Discuss the differences in competencies between nurses prepared at the associate-degree level versus the baccalaureate-degree level.

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Write a formal paper of 750-1,000 words that addresses the following:

  1. Discuss the differences in competencies between nurses prepared at the associate-degree level versus the baccalaureate-degree level.
  2. Identify a patient care situation in which you describe how nursing care or approaches to decision-making may differ based upon the educational preparation of the nurse (BSN versus a diploma or ADN degree).

For additional help finding research on this topic, refer to the GCU Library tutorial located at in the Student Success Center.

Refer to the “American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Fact Sheet: Creating a More Highly Qualified Nursing Workforce” as a resource.

Refer to the assigned readings for concepts that help support your main points.

Refer to “Grand Canyon University College of Nursing Philosophy.” This is an informational resource to assist in completing the assignment.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the criteria and expectations for successful completion.

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80.0 %Content

 

40.0 %Differences in Competencies Between Nurses Based on Degree Level
No differences in competencies between nurses based on degree level offered.
Differences in competencies between nurses based on degree level offered but missing relevant information.
Differences in competencies between nurses based on degree level are accurate.
Differences in competencies between nurses based on degree level are accurate and supported with detail.
Differences in competencies between nurses based on degree level are accurate and supported with detail, while demonstrating deeper understanding by incorporating prior learning.
40.0 %Use of Patient Care Situation to Describe Differences in Approach to Nursing Care Based Upon Formal Educational Preparation in Nursing
Use of patient care situation to describe differences in approach to nursing care based upon formal educational preparation in nursing not offered.
Use of patient care situation to describe differences in approach to nursing care based upon formal educational preparation in nursing offered, but missing relevant information.
Use of patient care situation to describe differences in approach to nursing care based upon formal educational preparation in nursing is accurate.
Use of patient care situation to describe differences in approach to nursing care based upon formal educational preparation in nursing is accurate and supported with detail.
Use of patient care situation to describe differences in approach to nursing care based upon formal educational preparation in nursing is accurate and supported with detail, while demonstrating deeper understanding by incorporating prior learning.
15.0 %Organization and Effectiveness

 

5.0 %Thesis Development and Purpose
Paper lacks any discernible overall purpose or organizing claim.
Thesis and/or main claim are insufficiently developed and/or vague. Purpose is not clear.
Thesis and/or main claim are apparent and appropriate to purpose.
Thesis and/or main claim are clear and forecast the development of the paper. It is descriptive and reflective of the arguments and appropriate to the purpose.
Thesis and/or main claim are comprehensive. The essence of the paper is contained within the thesis. Thesis statement makes the purpose of the paper clear.
5.0 %Argument Logic and Construction
Statement of purpose is not justified by the conclusion. The conclusion does not support the claim made. Argument is incoherent and uses noncredible sources.
Sufficient justification of claims is lacking. Argument lacks consistent unity. There are obvious flaws in the logic. Some sources have questionable credibility.
Argument is orderly but may have a few inconsistencies. The argument presents minimal justification of claims. Argument logically, but not thoroughly, supports the purpose. Sources used are credible. Introduction and conclusion bracket the thesis.
Argument shows logical progression. Techniques of argumentation are evident. There is a smooth progression of claims from introduction to conclusion. Most sources are authoritative.
Clear and convincing argument presents a persuasive claim in a distinctive and compelling manner. All sources are authoritative.
5.0 %Mechanics of Writing (Includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, and language use.)
Surface errors are pervasive enough that they impede communication of meaning. Inappropriate word choice and/or sentence construction are used.
Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors distract the reader. Inconsistencies in language choice, sentence structure, and/or word choice are present.
Some mechanical errors or typos are present, but are not overly distracting to the reader. Correct sentence structure and audience-appropriate language are used.
Prose is largely free of mechanical errors, although a few may be present. A variety of sentence structures and effective figures of speech are used.
Writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English.
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2.0 %Paper Format (Use of appropriate style for the major and assignment.)
Template is not used appropriately, or documentation format is rarely followed correctly.
Appropriate template is used, but some elements are missing or mistaken. A lack of control with formatting is apparent.
Appropriate template is used. Formatting is correct, although some minor errors may be present.
Appropriate template is fully used. There are virtually no errors in formatting style.
All format elements are correct.
3.0 %Research Citations (In-text citations for paraphrasing and direct quotes, and reference page listing and formatting are appropriate to assignment and style.)
No reference page is included. No citations are used.
Reference page is present. Citations are used inconsistently.
Reference page lists sources used in the paper. Sources are appropriately documented, although some errors may be present.
Reference page is inclusive of all cited sources. Documentation is appropriate and citation style is usually correct.
In-text citations and a reference page are complete and correct. The documentation of cited sources is free of error
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