week 3 assignment healthcare policy

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Purpose

In this assignment, you will assess the impact of health legislation on nursing practice and communicate your analysis to your peers. GovTrack.us provides a list of federal health bills that are currently in process in Congressional Committees.

Course Outcomes

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

CO4: Integrates clinical nursing judgment using effective communication strategies with patients, colleagues, and other healthcare providers. (PO#4)

CO7: Integrates the professional role of leader, teacher, communicator, and manager of care to plan cost-effective, quality healthcare to consumers in structured and unstructured settings. (PO#7)

Points

The assignment is worth 175 points.

Directions

Please review the infographic as way to guide you in getting started with your assignment: Developing an Assignment with Integrity (Links to an external site.)

A short tutorial with tips for completing this assignment may be viewed here: Healthcare Policy (Links to an external site.)

  1. This assignment will be in the format of a PowerPoint presentation (Bullet points may be used).
  2. You are educating your peers through this presentation regarding a federal bill you believe may be of interest to nurses.
  3. Go to https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/subjects/health/6130 (Links to an external site.)
  4. Choose a health-related federal bill of interest. Read through the bill and develop a summary in your own words. Include the bill number and name.
  5. Here is a link to our U.S. legislative process (bill to law) for review, if needed.

https://www.congress.gov/legislative-process (Links to an external site.)

Tutorial: For those not familiar with the development of a PowerPoint slideshow, the following link to the Microsoft website may be helpful –

https://support.office.com/office-training-center?redirectSourcePath=%252fen-us%252farticle%252fb8f02f81-ec85-4493-a39b-4c48e6bc4bfb (Links to an external site.)

Include the following information in your presentation

  • Title slide (Your name, NR451, session, Healthcare Policy assignment)
  • Bill name and number (indicate either H.B. or S.B.)
  • Bill summary (in your own words)
  • Address how this bill might impact professional nursing practice standards if passed? If not passed?
  • How might the bill impact your own nursing practice?
  • How might you communicate your concerns about or support for this bill based on nursing practice, standards, or patient outcomes?
  • How might this bill impact your community?
  • References slide to include the Bill source in APA format.
  • No more than 12 slides

Template

There is no required form or template for this assignment. Please use PowerPoint best practices throughout your presentation.

Best Practices

The following are best practices in preparing this presentation.

  • Review directions and rubric thoroughly prior to beginning assignment.
  • Watch the short video tutorials on tips for completing the assignment and on developing a PowerPoint. Incorporate graphics, clip art, or photographs to increase interest.
  • Make slides easy to read with short bullet points and large font.

Source Citations

Cite all sources on the appropriate slides with (author, year) as well as on the Reference slide.

  • Spell check for spelling and grammar errors prior to final submission.
  • Use the rubric as a final check prior to submission to ensure all content is clearly addressed.

Reminder

Before preparing your assignment, please review this Crediting Sources Made Simple (Links to an external site.) resource. This tool is intended to help you understand scholarly writing, APA, referencing, and crediting. Please reach out to your instructor with any questions as you prepare your assignment.

Rubric

Week 3 Healthcare Policy Rubric

CriteriaRatingsPts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeBill Identification and SummaryA bill (name and number) is identified and key points are summarized using own words.

30.0 pts

Name and number of bill is clearly identified using assigned website. Key points of bill are clearly summarized using own words.

26.0 pts

Name and number of bill is mostly identified using assigned website. Key points of bill are clearly summarized using own words.

24.0 pts

Only part of the bill is identified and/or is missing one of the elements in the first column.

11.0 pts

Three elements in column one are missing and/or are vague.

0.0 pts

Three elements in column one are missing and/or are vague.

30.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeImpact of Bill on Nursing Practice StandardsAddresses possible impact of bill on nursing practice standards if bill is passed and if not passed.

30.0 pts

Thoroughly addresses and describes detailed potential impact on nursing practice standards, if bill is passed and if not passed.

26.0 pts

Satisfactorily identifies and describes possible impact on nursing practice standards, if bill is passed; and, if not passed.

24.0 pts

Briefly, identifies and describes possible impact on nursing practice standards, if bill is passed; and, if not passed.

11.0 pts

Minimal identification and descriptions of possible impact on nursing practice standards.

0.0 pts

No description of the possible impact on nursing practice standards.

30.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeImpact of Bill on Own Nursing PracticeAddresses possible impact on own nursing practice if bill is passes; if not passed.

30.0 pts

Identifies and describes detailed potential impact of bill on own nursing practice, if bill is passed and, if not passed.

26.0 pts

Satisfactorily identifies and describes possible impact on own nursing practice if bill is passed; and, if not passed.

24.0 pts

Briefly identifies and describes possible impact on own nursing practice if bill is passed; and, if not passed.

11.0 pts

Minimal identification and descriptions of possible impact on own nursing practice.

0.0 pts

No description of the possible impact on own nursing practice.

30.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCommunication StrategiesAddress strategies you might use to communicate your concerns or support for the bill with legislators and peers.

30.0 pts

Thoroughly addresses communication strategies to legislators and peers regarding concerns or support for the bill.

26.0 pts

Satisfactorily addresses communication strategies to legislators and peers regarding concerns or support for the bill.

24.0 pts

Communication strategies are addressed but content is vague or missing one element from column one.

11.0 pts

Communication strategies are missing elements from column one

0.0 pts

Communication strategies are not addressed.

30.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCommunity Impact of BillDiscuss at least 1 possible impact this bill might have on your community

35.0 pts

Details of at least one potential community impact of bill are included.

31.0 pts

Satisfactory description of one possible community impact included.

28.0 pts

Brief description of one possible community impact included.

13.0 pts

Minimal description of one possible community impact included.

0.0 pts

No discussion of possible community impact.

35.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeMechanics, Organization, and APA formatPowerPoint slides are clear, organized, and logical. References slide is included. Content is error free in grammar and spelling. Proper APA formatting used for citations and references slide.

20.0 pts

Excellent mechanics, organization, and formatting used with minimal errors and used best practices for PowerPoint.

18.0 pts

Good mechanics, organization, and/or formatting used.

16.0 pts

Fair mechanics, organization, and/or formatting used.

8.0 pts

Poor mechanics, organization, and/or formatting used.

0.0 pts

Very poor mechanics, organization, and/or formatting used.

20.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeUse of Correct Government Website

0.0 pts

0 points deducted

Use of Correct Government Website

0.0 pts

17.5 points (10%) deducted

Incorrect or unapproved use of a government website resulting in point deduction

0.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeLate Deduction

0.0 pts

0 points deducted

Submitted on time

0.0 pts

Not submitted on time – Points deducted

1 day late=8.75 deduction; 2 day late =17.5 deduction; 3 day late=26.25 deduction; 4 day=35 deduction; 5 day=43.75 deduction; 6 day =52.5 deduction; 7 day =61.25 deduction; Score of 0 if more than 7 days late

0.0 pts

Total Points: 175.0

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