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Transitions Paper Assignment Guidelines
PURPOSE The purpose of this assignment is to explore a critical concept in nursing. The student will be able
to demonstrate application of information literacy and ability to utilize resources (library, writing
center, SmartThinking, located within the Tutor Source tab under Course Home, APA resources,
Turnitin, and others) through literature search and writing the paper.
COURSE OUTCOMES This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes.
CO 2: Identify characteristics of professional behavior including emotional intelligence,
Communication, and conflict resolution.
CO 3: Demonstrate information literacy and the ability to utilize resources.
DUE DATES Please refer to the Course Calendar for exact due dates of the draft for peer feedback exercise
and for the final paper.
REQUIREMENTS AND GUIDELINES Pick one of the following topics and find a scholarly nursing journal article (published within the last
five years) that discusses this nursing topic. The topics are
After you find a scholarly nursing journal article using the Chamberlain library resources, you will
complete a one-two page summary and reflection on the article. The paper should be completed in
APA format and include the following.
A cover page (not included in the page number requirement)
A reference page (not included in the page number requirement)
One direct quote from one of your references, appropriately cited in the body of your paper
One indirect quote (or paraphrased reference) appropriately cited in the body of your paper
Citations and references in APA format
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TOTAL POINTS: 150 POINTS
Best Practices in Preparing the Paper Utilize resources available to you to assist with finding appropriate literature and articles from professional nursing journals relevant to your topic and preparing for and writing the paper (e.g., SmartThinking, located within the Tutor Source tab under Course Home, writing center, Turnitin, APA manual, and online resources). The grading rubric will help you understand how your faculty will be evaluating your paper. Use it as a checklist to make sure that you have included all the important elements.
Grading Criteria for Transitions Paper Assignment
Category Points % Description: See Rubric for Details
Introduction 20 13%
Clearly states the purpose or focus of paper with conceptual key points to be discussed and engages the interest of the reader
Body of Paper 60 40%
Complete, well-developed discussion of key points
Logical development of ideas with information clear and accurate, supported by examples from personal and/or professional experiences
Perception: Student provides own perspectives on the topic; reflective and insightful