DNP 801 Doctoral Strategies Essay and Attestation GCU

DNP 801 Doctoral Strategies Essay and Attestation GCU
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Assessment Description

The doctoral learning process is uniquely autonomous and requires self-imposed initiative to investigate, gather information and orient yourself to the expectations of the program. In order to be successful, it is important to develop strategies to maintain a healthy balance in your academic, professional, and personal life.

DNP 801 Doctoral Strategies Essay and Attestation GCU The purpose of this assignment is to reflect on the “Doctor of Nursing Orientation Webinar,” the doctoral dispositions, and the resources introduced to you in this topic in order to prepare a plan to be a successful learner.

General Requirements:

  • Attend the “Doctor of Nursing Orientation Webinar.”
  • Read the “Doctoral Dispositions and Acknowledgement of Review” document attached in the assignment.
  • Read the “Direct Practice Improvement Project Groups and Associated Milestones,” “DNP Learner Expectations,” and “DNP Direct Practice Improvement Project Recommendations,” located in the DC Network.
  • Explore the APA resources, including the APA Style Guide, located in the Writing Center in the Student Success Center.
  • This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
  • Doctoral learners are required to use APA style for their writing assignments. The APA Style Guide is located in the Student Success Center.
  • You are not required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite.
  • Learners will submit this assignment using the assignment dropbox in the digital classroom. In addition, learners must upload this deliverable to the Learner Dissertation Page (LDP) in the DNP PI Workspace for later use.

Directions:

After attending the “Doctor of Nursing Orientation Webinar,” reading the doctoral dispositions, and reviewing all of the resources indicated, write a 500-750-word paper including the following:

  1. Discuss what concerns you have about matriculating through a DNP program, and insights you gained from the “Doctor of Nursing Orientation Webinar” that helped mitigate those concerns.
  2. Describe what your expectations are for the program and what challenges you might anticipate. Identify personal strengths and explain how these will help you persevere in the DNP program.
  3. Outline a plan that you can use to be successful as a DNP learner. Include strategies for time management, autonomy, and self-directed learning. Explain how you can utilize the resources introduced in this topic to help you become more proficient.

Provide confirmation that you have attended the “Doctor of Nursing Orientation Webinar,” read the “Doctoral Dispositions and Acknowledgement of Review,” and familiarized yourself with all the listed resources, by completing the “Acknowledgement of Review” statement below and copying/pasting it to the bottom of your reflection paper.

Acknowledgement of Review:

I, (INSERT NAME), verify that I have reviewed doctoral dispositions, attended the Doctor of Nursing Orientation Webinar, and have accessed and reviewed the Direct Practice Improvement Project Group and Associated Milestones, DNP Learner Expectations, DNP Direct Practice Improvement Project Recommendations, and the APA, PowerPoint, and writing resources in the Writing Center of the Student Success Center. I agree to uphold the doctoral dispositions and comply with the expectations of the program.

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Doctoral Strategies Essay and Attestation – Rubric

Personal Concerns and Solutions

Criteria Description

Specific personal concerns about matriculating through a DNP program and insights gained from the DNP orientation that helps mitigate concerns are discussed.

5. Target

4 points

A thorough discussions details specific personal concerns about matriculating through a DNP program and insights gained from the DNP orientation that helps mitigate concerns.

4. Acceptable

3.68 points

A discussion details personal concerns about matriculating through a DNP program and discusses some insights gained from the DNP orientation that help mitigate concerns. Some detail is needed for clarity.

3. Approaching

3.52 points

Some concerns about matriculating through a DNP program are outlined and include some insights gained from the DNP orientation that help mitigate concerns. Aspects of the narrative are vague.

2. Insufficient

3.2 points

Personal concerns and solutions are incomplete.

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

Personal concerns and solutions are omitted.

Anticipated Expectations, Challenges, and Personal Strengths

Criteria Description

Personal expectations for the program, anticipated challenges, and personal strengths to help persevere through program are presented.

5. Target

4 points

Personal expectations for the program and anticipated challenges are detailed. A clear explanation for how identified personal strengths will assist in persevering in the program is presented.

4. Acceptable

3.68 points

Personal expectations for the program and anticipated challenges are described. An explanation for how identified personal strengths will assist in persevering in the program is presented. Some detail is needed for clarity.

3. Approaching

3.52 points

Personal expectations for the program and anticipated challenges are outlined. Identified personal strengths and how they will assist in persevering in the program are summarized. Aspects of the narrative are vague.

2. Insufficient

3.2 points

Anticipated expectations, challenges, and personal strengths are incomplete.

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

Anticipated expectations, challenges, and personal strengths are omitted.

Plan for Being a Successful Learner

Criteria Description

Outline strategic plan for time management, autonomy, and utilizing resources presented Doctoral Disposition document and topic Resources.

5. Target

4 points

A clear strategic plan for time management, autonomy, and utilizing resources presented in the doctoral disposition document and topic Resources is outlined.

4. Acceptable

3.68 points

An adequate strategic plan for time management, autonomy, and utilizing resources presented in the doctoral disposition document and topic Resources is outlined. Some detail is needed for clarity.

3. Approaching

3.52 points

A general strategic plan for time management, autonomy, and utilizing resources presented in the doctoral disposition document and topic Resources is outlined. Aspects of the narrative are vague.

2. Insufficient

3.2 points

Plan for being a successful learner is incomplete.

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

Plan for being a successful learner is omitted.

Attestation

Criteria Description

Attestation is complete and inserted at bottom of paper.

5. Target

2 points

The attestation is complete and inserted at the bottom of paper.

4. Acceptable

1.84 points

NA

3. Approaching

1.76 points

NA

2. Insufficient

1.6 points

NA

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

The attestation is omitted.

Thesis, Position, or Purpose

Criteria Description

Communicates reason for writing and demonstrates awareness of audience

5. Target

1 points

The thesis, position, or purpose is persuasively developed throughout and skillfully directed to a specific audience.

4. Acceptable

0.92 points

The thesis, position, or purpose is clearly communicated throughout and clearly directed to a specific audience.

3. Approaching

0.88 points

The thesis, position, or purpose is adequately developed. An awareness of the appropriate audience is demonstrated.

2. Insufficient

0.8 points

The thesis, position, or purpose is discernable in most aspects but is occasionally weak or unclear. There is limited awareness of the appropriate audience.

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

The thesis, position, or purpose is not discernible. No awareness of the appropriate audience is evident

Development, Structure, and Conclusion

Criteria Description

Advances position or purpose throughout writing; conclusion aligns to and evolves from development.

5. Target

1 points

The thesis, position, or purpose is coherently and cohesively advanced throughout. The progression of ideas is coherent and unified. A convincing and unambiguous conclusion aligns to the development of the purpose.

4. Acceptable

0.92 points

The thesis, position, or purpose is logically advanced throughout. The progression of ideas is coherent and unified. A clear and plausible conclusion aligns to the development of the purpose.

3. Approaching

0.88 points

The thesis, position, or purpose is advanced in most aspects. Ideas clearly build on each other. Conclusion aligns to the development of the purpose.

2. Insufficient

0.8 points

Limited advancement of thesis, position, or purpose is discernable. There are inconsistencies in organization or the relationship of ideas. Conclusion is simplistic and not fully aligned to the development of the purpose.

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

No advancement of the thesis, position, or purpose is evident. Connections between paragraphs are missing or inappropriate. No conclusion is offered.

Evidence

Criteria Description

Selects and integrates evidence to support and advance position/purpose; considers other perspectives.

5. Target

1 points

Comprehensive and compelling evidence is included. Multiple other perspectives are integrated effectively.

4. Acceptable

0.92 points

Specific and appropriate evidence is included. Other perspectives are integrated.

3. Approaching

0.88 points

Relevant evidence that includes other perspectives is used.

2. Insufficient

0.8 points

Evidence is used but is insufficient or of limited relevance. Simplistic explanation or integration of other perspectives is present.

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

Evidence to support the thesis, position, or purpose is absent. The writing relies entirely on the perspective of the writer.

Mechanics of Writing

Criteria Description

Includes spelling, capitalization, punctuation, grammar, language use, sentence structure, etc.

5. Target

1.6 points

No mechanical errors are present. Skilled control of language choice and sentence structure are used throughout.

4. Acceptable

1.47 points

Few mechanical errors are present. Suitable language choice and sentence structure are used.

3. Approaching

1.41 points

Occasional mechanical errors are present. Language choice is generally appropriate. Varied sentence structure is attempted.

2. Insufficient

1.28 points

Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors are present. Inconsistencies in language choice or sentence structure are recurrent.

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

Errors in grammar or syntax are pervasive and impede meaning. Incorrect language choice or sentence structure errors are found throughout.

Format/Documentation

Criteria Description

Uses appropriate style, such as APA, MLA, etc., for college, subject, and level; documents sources using citations, footnotes, references, bibliography, etc.

5. Target

1.4 points

No errors in formatting or documentation are present. Selectivity in the use of direct quotations and synthesis of sources is demonstrated.

4. Acceptable

1.29 points

Appropriate format and documentation are used with only minor errors.

3. Approaching

1.23 points

Appropriate format and documentation are used, although there are some obvious errors.

2. Insufficient

1.12 points

Appropriate format is attempted, but some elements are missing. Frequent errors in documentation of sources are evident.

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

Appropriate format is not used. No documentation of sources is provided.

Total 20 points

 

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