Describe professional issue in nursing practice
Professional Issues Paper: A well-organized, professionally written, and typed paper will be presented by each individual on a professional issue in nursing practice.
The subject matter of the paper is to follow a current issue in nursing practice that has been recently debated on, e.g. old issue 12 hours vs. 8 hour shifts; newer
issue – delegation of unlicensed personnel – who is ultimately responsible? The topic of the debate should be no more than 2-3 typed pages double spaced, no abstract
required, but must have cover page and reference page. APA formation is required. The criteria for the evaluation of professional paper is located in your syllabus on
page ten (10).
FAYETTEVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY
DEPARTMENT OF NURSING – COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES
Name: ______________________Title of Paper __________________________
Criteria for the Evaluation of PROFESSIONAL PAPER
A. Mechanics (30%)
English usage, sentence and paragraph construction, spelling, documentation, clarity of writing, organization, and punctuation. APA format maintained.
1 2 3 4 5 x 6= _____ (30 max)
B. Debate Content (70%)
a. Opening statements were outlined and well organized that presented both sides of the argument. The signficance of the professional issue was made clear and
research was well incorporated in the discussion. (25%)
1 2 3 4 5 x 5 =
b. The rebuttals were specific to arguments made with pros and cons equally addressed. A brief critical review of a professional issue is summarized. (15%)
1 2 3 4 5 x 3 =
c. Clearly presented written findings are included in the professional issue paper (10%)
1 2 3 4 5 x 2 =
d. Reasonable evidence for taking a particular stance on a professional issue was determined. (10%)