Examine roles and competencies of masters-prepared nurses essential to performing as leaders and advocates of holistic, safe, and quality care.

Assessment 1: Artistic Expression Concept of Caring
Guidelines with Scoring Rubric
Purpose
Nursing
practice is both an art and a science with caring as a central concept to
nursing practice and the profession of nursing. Caring is influenced by the
nurses knowledge, skills, and attitudes formed through lifelong learning and
experiences. The purpose of this assessment is to explore definitions of caring
in nursing. Students will create a definition of caring and an artistic
expression of their perception on caring.
Course Outcomes
Through this assessment, the student will meet the following
Course Outcomes.
CO 1: Examine roles and competencies of
masters-prepared nurses essential to performing as leaders and advocates of
holistic, safe, and quality care. (POs 1, 2, 3, and 10)
CO 2: Apply concepts of person-centered care
to nursing practice situations. (POs 1, 6, and 7)
Total Points Possible
This assessment is worth 100 points.
Due Date
Submit your file(s) by 11:59 p.m. MT Sunday at the end of
Week 2.
Requirements
Criteria for Content
Take a
moment to reflect on how you demonstrate caring in your current professional
practice.
1.
Create an artistic representation of your
perception on caring in nursing. The artistic expression can be a drawing,
sculpture, collage, poem, short story, or dance.
a.
Videos are to be 1 to 3 minutes in length.
b.
Poems and short stories should not exceed one-page,
double-spaced wording.
c.
Drawings, pictures, or collages should be
formatted on an 8 x 10 document.
d.
Sculptures submitted as a jpg.
2.
In a one- to two-page written paper, address the
following.
a.
The importance of caring to nursing practice and
the profession
b.
A personal definition of caring; include
principles of holistic care
c.
Definitions of caring found in nursing
literature that support your perspective on caring
d.
An explanation of the artistic expression you
chose and how it represents caring
e.
Summary of key concept presented in the paper

Preparing the paper
Submission
Requirements

Application:
Use Microsoft Word 2013 to create the written component of this assessment.
Length:

The paper
(excluding the title page and reference page) should be at least one but
no more than two pages.
Artistic
representation:

i.
Poem or short story submitted as a Word document
not to exceed one-page, double-spaced wording

ii.
Drawing or college submit as an 8 x 10 pdf

iii.
Sculpture submit as a jpeg

iv.
Song or dance should be at least 1 but no more
than 3 minutes in length. Submit as an MP4

A minimum of three (3) scholarly literature references
must be used.

4.
Submission: Submit your files.

Best Practices in Preparing the Project
The following are
best practices in preparing this project.
1. Review directions
thoroughly.
2. Follow submission
requirements for selected type of artistic expression.
3.
Make sure all elements on the grading rubric are
included.
4. Rules of grammar,
spelling, word usage, and punctuation are followed and consistent with formal,
scientific writing.
5. Title page, running
head, body of paper, and reference page must follow APA guidelines as found in
the 6th edition of the manual. This includes the use of headings for each
section of the paper except for the introduction where no heading is used.
6. Ideas and
information that come from scholarly literature must be cited and referenced
correctly.
7. A minimum of three (3) scholarly literature
references must be used.
8.
Abide by CCN academic integrity policy.

Grading Criteria

Category

Points

%

Description

Artistic Expression of Caring

25

25%

Select an
artistic form for representing your personal perspective on caring. Artistic
expressions can be a drawing, sculpture, collage, poem, short stories, song,
or dance. Follow submission guidelines.

Introduction

10

10%

Introduction
includes general statements on caring as a nursing concept and why this
concept is important to the practice and profession. Identify sections of the
paper. Provide support from scholarly
literature.

Definition of Caring

30

30%

Provide
your personal definition of caring. Incorporate principles of holistic care. Provide
citations from scholarly nursing literature that support and are congruent with
your definition of caring.

Expression of Caring

15

15%

Explain
what artistic expression you chose and how it represents caring.

Conclusion

10

10%

Provide a
summary of key concepts presented in the paper. Provide a self-reflection regarding
what was learned from completing this assessment.

APA Format

5

5%

Title page,
running head, body of paper, and reference page must follow APA guidelines as
found in the 6th edition of the manual. This includes the use of headings for
each section or topic of the paper (one deduction for each type of APA style
error). Ideas and information that come from scholarly sources must be cited
and referenced correctly. Three (3) scholarly literature references are used.

Writing
Mechanics

5

5%

Rules of
grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are followed and consistent
with formal written work as found in the 6th edition of the APA manual.

Total

100

100

A quality assessment will meet or exceed all the above
requirements.

Through this assessment, the student will meet the following
Course Outcomes.CO 1: Examine roles and competencies of
masters-prepared nurses essential to performing as leaders and advocates of
holistic, safe, and quality care. (POs 1, 2, 3, and 10)CO 2: Apply concepts of person-centered care
to nursing practice situations. (POs 1, 6, and 7)This assessment is worth 100 points.Submit your file(s) by 11:59 p.m. MT Sunday at the end of
Week 2.Criteria for ContentTake a
moment to reflect on how you demonstrate caring in your current professional
practice.1.
Create an artistic representation of your
perception on caring in nursing. The artistic expression can be a drawing,
sculpture, collage, poem, short story, or dance.a.
Videos are to be 1 to 3 minutes in length.b.
Poems and short stories should not exceed one-page,
double-spaced wording.c.
Drawings, pictures, or collages should be
formatted on an 8 x 10 document.d.
Sculptures submitted as a jpg.2.
In a one- to two-page written paper, address the
following.a.
The importance of caring to nursing practice and
the professionb.
A personal definition of caring; include
principles of holistic carec.
Definitions of caring found in nursing
literature that support your perspective on caringd.
An explanation of the artistic expression you
chose and how it represents caringe.
Summary of key concept presented in the paperSubmission
Requirements
i.
Poem or short story submitted as a Word document
not to exceed one-page, double-spaced wording
ii.
Drawing or college submit as an 8 x 10 pdf
iii.
Sculpture submit as a jpeg
iv.
Song or dance should be at least 1 but no more
than 3 minutes in length. Submit as an MP44.
Submission: Submit your files.
Best Practices in Preparing the ProjectThe following are
best practices in preparing this project.1. Review directions
thoroughly.2. Follow submission
requirements for selected type of artistic expression.3.
Make sure all elements on the grading rubric are
included.4. Rules of grammar,
spelling, word usage, and punctuation are followed and consistent with formal,
scientific writing.5. Title page, running
head, body of paper, and reference page must follow APA guidelines as found in
the 6th edition of the manual. This includes the use of headings for each
section of the paper except for the introduction where no heading is used.6. Ideas and
information that come from scholarly literature must be cited and referenced
correctly.7. A minimum of three (3) scholarly literature
references must be used.8.
Abide by CCN academic integrity policy.CategoryPoints%DescriptionArtistic Expression of Caring2525%Select an
artistic form for representing your personal perspective on caring. Artistic
expressions can be a drawing, sculpture, collage, poem, short stories, song,
or dance. Follow submission guidelines.Introduction1010%Introduction
includes general statements on caring as a nursing concept and why this
concept is important to the practice and profession. Identify sections of the
paper. Provide support from scholarly
literature. Definition of Caring3030%Provide
your personal definition of caring. Incorporate principles of holistic care. Provide
citations from scholarly nursing literature that support and are congruent with
your definition of caring.Expression of Caring1515%Explain
what artistic expression you chose and how it represents caring.Conclusion1010%Provide a
summary of key concepts presented in the paper. Provide a self-reflection regarding
what was learned from completing this assessment.APA Format55%Title page,
running head, body of paper, and reference page must follow APA guidelines as
found in the 6th edition of the manual. This includes the use of headings for
each section or topic of the paper (one deduction for each type of APA style
error). Ideas and information that come from scholarly sources must be cited
and referenced correctly. Three (3) scholarly literature references are used.
Writing
Mechanics55%Rules of
grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are followed and consistent
with formal written work as found in the 6th edition of the APA manual.Total100100A quality assessment will meet or exceed all the above
requirements.

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