NURS 3100 - Issues and Trends in Nursing

Students will gain an overview of the growth of nursing as a profession as well as an introduction to their new role as scholar-practitioners in this course. They look at the changes that have occurred in the United States' healthcare delivery system, the significance of information technology, and methods that enhance quality, safety, and better health outcomes in patient care. Students examine the most important challenges and trends in current nursing and healthcare practice, including the influence of socioeconomic, ethical, legal, and political aspects, as well as the values held by nursing and healthcare practitioners themselves. Students explore and share personal experiences in the context of contemporary nursing issues, such as the nursing shortage, workforce challenges, healthcare financing, professional organizations, and diversity, through weekly discussions and assignments in which they are guided by their instructors. They are asked to investigate and offer answers to these nursing concerns, in addition to those that they encounter at their place of employment. Students think on Walden's aim of social change and how it will influence their future nursing practice as a scholar-practitioner in the field of nursing. The fact that this is the first nursing course within the RN/BSN program means that students learn how to use Walden University's resources to improve their writing abilities. Students are also introduced to the tools that are necessary for success.

NURS 3100 Assignment – Quality Nursing

Welcome to the first part of this assignment!

This Assignment will also need you to return to the Library. The Library is an important resource for accessing databases and professional publications pertaining to nursing and health care. Continue to put in the time and effort to improve your writing abilities. In this lesson, you will learn how to properly use APA in-text citations and references. Make use of the Grammarly program—it is a wonderful writing tool that will help you improve your writing.

Quality Nurses use Quality Indicators (QIs) for a variety of purposes in their work. Quality indicators (QIs) are used to identify potential quality concerns, indicate areas that require additional study and investigation, and track changes over time. AHRQ Quality Indicators include Prevention Quality Indicators, Inpatient Quality Indicators, Patient Safety Indicators, and Pediatric Quality Indicators. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) QIs are available online (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, n.d.). Your Assignment will incorporate these quality indicators into its design.

In the coming weeks, you will continue to focus on this important subject-matter area.

in order to prepare examine the Week 4 Assignment Rubric, which may be found in the Course Information section.

Review the AWE Checklist as well as the following additional resources before beginning your assignment:

Template for AWE Level Assignments in the 2000/3000 range

BSN References and Citations in the Top Ten

Examine the Writing Resources and Program Success Tools for this week's class. As needed, refer back to the Writing Resources and Program Success Tools from Weeks 1 through 3 to refresh your memory. Concentrate on the quality indicators (QIs) at

Select a QI that is connected to a nursing issue that you are interested in learning more about. Consider the various ways in which tracking and measuring this critical health data can help you be more effective and efficient in your nursing career and life. Take into consideration any elements that connect your chosen topic to the path you will take in your nursing profession.

Find two articles in the Library that will support your scholarly opinion in your paper and include them in your paper.


To complete the following tasks, refer to the Writing Center instructions titled "Writing a Paper" and "Scholarly Writing: Overview" for assistance:

Create a 2- to 3-page document that describes your chosen QI in general terms, and then explain how your QI has the potential to improve the quality, safety, and outcomes of your patients and their families as a result of its implementation.

Describe the existing facts available as well as the leadership's desire to improve the situation.

To support your concept, draft a solution utilizing two references from professional and scholarly literature to back it up.

Use the 2000/3000 AWE Level Assignment Template in the resources for this week to complete your Assignment.

Use in-text citations to support your paper. Use essay-level writing skills, including the use of transitional material and organizational frames. 1 and 2 of the NURS 3100 Assignment – Quality Nursing

Before you submit your final paper for grading, submit it to a Safe Assign Draft in Academic Integrity. Use the information provided in the Originality Report (University, n.d.-c) to revise your paper. Paraphrasing and citing your sources in-text will decrease the similarity score. Go to Academic Integrity to learn how to interpret your originality score. Revise your paper before submitting it to Week 4 Assignment within the course.

Safe Assign provides feedback to students on their use of source material using the world’s largest content comparison database. Safe Assign highlights original writing and instances of proper citation. Later in Week 6, you will learn the importance of understanding plagiarism and the concept of originality. Safe Assign is also found in Academic Integrity. NURS 3100 Assignment – Quality Nursing Part 1, 2

By Day 7

Submit both your revised paper and the Safe Assign report.

NURS 3100 Issues/Trends in Nursing Week 6 Assignment 1

Assignment 1: Quality Nursing (Part 2 of 2)

Welcome to Week 6, the final week of this 2-part assignment!

Quality As you learned in previous weeks, effectiveness and efficiency are improved in your nursing practice by following and measuring Quality Indicators (QIs). In Week 4 you learned how quality, safety, and outcomes are vastly improved by monitoring and adjusting nursing practice for QIs.

You have learned many new skills as well! You learned to utilize the Library, Grammarly, and Safe Assign; to cite articles using APA in-text citations; and to summarize your colleagues’ work. Give yourself a “pat on the back”!

In this Week 6 Assignment, you revisit your paper one last time. This Assignment gives you the opportunity to thoroughly review your paper and incorporate your instructor’s feedback that you received in Week 4. You will also learn more about the “Safe Assign” program.

When it comes to writing, “practice makes perfect.

To prepare

Review the Week 6 Assignment Rubric from the Course Information area.

Review the AWE Checklist and Additional Resources for your Assignment:

2000/3000 AWE Level Assignment Template

TOP Ten BSN References and Citations

Review your Week 4 Assignment (Quality Nursing: Part 1) and the feedback that you received from your instructor (both within the paper and in the gradebook comments).

Review the Week 5 Summary (Quality Nursing: Part 2) of your assignment by your fellow student.

Review “Q. How Do I Proofread or Revise?

” (University, n.d.-k) from this week’s Writing Resources and Program Success Tools.

Use the 2000/3000 AWE Level Assignment Template to complete your Assignment.

Assignment: Revision of Quality Nursing Paper

Revise your paper as needed to reflect the feedback that you received from your instructor within the paper and in the gradebook comments.

Compose a paragraph about what you learned from writing and rewriting the Week 4 and Week 6 Assignments. For example, did you learn how to become a more organized writer; are you more adept at accessing Library resources; do you have a better understanding of how to cite resources using APA Style? This paragraph should be inserted before the conclusion paragraph (see the Assignment Template in your Week 4 Learning Resources for assistance in placement).

Do not submit your revised paper to the SafeAssign Draft area of the course this week unless you have made major revisions to your paper. SafeAssign will recognize your Week 4 draft and give you a high SafeAssign Score. Thus, if you are satisfied with the integrity of your Assignment, submit it for grading. NURS 3100 Assignment – Quality Nursing Part 1, 2


Discussion Questions (DQ)

Initial responses to the DQ should address all components of the questions asked, include a minimum of one scholarly source, and be at least 250 words.
Successful responses are substantive (i.e., add something new to the discussion, engage others in the discussion, well-developed idea) and include at least one scholarly source.
One or two sentence responses, simple statements of agreement or “good post,” and responses that are off-topic will not count as substantive. Substantive responses should be at least 150 words.
I encourage you to incorporate the readings from the week (as applicable) into your responses.
Weekly Participation

Your initial responses to the mandatory DQ do not count toward participation and are graded separately.
In addition to the DQ responses, you must post at least one reply to peers (or me) on three separate days, for a total of three replies.
Participation posts do not require a scholarly source/citation (unless you cite someone else’s work).
Part of your weekly participation includes viewing the weekly announcement and attesting to watching it in the comments. These announcements are made to ensure you understand everything that is due during the week.
APA Format and Writing Quality

Familiarize yourself with APA format and practice using it correctly. It is used for most writing assignments for your degree. Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for APA paper templates, citation examples, tips, etc. Points will be deducted for poor use of APA format or absence of APA format (if required).
Cite all sources of information! When in doubt, cite the source. Paraphrasing also requires a citation.
I highly recommend using the APA Publication Manual, 6th edition.
Use of Direct Quotes

I discourage overutilization of direct quotes in DQs and assignments at the Masters’ level and deduct points accordingly.
As Masters’ level students, it is important that you be able to critically analyze and interpret information from journal articles and other resources. Simply restating someone else’s words does not demonstrate an understanding of the content or critical analysis of the content.
It is best to paraphrase content and cite your source.
NURS 3100 Issues/Trends in Nursing Week 4 Assignment