Benchmark – Future Scope, Role, and Professional Obligations Paper
Advanced registered nursing graduates are entering the profession at dynamic time when roles and scope of practice are shifting based on developments in legislation and policy in response to the evolving needs of the health care system. Professional nursing organizations play an important role in making sure the perspectives of advanced registered nurses are heard, and in supporting nurse specialties in their efforts to expand their scope of practice and their full participation throughout the health care system.
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:
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.
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?
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.
This benchmark assignment assesses the following programmatic competencies:
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.
MSN-APA Writing Checklist-Student.doc
APA Writing ChecklistUse this document as a checklist for each paper you will write throughout your GCU graduate program. Follow specific instructions indicated in the assignment and use this checklist to help ensure correct grammar and APA formatting. Refer to the APA resources available in the GCU Library and Student Success Center. ☐ APA paper template (located in the Student Success Center/Writing Center) is utilized for the correct format of the paper. APA style is applied, and format is correct throughout.☐ The title page is present. APA format is applied correctly. There are no errors.☐ The introduction is present. APA format is applied correctly. There are no errors.☐ Topic is well defined.☐ Strong thesis statement is included in the introduction of the paper. ☐ The thesis statement is consistently threaded throughout the paper and included in the conclusion.☐ Paragraph development: Each paragraph has an introductory statement, two or three sentences as the body of the paragraph, and a transition sentence to facilitate the flow of information. The sections of the main body are organized to reflect the main points of the author. APA format is applied correctly. There are no errors.☐ All sources are cited. APA style and format are correctly applied and are free from error.☐ Sources are completely and correctly documented on a References page, as appropriate to assignment and APA style, and format is free of error. Scholarly Resources: Scholarly resources are written with a focus on a specific subject discipline and usually written by an expert in the same subject field. Scholarly resources are written for an academic audience.Examples of Scholarly Resources include: Academic journals, books written by experts in a field, and formally published encyclopedias and dictionaries.Peer-Reviewed Journals: Peer-reviewed journals are evaluated prior to publication by experts in the journal’s subject discipline. This process ensures that the articles published within the journal are academically rigorous and meet the required expectations of an article in that subject discipline.Empirical Journal Article: This type of scholarly resource is a subset of scholarly articles that reports the original finding of an observational or experimental research study. Common aspects found within an empirical article include: literature review, methodology, results, and discussion.Adapted from “Evaluating Resources: Defining Scholarly Resources,” located in Research Guides in the GCU Library.☐ The writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English. Utilize writing resources such as Grammarly, LopesWrite report, and ThinkingStorm to check your writing.
A thesis statement clearly identifies the topic being discussed, includes the points discussed in the paper, and is written for a specific audience. Your thesis statement belongs at the end of your first paragraph, also known as your introduction. Use it to generate interest in your topic and encourage your audience to continue reading.
Example of a thesis statement
This paper discusses my future scope of practice as an advanced practice nurse, nurse educator. Which includes the role and difference of titles of the advanced practice nurse and the advanced registered nurse. Nursing organizations are also discussed in this paper, as several nursing organizations influence the nursing community. These nursing organizations impact our legislator which leads to improving nursing policies that impact patient care. Also mentioned is the current nursing shortage and how that may affect my future scope of practice as a nurse educator
Benchmark – Future Scope, Role, and Professional Obligations Paper – Rubric
The Scope of Future Role as an Advanced Registered Nurse
Three Influential Professional Nursing Organizations
Most Appealing Professional Organization (B)
Controversial or Evolving Issue Most Likely to Impact Scope of Practice or Role
Thesis, Position, or Purpose
Development, Structure, and Conclusion
Mechanics of Writing
Documentation of Sources
Total 220 points