Leading and Learning: Building Professional Capacity

Leading and Learning: Building Professional Capacity

ASSESSMENT 2. Building Professional Capacity.

This document contains:

• Assessment requirements.

• Detailed instructions for completing the task.

• Criterion Reference Assessment (CRA) Rubric that markers use to grade the assessment task.

NSB305. Leading and Learning: Building Professional Capacity.

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Assessment Task 2.

Assessment name: Building Professional Capacity.

Task description: Your task for this piece of assessment is to critically discuss professional issues and leadership challenges for the graduate registered nurse and argue for realistic and achievable actions and goals.

What you need to do to prepare:

Read the TASK instructions carefully being sure that you understand all of the key words and directive terms.

Engage with your groups online discussion on your allocated WIKI study group site. (This is for all students enrolled in NSB305).


How to write your paper.

1. Analyse the WIKI discussion forum contributions (in relation to self-awareness, identity development and mentoring) and using the literature as a point of reference, discuss the significance of one of these professional development strategies in relation to transition to practice for the graduate registered nurse (GRN).

1. 2. Drawing from national and international literature, critically discuss the implications of the chosen professional development strategy for the graduate registered nurse working in a clinical environment in relation to achieving a work-life balance and developing a resilient approach to practice.

3. Referring to your critical discussion in Step 2, develop 2 SMART goals (one that aims to achieve work-life balance and the other a resilient approach to practice). Advocate/argue for how the realistic SMART goal actions (to achieve a work-life balance and a resilient approach to practice) would enhance your transition to clinical practice as a GRN.

Length: 1200 words +/-10%. Word length excludes in-text referencing, your reference list, direct quotes and appendices. Please note: markers will not mark beyond the work limit. Suggested (not mandatory) word count structure. Introduction (100 words) 1.Discuss significance for the GRN (300 words) 2.Critically discuss in relation to work life balance and resilience (400 words) 3.Advocate for realistic actions (300 words) Conclusion (100 words)

Literature and writing standard requirements:

This paper needs to be:

• Written as an academic paper in 3rd person, with an introduction, body and conclusion.

• This is a contemporary paper, and unless you are referring to a historical event, literature and resources need to be within 7 years of age

• Literature must be of highest possible quality, with peer reviewed research based material as the preference.

• Textbooks may be used but to a maximum of 20% of your total reference list.

• Legitimate websites such as the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia may be used also.

• Careful use of well-developed paragraphs that logically and clearly address the task steps and marking criteria (CRA) is essential

• There is an expectation of no grammatical, spelling or punctuation errors.

• Correct use of the QUT APA referencing style is required. Unreferenced material cannot be accepted as credible or accurate.


NSB305. Leading and Learning: Building Professional Capacity.

NSB305 – Assessment Task 1. Page 3 of 6

Format of assignment Your assignment should be formatted and presented as follows:

• Use the provided Coversheet template with the assessment title, your name, student number, tutor name and word count, as a single document that includes your paper.

• Include a ‘footer’ on each page with your name, student number, unit code and page number.

• 3 cm margins on all sides, double-spaced text

• Times new roman/arial, font size 12

• QUT APA style referencing (see http://www.citewrite.qut.edu.au/)

• Headings and sub-headings may be used to structure your assignment if you prefer

• be submitted in electronic format via Turnitin.

What you need to submit:

One word document that contains the following items:

Assignment Cover Sheet & your work in the provided template

Resources needed to complete task:

• QUT Cite|Write APA guide.

• Turnitin Tip Sheets.

Assessment Support Engaging in the online WIKI study group will provide you with a rich source of discussion about the content and topic area, and an opportunity to ask questions.

Go to Support for Learning on the Blackboard site or contact HiQ in the library for further advice on assessment support.

Estimated time to complete task:

15 hours.

Weighting: 60%

Learning Outcomes assessment.

1. Apply knowledge and skills of professionalism and strategic leadership in the context of the role of the new graduate registered nurse. 2. Analyse and respond effectively to complex health situations and promote work-life balance and resilience to enable the provision of holistic, person-centred care. 3. Interpret and apply strategic thinking and key skills relating to intra- professional and inter-professional practice including conflict resolution, team functioning and advanced communication.

Individual/Group: Individual

Formative/Summative: Summative

How will I be assessed:

7-point grading scale using a rubric

Due date: Sunday 21ST OCTOBER submitted via Turnitin in your NSB305 Blackboard site by 11.59pm. More information about Turnitin is available on the FAQs about Turnitin page.

Academic Integrity The School of Nursing takes academic integrity very seriously. All work submitted must be your own work. The work of others needs to be correctly acknowledged and referenced according to the APA guidelines. There are serious consequences that will be imposed should you be found to breach academic integrity. Make sure you are familiar with the MOPP C/5.3 Academic Integrity and view the Academic Integrity video and explore the Academic Case Studies available on your Blackboard site. Maintaining academic integrity is your responsibility. If in doubt, check it carefully.

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