Patient Education Scoring Guide

CRITERIA NON-PERFORMANCE BASIC PROFICIENT DISTINGUISHED
Explain the
appropriate use of a
medication.
Does not explain the
appropriate use of a
medication.
Explains the use of
a medication, but
the explanation is
inaccurate or not
appropriate for the
medication.
Explains the
appropriate use of a
medication.
Explains the appropriate
use of a medication and
the importance of
following the instructions
in terms of quality patient
outcomes.
Identify specific
factors that may
affect the efficacy of
a medication.
Does not identify
specific factors that
may affect the
efficacy of a
medication.
Lists factors that
may affect a
medication, but the
list is incomplete or
does not relate to
the efficacy of the
medication.
Identifies specific
factors that may
affect the efficacy of
a medication.
Explains how specific
factors may affect the
efficacy of a medication.
Describe possible
chemical reactions,
side effects, or other
negative reactions a
patient may
experience from a
medication.
Does not describe
possible chemical
reactions, side
effects, or other
negative reactions a
patient may
experience from a
medication.
Lists possible
chemical reactions,
side effects, or other
negative reactions a
patient may
experience from a
medication.
Describes possible
chemical reactions,
side effects, or other
negative reactions a
patient may
experience from a
medication.
Describes possible
chemical reactions, side
effects, or other negative
reactions a patient may
experience from a
medication and explains
the actions a patient
should take.
Explain correct
handling, storage,
and disposal of a
medication.
Does not explain
correct handling,
storage, and disposal
of a medication.
Explains handling,
storage, and
disposal of a
medication, but the
explanation is
inaccurate or
incomplete.
Explains correct
handling, storage,
and disposal of a
medication.
Explains correct handling,
storage, and disposal of a
medication and includes a
brief rationale of why
these instructions are
important.
Explain how a
patient education
tool promotes
patient safety
related to
pharmacology.
Does not explain how
a patient education
tool promotes patient
safety related to
pharmacology.
Explains the use of
a patient education
tool but does not
associate the tool
with patient safety.
Explains how a
patient education
tool promotes patient
safety related to
pharmacology.
Explains how a patient
education tool promotes
patient safety related to
pharmacology and how
the tool benefits both
patients and nurses.
Explain how a
patient education
tool adheres to the
principles and
practices of cultural
competence.
Does not explain how
a patient education
tool adheres to the
principles and
practices of cultural
competence.
Explains how a
patient education
tool adheres to the
principles and
practices of cultural
competence, but the
explanation is
missing key
elements.
Explains how a
patient education
tool adheres to the
principles and
practices of cultural
competence.
Explains how a patient
education tool adheres to
the principles and
practices of cultural
competence, including
differences of gender and
age, and describes how
the tool could be modified
for other individual
differences.
Write content clearly
and logically with
correct use of
grammar,
punctuation, and
mechanics.
Does not write
content clearly,
logically, or with
correct use of
grammar,
punctuation, and
mechanics.
Writes with errors in
clarity, logic,
grammar,
punctuation, or
mechanics.
Writes content
clearly and logically
with correct use of
grammar,
punctuation, and
mechanics.
Writes clearly and
logically with correct use
of spelling, grammar,
punctuation, and
mechanics; uses relevant
evidence to support a
central idea.
CRITERIA NON-PERFORMANCE BASIC PROFICIENT DISTINGUISHED
Correctly format
paper, citations, and
references using
current APA style.
Does not correctly
format paper,
citations, and
references using
current APA style.
Uses current APA to
format paper,
citations, and
references but with
numerous errors.
Correctly formats
paper, citations, and
references using
current APA style
with few errors.
Correctly formats paper,
citations, and references
with no errors.