Independent Activity: Using the PICOT process, analyze a current nursing practice-related legislative issue and present it in a scholarly paper. The legislative issue will be of your own choosing. The scholarly paper should be typed, double spaced, 12 point, Times New Roman using APA format, and limited to 6 pages including title and reference pages. Support your position with references from at least two peer reviewed journal reference articles.
EVALUATION OF UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARLY PAPER Student_____________________ CRITERIA Value Earned COMMENTS Content and Thought The content of the scholarly paper is an indicator of the thought processes used by the student in the development 60% and execution of the assignment. The indicators of these processes are: 1. Uses relevant references. 2. Addresses all components of assigned criteria. 3. Synthesizes information. 4. Applies theories and concepts. 5. Uses logical reasoning and correct inductive or deductive reasoning.
Organization Structure 1. Includes purpose in introduction. 2. Paper is logically arranged with introduction, body, and summary. 3. Subsections and paragraphs reflect the main idea. 4. Transitions occur between thoughts. 15 %Literacy and Style
1. Uses professional vocabulary. 2. Uses correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, and capitalization. 3. Maintains economy of expression. 15 % APA 1. Title page is correct. 2. Page numbering is accurate. 3. Page header is appropriate. 4. Citation of references in text is correct. • Direct quotes • Paraphrasing 10% 5. Reference list follows APA format. • Citations in text are included on reference list • References list citations are included in text Final Grade 100
Reference should not be more than 5 years