(Note: This assignment will be submitted to Turnitin (TII) through the Chamberlain Dropbox.)

Total Points Possible: 200

Requirements:

  1. This paper will be graded on quality of information, use of citations, use of Standard English grammar, sentence structure, and organization based on the required components.
  2. Create this assignment using Microsoft (MS) Word, which is the required format for all Chamberlain documents. You can tell that the document is saved as a MS Word document because it will end in “.docx.”
  3. Submit to the appropriate assignment area by 11:59 p.m. MT on Sunday of the week due. Any questions about this paper may be discussed in the weekly Q & A Discussion topic.
  4. The length of the paper is to be approximately three pages, excluding the title page and reference list.
  5. APA format (current edition) is required in this assignment, including a title page and reference page. Use APA level 1 headings for the organizational structure of this assignment. Remember that the introduction does not carry a heading that labels it as a level heading in APA format. The first part of your paper is assumed to be the introduction. See APA manual for details. See resource under the course Library Guide, “Guidelines for Writing Professional Papers.” Use the suggested format and headings to organize your assignment.

Preparing the paper

As the nurse executive of a healthcare organization, it was reported to you that one of your nurses may be chemically impaired (legal/regulatory issue) and has allegedly been taking drugs from the unit. This nurse also had two recent medication errors in the past week. Discuss the steps you would take to validate this allegation and how you would proceed after the allegation was confirmed to be true.

  1. Clearly introduce your legal/regulatory issue in the introduction paragraph; including a sentence that states the purpose of your paper.
  2. Clearly articulate the steps you would take as the nurse leader to investigate the allegation of this legal/regulatory issue as stated above and how to proceed when the allegation is confirmed to be true.
  3. Investigate/research and discuss if your state board of nursing offers some type of recovery program for chemically-impaired nurses (a strategy). If they do not offer a program in your state, discuss a proposed recovery program for chemically-impaired nurses that you would like to have implemented for your state.

Contact a state representative who may have an interest in this topic area and share their comments on this issue in an addendum (not included as part of the three page limit). Include your correspondence eg. Emails in your addendum, as well. This will demonstrate you contacted a state representative, in the event you do not receive a response.

4. Clearly articulate your specific strategies to improve costs and improve the quality of healthcare at your organization related to the legal/regulatory issue stated above. How do your strategies relate to the Person-Centred Nursing Leadership Framework by McCormack and McCance (2017); specifically the contextual domain?

5. Include of a minimum of three sources of scholarly, empirical evidence that supports your strategies to improve costs and quality of healthcare.

6. Provide concluding statements that should summarize your overall assignment content.

7. The paper should be no longer than three pages, excluding title and reference page(s).

8. Title and reference page(s) must be in APA format (current edition).

9. Use 12 Times New Roman font and one-inch margins on all sides of the paper.

Rubric

Week 5: Legal/Regulatory Issue Rubric (NOV18)

Week 5: Legal/Regulatory Issue Rubric (NOV18)

CriteriaRatingsPts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeIntroduction

Introduction clearly introduces your legal/regulatory issue and purpose of assignment.

30 pts

Introduction introduces the legal/regulatory issue and purpose of assignment clearly.

26 pts

Introduction introduces the legal/regulatory issue with minor lack of clarity or elements.

24 pts

Introduction of the legal/regulatory issue lacks occasional important element or specificity.

11 pts

Introduction of the legal/regulatory issue has multiple instances of inaccuracies.

0 pts

Introduction of the legal/regulatory issue is not present.

30 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSteps Related to Legal/Regulatory Issue

Steps to investigate and proceed after confirmation of allegation of legal/regulatory issue are clearly articulated.

30 pts

Identification of steps to investigate and proceed related to the legal/regulatory issue is articulated clearly with no inaccuracy.

26 pts

Identification of steps to investigate and proceed related to the legal/regulatory issue is articulated with rare inaccuracy.

24 pts

Identification of steps to investigate and proceed related to the legal/regulatory issue lacks occasional important elements or specificity.

11 pts

Identification of steps to investigate and proceed related to the legal/regulatory issue has multiple instances of inaccuracies.

0 pts

Identification of steps to investigate and proceed is not present.

30 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeState Board Recovery Program

Overview of your state-board recovery program if applicable; or a type of recovery program you would like to have implemented in your state if there is no program in place is clearly articulated.

25 pts

Overview of state- board recovery program is clearly articulated with no inaccuracy.

22 pts

Overview of state-board recovery program is articulated with rare inaccuracy.

20 pts

Overview of state-board recovery program lacks occasional important elements or specificity.

10 pts

Overview of state-board recovery program has multiple instances of inaccuracies.

0 pts

Overview of state-board recovery program is not present.

25 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeStrategies

Strategies to reduce costs and improve quality of healthcare related to the legal/regulatory issue are clearly articulated.

30 pts

Strategies to reduce costs and improve quality of healthcare related to the legal/regulatory issue are clearly articulated with no inaccuracy.

26 pts

Strategies to reduce costs and improve quality of healthcare related to the legal/regulatory issue are clearly articulated with rare inaccuracy.

24 pts

Strategies to reduce costs and improve quality of healthcare related to the legal/regulatory issue lack occasional important elements or specificity.

11 pts

Strategies to reduce costs and improve quality of healthcare related to the legal/regulatory issue have multiple instances of inaccuracies.

0 pts

Strategies to reduce costs and improve quality of healthcare related to the legal/regulatory issue are not present.

30 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeEvidence

Minimum of three scholarly, empirical evidence sources supporting your issue.

30 pts

At least three empirical, scholarly evidence sources supporting your issue included.

26 pts

Empirical, scholarly evidence sources supporting your issue included with rare inaccuracy; or only two sources included.

24 pts

Empirical, scholarly evidence sources supporting your issue lack occasional important element or specificity; or less than two sources included.

11 pts

Empirical, scholarly evidence sources supporting your issue have multiple instances of inaccuracies.

0 pts

Empirical, scholarly evidence sources supporting your issue are not present.

30 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeConclusion

Concluding statements summarizing content are present.

30 pts

Concluding statements summarizing content are present and accurate.

26 pts

Concluding statements summarizing content are present with rare inaccuracy or missing elements.

24 pts

Concluding statements summarizing content lack occasional important element or specificity.

11 pts

Concluding statements summarizing content has multiple instances of inaccuracies.

0 pts

Concluding statements summarizing content are missing.

30 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeText, title page, and references are consistent with APA format

Text, title page, and references are consistent with APA format.

10 pts

Text, title page, and references are consistent with APA format.

9 pts

Text, title page, and references are consistent with APA format with 1-2 exceptions.

8 pts

There are 3-4 APA format errors in the text, title page, and/or reference page(s).

4 pts

There are 5APA format errors in the text, title page, and/or reference page(s).

0 pts

There are 6 or more frequent APA format errors in the text, title page, and reference page(s).

10 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeIdeas and information from other sources are cited correctly

Ideas and information from other sources are cited correctly.

10 pts

Ideas and information from other sources are cited correctly.

9 pts

Ideas and information from other sources are cited correctly with minimal exceptions.

8 pts

Ideas and information from other sources are cited with occasional errors.

4 pts

Ideas and information from other sources are cited with numerous errors.

0 pts

Ideas and information from other sources are not cited.

10 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeRules of grammar, word usage, and punctuation are followed

Rules of grammar, word usage, and punctuation are followed.

5 pts

Rules of grammar, word usage, and punctuation are followed.

4 pts

Rules of grammar, word usage, and punctuation are followed with 1-2 exceptions.

3 pts

Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are consistent with formal written work with 3-4 exceptions.

2 pts

Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are consistent with formal written work with 5 exceptions.

0 pts

Rules of grammar, spelling, words usage, and punctuation are followed with 6 or more numerous exceptions.

5 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeLate Deductions

0 pts

0 pts lost – submission met deadline

0 pts

Student does not meet the deadline for submission 10% per day up to 30% total (3-days)

0 pts

Total Points: 200

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