Assignments — Nursing
Issue/ Position Paper (Week 4)
the format of a scholarly, APA-formatted paper, systematically
explore the current nursing issue/debate of the entry level degree
for registered nurses (RNs): the ADN
degree versus a BSN degree.
In other words, what should the degree be for RNs to practice? An
associate degree or a bachelor degree….and why?
the paper, you should assume a stance, consistent throughout the
paper. For example, if you are “pro-ADN degree” or “pro-BSN
degree,” be consistent. Support your argument with discussion about
differences in competencies (ADN vs BSN degree).
issue must be covered in depth with a minimum of THREE scholarly
articles to support your position (should be within the past seven
years). This 1200-1500-word document must be submitted by the due
date listed in the syllabus and Canvas using APA format (title page
with running head, appropriate headers, page numbers, and reference
page). See your rubric for details.
A. Introduce the topic for
analysis and the potential impact for professional nursing (must
include background for the issue and the purpose of the paper)
is comprehensive, accurate, and persuasive. Major points are
stated clearly and are well supported.
is accurate but not comprehensive.
points are stated.
points are not clear and /or missing.
Identify current research/publications concerning the issue being
analyzed – Literature review
Demonstration of analysis and
synthesis of literature is essential. This section should rely
heavily on information published in refereed journals,
authoritative websites, government and other publications.
References should be current (last 7 years)
of the paper is clear and easy to follow.
transitions are logical and maintain the flow of thought
throughout the paper.
is logical and flows from the body of the paper.
are (3) or more journal articles and all references are less than
is mostly clear and easy to follow.
transitions are present.
of at least (2-3) journal articles that are current.
and structure detract from the message.
are disjointed and lack transition of thoughts.
are (2) or more journal articles some are more than 7 years old.
Summarize the points of your position.
and thoroughly discusses implications and solutions to the issue
but few implications discussed.
not discuss implications to issue presented.
D. APA format, grammar and
follows all designated APA guidelines.
enhances readability of paper.
usage, and punctuation are followed and spelling is correct.
follows designated APA guidelines.
of grammar, usage, and punctuation are followed with minor
lacks many elements of correct APA formatting.
contains numerous grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors.
uses jargon or conversational
I loaded a paper from another person on study pool who attempted this paper and did not fulfill directions of what the rubric wanted. paper was all over the place did not pick a side. Lots of grammatical errors. very displeased with work.