Write a brief introduction of the topic and explain why it is important to mental health nursing.

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REQUIREMENTS

  1. Select a scholarly nursing or research article (published within the last five years) related to mental health nursing, which includes content related to evidence‐based practice.

*** You may need to evaluate several articles before you find one that is appropriate. ***

  1. Ensure that no other member of your clinical group chooses the same article. Submit the article for approval.
  2. Write a 3 page paper (excluding the title and reference pages) using the following criteria.
    1. Write a brief introduction of the topic and explain why it is important to mental health nursing.
    2. Cite statistics to support the significance of the topic.
    3. Summarize the article; include key points or findings of the article.
    4. Discuss how you could use the information for your practice; give specific examples.
    5. Identify strengths and weaknesses of the article.
    6. Discuss whether you would recommend the article to other colleagues.
    7. Write a conclusion.
  3. Paper must follow APA format. Include a title page and a reference page; use 12‐point Times Roman font; and include in‐text citations (use citations whenever paraphrasing, using statistics, or quoting from the article). Please refer to your APA Manual as a guide for in‐text citations and sample reference pages.
  4. Submit per faculty instructions by due date (see Course Calendar); please refer to your APA Manual as a guide for in‐text citations and sample reference pages. Copies of articles from any Databases, whether PDF, MSWord, or any other electronic file format, cannot be sent via the Learning

Management System (eCollege) dropbox or through email, as this violates copyright law protections

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DIRECTIONS AND ASSIGNMENT CRITERIA

Assignment

Criteria

Points % Description
Introduction 10 10 •     An effective introduction establishes the purpose of the paper.

•     The introduction should capture the attention of the reader.

Article summary 30 30 Summary of article must include the following.

•     Statistics to support the significance of the topic

•     Key points and findings of the article

•     Discussion of how information from the article could be used in your practice (give specific examples)

Article critique 30 30 Article critique must include the following.

•     Strengths and weaknesses of the article

•     Discussion of whether you would recommend the article to a colleague

Conclusion 15 15 The conclusion statement should be well defined and clearly stated.   An effective conclusion provides analysis and/or synthesis of information, which relates to the main idea/topic of the paper. The conclusion is supported by ideas presented throughout the body of your report.
Article Selection & Approval 5 5 •     Article is relevant to mental health nursing practice and is current (within 5 years of publication).

•     No duplicate articles within the clinical group.

•     Article submitted and approved as scholarly by instructor.

Grammar/Spelling/

Mechanics/APA format

10 10 •     Correct use of Standard English grammar and sentence structure

•     No spelling or typographical errors

•     Document includes title and reference pages

•     Citations in the text and reference page

Total  100 100  

 

 

 

 

GRADING RUBRIC

Assignment

Criteria

Outstanding or Highest

Level of Performance

 

A (92–100%)

Very Good or High Level of

Performance

 

B (84–91%)

Competent or Satisfactory

Level of Performance

 

C (76–83%)

Poor, Failing or

Unsatisfactory Level of

Performance F (0–75%)

Introduction (10 points) •     Introduction is present and distinctly establishes the purpose of paper

•     Introduction is appealing and promptly captures the attention of the reader

10 points

•     Introduction is present and generally establishes the purpose of paper

•     Introduction has appeal and generally captures the attention of the reader

9 points

Introduction is present and generally establishes the purpose of paper

 

 

 

8 points

No introduction

 

 

 

 

 

0‐7 points

Article summary (30 points) •     Statistics presented strongly support the significance of the topic

•     Key points and findings of the article are clearly stated

•     Thoroughly discusses how information from the article could be used in your practice by giving two or more specific,

relevant examples

 

 

 

 

28‐30 points

•     Statistics presented moderately support the significance of the topic

•     Key points and findings of the article are vaguely stated

•     Adequately discusses how information from the article could be used in your practice by giving two or more specific,

relevant examples

 

 

 

 

26‐27 points

•     Statistics presented weakly support the significance of the topic

•     Key points and findings of the article are stated in a manner

that is confusing or difficult to

understand.

•     Briefly discusses how information from the article could be used in your practice by giving examples that are

not specific, yet are relevant

 

 

23‐25 points

•     Statistics presented do not support the significance of the topic ORno statistics are

presented.

•     Key points and findings of the article are incorrectly  presented OR missing

•     Briefly discusses how information from the article could be used in your practice by giving examples that are neither specific, nor relevant OR implications to practice not discussed

0‐22 points

Article critique (30 points) •     The strengths and weaknesses arewell‐defined and clearly stated.

•     Provides a thorough review of whether or not they recommend the article

 

 

 

 

28-30 points

 

•     The strengths and weaknesses areadequate and clearly stated.

•     Provides a general review of whether or not they would recommend the article

 

 

 

26-27 points

 

•     The strengths and weaknesses are brief and clearly stated.

•     Provides a brief review of whether or not they would recommend the article.

 

 

 

 

23-25 points

 

 

•     The strengths and weaknesses areunclear or not stated.

•     Provides an unclear or no insight as to whether or not they would recommend the article.

 

 

 

0-22 points

 

 

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Assignment

Criteria

Outstanding or Highest

Level of Performance

 

A (92–100%)

Very Good or High Level of

Performance

 

B (84–91%)

Competent or Satisfactory

Level of Performance

 

C (76–83%)

Poor, Failing or

Unsatisfactory Level of

Performance F (0–75%)

Conclusion (15 points) •     The conclusion statement is well‐defined and clearly stated.

•     Conclusion demonstrates comprehensive analysis or synthesis of information from

the article.

•     The conclusion is strongly supported by ideas presented throughout the body of the paper.

15 points

•     The conclusion statement is general and clearly stated.

•     Conclusion demonstrates comprehensive analysis or synthesis of information from

the article.

•     The conclusion is strongly supported by ideas presented throughout the body of the paper.

 

13-14 points

•     The conclusion statement is general and clearly stated.

•     Conclusion demonstrates adequate analysis or synthesis of information from the article.

•     The conclusion is adequately supported by ideas presented throughout the body of the paper.

 

12 points

•     The conclusion statement is vague or not stated.

•     Conclusion demonstrates inadequate analysis or synthesis of information from the article.

•     The conclusion is inadequately supported by ideas presented throughout the body of the paper.

 

0‐11 points

Article Selection & Approval

(5 points)

ALL Items MET

•     Article is relevant to mental health nursing practice and is current (within 5 years of publication).

•     No duplicate articles within the clinical group.

•     Article submitted and approved as scholarly by

instructor.

5 points

  ONE item NOT MET

•     Article is relevant to mental health nursing practice and is current (within 5 years of publication).

•     No duplicate articles within the clinical group.

•     Article submitted and approved as scholarly by

instructor.

4 points

2 or more items NOT MET

•     Article is relevant to mental health nursing practice and is current (within 5 years of publication).

•     No duplicate articles within the clinical group.

•     Article submitted and approved as scholarly by

instructor.

0‐3 points

 

Assignment

Criteria

Outstanding or Highest

Level of Performance

 

A (92–100%)

Very Good or High Level of

Performance

 

B (84–91%)

Competent or Satisfactory

Level of Performance

 

C (76–83%)

Poor, Failing or

Unsatisfactory Level of

Performance F (0–75%)

Grammar/Spelling/

Mechanics/APA

Format

(10 points)

•     References are submitted with assignment.

•     Used appropriate APA format and are free of errors.

•     Includes title and reference pages.

•     Grammar and mechanics are free of errors.

10 points

•     References are submitted with assignment.

•     Used appropriate APA format and has one type of error.

•     Includes title and reference pages.

•     Grammar and mechanics have one type of error.

9 points

•     References are submitted with assignment.

•     Used appropriate APA format and has two types of errors.

•     Includes title and reference pages.

•     Grammar and mechanics have two types of errors.

8 points

•     No references submitted with assignment.

•     Attempts to use appropriate APA format and has three or more types of errors.

•     Includes title and reference pages.

•     Grammar and mechanics have three or more types of errors.

0‐7 points

       
    Total Points Possible = 100 points  
 

 

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