Assignment: Perception of Nursing by Layperson Paper

Assignment: Perception of Nursing by Layperson Paper

Assignment: Perception of Nursing by Layperson Paper

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Question Description
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NURS 4380 – Trends and Issues in Professional Nursing for RNs Module 1 – Image of Nursing Interview The assignment is meant to be an exploration of the image of nursing from the perspective of a lay individual. His/her perception will then be discussed in the context of historical images, professional reality, and problems related to the lay perceptions. Part 1: The Interview For this assignment you will interview one lay individual (family member, friend, and/or neighbor) regarding his/her perception of the image of the professional nurse. This individual cannot be a health care provider. The assignment will address the following areas: Include a summary of the interview. Summarize the following questions asked to the interviewee: a. What is your perception of registered nurses? b. What are the most important actions registered nurses provide? c. What contact have you had with registered nurses that have affected your perception? d. What other experiences have influenced your perceptions of nursing? Include answers to these additional questions: 2. Which of the “historical” image periods of nursing does the interviewee’s perception most correctly match? Why? (Periods as described in the textbook). 3. How does the lay individual’s perception match the reality of nursing as you know it? 4. What are the strengths and weaknesses of the lay perception for the nursing profession? 5. After reviewing your assigned readings, what is one way the image of nursing has changed throughout history? 6. How has art, literature and/or social media influenced the public’s view of the image of nursing? Part 2: Guidelines a. Summarize your interview assignment using correct APA format (including title page and reference page) and citations, grammar, and spelling in this assignment. b. The main body of your work should be 2-3 pages in length, addressing each area/question listed above using them as headings. c. Post your work to the dropbox called “Assignments” by the due date (Tasks/Assignments). d. Support your work with your assigned readings. e. Ten percent of the final grade will be deducted for each calendar day the paper is late. f. The Papers/Assignment Grading Rubric will be utilized to evaluate this assignment. (Tasks/Rubrics/Preview under Papers/Assignments). APA Notes: Be sure to include the name of who you interviewed (with their permission) or you may choose to use a pseudonym (fictitious name). Be sure to note the personal interview in your references. For example: Examples: Using either interviewee’s name or the pseudonym.  In-text citation: (J. Smith, personal communication, August 15, 2009)  References: J. Smith (personal communication, August 15,


Criteria Excellent

50 points

Above Average

45 points


40 points


20 points


0 points

Criterion Score

Compliance with directions

Contains substantive information, depth,
and addresses all required parts of the assignment.

Contains substantive information
and addresses required parts of
the assignment.

Addresses required parts
of the assignment. Could
have more substantive.


Uses citations to support all declarative statements. Most of the references are within the last 5 years, with seminal or
theoretical articles allowed to be older. Able to weave in research appropriate to t he requirements of the paper. References are the highest level, and citations are

Uses citations to support all
declarative statements. Most of
the references are within the last 5 years, with seminal or theoretical articles allowed to be older. Able to weave in research into the requirements of the paper.References are the high level, and citations are appropriate.

Uses citations to support
declarative statements.
Most of the references
are within the last 5 years.
Able to weave in scholarly
articles into the requirements of the paper. References and
citations are appropriate.

References over 5 years
old. Not citing enough.
Using inadequate high level

APA format which includes Logic and Grammar

Polished and presented in current APA format according to course syllabus. No APA, logic, or grammar errors.

References and citations included are cited according to current APA format. No logic or grammar error-

You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.

Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.

Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.

The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.


Discussion Questions (DQ)

Initial responses to the DQ should address all components of the questions asked, include a minimum of one scholarly source, and be at least 250 words.
Successful responses are substantive (i.e., add something new to the discussion, engage others in the discussion, well-developed idea) and include at least one scholarly source.
One or two sentence responses, simple statements of agreement or “good post,” and responses that are off-topic will not count as substantive. Substantive responses should be at least 150 words.
I encourage you to incorporate the readings from the week (as applicable) into your responses.
Weekly Participation

Your initial responses to the mandatory DQ do not count toward participation and are graded separately.
In addition to the DQ responses, you must post at least one reply to peers (or me) on three separate days, for a total of three replies.
Participation posts do not require a scholarly source/citation (unless you cite someone else’s work).
Part of your weekly participation includes viewing the weekly announcement and attesting to watching it in the comments. These announcements are made to ensure you understand everything that is due during the week.
APA Format and Writing Quality

Familiarize yourself with APA format and practice using it correctly. It is used for most writing assignments for your degree. Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for APA paper templates, citation examples, tips, etc. Points will be deducted for poor use of APA format or absence of APA format (if required).
Cite all sources of information! When in doubt, cite the source. Paraphrasing also requires a citation.
I highly recommend using the APA Publication Manual, 6th edition.
Use of Direct Quotes

I discourage overutilization of direct quotes in DQs and assignments at the Masters’ level and deduct points accordingly.
As Masters’ level students, it is important that you be able to critically analyze and interpret information from journal articles and other resources. Simply restating someone else’s words does not demonstrate an understanding of the content or critical analysis of the content.
It is best to paraphrase content and cite your source.
LopesWrite Policy

For assignments that need to be submitted to LopesWrite, please be sure you have received your report and Similarity Index (SI) percentage BEFORE you do a “final submit” to me.
Once you have received your report, please review it. This report will show you grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors that can easily be fixed. Take the extra few minutes to review instead of getting counted off for these mistakes.
Review your similarities. Did you forget to cite something? Did you not paraphrase well enough? Is your paper made up of someone else’s thoughts more than your own?
Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for tips on improving your paper and SI score.
Late Policy

The university’s policy on late assignments is 10% penalty PER DAY LATE. This also applies to late DQ replies.
Please communicate with me if you anticipate having to submit an assignment late. I am happy to be flexible, with advance notice. We may be able to work out an extension based on extenuating circumstances.
If you do not communicate with me before submitting an assignment late, the GCU late policy will be in effect.
I do not accept assignments that are two or more weeks late unless we have worked out an extension.
As per policy, no assignments are accepted after the last day of class. Any assignment submitted after midnight on the last day of class will not be accepted for grading.

Communication is so very important. There are multiple ways to communicate with me:
Questions to Instructor Forum: This is a great place to ask course content or assignment questions. If you have a question, there is a good chance one of your peers does as well. This is a public forum for the class.
Individual Forum: This is a private forum to ask me questions or send me messages. This will be checked at least once every 24 hours.