NR 705 Week 4 Discussion Question 1
Important information for writing discussion questions and participation
Welcome to class
Hello class and welcome to the class and I will be your instructor for this course. This is a -week course and requires alot of time commitment, organization, and a high level of dedication. Please use the class syllabus to guide you through all the assignments required for the course. I have also attached the classroom policies to this announcement to know your expectations for this course. Please review this document carefully and ask me any questions if you do. You could email me at any time or send me a message via the “message” icon in halo if you need to contact me. I check my email regularly, so you should get a response within 24 hours. If you have not heard from me within 24 hours and need to contact me urgently, please send a follow up text to
I strongly encourage that you do not wait until the very last minute to complete your assignments. Your assignments in weeks 4 and 5 require early planning as you would need to present a teaching plan and interview a community health provider. I advise you look at the requirements for these assignments at the beginning of the course and plan accordingly. I have posted the YouTube link that explains all the class assignments in detail. It is required that you watch this 32-minute video as the assignments from week 3 through 5 require that you follow the instructions to the letter to succeed. Failure to complete these assignments according to instructions might lead to a zero. After watching the video, please schedule a one-on-one with me to discuss your topic for your project by the second week of class. Use this link to schedule a 15-minute session. Please, call me at the time of your appointment on my number. Please note that I will NOT call you.
Please, be advised I do NOT accept any assignments by email. If you are having technical issues with uploading an assignment, contact the technical department and inform me of the issue. If you have any issues that would prevent you from getting your assignments to me by the deadline, please inform me to request a possible extension. Note that working fulltime or overtime is no excuse for late assignments. There is a 5%-point deduction for every day your assignment is late. This only applies to approved extensions. Late assignments will not be accepted.
If you think you would be needing accommodations due to any reasons, please contact the appropriate department to request accommodations.
Plagiarism is highly prohibited. Please ensure you are citing your sources correctly using APA 7th edition. All assignments including discussion posts should be formatted in APA with the appropriate spacing, font, margin, and indents. Any papers not well formatted would be returned back to you, hence, I advise you review APA formatting style. I have attached a sample paper in APA format and will also post sample discussion responses in subsequent announcements.
Your initial discussion post should be a minimum of 200 words and response posts should be a minimum of 150 words. Be advised that I grade based on quality and not necessarily the number of words you post. A minimum of TWO references should be used for your initial post. For your response post, you do not need references as personal experiences would count as response posts. If you however cite anything from the literature for your response post, it is required that you cite your reference. You should include a minimum of THREE references for papers in this course. Please note that references should be no more than 5 years old except recommended as a resource for the class. Furthermore, for each discussion board question, you need ONE initial substantive response and TWO substantive responses to either your classmates or your instructor for a total of THREE responses. There are TWO discussion questions each week, hence, you need a total minimum of SIX discussion posts for each week. I usually post a discussion question each week. You could also respond to these as it would count towards your required SIX discussion posts for the week.
I understand this is a lot of information to cover in 5 weeks, however, the Bible says in Philippians 4:13 that we can do all things through Christ that strengthens us. Even in times like this, we are encouraged by God’s word that we have that ability in us to succeed with His strength. I pray that each and every one of you receives strength for this course and life generally as we navigate through this pandemic that is shaking our world today. Relax and enjoy the course!
Please read through the following information on writing a Discussion question response and participation posts.
Contact me if you have any questions.
Important information on Writing a Discussion Question
- Your response needs to be a minimum of 150 words (not including your list of references)
- There needs to be at least TWO references with ONE being a peer reviewed professional journal article.
- Include in-text citations in your response
- Do not include quotes—instead summarize and paraphrase the information
- Follow APA-7th edition
- Points will be deducted if the above is not followed
Participation –replies to your classmates or instructor
- A minimum of 6 responses per week, on at least 3 days of the week.
- Each response needs at least ONE reference with citations—best if it is a peer reviewed journal article
- Each response needs to be at least 75 words in length (does not include your list of references)
- Responses need to be substantive by bringing information to the discussion or further enhance the discussion. Responses of “I agree” or “great post” does not count for the word count.
- Follow APA 7th edition
- Points will be deducted if the above is not followed
- Remember to use and follow APA-7th edition for all weekly assignments, discussion questions, and participation points.
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Participation for DNP
The purpose of collaborative threaded discussion is to promote dialogue among students and faculty during the course. Please note that the criteria and rubrics are similar to the discussion that was held in your previous courses, but they are not identical.
This assignment provides documentation of student ability to meet all of the course outcomes:
The student must provide a substantive answer to the graded discussion question(s)/topic(s) posted by the course instructor (not a response to a student peer) by Wednesday, 11:59 p.m. MT of each week.
The student provides a substantive response to the threaded discussion question or topic on one day and posts a minimum of two additional responses to peers on another day(s). The student responds in a respectful manner.
Note: A scholarly source is not required for the collaborative discussion threads.
|Discussion Criteria||20 points||1-19 points||0 points|
|Primary Initial Post and Responses to Instructor||The student provided a substantive response to the graded discussion question/topic posted by the course instructor (not a response to a student colleague) by Wednesday at 11:59 p.m. MT of the week. Responses do not need to be supported by scholarly resources but citations must be provided if information is taken from a source (i.e., penalties for plagiarism do apply). Also, the student responded to all questions posed by instructor by end of week.||The student did post to the graded discussion question(s)/ topic(s) posted by the course instructor (not a response to a student colleague) by Wednesday, 11:59 p.m. MT but it was not a substantive response OR the student failed to respond to all questions posed by instructor by end of week.||The student did not post a response to the graded discussion question(s)/ topic(s) posted by the course instructor (not a response to a student colleague) by Wednesday, 11:59 p.m. MT.|
|Discussion Criteria||15 points||1-14 points||0 points|
|Secondary Response Posts to Student Colleagues||The student posted two responses to student colleagues on a day(s) other than when their primary post was made. While one of these responses may be a response to a student colleague about the student’s original post, at least one post must be feedback to a student colleague regarding the student colleague’s original post. All responses are respectful and thoughtful.||The student posts two responses to a student colleague on a day other than when their primary post was made but the posts were not substantive, thoughtful, or respectful OR the student’s responses were all related to their own original post and/or project and they failed to provide feedback to a student colleague regarding the student colleague’s original post||The student did not post two responses to student colleagues on a day other than when their primary post was made.|
|DNP Project Update||The student provided a substantive response to the graded discussion question posted by the course instructor (not a response to a student colleague) by Wednesday at 11:59 p.m. MT of the week. Responses do not need to be supported by scholarly resources but citations must be provided if information is taken from a source (i.e., penalties for plagiarism do apply). Also, the student responded to all questions posed by instructor by end of week.||The student did post to the graded discussion question(s)/ topic(s) posted by the course instructor (not a response to a student colleague) by Wednesday, 11:59 p.m. MT but it was not a substantive response OR the student failed to respond to all questions posed by instructor by end of week.||The student did not post a response to the graded discussion question(s)/ topic(s) posted by the course instructor (not a response to a student colleague) by Wednesday, 11:59 p.m. MT.|
|Total: 50 points possible||A quality set of posts will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.|
NR 705 Week 4 Discussion Question 1
Across the DNP program, you will collect assignments and compile them as artifacts within a Professional e-Portfolio to demonstrate your professional growth and expertise. Your final e-Portfolio, which will be submitted at the end of the degree program, will be assessed against the learning outcomes of the program. Chamberlain College of Nursing will provide detailed information regarding how and when to submit your Professional e-Portfolio in your final courses of the program. It is each student’s responsibility to save and maintain all artifacts required in the e-Portfolio.
Be sure to save the following from this course: