Title of Assignment
Professional Identity of the Nurse: Scope of Nursing Practice
Purpose of Assignment:
According to Larson, Brady, Engelmann, Perkins, and Shultz (2013), the development of professional identity is a continuous process that begins with admission to the nursing program and evolves throughout ones professional career in a dynamic and fluid process where interacting relationship of education and practice lead to self-reflection, growth, and human flourishing (p. 138).
Larson, J., Brady, N., Engelmann, L., Perkins, B., & Shultz, C. (2013). The formation of professional identity in nursing. Nursing Education Perspectives.34 (2). p 138.
Course Competency(s):
Describe the foundations of nursing practice.
Explain the roles and scope of practice for members of the intraprofessional team.
Describe principles of effective communication in the healthcare setting.
This course includes a project with three parts. Each part builds off prior knowledge to help you create your nurse professional identity. In the first part, you examine the role of the nurse and scope of practice, which will help you identify the nurses role. In the second part, you describe the importance of the code of ethics in nursing, and examine the standards of nursing practice for the role you are obtaining during the nursing program. The final submission requires you to use the first two parts of your assignment to explain your belief of caring in nursing, describe your professional identity, and identify a potential professional organization that you may join to help support your development.

Prepare a two to three page written assignment that includes the following:
    Introduction to the assignment (sections of the assignment)
    Describe the importance of the code of ethics in nursing
    Identify the American Nurses Association Standards of Practice for the licensure you are obtaining (LPN or RN)
    Conclusion (reflect on the criteria of the assignment)
    Use at least two credible resources to support your findings. For example, one of the resources could be the ANA Standards of Practice, and another resource could be the ANA Code of Ethics. These resources must be integrated into the body of your paper using at least two in-text citations. Be sure to use proper APA format and style.

    Two to three page written assignment
    Standard American English (correct grammar, punctuation, etc.)
    Logical, original and insightful
    Professional organization, style, and mechanics in APA format
    Run your paper through Grammarly and make corrections to identified errors before submission. Note: You must use the following link to create your Grammarly account. You must use your Rasmussen student email address:  https://www.grammarly.com/signin?page=edu

Explore: Maps of Immigrants and Emigrants Around the World (Migration Policy Institute) https://www.migrationpolicy.org/programs/data-hub/maps-immigrants-and-emigrants-around-world

Explore: Visualization of Asylum Seekers

Explore: Migration Data Portal

After you explore the course materials from this week please complete the following:

1. Pick three of the maps from the migration policy institute link. For each map answer the following… (About 200 words)
a) What type of map does the author use to tell a story? (Does it show little bubbles of different size – a proportional symbol? or perhaps a choropleth map (shaded areas)
b) How is visual hierarchy used on this map?
c)  What is the title of the map? What story does the map tell? What does it show?
d) What are some strengths and weaknesses of the map? What would you change?
e) Does it say where the data came from? How do you think it’s collected?

2. Navigate to the asylum seekers map. Explore it.  (About 200 words)
a) What geographic patterns do you see?
b) Where does the data come from?
c) Do you like the approach the cartographers took to creating the map? What would you change if you made a map about asylum seekers?

3. Migration Data Portal  (About 150 words)
a) Togging through the different categories under ‘immigration and emigration’ – look at the proportional symbols on the map – find the country you created charts for last week (Spain, charts attached). Are the numbers similar to what you found? If there are discrepancies – how do you account for them?
b) What patterns emerge on this map?
c) Please include snips of two countries (for immigration and emigration) you haven’t explored yet. Describe what you see.


Three poems of Maya Angelou, “The Mask, I Am Human, and I Still Rise”, have been uploaded from YouTube. Click on ‘Maya Angelou poems’ to view the videos.

After viewing and listening to the poems, reflect on their messages or themes.

For Reflection Assignment #13- please respond to the questions below.

1) What are some of the themes or messages that come to you from listening to these poems?

2) How can we protect our human dignity?

“We are not against other people, only what they are doing. Means are ends in the making; nothing good can ultimately result from violence.” ~ Anonymous

3) Integrate an insight that you gained from viewing the film  “Leymah Gbowee” with the themes of the poems including the concept of nonviolence. The video can be found at the end of the article click on the box that states WATCH Leymah Gbowee on Democracy now.


Review the Dignity and Respect Campaign website. Watch the video of Maya Angelou discussing Dignity and Respect on the home page. Reflect upon ways to incorporate acts of Dignity and Respect into your daily lives.

Watch the Two videos by Donna Hicks on 1) The Meaning of Dignity and 2) Declare Dignity

Read the article Understanding Dignity in the Lives of Homeless Persons by Miller and Keys.

For Reflection #12 On the discussion board: Answer the questions and provide examples.

1) When you hear the words “respect human dignity”, what does that mean to you?
2) What does it mean for a person to have dignity?
3) How does dignity differ for vulnerable individuals?
4)Provide an example of when human dignity was honored and one example of when human dignity was not honored.

ASSIGNMENT : Strategic Practice Initiative Conceptual Paper
In this assignment you will develop the conceptual foundation for a strategic practice initiative to improve one or more health care outcomes. This is the first part of a two-part assignment series about the same strategic practice initiative. The second part is the development of a formal proposal for the initiative. This two-step process simulates a real organizational environment.

When individuals in an organization get an idea to improve or grow the organization, they develop that idea collaboratively with others in the organization to refine the idea and to test the organizations willingness to support the concept. The hope is that presenting your concept with supporting evidence that its a good idea for the organization will get a nod of approval from your colleagues and organizational leaders to develop the idea further and bring back a formal proposal for approval.

The second assignment in this series is the Strategic Practice Initiative Proposal. The proposal is more developed, using the ideas from the concept paper and incorporating feedback obtained from presenting the concept to the organization (or faculty in this case).  The proposal has greater detail than the conceptual paper. (There is a third phase, which we will not do in this course that comes after, and only IF, the proposal is accepted by leadership, and that is to develop an implementable business plan.) You may question why so much process and multiple phases of initiative development is necessary.  The reason is, it takes organizational resources to develop ideas, and in a vibrant organization there are abundant ideas. The organizations resources for initiative development are limited, so there has to be a process to filter for ideas that are a priority for development from those that are not.

You will apply the concepts of the Triple Aim: cost, quality and access to a practice initiative in the conceptual paper which later you will develop into a full proposal in the final course assignment. Strategic practice initiatives often take the form of new or redesigned programs or roles. (For example, if you have identified a patient population that faces issues with access to or coordination of care, you might develop a nurse navigator role targeted at that population.)

Nurse leaders use their influence to bring about change that advances patient / population outcomes and promotes the organizations strategies and mission. Nurse leaders do not accomplish this in isolation, rather they develop ideas for practice initiatives collaboratively and promote them to the organizations leadership team to gain buy-in for the support that will be required to accomplish the initiatives, and to assure the initiative aligns with the organizations mission, vision, and strategic plan.

Think of an initiative that will address deficiencies in an organizations current delivery system or an idea that is entirely new to the organization that will improve health outcomes in terms of cost, quality or access. Conduct a search of the professional literature to find examples of similar initiatives and/ or evidence that supports why your proposed initiative will achieve the outcomes you are claiming for your proposal. Consider how the current organization as a whole would be impacted by the initiative. Successful nurse leaders develop their ideas in this way before presenting a proposal to their colleagues. This assignment is designed to reflect that discernment and refinement process in written form. You will not attempt to define in detail cost implications (or new revenue implications) at this stage. That would not happen until after the formal proposal (the next paper) is accepted to go forward into a business plan. Only after the formal proposal gained acceptance from the organization would a full business plan, including a detailed financial analysis, be developed. 

This paper cannot exceed 12 pages (not including title page, reference pages, and appendices). You will upload your paper into Module 0 for grading

Section    Key Points    Possible Points    Points Earned/ Comments
Introduction    Briefly describe the organization and in general terms what this proposal is about.    20   
Description of the initiative    Provide a more detailed description of the initiative and how it will impact health care outcomes (cost, quality, and or/access)    60   
Supporting Evidence    Explain the evidence that supports why this initiative will (should) achieve the outcomes suggested.  Provide sufficient references to validate your claims.    80   
Organizational impact    If the initiative is a new role, describe what impacts this could have on existing roles, If it is a new program, address how could it impact other programs in the organization or the community. Explain how this initiative aligns with the organizations strategic plan or mission.    30   
APA 7    This assignment is done in the APA 7 style. Grammar and punctuation are correct. Citations and references are in correct format and sufficient to validate the elements discussed.    10   
    Total Points    200   

Review the case study presented in Bastable et al. (2020) pg. 69 (attached)

What is the healthcare professionals ethical duty to the patient? Apply the concepts of ethics and rights.

Does the healthcare professional have an ethical duty to comply with the patients familys request? Why or why not explain your answer.

After reviewing the Patient’s Bill of Rights (attached), identify at least one patient right this case impacted. Explain your reasoning for the selection.

Cite from – bastable, b. s., gramet, p., jacobs, k., & sopczyk, d. l. (2020). health professional as educator: principles of teaching
and learning. sudbury, ma: jones & bartlett learning

Do you think Margaret Wheatleys messages in the videos about leadership, especially for self-managed teams, is believable?

Would you want to, or do you, work in an organization that follows her leadership tenants (both videos)?


Since 1966, Margaret Wheatley has worked globally in many different roles: a speaker, teacher, community worker, consultant, advisor, formal leader. From these deep and varied experiences, she has developed the unshakable conviction that leaders must learn how to evoke peoples inherent generosity, creativity, and need for community. As this world tears us apart, sane leadership on behalf of the human spirit is the only way forward.

Now that you have practiced writing questions at various levels of rigor, create a blueprint (table) of how you will construct your summative test for your unit. Refer back to your reading from Week 1. You must have three levels of rigor. How many questions will you have at each level for your standard? This should be a good representation of each level. Level 1 questions should NOT be the majority of your test. Remember, you are not yet creating your questions. You are developing a plan as to how many questions you will have at each depth of knowledge. Your test should contain a minimum of 25 questions and should focus on higher-level questions. I will upload the blueprint that the professor wants us to go by. I also will upload the the syllabus that contains the rubric for this assignment on pg. 23.

The rubric for this assignment is located in the syllabus on page 23.

Test should consist of Reproduction and Heredity located on Page 34 and 35 of the 2018 ms_ccrs document.

I also uploaded the test blue print.

You may also let me know of what additional information is needed.

Describe a recent experience of providing education to a patient, a peer, or the community.
Describe the teaching experience including the following:
Discussion of the educational topic  (use perhaps teaching weight reduction?)
Description of your role in the educational experience
Description of the learner(s) in the educational experience
Discussion of how it was determined that teaching was needed.
Description of the teaching environment
Description of the teaching tool(s) used. If no tool(s) were used, provide a rationale for not using tool(s).
Discussion of the barriers to teaching encountered.
Discussion of the obstacles to learning encountered.
Description of the outcome of the teaching and whether on not there was a need for further education?
As you are sharing a personal experience, it is acceptable to use first person
Cite the textbook to support responses

Bastable, B. S., Gramet, P., Jacobs, K., & Sopczyk, D. L. (2020). Health professional as educator: principles of teaching
and learning. Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning

Need help expanding on a research paper…

Research Proposal Paper Part II
In this assignment, you will finish the process of formally documenting your research proposal. Update and expand the weaker areas of your existing paper based on your professors feedback from your Unit V submission, and assemble the following elements:

Title page
Table of contents
Introduction to the issue
Problem statement
Purpose statement
Research questions/hypotheses
Background and significance
Provide background of the problem.
How is it relevant to your fire department or the fire service?
Why is this study needed?
Literature review
This is more than just an annotated bibliography!
Write a critical examination of the major issues of your topic.
Procedures/Research Methods
Document the detailed and logical steps you will take to complete your study.
Who is your study population?
Will a sample or the total population be used?
How will you collect data?
How will you maintain participant confidentiality (if appropriate)?
Your final proposal submission must be at least seven pages in length, not including the required title or reference pages. You are required to use at least two sources in addition to the textbook.

Adhere to APA Style when constructing this assignment, including in-text citations and references for all sources that are used. Please note that no abstract is needed.