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NR 536 Week 1 Assignment Self-Assessment of NLN Nurse Educator Core Competencies

NR 536 Week 1 Assignment Self-Assessment of NLN Nurse Educator Core Competencies

NR 536 Week 1 Assignment Self-Assessment of NLN Nurse Educator Core Competencies

The Self-Assessment of Core Competencies is due on Sunday of Week 1 at 11:59 p.m. MT. The guidelines and rubric are listed below, as well as in the downloadable document.

Self-Assessment Guidelines and Rubric (Links to an external site.)

Self-Assessment Worksheet (Links to an external site.)

Self-Assessment Worksheet EXAMPLE (Links to an external site.)

After completing the worksheet for Week 1 please retain a copy of it. You will be adding to the same worksheet in Week 8.

Purpose

The purpose of this assignment is to complete a self-assessment of the NLN Nurse Educator Core Competencies and develop a goal to help meet this competency.

National League for Nursing. (2017). Nurse Educator Core Competency. Retrieved from http://www.nln.org/professional-development-programs/competencies-for-nursing-education/nurse-educator-core-competency

Requirements

Completed at Weeks 1 and 8, this document is based on the National League for Nursing (NLN) Core Competencies of the Nurse Educator (NLN, 2017). Students should drop their assessments into their ePortfolio by Saturday of Week 8, 11:59 p.m. MT.

This Self-Assessment of NLN Core Competencies is a document that you will use throughout the educator track courses. It is to be placed in your ePortfolio. In each course, starting in NR535, you will focus on a specific area of the NLN Competencies.

Course

Competencies

NR535

Competency I

NR524

Competency IV

NR536

Competency II

NR537

Competency III

You are to reflect upon and complete a self-assessment at the beginning of Week 1 and submit it by 11:59 p.m. MT Sunday of Week 1.  You are to identify your level of competency for each of the sub-competencies listed on the worksheet (see example).  In the next column you will see the course outcomes which are aligned with the NLN

NR 536 Week 1 Assignment Self-Assessment of NLN Nurse Educator Core Competencies
NR 536 Week 1 Assignment Self-Assessment of NLN Nurse Educator Core Competencies

Nurse Educator Core Competencies.  The Course Outcomes are not specific to the individual sub competencies however my meeting the course outcomes, you will be able to increase your knowledge, skills, and abilities in the Core Competency identified for this course. In the final column for Week One, identify a specific example of what you will do to achieve each course outcome (possible points = 50).

In Week 8, you will again identify your level of competency for each of the sub-competencies listed on original worksheet from Week One.    In the final column you will give a specific example that shows how you demonstrated each course outcome.  The assignment is to be submitted for grading by 11:59 p.m. MT Wednesday of Week 8 (possible points = 50).

Remember that you are still in the development stage so not all (or any) of the competencies are expected to be at Level 3 by the end of this course.

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ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE CLASS

Discussion Questions (DQ)

Initial responses to the DQ should address all components of the questions asked, include a minimum of one scholarly source, and be at least 250 words.

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Successful responses are substantive (i.e., add something new to the discussion, engage others in the discussion, well-developed idea) and include at least one scholarly source.

One or two sentence responses, simple statements of agreement or “good post,” and responses that are off-topic will not count as substantive. Substantive responses should be at least 150 words.

I encourage you to incorporate the readings from the week (as applicable) into your responses.

Weekly Participation

Your initial responses to the mandatory DQ do not count toward participation and are graded separately.

In addition to the DQ responses, you must post at least one reply to peers (or me) on three separate days, for a total of three replies.

Participation posts do not require a scholarly source/citation (unless you cite someone else’s work).

Part of your weekly participation includes viewing the weekly announcement and attesting to watching it in the comments. These announcements are made to ensure you understand everything that is due during the week.

APA Format and Writing Quality

Familiarize yourself with APA format and practice using it correctly. It is used for most writing assignments for your degree. Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for APA paper templates, citation examples, tips, etc. Points will be deducted for poor use of APA format or absence of APA format (if required).

Cite all sources of information! When in doubt, cite the source. Paraphrasing also requires a citation.

I highly recommend using the APA Publication Manual, 6th edition.

Use of Direct Quotes

I discourage overutilization of direct quotes in DQs and assignments at the Masters’ level and deduct points accordingly.

As Masters’ level students, it is important that you be able to critically analyze and interpret information from journal articles and other resources. Simply restating someone else’s words does not demonstrate an understanding of the content or critical analysis of the content.

It is best to paraphrase content and cite your source.

LopesWrite Policy

For assignments that need to be submitted to LopesWrite, please be sure you have received your report and Similarity Index (SI) percentage BEFORE you do a “final submit” to me.

Once you have received your report, please review it. This report will show you grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors that can easily be fixed. Take the extra few minutes to review instead of getting counted off for these mistakes.

Review your similarities. Did you forget to cite something? Did you not paraphrase well enough? Is your paper made up of someone else’s thoughts more than your own?

Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for tips on improving your paper and SI score.

Late Policy

The university’s policy on late assignments is 10% penalty PER DAY LATE. This also applies to late DQ replies.

Please communicate with me if you anticipate having to submit an assignment late. I am happy to be flexible, with advance notice. We may be able to work out an extension based on extenuating circumstances.

If you do not communicate with me before submitting an assignment late, the GCU late policy will be in effect.

I do not accept assignments that are two or more weeks late unless we have worked out an extension.

As per policy, no assignments are accepted after the last day of class. Any assignment submitted after midnight on the last day of class will not be accepted for grading.

Communication

Communication is so very important. There are multiple ways to communicate with me:

Questions to Instructor Forum: This is a great place to ask course content or assignment questions. If you have a question, there is a good chance one of your peers does as well. This is a public forum for the class.

Individual Forum: This is a private forum to ask me questions or send me messages. This will be checked at least once every 24 hours.