For this assignment, you will conduct research on the current scope of practice for your specialty and efforts that are being made to expand that scope and the role of the advanced registered nurse in positively influencing the health care system. Write a 1,250-1,500 word paper that includes the following:

  1. A discussion of the scope of your future role as an advanced registered nurse, including any regulatory, certification, or accreditation agencies that define that scope.
  2. A discussion of three professional nursing organizations that you think are most influential in advancing the scope and influence of advanced nursing. Of these organizations, evaluate the one that you would most like to join. How do its goals and mission fit in with your worldview and philosophy of care? How might membership in this organization improve your practice?
  3. A discussion of a controversial or evolving issue that is most likely to affect your scope of practice or role in the next few years. How do you think this issue could influence the profession and other stakeholders and why does it matter to the advanced registered nurse?

You are required to cite five to 10 sources to complete this assignment. Sources must be published within the last 5 years and appropriate for the assignment criteria and nursing content.

Complete the “APA Writing Checklist” to ensure that your paper adheres to APA style and formatting criteria and general guidelines for academic writing. Include the completed checklist as an appendix at the end of your paper.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. 

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. A link to the LopesWrite technical support articles is located in Class Resources if you need assistance.

Benchmark Information 

This benchmark assignment assesses the following programmatic competencies: 

MBA-MSN

MSN-Nursing Education; MSN-Acute Care Nurse Practitioner-Adult-Gerontology; MSN-Family Nurse Practitioner; MSN-Health Informatics; MSN-Health Care Quality and Patient Safety; MSN-Leadership in Health Care Systems; MSN-Public Health Nursing

5.3 Evaluate professional organizations and activities that improve one’s practice and influence advanced nursing practice.

our Future Role as an Advanced Registered Nurse

44 points

Criteria Description

The Scope of Your Future Role as an Advanced Registered Nurse, Including Any Regulatory, Certification, or Accreditation Agencies That Define That Scope

5. Excellent

44 points

A comprehensive discussion of the scope of the future role as an advanced registered nurse, including any regulatory, certification, or accreditation agencies that define that scope, is thoroughly developed with supporting details.

4. Good

40.48 points

A discussion of the scope of the future role as an advanced registered nurse, including any regulatory, certification, or accreditation agencies that define that scope, is clearly provided and well developed.

3. Satisfactory

38.72 points

A discussion of the scope of the future role as an advanced registered nurse, including any regulatory, certification, or accreditation agencies that define that scope, is present.

2. Less than Satisfactory

35.2 points

A discussion of the scope of the future role as an advanced registered nurse, including any regulatory, certification, or accreditation agencies that define that scope, is present, but it lacks detail or is incomplete.

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

A discussion of the scope of the future role as an advanced registered nurse, including any regulatory, certification, or accreditation agencies that define that scope, is not included.

Three Professional Nursing Organizations

33 points

Criteria Description

Three Professional Nursing Organizations Identified as the Most Influential in Advancing the Scope and Influence of Advanced Nursing

5. Excellent

33 points

A comprehensive discussion of three professional nursing organizations identified as the most influential in advancing the scope and influence of advanced nursing is thoroughly developed with supporting details.

4. Good

30.36 points

A discussion of three professional nursing organizations identified as the most influential in advancing the scope and influence of advanced nursing is clearly provided and well developed.

3. Satisfactory

29.04 points

A discussion of three professional nursing organizations identified as the most influential in advancing the scope and influence of advanced nursing is present.

2. Less than Satisfactory

26.4 points

A discussion of three professional nursing organizations identified as the most influential in advancing the scope and influence of advanced nursing is present, but it lacks detail or is incomplete.

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

A discussion of three professional nursing organizations identified as the most influential in advancing the scope and influence of advanced nursing is not included.

Evaluate the Professional Organization That Is Most Appealing (B)

33 points

Criteria Description

Evaluate the Professional Organization That Is Most Appealing, Including How Its Goals and Mission Fit in With Worldview, Philosophy of Care, and Ability to Improve Practice (5.3)

5. Excellent

33 points

A comprehensive evaluation of the professional organization that is most appealing, including how its goals and mission fit in with worldview, philosophy of care, and ability to improve practice, is thoroughly developed with supporting details.

4. Good

30.36 points

An evaluation of the professional organization that is most appealing, including how its goals and mission fit in with worldview, philosophy of care, and ability to improve practice, is clearly provided and well developed.

3. Satisfactory

29.04 points

An evaluation of the professional organization that is most appealing, including how its goals and mission fit in with worldview, philosophy of care, and ability to improve practice, is present.

2. Less than Satisfactory

26.4 points

An evaluation of the professional organization that is most appealing, including how its goals and mission fit in with worldview, philosophy of care, and ability to improve practice, is present, but it lacks detail or is incomplete.

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

An evaluation of the professional organization that is most appealing, including how its goals and mission fit in with worldview, philosophy of care, and ability to improve practice, is not included.

A Controversial or Evolving Issue That Is Most Likely to Impact Scope of Practice or Role in the Nex

33 points

Criteria Description

A Controversial or Evolving Issue That Is Most Likely to Impact Scope of Practice or Role in the Next Few Years, Including How This Issue Could Influence the Profession and Other Stakeholders and Why It Matters to the Advanced Registered Nurse

5. Excellent

33 points

A comprehensive discussion of a controversial or evolving issue that is most likely to impact scope of practice or role in the next few years, including how this issue could influence the profession and other stakeholders and why it matters to the advanced registered nurse, is thoroughly developed with supporting details.

4. Good

30.36 points

A discussion of a controversial or evolving issue that is most likely to impact scope of practice or role in the next few years, including how this issue could influence the profession and other stakeholders and why it matters to the advanced registered nurse, is clearly provided and well developed.

3. Satisfactory

29.04 points

A discussion of a controversial or evolving issue that is most likely to impact scope of practice or role in the next few years, including how this issue could influence the profession and other stakeholders and why it matters to the advanced registered nurse, is present.

2. Less than Satisfactory

26.4 points

A discussion of a controversial or evolving issue that is most likely to impact scope of practice or role in the next few years, including how this issue could influence the profession and other stakeholders and why it matters to the advanced registered nurse, is present, but it lacks detail or is incomplete.

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

A discussion of a controversial or evolving issue that is most likely to impact scope of practice or role in the next few years, including how this issue could influence the profession and other stakeholders and why it matters to the advanced registered nurse, is not included.

Required Sources

6.6 points

Criteria Description

Required Sources

5. Excellent

6.6 points

Number of required resources is met. Sources are current, and appropriate for the assignment criteria and nursing content.

4. Good

6.07 points

Number of required sources is met. Sources are current, but not all sources are appropriate for the assignment criteria and nursing content.

3. Satisfactory

5.81 points

Number of required sources is met, but sources are outdated or inappropriate.

2. Less than Satisfactory

5.28 points

Number of required sources is only partially met.

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

Sources are not included.

Appendix

4.4 points

Criteria Description

Appendix

5. Excellent

4.4 points

The APA Writing Checklist is complete and attached in the Appendix. It is clearly evident by the quality of the paper that the APA Writing Checklist was used in development.

4. Good

4.05 points

The APA Writing Checklist is complete and attached in the Appendix. It is apparent that the APA Writing Checklist was used in development of the paper.

3. Satisfactory

3.87 points

The APA Writing Checklist is complete and attached in the Appendix. The APA Writing Checklist was generally used in development of the paper, but some aspects are inconsistent with the paper format or quality.

2. Less than Satisfactory

3.52 points

The APA Writing Checklist is attached, but an Appendix has not been created. The paper does not reflect the use of the use of the APA Writing Checklist during development.

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

The Appendix and APA Writing Checklist are omitted.

Thesis Development and Purpose

15.4 points

Criteria Description

Thesis Development and Purpose

5. Excellent

15.4 points

Thesis is comprehensive and contains the essence of the paper. Thesis statement makes the purpose of the paper clear.

4. Good

14.17 points

Thesis is clear and forecasts the development of the paper. Thesis is descriptive and reflective of the arguments and appropriate to the purpose.

3. Satisfactory

13.55 points

Thesis is apparent and appropriate to purpose.

2. Less than Satisfactory

12.32 points

Thesis is insufficiently developed or vague. Purpose is not clear.

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

Paper lacks any discernible overall purpose or organizing claim.

Argument Logic and Construction

17.6 points

Criteria Description

Argument Logic and Construction

5. Excellent

17.6 points

Clear and convincing argument that presents a persuasive claim in a distinctive and compelling manner. All sources are authoritative.

4. Good

16.19 points

Argument shows logical progressions. Techniques of argumentation are evident. There is a smooth progression of claims from introduction to conclusion. Most sources are authoritative.

3. Satisfactory

15.49 points

Argument is orderly, but may have a few inconsistencies. The argument presents minimal justification of claims. Argument logically, but not thoroughly, supports the purpose. Sources used are credible. Introduction and conclusion bracket the thesis.

2. Less than Satisfactory

14.08 points

Sufficient justification of claims is lacking. Argument lacks consistent unity. There are obvious flaws in the logic. Some sources have questionable credibility.

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

Statement of purpose is not justified by the conclusion. The conclusion does not support the claim made. Argument is incoherent and uses noncredible sources.

Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, language use)

11 points

Criteria Description

Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, language use)

5. Excellent

11 points

Writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English.

4. Good

10.12 points

Prose is largely free of mechanical errors, although a few may be present. The writer uses a variety of effective sentence structures and figures of speech.

3. Satisfactory

9.68 points

Some mechanical errors or typos are present, but they are not overly distracting to the reader. Correct and varied sentence structure and audience-appropriate language are employed.

2. Less than Satisfactory

8.8 points

Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors distract the reader. Inconsistencies in language choice (register) or word choice are present. Sentence structure is correct but not varied.

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

Surface errors are pervasive enough that they impede communication of meaning. Inappropriate word choice or sentence construction is used.

Paper Format (Use of appropriate style for the major and assignment)

11 points

Criteria Description

Paper Format (Use of appropriate style for the major and assignment)

5. Excellent

11 points

All format elements are correct.

4. Good

10.12 points

Template is fully used; There are virtually no errors in formatting style.

3. Satisfactory

9.68 points

Template is used, and formatting is correct, although some minor errors may be present.

2. Less than Satisfactory

8.8 points

Template is used, but some elements are missing or mistaken; lack of control with formatting is apparent.

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

Template is not used appropriately or documentation format is rarely followed correctly.

Documentation of Sources

11 points

Criteria Description

Documentation of Sources (citations, footnotes, references, bibliography, etc., as appropriate to assignment and style)

5. Excellent

11 points

Sources are completely and correctly documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is free of error.

4. Good

10.12 points

Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is mostly correct.

3. Satisfactory

9.68 points

Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, although some formatting errors may be present.

2. Less than Satisfactory

8.8 points

Documentation of sources is inconsistent or incorrect, as appropriate to assignment and style, with numerous formatting errors.

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

Sources are not documented.

Total 220 points

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