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Role Clarity in Nursing

Understanding the Role of the Registered Practical Nurse

Scholarly Paper

Registered Practical Nurses (RPN) work in a variety of settings and are valued members of the health care team. Understanding the role of the RPN within a chosen specialty will provide students with an introductory understanding of the RPN scope of practice and role clarity.

Aims of the Paper:

· To explain and discuss the concept of scope of practice.

· To explore the role of the RPN

· in a chosen specialty.

· To discuss the concept of client centered care and how it is applied in the chosen specialty.

· To develop scholarly writing skills.

Format:

· Be written in APA format 7th edition with citations and references according to APA @ Conestoga

· Be no more than 3 pages (not including title page or references). The paper will not be marked beyond the paper limits.

· Have a title page, headers and page numbers

· Paper should have an introduction and conclusion

· Be in Ariel 12 font, double-spaced

· Submitted electronically on the course shell.

· Turn-it-in enabled on shell.

Paper Overview

· Explain the term scope of practice and the importance of understanding your scope of practice as a Registered Practical Nurse.

· Explore ONE of the listed specialties where RPN’s practice.

·
Palliative care, Medicine, Peri-Operative, Geriatrics, Primary Care, Mental health, Maternal Child, Pediatric, Community Care (Homecare), Public Health.

· Describe the role of the RPN in the specialty related practice setting.

· What nursing services do RPN’s provide in this setting?

· What specific skills are unique to this practice area?

· Discuss the knowledge required for this RPN role, consider:

· continuing education

· additional training

· Define patient centered care within the context of the practice setting. Using an example discuss how patient centered care is enacted in the practice setting.

Late Assignments:

· See Student Handbook for regulations regarding late assignments.

Tips:

· Look closely at the rubric so you know how you are being evaluated.

· Use reliable references, this may mean doing some research to ensure what you are putting in your paper is accurate.

· Use Canadian references when you can. A lot of information from other jurisdictions/countries will not apply to nursing in Canada.

· Check each citation / reference to ensure it is APA.

· When using in-text quotations ensure you add your own thoughts and ideas related to the quotation.

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Course: PNUR1157-23W-Sec1-Professional Nursing 1

Criteria
Level 5
4 points

Level 4
3.4 points

Level 3
3 points

Level 2
2.6 points

Level 1
0 points

Criterion Score

Title page &

formatting

(Matches APA

7th edition.

Uses APA at

Conestoga for

guidelines and

examples.)

/ 4

Essay style

(Clear and

logical flow

including

introduction,

content &

conclusion)

/ 4

No errors Minimal errors Some errors Several errors Many errors

Clearly and

logically

presented

Minimal gaps in

flow of ideas

Some gaps in

flow of ideas

Several gaps in

flow of ideas

Many gaps in

flow of ideas

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Comments

Criteria
Level 5
4 points

Level 4
3.4 points

Level 3
3 points

Level 2
2.6 points

Level 1
0 points

Criterion Score

Grammar and

Spelling

(Proper use of

spelling and

grammar used

consistently

throughout the

paper. )

/ 4

APA

references

& Citations

(Appropriate

use of in-text

citations and

corresponding

references.

Matches APA

7th edition.

Uses APA at

Conestoga for

guidelines and

examples. )

/ 4

No errors Minimal errors Some errors Several errors Many errors

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Criteria
Level 5
4 points

Level 4
3.4 points

Level 3
3 points

Level 2
2.6 points

Level 1
0 points

Criterion Score

Originality

Check (Work

reflects

students’ own

thoughts and

ideas.)

/ 4

Scope of

Practice

(Explains the

term scope of

practice and

the importance

of

understanding

scope of

practice as a

Registered

Practical

Nurse. )

/ 4

Nursing

Specialty (The

description of

the specialty

has been

clearly

explored. )

/ 4

Strong evidence

of original and

creative thought

Good evidence

of original and

creative thought

Some original

and creative

thought

Lacking

originality

Originality is

questionable

Provides an

excellent

explanation and

demonstrates a

clear

understanding.

Provides a good

explanation and

demonstrates an

understanding

Provides minimal

explanation and

has some

understanding

Provides a fair

explanation

and/or limited

understanding

Does not provide

an explanation

and does not

lacks

understanding.

Excellent

description of

the specialty and

thorough

exploration.

Good description

of the specialty,

but could be

more thoroughly

explored

Some description

of the specialty,

with minimal

exploration.

Fair description

of the specialty,

too brief and/or

missing content

in the

exploration.

Description of

the specialty and

exploration is

severely lacking

and/or omitted.

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Criteria
Level 5
4 points

Level 4
3.4 points

Level 3
3 points

Level 2
2.6 points

Level 1
0 points

Criterion Score

Services

(Services

within the

specialty area

are identified

with examples

)

/ 4

Skills (Specific

skills that are

unique to this

practice area

are described.)

/ 4

Continuing

Education

(Continuing

education &

additional

training has

been correctly

identified)

/ 4

Excellent and

thorough

discussion of the

services provided

in the specialty

area

Good discussion

of the services

provided in the

specialty area,

but could be

more thorough

Minimal

discussion of the

services provided

in the specialty

area, some

content missing

Fair discussion of

the services

provided in the

specialty area,

too brief and/or

missing content

Discussion of the

services provided

in the specialty

area is severely

lacking and/or

omitted

Excellent and

thorough

description of

the skills that are

unique to the

practice area.

Good description

of the skills that

are unique to the

practice area.

Some description

of the skills that

are unique to the

practice area.

Fair description

of the skills that

are unique to the

practice area.

Description of

the skills that are

unique to the

practice area. is

severely lacking

and/or omitted

Excellent and

thorough

discussion of the

continuing

education and

training.

Good discussion

of the discussion

of the continuing

education and

training but

could be more

thorough

Minimal

discussion of the

continuing

education and

training, some

content missing

Fair discussion of

the continuing

education and

training, too brief

and/or missing

content

Discussion of the

continuing

education and

training is

severely lacking

and/or omitted

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Total / 44

Overall Score

Criteria
Level 5
4 points

Level 4
3.4 points

Level 3
3 points

Level 2
2.6 points

Level 1
0 points

Criterion Score

Client

Centered Care

(Definition and

contribution to

client-centered

care and

provides a

detailed

example.)

/ 4Excellent

definition and

thorough

discussion of the

contribution to

client-centered

care. Detailed

example

provided.

Good definition

and discussion of

the contribution

to client-

centered care.

Good example

provided.

A definition with

minimal

discussion of the

contribution to

client-centered

care is provided.

Relevant

example with

some details

missing.

Fair definition

and discussion of

the contribution

to client-

centered care is

provided

however it is too

brief and/or

missing content.

Fair example

provided

Definition and

discussion of the

contribution to

client centered

care is severely

lacking and/or

omitted. No

examples

provided.

Level 5
14 points minimum

Level 4
11 points minimum

Level 3
8 points minimum

Level 2
5 points minimum

Level 1
0 points minimum

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