Nursing Science: Evaluation of Practice: Physical Activity and Prevention

Nursing Science: Evaluation of Practice: Physical Activity and Prevention

 Minneapolis Community & Technical College

Professional Portfolio Assignment: Nursing Science

Your Professional Portfolio

A professional portfolio is a collection of scholarly writing you have done, both in academia as a learner, and professionally as a practicing nurse.  Your professional portfolio is something that belongs to you, which you can share with others who are interested.  One example is when a prospective employer requests some writing samples to read when they are considering you for a position.  Another example is when the faculty of a university ask for writing samples when considering you for admission to graduate school.  Having a professional portfolio means that you will not need to write something new—although you may wish to update and refine what you have written—but instead only turn to your professional portfolio to find something suitable.  In college, you may write papers in any course that could be related to your nursing career.  It is fine for you to include these in your professional portfolio.

You should keep your professional portfolio and add to it throughout your career.  In the NPRO Program, you will be creating a professional portfolio, starting with a resume.  If you choose to advance yourself by completing a BSN and more advanced degrees, your professional portfolio will come in handy.  Only rarely would you wish to remove something from your professional portfolio.  You will add to it, however, anything scholarly that you write that is nursing related, particularly if what you write is published or otherwise read by others.

We are looking for a suitable, online place for NPRO learners to set up their professional portfolios.  In the meantime, you should keep your professional portfolio in a safe location and regularly back up your portfolio folder.  Some places you can keep your portfolio:

  • a folder on your computer
  • a flash drive (thumb drive)
  • in an online storage place such as Dropbox (this is not the D2L dropbox, but a popular and free online storage service available at www.dropbox.com) or iCloud

You should keep copies of your portfolio, and any other important files for that matter, in more than one location.

 

Assignment 2: Nursing Science: Evaluation of Practice:  Physical Activity and Prevention

 

You are to write a three- to four- page paper evaluating nursing practice as it relates to physical activity and prevention of deconditioning of patients / clients. Focus on the elder aspect of the life-span and explain how nursing practice as it relates to physical activity could prevent problems in one of the following areas: Mobility, Elimination or Tissue Integrity.

  • Read “Benefits of Exercise” in your textbook (pages 421-423)in Exemplar 7.1 Physical Fitness and Exercise in the Concept of Health, Wellness and Illness to refresh your understanding of the pathophysiology of the benefit of exercise in most body systems.
  • Research the peer-reviewed, evidence-based nursing journal articles through MCTC’s excellent library on-line databases (see link below) http://erm.mnpals.net/CRDB/MCT/browse/facets/content_type/85/resource_type/60
  • Briefly describe the physical problem you have chosen to focus on: Mobility, Elimination or Tissue Integrity.
  • Describe how physical activity can help prevent
    • physical,
    • mental and
    • emotional/spiritual problems

from occurring in the elder population in the area you have chosen to focus on: Mobility, Elimination or Tissue Integrity.

  • Describe at least 2 nursing actions (or also called interventions) that you found in the nursing journals that will help prevent problems in each area: physical, mental and emotional/spiritual (three nursing actions for each of these so 6 nursing actions altogether).
  • Your textbook may be one source. You must have at least two other sources for your information from nursing journals.
  • As noted on the next page, please follow the APA guidelines. Include introductory and closing paragraphs. Suggested headings in the body of the paper may be: Nursing Practice Support of Physical Activity, Prevention of Physical Problems, Prevention of Mental Problems, and Prevention of Emotional/Spiritual Problems.

 

 

Resources

 

You are encouraged to find your own resources to use in developing ideas and writing your essay.  This is the best way to make your essay unique and interesting to read.  We have included some resources

Here are some online resources you might use:

 

Some other resources you might use:

  • your text
  • other books about nursing (check the lab and library; there are dozens)
  • Learning Center can help with APA citation questions.

 

Format and Style Requirements

 

As we have already discussed, all NPRO written assignments are to be submitted as Microsoft Word files, ending in .doc or .docx.  No other file types are accepted.  Be aware that if you prepare your document in another program and convert it to a MS Word file, the document formatting may change.

Here are some important guidelines to follow in preparing your written assignment:

  • Margins: For your essay, you must use these margins:
    • top and bottom: 1.0 inch
    • left and right: 1.0 inch
  • Font: You may use these fonts:
    • Times New Roman (standard)
    • Arial
    • Colibri
    • Your font should be 11-point in size.
    • You may use bold face for headers, and italic face when appropriate. You should not use underlined  An essay is brief and should have no sections or headers other than the title.
  • Spacing: Lines must be double-spaced. No extra line spaces should be included
  • Citations: Citations must be in the format described in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition (APA style).You must cite and reference at least three scholarly sources that support what you write.
  • References: Your reference list must be in the format described in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition.
  • Spelling and grammar: Your essay should be well-edited. This means you should have reviewed and revised your draft as much as needed to ensure that:
    • There are no spelling errors.
    • There are no grammar errors.
    • There are no punctuation errors.
    • The essay is divided into logical paragraphs, properly structured with topic sentences.
    • The essay flows logically when reading.
    • You have an introduction and a conclusion.

Many people struggle with writing.  If you are one of them, plan to finish your first draft soon, and get help with those parts that you need help with.  Your NPRO faculty are not writing or APA style advisors and are not available for help with writing.  You should use other resources to help with your writing and editing skills if needed.  Chapters 3 and 4 of in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition are excellent sources of guidance on writing.

 


How This Assignment Will Be Scored

 

Your essay assignment will be 60 points of your Portfolio grade.  To receive credit for this assignment, you must submit your complete paper in the dropbox on the due date.This assignment is to help you begin to develop your analysis and synthesis skills, drawing your knowledge and comprehension of nursing topics.

60 – 55.2 points (A) 55.19 –51 points (B) 50.99 – 46.8 points (C) 46.79 – 42 points (D) Below 41.99 points (F) 0 points
·  Assignment was complete and submitted on time.

·  Document format was according to assignment directions.

·  Spelling, grammar, and punctuation were correct.

·  The essay is formatted in well-written paragraphs, each with a topic sentence and with a logical flow through the essay.

·  The four topics described in the assignment instructions were addressed thoroughly.

·  There are at least three relevant scholarly sources (two of which must be nursing journals)

cited and referenced in proper APA style.

 

·  Assignment was complete and submitted on time.

·  Document format was according to assignment directions.

·  Spelling, grammar, and punctuation were correct.

·  The essay is formatted in paragraphs, each with a topic sentence and with a logical flow through the essay.

·  The four topics described in the assignment instructions were addressed.

·  There are at least three relevant scholarly sources cited and referenced, possibly with no more than two minor errors in APA style.

·  Assignment was complete and submitted on time.

·  Document format was according to assignment directions.

·  Spelling, grammar, and punctuation were mostly correct, with no more than three minor errors.

·  The essay is formatted in paragraphs, with a logical flow through the essay.

·  The four topics described in the assignment instructions were addressed.

·  There are at least three relevant scholarly sources cited and referenced, possibly with no more than five minor errors in APA style.

·  Assignment turned in, but perhaps not complete.

·  Document format was according to assignment directions.

·  Spelling, grammar, and punctuation were mostly correct, with no more than eight errors.

·  The essay is formatted in paragraphs that address the main topic of the essay.

·  There are at least three relevant sources cited and referenced in a style somewhat similar to APA.

·  This is not a passing grade for this assignment.

·  Assignment turned in, but perhaps not complete.

·  Document format or assignment instructions may not have been followed

·  Spelling, grammar, and punctuation may have multiple errors.

·  The essay may lack paragraph structure and may have sections that are not relevant to the essay topic. The essay is formatted in paragraphs related to the topic of the essay.

·  Citations mostly not according to APA.

·  This is not a passing grade for this assignment.

·  Assignment not turned in, or assignment instructions not followed.

·  Reminder: as stated in the course syllabus, learners must complete all assignments in order to pass the course.

How to Use a Rubric

 

To qualify for the score at the top of a column, your assignment must meet all criteria listed in that column.  You should use the rubric to assess your assignment before you submit it for scoring.  Carefully check your assignment against each criterion.  If your assignment did not meet all of the criteria in a column, it cannot receive the score at the top of the column.

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