Leader Interview Project

APN Leader Interview Project Guidelineswith Scoring Rubric Purpose The purpose of this application is to provide the student an opportunity to interview an Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) leader about competencies necessary for APN role development. Course Outcomes Through this assignment, the student will demonstrate the ability to: CO 2: Integrate interprofessional collaboration and innovative communication to support and promote the teaching-coaching function of advanced practice nursing (PO 3). CO3: Assimilate primary care competencies into APN/specialty nurse practitioner practice that exemplify professional values, scholarship, service, and culturally competent global awareness and support ongoing professional and personal development (PO 5). CO7: Critically analyze legislative and regulatory issues including independent practice and restraint of trade, and business and legal requirements for the four advanced practice nursing roles of CNS, CNP, CNM, and CRNA (PO 1, 9). CO8: Examine the contribution of various interprofessional collaboration resources including the role dimension of consultant for advanced practice nursing(PO 3). CO9: Evaluate strategies for contract negotiation, CV/resume writing, credentialing, national board certification, hospital privileges, and reimbursement(PO 8). CO10: Develop visionary leadership skills that combine best evidence with nursing expertise to support quality improvement, safety, and change across healthcare organizations and systems (PO 1, 3, 8, 9). CO11: Differentiate leadership strategies that strengthen interprofessional collaboration and incorporate an ethic of care, values, and ethical principles into the role of the nurse leader across healthcare organizations and systems (PO 2, 4, 5, 6, 7). Due Date:Sunday 11:59 p.m. MT at the end of Week 3 Total Points Possible: 150 Requirements: 1. To complete this application, you will need to access to the following databases: CINAHL, MEDLINE, Cochrane Library, and the Joanna Briggs Institute. You may access these databases through the Chamberlain College of Nursing Online Library 2. TheAPN Leader Interview project will be graded on quality of information, use of citations, use of Standard English grammar, sentence structure, and overall organization based on the required components as summarized in the directions and grading criteria/rubric. 3. Create your report using Microsoft Word 2007 (a part of Microsoft Office 2007), which is the required format for all Chamberlain College of Nursing documents. You can tell that the document is saved as a MS Word 2007 document because it will end in “.docx” 4. Follow the directions and grading criteria closely. Any questions about this project may be posted under the Q & A forum. 5. The length of the project report is to be no less than 5 and no greater than 6 pages excluding title page and reference pages. 6. APA (2010) format is required with both a title page and reference page. Use the required components of the review as Level 1 headers (upper and lower case, centered): a. Introduction b. Description of the 9 NONPF NP Core Competencies c. Description of the Interview with the APN. d. Analysis of the discussed APN competencies e. Conclusion Preparing the paper The following are best practices for preparing this project paper: 1. Read “.Outlook/KIB4CNGZ/Interview%20Suggestions%20and%20Tips.pdf”>Interview Suggestions and Tips” in Course Resources. 2. Review the 9.Outlook/Week%204%20Discussion%20and%20Assignment/NONPF%20Core%20Competencies.pdf”>NONPF Nurse Practitioner Core Competencies. 3. Identify an APN with whom to conduct an interview. The APN should practice in one of the following roles: CNS, CNP, CNM, or CRNA. 4. When conducting the interview, be sure to identify appropriate background information regarding the interviewee (who, what, where, when, and why). 5. Discuss4-5 APN core competencies with the interviewee. Be sure to identify appropriate details including relevant practice examples gleaned from the APN leader. 6. When analyzing the discussed APN competencies, be sure to fully address each APN competency discussed in terms of original source and leader’s application to APN role (i.e., Nurse Practitioner Core Competencies [NONPF, 2011]). 7. Conclude the paper with a summary of the main points covered in the paper and the benefits of meeting the competencies within the APN role. Reference National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty [NONPF]. (2011). Nurse practitioner core competencies.Washington, DC: Author. Category Points % Description Introduction 10 6 Introduces the interview, purpose of the interview, and provides rationale for engaged interview process. Description of the NONPF Core Competencies 30 20 Provide a comprehensive summary of the 9 NONPFcore competencies as they relate to APN practice. Description of the APN LeaderInterviewed 30 20 Provide a brief description of the APN leader selected for this interview. Include relevant information regarding the rationale for choosing the APN leader, the APN’s role and scope, practice details, practice location, and patient population. Analysis of the discussed APN competencies 40 26 Include 4-5 selected APN competencies discussed in terms of original source and leader’s application to APN role. Include subheadings as needed. Use examples from the interview that support your assertions as well as relevant examples from the APN leader’s advanced practice situation and perspective. Conclusion 20 13 An effective conclusion identifies the main ideas and major conclusions from the body of your report. Minor details should not be included. Summarize the benefits of meeting selected APN competencies within the APN role. Clarity of writing 15 10 Use of standard English grammar and sentence structure. No spelling errors or typographical errors. Organized around the required components using appropriate headers.Adheres to the page limit of 5-6 pages. APA format 5 5 All information taken from another source, even if summarized, must be appropriately cited in the report (including citation of interview) and listed in the references using APA (6th ed.) format: Document setup Title and reference pages Citations in the text and references. Total 150 100 A quality assignment will meet or exceed all of the above requirements. Grading Rubric Assignment Criteria Exceptional Outstanding or highest level of performance Exceeds Very good or high level of performance MeetsSatisfactory level of performance Needs Improvement Poor or failing level of performance Developing Unsatisfactory level of performance Content Possible Points = 150 Introduction 10 Points 9 Points 8 Points 4 Points 0 Points Excellent introduction of interview process. Rationale is well presented and purpose fully developed. Thesis statement is well written. Good understanding and use of interview application.Thesis statement needs further development. Basic understanding and/or limited use of interview application and/or inappropriate emphasis on an area. Thesis statement needs development. Little or very general introduction of interview process. Little to no explanation; inappropriate emphasis on an area. Missing thesis statement. No introduction provided. Description of the NONPF core competencies 30 Points 26 Points 24 Points 11 Points 0 Points Excellent discussion of the 9 NONPF competencies. Includes subheadings supported with references. Good discussion of selected NONPF competencies.Includes subheadings supported with references. Basic discussion of selected NONPF competencies. Includes subheadings supported with references. Little or very general discussion of NONPF competencies. Little or no subheadings or references. No discussion of selected NONPF competencies. Description of the APN Leader Interviewed 30 Points 26 Points 24 Points 11 Points 0 Points Provides a brief description of the APN leader selected for this interview. Includes relevant information regarding the rationale for choosing the APN leader, the APN’s role and scope, practice details, practice location, and patient population. Provides a brief description of the APN interviewed, but the relevant details regarding the leader’s practice need further explanation. Provides a brief description of the APN interviewed, but is missing relevant details regarding the leader’s practice. Provides some information regarding the APN interviewed. Missing all relevant details about the leader’s practice. Does not include information about the APN leader interviewed. Analysis of the Discussed APN Competencies 40 Points 35 Points 32 Points 15 Points 0 Points Excellent analysis of 4-5 selected APN competencies with application to APN role, and use of original source. Good analysis of selected APN competencies with application to APN role, and use of original source. Basic analysis of selected APN competencies and/or analysis of APN competencies not supported with original source. Little or very general analysis of APN competencies, or missing one or more of the original source(s). Little or no application to interview and/or APN role. No analysis of APN competencies provided. Conclusion 20 Points 18 Points 16 Points 8 Points 0 Points Excellent understanding of APN competencies. Conclusions are well evidenced and fully developed. Good understanding and/or limited use of APN competencies.Conclusions are well evidenced and fully developed. Basic understanding and/or limited use of APN competencies and/or inappropriate emphasis on an area. Little understanding of application of APN competencies to role. Little to no explanation; inappropriate emphasis on an area. No understanding of the application of APN competencies to the role provided. Content Subtotal _____of 130 points Format Possible Points = 20 Points Clarity of Writing 15 Points 13 Points 12 Points 6 Points 0 Points Excellent use of standard English showing original thought. No spelling or grammar errors. Well organized with proper flow of meaning. Good evidence of own expression and competent use of language. No more than two spelling or grammar errors. Well organized thoughts and concepts. Some evidence of own expression and competent use of language. No more than three spelling or grammar errors. Well organized thoughts and concepts. Language needs development. Four-to-six spelling and/or grammar errors. Poorly organized thoughts and concepts. More than six spelling and/or grammar errors. Poorly organized thoughts and concepts or exceeds the maximum limit of 6 pages. APA Format 5 Points 4 Points 3Points 2 Points 0 Points APA format, grammar, spelling, and/or punctuation are accurate, or with zero to one errors. Two to four errors in APA format, grammar, spelling, and syntax noted. Five to seven errors in APA format, grammar, spelling, and syntax noted. Eight to nine errors in APA format, grammar, spelling, and syntax noted. Post contains greater than ten errors in APA format, grammar, spelling, and/or punctuation or repeatedly makes the same errors after faculty feedback. Format Subtotal _____of 20 points Total Points _____of 150 points APN Professional Development Plan Guidelineswith Scoring Rubric Purpose The purpose of this application is to provide the student an opportunity to explore the role of the advanced practice nurse (APN) and develop an APNprofessional development plan. Course Outcomes Through this assignment, the student will demonstrate the ability to: CO1: Synthesize knowledge and concepts from advanced practice nursing with supporting disciplines as a foundation for APN/specialty nurse practitioner practice that is culturally competent and population-specific (PO #1). CO3:Assimilate primary care competencies into APN/specialty nurse practitioner practice that exemplify professional values, scholarship, service, and culturally competent global awareness and support ongoing professional and personal development.(PO #5) CO5: Contribute to the body of advanced practice nursing knowledge through participation in systematic inquiry, utilization of evidence-based practice, and dissemination of findings to support high-quality care and healthcare innovation.(PO #9) CO9: Evaluate strategies for contract negotiation, CV/resume writing, credentialing, national board certification, hospital privileges, and reimbursement (PO #8). CO 10: Develop visionary leadership skills that combine best evidence with nursing expertise to support quality improvement, safety, and change across healthcare organizations and systems (PO #1, 3, 8, and 9). CO 11: Differentiate leadership strategies that strengthen interprofessional collaboration and incorporate an ethic of care, values, and ethical principles into the role of the nurse leader across healthcare organizations and systems (PO #2, 4, 5, 6, and 7). Due Date:Sunday 11:59 p.m. MT at the end of Week7 Total Points Possible: 150 Requirements: 1. To complete this application, you will need to access to the following databases: CINAHL, MEDLINE, Cochrane Library, and the Joanna Briggs Institute. You may access these databases through the Chamberlain College of Nursing Online Library. 2. The APN Professional Development Plan paper is worth 150 points and will be graded on quality of information, use of citations, use of Standard English grammar, sentence structure, and overall organization based on the required components as summarized in the directions and grading criteria/rubric. 3. Create your manuscript using Microsoft Word 2007 (a part of Microsoft Office 2007), which is the required format for all Chamberlain College of Nursing documents. You can tell that the document is saved as a MS Word 2007 document because it will end in “.docx” 4. Follow the directions and grading criteria closely. Any questions about this paper may be posted under the Q & A Forum. 5. The length of the paper is to be no less than 6 and no greater than 8 pages excluding title page and reference pages. 6. APA (2010) format is required with both a title page and reference page. Use the required components of the review as Level 1 headers (upper and lower case, centered): a. Introduction to the APN professional development plan b. APN Scope of Practice c. Personal Assessment d. Networking and Marketing Strategies e. Conclusion Preparing the paper The following are best practices for preparing this paper: 1. Review Chapter 29- Role Transition: Strategies for Success in the Marketplace in DeNisco and Barker (2013). 2. Nurse practitioners need to take into account the state rules and regulations that guide advanced practice. Research and review the Nurse Practice Act and APN scope of practice guidelines in your particular state.Identify information regarding educational requirements, licensure and regulatory requirements, as well as practice environment details. Review information regarding full, limited, or restricted practice limitations as well as prescriptive authority. 3. Review.Outlook/KIB4CNGZ/Guidelines%20for%20APN%20Role%20Transition%20Using%20Benners%20Self-Assessment%20Tool.pdf”>Guidelines for APN Role Transition Using Benner’s Self-Assessment Tool inCourse Resources. Prior to engaging in pursuit for employment, APNs should complete a comprehensive, honest, affirmative personal assessment to identify their strengths and weaknesses as well as their goals and objectives. Research assessment tools, conduct a personal assessment, and reflect upon your strengths, weaknesses, goals, and objectives. 4. To complete the transition from students to expert nurse practitioners working in the healthcare field, graduating APN students will need to secure their first position. Research local and national professional organizations that advertise employment opportunities for APNs. Identify networking and marketing strategies and provide a rationale for your selections. 5. Write your Curriculum Vitae (CV). Refer to the template on pages 618-619 in DeNisco and Barker (2013). Your CV should not exceed 2 pages in length. 6. When concluding the paper, summarize important aspects of the APN professional development plan. Category Points % Description Introduction to the APN professional development plan 15 10 Introduces the purpose of the paper and addresses all background information elements (who, what, where, when, and why) for the APN professional development plan. APN Scope of Practice 30 20 Provide detailed information regarding education, licensure, and regulatory requirements, as well as practice environment details. Include information regarding full, limited, or restricted practice limitations as well as prescriptive authority. Personal Assessment 20 13 Perform a personal assessment and reflect upon your strengths, weaknesses, goals, and objectives. Networking and Marketing Strategies 20 13 Provide detailed information regarding local and national professional organizations that advertise employment opportunities for APNs. Identify networking and marketing strategies and provide a rationale for your selections Curriculum Vitae 30 20 Provide accurate information regarding the nurse practitioner’s abilities, skills, and accomplishments. Conclusion 15 10 An effective conclusion identifies the main ideas and major conclusions from the body of your manuscript. Minor details should not be included. Summarize important aspects of the APN professional development plan. Clarity of writing 15 10 Use of standard English grammar and sentence structure. No spelling errors or typographical errors. Organized around the required components using appropriate headers.Adheres to the page limit of 6-8 pages. APA format 5 4 All information taken from another source, even if summarized, must be appropriately cited in the manuscript and listed in the references using APA (6th ed.) format: 1. Document setup 2. Title and reference pages 3. Citations in the text and references. Total 150 100 A quality assignment will meet or exceed all of the above requirements. Grading Rubric Assignment Criteria Exceptional Outstanding or highest level of performance Exceeds Very good or high level of performance MeetsSatisfactory level of performance Needs Improvement Poor or failing level of performance Developing Unsatisfactory level of performance Content Possible Points = 130 Points Introduction to the APN professional development plan 15 Points 13 Points 12 Points 6 Points 0 Points Excellent introduction of APN professional development plan. Rationale is well presented and purpose fully developed. Good introduction of APN professional development plan. Rationale is presented and purpose provided. Basic information and/or limited elements addressed regarding APN professional development plan and/or inappropriate emphasis on an area. Little or very general introduction of APN professional development plan. Little to no original explanation; inappropriate emphasis on an area. No introduction of APN professional development plan provided. APN Scope of Practice 30 Points 26 Points 24 Points 11 Points 0 Points Provided detailed information regarding education, licensure, and regulatory requirements, as well as practice environment details per the student’s state. Included information regarding full, limited, or restricted practice limitations as well as prescriptive authority. Provided some information regarding education, licensure, and regulatory requirements, as well as practice environment details per the student’s state. Included information regarding full, limited, or restricted practice limitations as well as prescriptive authority. Provided non-state specific information regarding education, licensure, and regulatory requirements, as well as practice environment details. Included information regarding full, limited, or restricted practice limitations as well as prescriptive authority. Lacking detailed information regarding education, licensure, regulatory requirements, or practice environment. Missing information regarding practice limitations and/or prescriptive authority. Did not provide information regarding education, licensure, and regulatory requirements, as well as practice environment details per the student’s state. Not provide information regarding full, limited, or restricted practice limitations as well as prescriptive authority. Personal Assessment 20 Points 18 Points 16 Points 8 Points 0 Points Provided Leader Interview Project detailed information following a personal assessment and reflected upon strengths, weaknesses, goals, and objectives. Provided some detailed information following a personal assessment and reflected upon some of the strengths, weaknesses, goals, and objectives. Provided some detailed information following a personal assessment. Missed providing reflection upon strengths, weaknesses, goals, or objectives. Provided information following a personal assessment, but did not reflect upon strengths, weaknesses, goals, or objectives. Did not provide a personal assessment Leader Interview Project  and did not reflect upon personal strengths, weaknesses, goals, or objectives. Networking and Marketing Strategies 20 Points 18 Points 16 Points 8 Points 0 Points Provided detailed information regarding local and national professional organizations that advertise employment opportunities for APNs. Leader Interview Project Identified networking and marketing strategies and provide a rationale for their selections. Provided some detailed information regarding local and national professional organizations that advertise employment opportunities for APNs. Identified networking and marketing strategies and provide a rationale for their selections. Provided information but lacked specific details regarding local and national professional organizations that advertise employment opportunities for APNs. Identified networking and marketing strategies and provide a rationale for their selections. Provided information regarding professional organizations that advertise employment opportunities, but missed providing information regarding networking and marketing strategies and/or a rationale for their selections. Did not provide detailed information regarding local and national professional organizations that advertise Leader Interview Project employment opportunities for APNs. Did not identify networking and marketing strategies or provide a rationale. Curriculum Vitae 30 Points 26 Points 24 Points 11 Points 0 Points Provided detailed information which included demographics, education, professional employment, licensure and certification, professional honors, research, scholarship, and service. Free from typographical errors. Provided detailed information. Missing 1-2 key elements. Free from typographical errors. Provided moderately detailed information. Missing 3 key elements. Free from typographical errors. Provided minimal detail. Missing 4 or more key elements. Contains 1-2 typographical errors.Leader Interview Project Information provided was inaccurate and vague. Contains 3 or more typographical Leader Interview Project errors. Did not provide curriculum vitae. Conclusion 15 Points 13 Points 12 Points 6 Points 0 Points Leader Interview Project Excellent summary of APN professional development plan. Conclusions are well evidenced and fully developed. Good summary of APN professional development plan. Conclusions are supported by evidence and developed. Basic and/or limited summary regarding APN professional development plan. Little or no summary of APN professional development plan; inappropriate emphasis on an area. No summary of APN professional development plan and/or conclusions Leader Interview Project were provided. Content Subtotal _____of 130 points Format Possible Points = 20 Points Clarity of Writing 15 Points 13 Points 12 Points 6 Points 0 Points Excellent use of standard English showing original thought. No spelling or grammar errors. Well organized with proper flow of meaning. Good use of standard English showing original thought. No more than two spelling or grammar errors. Well organized with proper flow of meaning. Some evidence of own expression and competent use of language. No more than three spelling or grammar errors. Well organized thoughts and concepts. Language needs development. Four or more spelling and/or grammar errors. Poorly organized thoughts and concepts. More than six spelling and/or grammar errors. Poorly organized thoughts and conceptsor exceeds the maximum limit of 8 pages. APA Format 5 Points 4 Points 3Points 2 Points 0 Points APA format, grammar, spelling, and/or punctuation are accurate, or with zero to one errors. Two to four errors in APA format, grammar, spelling, and syntax noted. Five to seven errors in APA format, grammar, spelling, and syntax noted. Eight to nine errors in APA format, grammar, spelling, and syntax noted. Post contains greater than ten errors in APA format, grammar, spelling, and/or punctuation or repeatedly makes the same errors after faculty feedback. Format Subtotal _____of 20 points Total Points  Leader Interview Leader Interview Project Project

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