NR 490 Week 12 assignment Scholarly Activities
Throughout the RN-to-BSN program, students are required to
participate in scholarly activities outside of clinical practice or
professional practice. Examples of scholarly activities include attending
conferences, seminars, journal club, grand rounds, morbidity and mortality
meetings, interdisciplinary committees, quality improvement committees, and any
other opportunities available at your site, within your community, or
You are required to post one scholarly activity while you
are in the BSN program, which should be documented by the end of this course.
In addition to this submission, you are required to be involved and contribute
to interdisciplinary initiatives on a regular basis.
Submit, as the assignment, a summary report of the scholarly
activity, including who, what, where, when and any relevant take-home points.
Include the appropriate program competencies associated with the scholarly
activity as well as future professional goals related to this activity. You may
use the “Scholarly Activity Summary” resource to help guide this
While APA format is not required for the body of this
assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and in-text citations and
references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be
found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.
This document describes the scholarly activity elements that
should be included in a five paragraph summary. You may use this resource to
help guide the preparation of the Scholarly Activities assignment, due in Topic
This section consists of a single paragraph that succinctly
describes the scholarly activity that you attended/participated in, the target
market for the activity, and the benefit of the activity to you.
This section consists of either a short narrative or a list
of bullet points that concisely identifies the problems the scholarly activity
is designed to solve. Educate: What is the current state of the activity topic?
Explain why this is a problem, and for whom is it a problem? Inspire: What
could a nurse achieve by participating in the scholarly activity? Use
declarative sentences with simple words to communicate each point. Less is
This section consists of either a short paragraph or a list
of bullet points that concisely describes the solution to a proposed practice
problem that the scholarly activity addressed and how it addresses the problem
outlined in the previous section.
This section consists of short paragraphs that define the
opportunity that the scholarly activity is designed to capture. It is important
to cover the objectives and goals that were met. How will
attending/participating in this scholarly activity help you grow as a nurse?
Program Competencies Addressed
This section consists of a list of program competencies that
were addressed in this scholarly activity. Please use the list from the ISP
APA Writing Checklist
Use this document as a checklist for each paper you will write throughout your GCU graduate program. Follow specific instructions indicated in the assignment and use this checklist to help ensure correct grammar and APA formatting. Refer to the APA resources available in the GCU Library and Student Success Center.
☐ APA paper template (located in the Student Success Center/Writing Center) is utilized for the correct format of the paper. APA style is applied, and format is correct throughout.
☐ The title page is present. APA format is applied correctly. There are no errors.
☐ The introduction is present. APA format is applied correctly. There are no errors.
☐ Topic is well defined.
☐ Strong thesis statement is included in the introduction of the paper.
☐ The thesis statement is consistently threaded throughout the paper and included in the conclusion.
☐ Paragraph development: Each paragraph has an introductory statement, two or three sentences as the body of the paragraph, and a transition sentence to facilitate the flow of information. The sections of the main body are organized to reflect the main points of the author. APA format is applied correctly. There are no errors.
☐ All sources are cited. APA style and format are correctly applied and are free from error.
☐ Sources are completely and correctly documented on a References page, as appropriate to assignment and APA style, and format is free of error.
Scholarly Resources: Scholarly resources are written with a focus on a specific subject discipline and usually written by an expert in the same subject field. Scholarly resources are written for an academic audience.
Examples of Scholarly Resources include: Academic journals, books written by experts in a field, and formally published encyclopedias and dictionaries.
Peer-Reviewed Journals: Peer-reviewed journals are evaluated prior to publication by experts in the journal’s subject discipline. This process ensures that the articles published within the journal are academically rigorous and meet the required expectations of an article in that subject discipline.
Empirical Journal Article: This type of scholarly resource is a subset of scholarly articles that reports the original finding of an observational or experimental research study. Common aspects found within an empirical article include: literature review, methodology, results, and discussion.
Adapted from “Evaluating Resources: Defining Scholarly Resources,” located in Research Guides in the GCU Library.
☐ The writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English. Utilize writing resources such as Grammarly, LopesWrite report, and ThinkingStorm to check your writing.