NR 500 Week 8 Discussion: What Did You Learn
Items Included: Primary Post, Peer Response
The purpose of the graded collaborative discussions is to engage faculty and students in an interactive dialogue to assist the student in organizing, integrating, applying, and critically appraising knowledge regarding advanced nursing practice. Scholarly information obtained from credible sources as well as professional communication are required. Application of information to professional experiences promotes the analysis and use of principles, knowledge, and information learned and related to real-life professional situations. Meaningful dialogue among faculty and students fosters the development of a learning community as ideas, perspectives, and knowledge are shared.
Due Date: The initial posting to the graded collaborative discussions is due by … Peer and faculty responses are due by … All posts for Week 8 are due by the close of class on … Please note that the late assignment policy does not apply to the collaborative discussions.
I. Application of Course Knowledge: of Course Knowledge: I. The student post contributes unique
perspectives or insights gleaned from personal experience or examples from the healthcare field. The student must accurately and fully discuss the topic for the week in addition to providing personal or professional examples. The student must completely answer the entire initial question.
II. Engagement in Meaningful Dialogue: I. The student responds to a student peer and course faculty to
further dialogue. a. Peer Response: The student responds substantively to at least one topic-related post by a student peer. A substantive post adds content or insights or asks a question that will add to the learning experience and/or generate discussion. A post of … with a repeat of the other student’s post does not count as a substantive post. A collection of shallow posts does not equal a substantive post ………… continue
III. Integration of Evidence: The student post provides support from a minimum of one scholarly in-text citation with a matching reference AND assigned readings OR online lessons, per discussion topic per week. What is a scholarly resource? A scholarly resource is one that comes from a professional, peer-reviewed publication (e.g., journals and government reports such as those from the FDA or CDC).
Contains references for sources cited Written by a professional or scholar in the field and indicates credentials of the author(s) Is no more than 5 years old for clinical or research article What is not considered a scholarly resource? Newspaper articles and layperson literature (e.g., Readers Digest, Healthy Life Magazine, Food, and Fitness) Information from Wikipedia or any wiki, Textbooks, Website homepages, The weekly lesson Articles in healthcare and nursing-oriented trade magazines, such as Nursing Made Incredibly Easy and RNMagazine (Source: What is a scholarly article.docx; Created 06/09 CK/CL Revised: 02/17/11, 09/02/11nlh/clm) Can the lesson for the week be used as a scholarly source? …………. continue
IV. Professionalism in Communication: The post presents information in logical, meaningful, and
understandable sequence, and is clearly relevant to the discussion topic. Grammar, spelling, and/or
punctuation are accurate.
V. Wednesday Participation Requirement: The student provides a substantive response to the graded
discussion question(s) or topic(s), posted by the course faculty (not a response to a peer), by … of each week.
VI. Total Participation Requirement: The student provides at least three substantive posts (one to the initial question or topic, one to a student peer, and one to a faculty question) on two different days during the week.
Name: Jennifer Lucas
Status: Online ⬤
Classes Taken: 3878
Professionalism in Communication: The post presents information in logical, meaningful, and understandable sequence, and is clearly relevant to the discussion topic. Grammar, spelling, and/or punctuation are accurate.
Wednesday Participation Requirement: The student provides a substantive response to the graded discussion question(s) or topic(s), posted by the course faculty (not a response to a peer), by … of each week.
Total Participation Requirement: The student provides at least three substantive posts (one to the initial question or topic, one to a student peer, and one to a faculty question) on two different days during the week.
Introduction: This graded discussion will give you an opportunity to reflect on what you learned in this course. Please provide an initial response to the discussion question by … and two interactive dialogue responses no later than … at the end of WEEK 8. The discussion is worth 75 points. Please refer to the discussion grading rubric for additional criteria.
Assignment: Thinking back over this course, what were the three most important or most interesting things you learned? How do you envision using the information you learned in your future nursing practice? What steps will you take to ensure your success in the master’s program?