Developing an Advocacy Campaign – The Nursing TermPaper

 
 
 
To prepare:
·         Review Chapter 3 of Milstead, J. A. (2012). Health policy and politics: A nurse’s guide (Laureate Education, Inc., custom ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers
 
·         In the first assignment, you reflected on whether the policy you would like to promote could best be achieved through the development of new legislation, or a change in an existing law or regulation. Refine as necessary using any feedback from your first paper.
 
·         Contemplate how existing laws or regulations may affect how you proceed in advocating for your proposed policy.
·         Consider how you could influence legislators or other policymakers to enact the policy you propose.
·         Think about the obstacles of the legislative process that may prevent your proposed policy from being implemented as intended.
 
 
To complete:
Part Two will have 4 pages of content plus a title page and references (MINIMUM OF 4 REFERENCES FROM THE REQUIRED READING BELOW).
 
Part Two will address the following:
·         Explain whether your proposed policy could be enacted through a modification of existing law or regulation or the creation of new legislation/regulation.
 
·         Explain how existing laws or regulations could affect your advocacy efforts. Be sure to cite and reference the laws and regulations using primary sources.
 
·         Provide an analysis of the methods you could use to influence legislators or other policymakers to support your policy. In particular, explain how you would use the “three legs” of lobbying in your advocacy efforts.
o    Summarize obstacles that could arise in the legislative process and how to overcome these hurdles.
 
REREFERENCES
 
srMMilstead, J. A. (2013). Health policy and politics: A nurse’s guide (Laureate Education, Inc., custom ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.

Chapter 1, “Advanced Practice Nurses and Public Policy, Naturally” (pp. 1–27)This chapter explains public policy and the nurse’s role in directing health care issues to the government and securing a response.

Chapter 2, “Agenda Setting” (pp. 19–44)This chapter provides examples of the process of moving a problem to the attention of the government so the solution can be considered at the state and federal levels.

Chapter 3, “Government Response: Legislation—Politics: Playing the Game” (pp. 45–71)This chapter explores the multiple factors that influence the development of public policy through the legislative branch of government.

Coalition for Patients’ Rights. (2012). Retrieved from http://www.patientsrightscoalition.org/
 
This website details the initiative of the Coalition for Patients’ Rights, which seeks to ensure that patients everywhere have access to the quality health care providers of their choice.
University of Washington School of Medicine. (n.d.) Ethics in medicine: Managed care. Retrieved from http://depts.washington.edu/bioethx/topics/manag.html
 
This article explains the effects and ethical concerns associated with managed care, which integrates payment with the delivery of health care.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Evaluation Criteria for Applications and Formal Papers
 

 
Levels of Achievement

Criteria
Outstanding Performance
Excellent Performance
Competent Performance
Proficient Performance
Room for Improvement

QUALITY OF WORK SUBMITTED –1. The extent to which work meets the assigned criteria and work reflects graduate level critical and analytic thinking (0-30 Points)
30 to 30 points
Assignment exceeds expectations. All topics are addressed with a minimum of 75% containing exceptional breadth and depth about each of the assignment topics
25 to 29 points
Assignment exceeds expectations. All topics are addressed with a minimum of 75% containing exceptional breadth and depth about each of the assignment topics
20 to 24 points
Assignment meets expectations. All topics are addressed with a minimum of 50% containing good breadth and depth about each of the assignment topics.
16 to 19 points
Assignment meets most of the expectations. One required topic is either not addressed or inadequately addressed.
0 to 15 points
Assignment superficially meets some of the expectations. Two or more required topics are either not addressed or inadequately addressed.

QUALITY OF WORK SUBMITTED: Purpose of the paper is clear (0-5 Points)
5 to 5 points
A clear and comprehensive purpose statement is provided which delineates all required criteria.
5 to 5 points
A clear and comprehensive purpose statement is provided which delineates all required criteria.
4 to 4 points
Purpose of the assignment is stated, yet is brief and not descriptive.
1 to 3 points
Purpose of the assignment is vague.
0 to 0 points
No purpose statement was provided.

ASSIMILATION AND SYNTHESIS OF IDEASThe extent to which the work reflects the student’s ability to-1. Understand and interpret the assignment’s key concepts (0-10 Points)
10 to 10 points
Demonstrates the ability to critically appraise and intellectually explore key concepts.
9 to 9 points
Demonstrates the ability to critically appraise and intellectually explore key concepts.
8 to 8 points
Demonstrates a clear understanding of key concepts.
5 to 7 points
Shows some degree of understanding of key concepts.
0 to 4 points
Shows a lack of understanding of key concepts, deviates from topics.

 

ASSIMILATION AND SYNTHESIS OF IDEAS 2. Apply and integrate material in course resources (i.e. video, required readings, and textbook) and credible outside resources (0-20 Points)
20 to 20 points
Demonstrates and applies exceptional support of major points and integrates 2 or more credible outside sources, in addition to 3-4 course resources to support point of view.
15 to 19 points
Demonstrates and applies exceptional support of major points and integrates 2 or more credible outside sources, in addition to 3-4 course resources to support point of view.
10 to 14 points
Integrates specific information from 1 credible outside resource and 3 to 4 course resources to support major points and point of view.
3 to 9 points
Minimally includes and integrates specific information from 2-3 resources to support major points and point of view.
0 to 2 points
Includes and integrates specific information from 0 to 1 resource to support major points and point of view.

ASSIMILATION AND SYNTHESIS OF IDEAS 3. Synthesize (combines various components or different ideas into a new whole) material in course resources (i.e. video, required readings, and textbook) by comparing different points of view and highlighting similarities, differences, and connections. (0-20 Points)
20 to 20 points
Synthesizes and justifies (defends, explains, validates, confirms) information gleaned from sources to support major points presented. Applies meaning to the field of advanced nursing practice.
18 to 19 points
Synthesizes and justifies (defends, explains, validates, confirms) information gleaned from sources to support major points presented. Applies meaning to the field of advanced nursing practice.
16 to 17 points
Summarizes information gleaned from sources to support major points, but does not synthesize.
14 to 15 points
Identifies but does not interpret or apply concepts, and/or strategies correctly; ideas unclear and/or underdeveloped.
0 to 13 points
Rarely or does not interpret, apply, and synthesize concepts, and/or strategies.

WRITTEN EXPRESSION AND FORMATTING 1. Paragraph and Sentence Structure: Paragraphs make clear points that support well developed ideas, flow logically, and demonstrate continuity of ideas. Sentences are clearly structured and carefully focused–neither long and rambling nor short and lacking substance. (0-5 Points)
5 to 5 points
Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards.
5 to 5 points
Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards.
4 to 4 points
Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards 80% of the time.
3 to 3 points
Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards 70% of the time.
0 to 2 points
Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards < 70% of the time.

 
 

WRITTEN EXPRESSION AND FORMATTING 2. English writing standards: Correct grammar, mechanics, and proper punctuation (0-5 Points)
5 to 5 points
Uses correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation with no errors.
5 to 5 points
Uses correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation with no errors.
4 to 4 points
Contains a few (1-2) grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors.
3 to 3 points
Contains several (3-4) grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors. 3
0 to 2 points
Contains many (≥ 5) grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors that interfere with the reader’s understanding.

WRITTEN EXPRESSION AND FORMATTING 3. The paper follows correct APA format for title page, headings, font, spacing, margins, indentations, page numbers, running head, parenthetical/in-text citations, and reference list (0-5 Points)
5 to 5 points
Uses correct APA format with no errors.
5 to 5 points
Uses correct APA format with no errors.
4 to 4 points
Contains a few (1-2) APA format errors.
3 to 3 points
Contains several (3-4) APA format errors.
0 to 2 points
Contains many (≥ 5) APA format errors.