Professional Paper Worksheet

| January 23, 2016

Guidelines
PURPOSE
Thepurposeofthisassignment istoallowthe learnertodemonstrate good organization, appropriate resources, and correct APA format for

preparing a professional paper.
COURSEOUTCOMES
Thisassignmentenablesthestudent tomeet thefollowingcourseoutcomes.
CO #3.Demonstrateeffective verbal,written,andtechnological communicationusing legal and ethical standardsfortransferringknowledge using

success resources provided to Chamberlain students.(PO#3)
CO #4. Integratecriticalthinking andjudgment in professional decision-makingin collaboration withfacultyandpeers. (PO#4)
CO #5. Apply concepts of professionalismwhen planning for personal,intellectual,and professional development. (PO#5)
CO #9.Demonstrate accountability forpersonal andprofessional developmentbyassessing information and technology competence,implementing

plansforupgrading technologyskills, and using effective strategiesforonline student success using resources provided to Chamberlain

students. (PO#5)
DUEDATE
Submit theassignment to theWeek3Dropboxby Sunday,11:59 p.m.MT.
POINTS
Thisassignmentisworthatotal of125points.
PREPARINGTHEPROFESSIONAL PAPER WORKSHEET
1. Carefully read thisdocument (Professional Paper WorksheetGuidelines),includingtheRubric.
2. From Doc Sharing,download theProfessional Paper WorksheetTemplate.Renamethat document asYour Last NameProfessional Paper

Worksheet.docx. Save itto yourown computerorflashdrive in a location where you will be able toretrieve itlater.Type yourassignment

directlyonthe saved document.Remember that onlyMicrosoftWord 2010oralater version is acceptable.The document mustbesaved as a.docx.Save

yourworkfrequentlyas you type to preventlossofyourwork.
3. Recall the Nurse of the Future Nursing Core Competency that you selected for your Professional Paper Topic in the Week 1 Time

Management Plan assignment.
4. Locate pages in your Hood textbook that correspond to your paper topic. HINT: See Syllabus!
5. In the Chamberlain Online Library, enter CINAHL and use Advanced Search to limit the search to scholarly professional nursing

journal articles on your topic that meet the following criteria:
a. Is peer-reviewed (meaning that the articles were blindly reviewed by a panel of nurse experts prior to publication)
b. First author is a nurse with advanced degrees listed on the article
c. Article has at least 3 pages
d. Has a reference list at the end of the article with citations used throughout the body of the article
e. Does not use second person (the word: you)
f. Is not a brief item, editorial, news item, or review
g. Was published within the last 5 years
h. NOTE: The article selected must be available in full text in the Chamberlain Online Library via CINAHL (preferably PDF).
i. HINT: Set the Advanced Search limitations to match as many of the criteria above as possible.
6. Select one article from your above search to use for this assignment. Read the article.
7. Create a reference in APA format for the article you selected.
8. Select a 10–25-word quotation from that article that you plan to use in your Professional Paper. Do not select words or ideas

that the author(s) attribute to another source. Provide the quotation and citation in correct APA format.
9. Select an important passage from the article to paraphrase in your Professional Paper. State the location (e.g., 5th paragraph

on page 829) of that passage. Provide your paraphrased wording and citation in correct APA format.
10. Prepare a detailed outline for your Professional Paper as indicated on the Template (topics only, not complete sentences).

NOTE: Professional Paper will be 500–600 words of content.
11. Double check your answers with the rubric prior to submission.
12. When yourassignment iscomplete, save and close theProfessional Paper WorksheetTemplate.Enterthecourseand submit thedocument

asan attachmenttotheWeek 3Dropbox.See the Week3 Assignments pageforstep-by-step instructionsonhowto usethe Dropbox.

DIRECTIONSANDGRADINGCRITERIA
Category Points % Description: See Rubric for details.
Approved Paper Topic (from Week 1 Assignment) 5points 4% Clearly state the Nurse of the Future Nursing Core Competency topic

that was approved as your topic in Week 1 Assignment.

Page numbers in Hood textbook on your topic 10points 8% Clearly state page numbers in Hood textbook that correspond to

the selected topic.

Reference for Journal Article 25points 20% Create a reference for the article selected using correct APA format including:

authors, year, article title, journal name, volume number, issue number, page numbers, italics, parentheses, punctuation, line spacing,

and hanging indent.

Quotation and Citation 20 points 16% Type a quotation (10–25 words) from selected article using correct APA citation

including quotation marks, authors’ names, year, page numbers, and parentheses. Do not use words or ideas that the authors cited from

another source.

Paraphrased Area and Citation 25points 20% State location in article of area to be paraphrased (paragraph and page

number). Type appropriately paraphrased version using correct APA citation including authors’ names, year, and parentheses. Do not use

words or ideas that the authors cited from another source.
Professional Paper Outline 40 points 32% Develop outline for professional paper including introduction, 2 main topics,

and conclusion (all with excellent subtopics as required on Template). Excellent detail and depth used.

Total 125points 100% Aqualityassignmentwillmeetor exceedalloftheabove requirements.

GRADING RUBRIC
Assignment Criteria A:(92–100%)
Outstanding or Highest Level of Performance B:(84–91%)
Very Good or High Level of Performance C:(76–83%)
Competent or Satisfactory Level of Performance F:(0–75%)
Poor or Failing or Unsatisfactory Level of Performance
Approved Paper Topic (from Week 1 Assignment)
5points Clearly states Nurse of the Future Nursing Core Competency topic that was approved in Week 1 Assignment.
(5points) Does not state topic OR states wrong topic.
(0 points)
Page numbers in Hood textbook on your topic
10points Clearly states page numbers in Hood textbook that correspond to the selected topic.
(9–10 points) States page numbers in Hood textbook that correspond to the selected topic with 1–2 errors.
(8points) States page numbers in Hood textbook that correspond to the selected topic with 3 errors.
(7points) States page numbers in Hood textbook that correspond to the selected topic with 4 or more errors OR does not state page

numbers.
(0–6 points)
Reference for Journal Article
25points Reference for the article selected is typed using correct APA format including: authors, year, article title, journal

name, volume number, issue number, page numbers, italics, parentheses, punctuation, line spacing, and hanging indent. Minimal or no

errors (0–1 error).
(23–25 points) Reference for the article selected is typed using APA format including the items at left with 2–3 minor errors.
(21–22 points) Reference for the article selected is typed using APA format including the items at left with 4 minor errors.
(19–20points) Reference typed with 5 or more errors in APA format from the items at left

OR

Reference is not for the article selected.
(0–18points)
Quotation and Citation
20points Types a quotation (10–25 words) from selected article using correct APA citation including quotation marks, authors’

names, year, page numbers, and parentheses with no errors or one minor error. Did not use words or ideas that the authors cited from

another source.
(18–20 points) Types a quotation (10–25 words) from selected article using APA citation including items at left with 2–3 minor errors.

Did not use words or ideas that the authors cited from another source.
(16–17 points) Types a quotation (10–25 words) from selected article using APA citationwith 4 errors. Did not use words or ideas that

the authors cited from another source.
(15 points) Quotation too long or too short, or quoted selected words or ideas the author of the article cited from another source,

or multiple (5 or more) errors in APA format.
(0–14 points)
Paraphrased Area and Citation
25points States location in article of area to be paraphrased (paragraph and page number). Types appropriately paraphrased

version using correct APA citation including authors’ names, year, and parentheses with minimal errors. Did not use words or ideas that

the authors cited from another source.
(23–25 points) States location in article of area to be paraphrased (paragraph and page number). Types mostly appropriately

paraphrased version using correct APA citation including authors’ names, year, and parentheses with 2–3 errors in paraphrasing or

citation. Did not use words or ideas the authors cited from another source.
(21–22points) States location in article of area to be paraphrased (paragraph and page number). Types minimally appropriately

paraphrased version using APA citation including authors’ names, year, and parentheses with 4 errors. Did not use words or ideas the

authors cited from another source.
(19–20points) May or may not correctly state location in article of area to be paraphrased (paragraph and page number). Several

errors in paraphrased version using APA citation including authors’ names, year, and parentheses with 5 or more errors. May have used

words or ideas the authors cited from another source.
(0–18points)
Professional Paper Outline
40points Develops outline for professional paper including introduction, 2 main topics, and conclusion (all with excellent

subtopics as required on Template). Excellent detail and depth used.
(37–40 points) Develops outline for professional paper including introduction, 2 main topics, and conclusion (all with good subtopics

as required on Template). Mostly good detail and depth used.
(33–36points) Develops outline for professional paper including introduction, 2 main topics, and conclusion (all with acceptable

subtopics as required on Template). Fair detail and depth used.
(30–32points) Develops minimal outline for professional paper that may not include all of the following: introduction, 2 main topics,

and conclusion. Subtopics minimal in quality. Some may be missing. Minimal detail and depth used.
(0–29points)
TOTAL: 125points possible

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