NURS 2115 Assignment
Writing Across the Curriculum Assignment
NURS 2115 Spring 2023
Instructions for this assignment:
Step 1- Please choose one article on sepsis/septic shock. The article should be from a scholarly source and should not be older than 5 years,
Step 2- Compose a 2-3 page (excluding the title page and reference page) scholarly paper to include the following:
a. Summarize your chosen article in one-two paragraphs.
b. Summarize the following:
II. Clinical manifestations
IV. Appropriate medical management
V. Nursing interventions
VI. Patient teaching to prevent sepsis/septic shock
c. Explain why sepsis/septic shock is the leading cause of death in noncoronary ICU patients.
d. Discuss how sepsis contributes to multi-organ failure.
Step 3- Ensure paper adheres to the following guidelines:
a. Word document
b. APA format
c. Arial or Times New Roman
d. Size 12 font
e. Includes a title page
f. Includes a reference page (minimum of 3 references)
g. 2-3 page scholarly paper (excluding title and reference pages)
h. Attach a copy of the article you summarized
i. Title page should include:
I. Writing Across the Curriculum Assignment
II. Title of the article you summarized
III. Your name
IV. NURS 2115 Adult Health III
Step 4- Submit your paper to Turnitin.com and print out the results. Attach a copy of the results to your paper. Ensure the results are 15% or less. All quotes must be in quotation marks and include the page or paragraph number. Anytime you copy word for word from an author, you must place those words in quotation marks and cite the page number—no exceptions. Use no more than 2 of the exact same words in a row as your guide. The Turnitin system gives the student and instructor a number of the percentage of the entire paper that has been copied/plagiarized material. The instructor checks the citation to see if the information is indeed copied/plagiarized. NO PLAGIARISM IS ACCEPTED.
Grading Criteria: This required assignment will count as your Writing Across the Curriculum for this semester. This also constitutes a portion of your clinical assignment/hours. Any student not completing will receive a clinical incomplete for this course. Please see attached rubric.
Learning Outcomes assessed:
ASN Student Learning Outcome: Students nearing completion of the Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) demonstrate effective written communication skills appropriate to the field of Nursing.
Evidence based practice: Use best current evidence, expert opinion, and clinical expertise as a basis for nursing practice and clinical judgment.
Patient education: Develop and implement health related education to patients that will facilitate their acquisition and reinforcement of knowledge and skills, adoption of new behaviors, and modification of attitudes.
Due Date: February 1, 2023 via Assignment Dropbox. Be sure to include your paper AND your article. Failure to submit article in the Assignment Drop Box will result in a zero for this assignment. Ensure you are using a scholarly article (no Wiki page, textbook, etc. Your summary MUST be of an article. You may use your textbook as one of your 3 references but NOT what you summarize!
Writing Across Curriculum Rubric:
Grading Criteria: This required assignment will count as your Writing Across the Curriculum for this semester. This also constitutes a portion of your clinical assignment/hours. Any student not completing will receive a clinical incomplete for this course. A score of 16 of 20 points will be considered satisfactory for this assignment. You should have at minimum 3 references, current and within 5 years in APA format. Submit your paper to Turnitin.com and attach a copy of your results.
Category: 1 point 0 points Total points:
Summarize article 1-2 paragraph summary of article included Did not include 1-2 paragraph summary of article
Etiology Etiology included Etiology was not included
Clinical manifestations included Clinical manifestations were not included
Diagnostics included Diagnostics was not included
Appropriate medical management
Appropriate medical management included Appropriate medical management was not included
Nursing Interventions and Care
Nursing Interventions included Nursing Interventions were not included
On the prevention of sepsis/septic shock
Patient teaching included Patient teaching was not included
Explain why sepsis/septic shock is the leading cause of death in noncoronary ICU patients Explained why sepsis/septic shock is the leading cause of death in noncoronary ICU patients Did not explain why sepsis/septic shock is the leading cause of death in noncoronary ICU patients
Discuss how sepsis leads to multi-organ failure Discussed how sepsis leads to multi-organ failure Did not discuss how sepsis leads to multi-organ failure
Title Page Included title page per directions Did not include title page per directions
Reference Page Reference page submitted, 3 current references within 5 years using APA format Reference page was not submitted, 3 references not within 5 years, did not use APA format
Attach article Article submitted Did not include article
No more than 2 spelling errors Included 2 or less spelling errors More than 2 spelling errors
Correct subject/verb agreement No errors in subject verb agreement Errors in subject/verb agreement
Correct sentence structure No errors in sentence structure Errors in sentence structure
General layout of paper Used Word document, Arial or Times New Roman, size 12 font, followed APA format Did not us Word document, Arial or Times New Roman, size 12 font, did not follow APA format
Paper length Paper was 2-3 pages in length Paper was less than 2 pages or greater than 3 pages
Assignment submitted on time Assignment submitted by due date Assignment not submitted on time
Turnitin.com Submitted paper to Turnitin.com and provided results Did not submit paper to Turnitin.com and / or attach the results
Turnitin.com results Should be 15% or less More than 15%
Total Points __________/20
Pass or Fail
****A score of 16 of 20 points will be considered satisfactory for this assignment