NRSE 4510: MODULE 2: ASSESSMENT 4: WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT -THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS AND HEALTHCARE LOBBYING-DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS

The Legislative Process and Healthcare LobbyingYour paper should have a minimum of 600 words (excluding the title and reference pages), double spaced, and use APA 6th edition formatting and citations/references. All paragraphs should be at least 5-6 well-developed sentences and indented. No extra spaces before and after paragraphs. Quoted material is discouraged. One quote per page is acceptable and points will be subtracted if more quoted material is found. In order to cite material, read the material, analyze it and write in your own words and voice then cite your source. This paper is your work and not a string of quotes without your thoughts and ideas being heard.Your paper should be set up as described below and the resources in the APA manual. Rubric will provide number of points for each area.Title pageSet up a header:On the left hand margin set-up a running header and it looks like this on the first page.

Running head: LEGISLATIVE PROCESS (This is a short title less than 50 characters). Page number is flush right starting with a 1 on the right side. On pages 2 through the end: just the CAPPED TITLE only without the words running head. In word, go to document elements, then header option. This will set up the headings and page numbers for each page. Centered on the page is the title, your name, and the name of the university.No abstract is needed.Second page of paper:Title of paper gets centered on the top of this pageStart with an introduction paragraph that should be a general introduction to the topic and then end with purpose statement. A purpose statement is as follows: The purpose of this paper is to discuss (then list some of the key elements of the rubric). Thisparagraph should be 5-6 well-developed sentences. Introduction paragraph is worth 5pointsThen use headings –You will find this a better way to keep your organized and to assure you have all the topics of the rubricPart 1 (BOLDED and CENTERED) –This is a level one headingLegislative Process (Bolded and on left margin). This is a level two headingA clear and complete discussion of the legislative processIndent and write your content at least one paragraph.This is worth 6points.

Overview

This assessment requires you to describe the legislative process and the role of the nurse as a healthcare policy advocate. Your paper will consist of two parts:

Part 1:

  • A clear and complete discussion of the legislative process

Part 2:

  • You will choose one of the political issues listed in Burkhardt & Nathaniel on pages 392-393
  • Tie that political issue to current legislation being debated in your own state’s house or senate
  • Describe both sides of that issue – for and against – clearly and thoroughly
  • Explain your own position, and explain why using research-based fact, not just your own opinion.

Make sure you also include a clear, separate introduction and conclusion as a part of this assignment, as these are worth separate points on the grading rubric.

NOTE: Please avoid the following topics, as these do not demonstrate research into current legislation in health care and are more “hot button” issues that do not often result in a strong paper:

  • Abortion
  • Staffing ratios/mandatory overtime
  • Physician assisted suicide

Objectives

This assessment is aligned with the the course objective 4 and the following module objective:

  • Students will be able to examine legislative and regulatory processes relevant to the provision of healthcare.
  • Discuss the role of the nurse as a healthcare policy advocate.

Points: 40

Due Date: SAT, Nov 16 by 9:30a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) of the US.

References

Minimum of four (4) total references: two (2) references from required course materials and two (2) peer-reviewed references. All references must be no older than five years (unless making a specific point using a seminal piece of information)

Peer-reviewed references include references from professional data bases such as PubMed or CINHAL applicable to population and practice area, along with evidence based clinical practice guidelines. Examples of unacceptable references are Wikipedia, UpToDate, Epocrates, Medscape, WebMD, hospital organizations, insurance recommendations, & secondary clinical databases.

Style

Unless otherwise specified, all the written assignment must follow APA 6th edition formatting, citations and references. Click here to download the Microsoft Word APA 6th edition template. Make sure you cross-reference the APA 6th edition book as well before submitting the assignment.

Number of Pages/Words

Unless otherwise specified all papers should have a minimum of 600 words (approximately 2.5 pages) excluding the title and reference pages.

Note: For each attempt you will receive a SafeAssign originality report. This will give you a chance to correct the assignment based on the SafeAssign score. Click here to view instructions on how to interpret your SafeAssign originality report.

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