NSB305

Leading and Learning: Building Professional Capacity

ASSESSMENT 2. Building Professional Capacity.

This document contains:

• Assessment requirements.

• Detailed instructions for completing the task.

• Criterion Reference Assessment (CRA) Rubric that markers use to grade the assessment task.

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Assessment Task 2.

Assessment name: Building Professional Capacity.

Task description: Your task for this piece of assessment is to critically discuss professional issues and leadership challenges for the graduate registered nurse and argue for realistic and achievable actions and goals.

What you need to do to prepare:

Read the TASK instructions carefully being sure that you understand all of the key words and directive terms.

Engage with your groups online discussion on your allocated WIKI study group site. (This is for all students enrolled in NSB305).

TASK STEPS.

How to write your paper.

1. Analyse the WIKI discussion forum contributions (in relation to self-awareness, identity development and mentoring) and using the literature as a point of reference, discuss the significance of one of these professional development strategies in relation to transition to practice for the graduate registered nurse (GRN).

1. 2. Drawing from national and international literature, critically discuss the implications of the chosen professional development strategy for the graduate registered nurse working in a clinical environment in relation to achieving a work-life balance and developing a resilient approach to practice.

3. Referring to your critical discussion in Step 2, develop 2 SMART goals (one that aims to achieve work-life balance and the other a resilient approach to practice). Advocate/argue for how the realistic SMART goal actions (to achieve a work-life balance and a resilient approach to practice) would enhance your transition to clinical practice as a GRN.

Length: 1200 words +/-10%. Word length excludes in-text referencing, your reference list, direct quotes and appendices. Please note: markers will not mark beyond the work limit. Suggested (not mandatory) word count structure. Introduction (100 words) 1.Discuss significance for the GRN (300 words) 2.Critically discuss in relation to work life balance and resilience (400 words) 3.Advocate for realistic actions (300 words) Conclusion (100 words)

Literature and writing standard requirements:

This paper needs to be:

• Written as an academic paper in 3rd person, with an introduction, body and conclusion.

• This is a contemporary paper, and unless you are referring to a historical event, literature and resources need to be within 7 years of age

• Literature must be of highest possible quality, with peer reviewed research based material as the preference.

• Textbooks may be used but to a maximum of 20% of your total reference list.

• Legitimate websites such as the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia may be used also.

• Careful use of well-developed paragraphs that logically and clearly address the task steps and marking criteria (CRA) is essential

• There is an expectation of no grammatical, spelling or punctuation errors.

• Correct use of the QUT APA referencing style is required. Unreferenced material cannot be accepted as credible or accurate.

REMEMBER THIS ASSESSMENT PIECE IS ABOUT TRANSITION TO PRACTICE CHALLENGES AS A BEGINNING REGISTERED NURSE SO YOUR LITERATURE MUST REFLECT THIS.

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Format of assignment Your assignment should be formatted and presented as follows:

• Use the provided Coversheet template with the assessment title, your name, student number, tutor name and word count, as a single document that includes your paper.

• Include a ‘footer’ on each page with your name, student number, unit code and page number.

• 3 cm margins on all sides, double-spaced text

• Times new roman/arial, font size 12

• QUT APA style referencing (see http://www.citewrite.qut.edu.au/)

• Headings and sub-headings may be used to structure your assignment if you prefer

• be submitted in electronic format via Turnitin.

What you need to submit:

One word document that contains the following items:

Assignment Cover Sheet & your work in the provided template

Resources needed to complete task:

• QUT Cite|Write APA guide.

• Turnitin Tip Sheets.

Assessment Support Engaging in the online WIKI study group will provide you with a rich source of discussion about the content and topic area, and an opportunity to ask questions.

Go to Support for Learning on the Blackboard site or contact HiQ in the library for further advice on assessment support.

Estimated time to complete task:

15 hours.

Weighting: 60%

Learning Outcomes assessment.

1. Apply knowledge and skills of professionalism and strategic leadership in the context of the role of the new graduate registered nurse. 2. Analyse and respond effectively to complex health situations and promote work-life balance and resilience to enable the provision of holistic, person-centred care. 3. Interpret and apply strategic thinking and key skills relating to intra- professional and inter-professional practice including conflict resolution, team functioning and advanced communication.

Individual/Group: Individual

Formative/Summative: Summative

How will I be assessed:

7-point grading scale using a rubric

Due date: Sunday 21ST OCTOBER submitted via Turnitin in your NSB305 Blackboard site by 11.59pm. More information about Turnitin is available on the FAQs about Turnitin page.

Academic Integrity The School of Nursing takes academic integrity very seriously. All work submitted must be your own work. The work of others needs to be correctly acknowledged and referenced according to the APA guidelines. There are serious consequences that will be imposed should you be found to breach academic integrity. Make sure you are familiar with the MOPP C/5.3 Academic Integrity and view the Academic Integrity video and explore the Academic Case Studies available on your Blackboard site. Maintaining academic integrity is your responsibility. If in doubt, check it carefully.http://www.citewrite.qut.edu.au/http://www.citewrite.qut.edu.au/cite/qutcite.jsp#apahttps://www.student.qut.edu.au/studying/learning-with-technology/assessment/turnitin-page/turnitinhttps://ask.qut.edu.au/app/answers/detail/a_id/6087/~/what-is-turnitin%3Fhttps://qutvirtual4.qut.edu.au/group/staff/teaching/teaching-with-technology/supported-technologies/online-assessment/turnitin/frequently-asked-questionshttp://www.citewrite.qut.edu.au/cite/qutcite.jsphttp://www.mopp.qut.edu.au/C/C_05_03.jsp

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NSB305. Assessment Task 2 Rubric

Student Name:

Learning outcomes assessed: 1, 2 and 3. Weighting: 60 %

Criteria 7 6 5 4 3 2 – 1

Analysis & knowledge Choose 1 and significance to transition to practice

Weighting: 20%

GRN : graduate registered nurse.

Discusses the significance of your chosen strategy in relation to transitioning to practice as a GRN with insight and comprehensive understanding.

The writing is well supported by accurately referenced quality, highly relevant, and well-focused literature that exactly addressed the task.

Discusses the significance of your chosen strategy in relation to transitioning to practice as a GRN from a well-reasoned and valid standpoint.

The writing is well supported by accurately referenced highly relevant literature, that explicitly focuses on the task

Discusses & describes the significance of your chosen strategy in relation to a GRN from a logical and purposeful standpoint.

Writing is supported by referenced literature relevant that clearly addressed the task.

Discusses & describes the significance of your chosen strategy in relation to a GRN or RN from a from a rational and informed standpoint.

Writing is supported by appropriate and relevant literature that generally supported the choice and justification

Broadly describes the chosen strategy in relation to an RN.

Writing was loosely supported with some literature that broadly related to the task.

Attempted to describe your chosen/unrelated strategy in relation to an RN.

Scant/ no relevant literary support.

Comprehension and synthesis

Weighting: 30 %

Your critical discussion displays evidence based convincing clarity and persuasive reasoning when considering the implications of the strategy on work-life balance and

Your critical discussion shows credible evidence-based reasoning when considering the implications of the strategy on work-life balance and developing resilience for the GRN.

Your discussion shows a balanced and informed evidence-based understanding when considering the implications of the strategy on work-life balance and developing resilience for the GRN.

Your discussion and description show a sound evidence-based understanding when considering the implications of the strategy on work-life balance and developing resilience for the GRN or RN.

Your description broadly describes an evidence-based understanding when considering the implications of the strategy on work-life balance and developing resilience for the RN.

Your description when considering the strategy in relation to work-life balance or developing resilience for a GRN or RN is scant, absent or invalid and has limited/no literary support.

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developing resilience for the GRN.

Argue for realistic action

Weighting: 30%

Your argument as to how your SMART goals enable realistic action to achieve work-life balance and developing resilience is insightful and explicit and relates specifically to the GRN. The writing is informed by a wide range of literature that is highly valid, defining and authoritative.

Your argument as to how your SMART goals enable realistic action to achieve work-life balance and developing resilience is logical and perceptive and relates specifically to the GRN. The writing is insightful and informed by a range of credible literature and synthesis of concepts.

Your argument as to how your SMART goals would realistically action and achieve work-life balance and developing resilience is well considered and relates closely to the GRN. The writing is perceptive and informed by literature that is valid and purposeful.

Your argument as to how your SMART goals will enable work-life balance and develop resilience is informed by literature that relates generally to the GRN and/or RN but would be difficult to action.

The writing is informed by synthesis of ideas that supports sound and relevant ideas related to the task.

Your argument as to how your SMART goals will enable work-life balance and/or developing resilience is informed by a broad understanding of the topic, but generally your actions are not realistic for the beginning nursing professional.

Your paper inadequately attempts to/or does not describe realistic strategies to enhance conflict resolution or team cohesion. There is little or no supportive demonstration of understanding about the topic or the task.

Presentation Task Structure Literary Expression Referencing Style

Weighting: 20%

Your introduction positions the reader with a clear & explicit understanding of the task with a logical flow between paragraphs. The conclusion is decisive and relates clearly and specifically to the task showing originality and inspired thinking. No presentation errors.

English expression is succinct and nondiscriminatory showing a sophisticated use of terminology and professional language that is engaging and cohesive & written in

Your introduction concisely and clearly introduces the task with section flowing well between and within the paragraphs. The conclusion is insightful and justified from the body and the topic of the paper. One presentation error only.

English expression is concise, definite and nondiscriminatory, with an effective use of terminology and professional language that extends thinking and written in the correct genres. There are minor grammatical, spelling

Your introduction is useful to direct the reader’s attention to the topic and the paper. Each section addresses the task and shows a logical progression of reasoning. The conclusion relates to the topic with an attempt to make purposeful comments. Two or three presentation errors.

English expression is clear and unambiguous with a reasonable use of terminology and professional language that is informative and relevant to the nursing discipline. There are a few (3 or 4) grammatical, spelling

Your introduction offers basic preparation for the paper and task. Each section of the paper is understandable and generally addresses the task. The conclusion is a general statement of fact drawn from the paper. Up to 5 presentation and 5 grammatical errors. The paper is minorly outside the stated word limit.

English expression is understandable, nondiscriminatory and functional with some attempts to use correct terminology and professional language that is relevant to

An introduction and conclusion was attempted and each section of the paper was evident. Sentence/paragraph construction was limited and broadly reflected the task. The paper is outside the stated word limit. Greater than 5 presentation errors and 5 grammatical errors.

There is evidence of more than one referencing style with many technical errors

A rudimentary attempt with no clear framework to the paper. The paper is well outside the stated word limit. Greater than 10 presentation errors and 10 grammatical errors. Referencing style is generally inaccurate with consistent technical errors and omissions

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the correct genres. There are no grammatical, spelling and/or errors in punctuation and syntax.

There is evidence of a single referencing style with no errors.

and/or errors in punctuation and syntax.

There is evidence of a single referencing style with minor technical errors but correct application.

and/or errors in punctuation and syntax.

There is evidence of a single referencing style with a few consistent technical errors but correct application.

the nursing discipline. There are

There is evidence of a single referencing style with multiple technical errors with an effort for correct application.


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