
Cites one or more references.
All instruction requirements noted.
45 points
Course content is present but there is no self-reflection noted within the journal.
Demonstrates incomplete understanding of content and/or inadequate preparation.
Missing several instruction requirements.
Submits assignment late.
31 points
45
Application of Knowledge through Critical Thinking Critical analysis is supported with information from scholarly resource(s), offering new insight into the context of the assignment.
Student indicates how the experience will have an impact on their professional practice.
All instruction requirements noted.
45 points
Submission is primarily a summation of the assignment without further synthesis or analysis of course content.
Application of knowledge is limited, with no direct application to clinical practice discussed.
Demonstrates incomplete understanding of content and/or inadequate preparation.
More than one question posed is not addressed.
Missing several instruction requirements.
Submits assignment late.
31 points
45
Organization Well-organized content with a clear and complex purpose statement and argument content. Writing is concise with a logical flow of ideas.
5 points
Illogical flow of ideas. Prose rambles. Purpose statement is unclear or missing.
Demonstrates incomplete understanding of content and/or inadequate preparation.
No purpose statement.
Submits assignment late.
2 points
5
APA Referencing, Grammar, and Spelling Correct applicable APA formatting with no errors.
The writer correctly identifies reading audience, as demonstrated by appropriate language (avoids jargon and simplifies complex concepts appropriately).
There are no spelling, punctuation, or word-usage errors.
5 points
The writer struggles with limited vocabulary and has difficulty conveying meaning such that only the broadest, most general messages are presented.
Grammar and punctuation are consistently incorrect. Spelling errors are numerous.
Submits assignment late.
2 points
5
Total Points