WEEK 3 ASSIGNMENT: ADDRESSING BIAS

WEEK 3 ASSIGNMENT: ADDRESSING BIAS
Guidelines with Scoring Rubric
PURPOSE
In today’s current healthcare settings, the increasing diversity, globalization, and expanding technologies produce complex ethical pressures that influence nursing practice and practice outcomes. To be effective in a master’s-prepared advanced nurse practice role it is important to understand personal values, beliefs, strengths, and limitations. The purpose of this assessment is to promote introspective reflection related to implicit and/or explicit personal biases. Students will develop a plan to reduce bias and promote personal and professional growth.
COURSE OUTCOMES
Through this assessment, the student will meet the following Course Outcomes.
CO 1: Examine roles and competencies of master’s-prepared nurses essential to performing as leaders and advocates of safe and quality care.
CO 2: Apply concepts of person-centered care to nursing practice situations.

TOTAL POINTS POSSIBLE
This assessment is worth 125 points.
DUE DATE
Submit your file(s) by 11:59 p.m. MT Sunday at the end of Week 3.
REQUIREMENTS
Criteria for Content
Complete a self-inventory on personal biases you hold. The biases might be implicit or explicit.
1. In a one to two-page summary, address the following.
a. Identify your selected specialty track (education, executive, family nurse practitioner, healthcare policy, or nursing informatics).
b. Discuss how biases can impact outcomes in selected nursing practice settings.
c. Identify personal biases and attitudes toward people with various cultural, gender, sexual orientation, age, weight, and religions that are different than your own.
d. Select one bias that you have.
e. Develop one strategy to reduce this bias.

PREPARING THE PAPER
Submission Requirements
1. Application: Use Microsoft Word 2013™ to create the written assessment.
2. Length: The paper (excluding the title page and reference page) is at maximum two pages.
3. A minimum of two (2) scholarly literature references must be used.
4. Submission: Submit your files: Last name_First initial_Wk3Assignment_Addressing Bias

Best Practices in Preparing the Project
The following are best practices in preparing this project.
1. Review directions thoroughly.
2. Follow submission requirements.
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 two (2) scholarly literature references must be used.
8. Abide by CCN academic integrity policy.

GRADING CRITERIA
Category Points % Description
Introduction 12 10% Introduction includes general statements on biases and how biases influence interactions and affect outcomes. Identify sections of the paper. Provide support from scholarly literature.
Discussion of Bias 38 30% Identification of selected specialty track. Discuss how biases can influence and affect outcomes in selected specialty area of professional practice. Provide citations from scholarly nursing literature that support your position.
Identification of Personal Bias 6 5% Identify one personal bias that you have. Identify if the bias is implicit or explicit in nature.
Strategy to Reduce Bias 19 15% Develop one strategy to reduce bias.
Self-Reflection 32 25% Provide a self-reflection regarding what was learned from completing this assessment.
APA Format 12 10% 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. A minimum of two (2) scholarly references are used.
Writing Mechanics 6 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. For this assignment first person may be used.
Total 125 100
A quality assessment will meet or exceed all the above requirements.

eek 3: Addressing Bias Guidelines with Scoring Rubric
Week 3: Addressing Bias Guidelines with Scoring Rubric
Criteria Ratings Pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeIntroduction 12.0 pts
Presentation of information is comprehensive and concise and includes all of the following elements. • General statements on biases • General statements on how biases influence interactions and affect outcomes nursing practice and profession • Identification of sections of the paper • Support from scholarly literature 11.0 pts
Presentation of information is superficial and includes all of the following elements. • General statements on biases • General statements on how biases influence interactions and affect outcomes nursing practice and profession • Identification of sections of the paper • Support from scholarly literature 10.0 pts
Presentation of information is minimally demonstrated and includes all of the following elements. • General statements on biases • General statements on how biases influence interactions and affect outcomes nursing practice and profession • Identification of sections of the paper • Support from scholarly literature 5.0 pts
Presentation of information in one of the following elements fails to meet expectations or is missing the following. • General statements on biases • General statements on how biases influence interactions and affect outcomes nursing practice and profession • Identification of sections of the paper • Support from scholarly literature 0.0 pts
Presentation of information in two or more of the following elements fail to meet expectations or are missing the following. • General statements on biases • General statements on how biases influence interactions and affect outcomes nursing practice and profession • Identification of sections of the paper • Support from scholarly literature
12.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeDiscussion of Bias (first person can be used) 38.0 pts
Presentation of information is comprehensive and concise and includes all of the following elements. • Identifies selected specialty track • Discusses how biases can influence and affect outcomes in selected specialty area of professional practice • Provides citations from scholarly nursing literature 33.0 pts
Presentation of information is superficial in places and includes all of the following elements. • Identifies selected specialty track • Discusses how biases can influence and affect outcomes in selected specialty area of professional practice • Provides citations from scholarly nursing literature 30.0 pts
Presentation of information is minimally demonstrated and includes all of the following elements. • Identifies selected specialty track • Discusses how biases can influence and affect outcomes in selected specialty area of professional practice • Provides citations from scholarly nursing literature 14.0 pts
Presentation of information in one of the following elements fails to meet expectations or is missing the following. • Identifies selected specialty track • Discusses how biases can influence and affect outcomes in selected specialty area of professional practice • Provides citations from scholarly nursing literature 0.0 pts
Presentation of information in two or more following elements fail to meet expectations or are missing the following. • Identifies selected specialty track • Discusses how biases can influence and affect outcomes in selected specialty area of professional practice • Provides citations from scholarly nursing literature
38.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeIdentification of Personal Bias (first person can be used) 6.0 pts
Presentation of information is comprehensive and concise and includes all of the following elements. • Identifies one personal bias • Identifies if the bias is implicit or explicit in nature 4.0 pts
Presentation of information is minimally demonstrated and includes all of the following elements. • Identifies one personal bias • Identifies if the bias is implicit or explicit in nature 2.0 pts
Presentation of information in one of the following elements fails to meet expectations or is missing the following. • Identifies one personal bias • Identifies if the bias is implicit or explicit in nature 0.0 pts
Presentation of information in both following elements fail to meet expectations or are missing the following. • Personal bias is not identified. • Nature of bias is not identified.
6.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeStrategy to Reduce Bias (first person can be used) 19.0 pts
Presentation of information is comprehensive and concise • Develops one strategy to reduce bias 15.0 pts
Presentation is minimally demonstrated • Develops one strategy to reduce bias 0.0 pts
Presentation of information is missing • Strategy to reduce bias is not developed.
19.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSelf-Reflection (first person can be used) 32.0 pts
Presentation of information is comprehensive and concise and includes all of the following elements. • Summary regarding what was learned from completing this assessment • Statements on how this assessment will change future professional practice 28.0 pts
Presentation of information is good but superficial in places and includes all of the following elements. • Summary regarding what was learned from completing this assessment • Statements on how this assessment will change future professional practice 26.0 pts
Presentation of information is minimally demonstrated in all of the following elements. • Summary regarding what was learned from completing this assessment • Statements on how this assessment will change future professional practice 12.0 pts
Presentation of information in one of the following elements fails to meet expectations or is missing the following. • Summary regarding what was learned from completing this assessment • Statements on how this assessment will change future professional practice 0.0 pts
Presentation of information in the following elements fail to meet expectations or are missing the following. • Summary regarding what was learned from completing this assessment • Statements on how this assessment will change future professional practice
32.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAPA Format 12.0 pts
APA guidelines, as per the 6th edition of the manual, are demonstrated for the • title page; • running head; • body of paper (including citations and headings); and • reference page. One deduction for each type of APA format error. 0 to 1 APA error is present 11.0 pts
APA guidelines, as per the 6th edition of the manual, are demonstrated for the • title page; • running head; • body of paper (including citations and headings); and • reference page. One deduction for each type of APA format error. 2–3 APA errors are present 10.0 pts
APA guidelines, as per the 6th edition of the manual, are demonstrated for the • title page; • running head; • body of paper (including citations and headings); and • reference page. One deduction for each type of APA format error. 4–5 APA errors are present 5.0 pts
APA guidelines, as per the 6th edition of the manual, are demonstrated for the • title page; • running head; • body of paper (including citations and headings); and • reference page. One deduction for each type of APA format error. 6–7 APA errors are present 0.0 pts
APA guidelines, as per the 6th edition of the manual, are demonstrated for the • title page; • running head; • body of paper (including citations and headings); and • reference page. One deduction for each type of APA format error. 8 or greater APA errors are present
12.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWriting Mechanics 6.0 pts
1–2 errors or exceptions to the rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation, and other aspects of formal written work as found in the 6th edition of the APA manual 5.0 pts
3–4 errors or exceptions to the rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation, and other aspects of formal written work as found in the 6th edition of the APA manual 4.0 pts
5–6 errors or exceptions to the rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation, and other aspects of formal written work as found in the 6th edition of the APA manual 2.0 pts
7–8 errors or exceptions to the rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation, and other aspects of formal written work as found in the 6th edition of the APA manual 0.0 pts
9 or greater errors or exceptions to the rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation, and other aspects of formal written work as found in the 6th edition of the APA manual
6.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeNumber of references (Note: Students are to use at least two (2) scholarly references current within five years.) 0.0 pts
2 Point Deduction Does not use at least two (2) current scholarly references and/or exceeds required page length. 0.0 pts
No deductions full points
0.0 pts
Total Points: 125.0

GRADING RUBRIC
Assessment Criteria Exceptional
(100%)
Outstanding or highest level of performance Exceeds
(88%)
Very good or high level of performance Meets
(80%)
Competent or satisfactory level of performance Needs Improvement
(38%)
Poor or failing level of performance Developing
(0)
Unsatisfactory level of performance

Content Possible Points = 107 Points
Introduction
12 Points 11 Points 10 Points 5 Points 0 Points
Presentation of information is comprehensive and concise and includes all of the following elements:
• General statements on biases
• General statements on how biases influence interactions and affect outcomes nursing practice and profession
• Identification of sections of the paper
• Support from scholarly literature Presentation of information is superficial and includes all of the following elements:
• General statements on biases
• General statements on how biases influence interactions and affect outcomes nursing practice and profession
• Identification of sections of the paper
• Support from scholarly literature Presentation of information is minimally demonstrated and includes all of the following elements:
• General statements on biases
• General statements on how biases influence interactions and affect outcomes nursing practice and profession
• Identification of sections of the paper
• Support from scholarly literature Presentation of information in one of the following elements fails to meet expectations or is missing the following:
• General statements on biases
• General statements on how biases influence interactions and affect outcomes nursing practice and profession
• Identification of sections of the paper
• Support from scholarly literature Presentation of information in two or more of the following elements fail to meet expectations or are missing the following:
• General statements on biases
• General statements on how biases influence interactions and affect outcomes nursing practice and profession
• Identification of sections of the paper
• Support from scholarly literature
Discussion of Bias
(first person may be used) 38 Points 33 Points 30 Points 14 Points 0 Points
Presentation of information is comprehensive and concise and includes all of the following elements:
• Identifies selected specialty track
• Discusses how biases can influence and affect outcomes in selected specialty area of professional practice
• Provides citations from scholarly nursing literature
Presentation of information is superficial in places and includes all of the following elements:
• Identifies selected specialty track
• Discusses how biases can influence and affect outcomes in selected specialty area of professional practice
• Provides citations from scholarly nursing literature Presentation of information is minimally demonstrated and includes all of the following elements:
• Identifies selected specialty track
• Discusses how biases can influence and affect outcomes in selected specialty area of professional practice
• Provides citations from scholarly nursing literature Presentation of information in one of the following elements fails to meet expectations or is missing the following:
• Identifies selected specialty track
• Discusses how biases can influence and affect outcomes in selected specialty area of professional practice
• Provides citations from scholarly nursing literature Presentation of information in two or more following elements fail to meet expectations or are missing the following:
• Identifies selected specialty track
• Discusses how biases can influence and affect outcomes in selected specialty area of professional practice
• Provides citations from scholarly nursing literature
Identification of Personal Bias
(first person may be used) 6 Points 4 Points 2 Points 0 Points
Presentation of information is comprehensive and concise and includes all of the following elements:
• Identifies one personal bias
• Identifies if the bias is implicit or explicit in nature Presentation of information is minimally demonstrated and includes all of the following elements:
• Identifies one personal bias
• Identifies if the bias is implicit or explicit in nature Presentation of information in one of the following elements fails to meet expectations or is missing the following:
• Identifies one personal bias
• Identifies if the bias is implicit or explicit in nature Presentation of information in both following elements fail to meet expectations or are missing the following:
• Personal bias is not identified.
• Nature of bias is not identified.
Strategy to Reduce Bias
(first person may be used) 19 Points 15 Points 0 Points
Presentation of information is comprehensive and concise:
• Develops one strategy to reduce bias
Presentation is minimally demonstrated:
• Develops one strategy to reduce bias Presentation of information is missing:
• Strategy to reduce bias is not developed.
Self-Reflection
(first person may be used) 32 Points 28 Points 26 Points 12 Points 0 Points
Presentation of information is comprehensive and concise and includes all of the following elements:
• Summary regarding what was learned from completing this assessment
• Statements on how this assessment will change future professional practice
Presentation of information is good but superficial in places and includes all of the following elements:
• Summary regarding what was learned from completing this assessment
• Statements on how this assessment will change future professional practice
Presentation of information is minimally demonstrated in all of the following elements:
• Summary regarding what was learned from completing this assessment
• Statements on how this assessment will change future professional practice
Presentation of information in one of the following elements fails to meet expectations or is missing the following:
• Summary regarding what was learned from completing this assessment
• Statements on how this assessment will change future professional practice
Presentation of information in the following elements fail to meet expectations or are missing the following:
• Summary regarding what was learned from completing this assessment
• Statements on how this assessment will change future professional practice
Content Subtotal ___ /107 points
Format Possible Points = 18 Points
APA Format 12 Points 11 Points 10 Points 5 Points 0 Points
APA guidelines, as per the 6th edition of the manual, are demonstrated for the
• title page;
• running head;
• body of paper (including citations and headings); and
• reference page.

One deduction for each type of APA format error.

0 to 1 APA error is present APA guidelines, as per the 6th edition of the manual, are demonstrated for the
• title page;
• running head;
• body of paper (including citations and headings); and
• reference page.

One deduction for each type of APA format error.
2–3 APA errors are present APA guidelines, as per the 6th edition of the manual, are demonstrated for the
• title page;
• running head;
• body of paper (including citations and headings); and
• reference page.

One deduction for each type of APA format error.

4–5 APA errors are present APA guidelines, as per the 6th edition of the manual, are demonstrated for the
• title page;
• running head;
• body of paper (including citations and headings); and
• reference page.

One deduction for each type of APA format error.

6–7 APA errors are present APA guidelines, as per the 6th edition of the manual, are demonstrated for the
• title page;
• running head;
• body of paper (including citations and headings); and
• reference page.

One deduction for each type of APA format error.

8 or greater APA errors are present
References and Page Length
Note: Students are to use at least two (2) scholarly references current within 5 years. The paper (excluding the title page and reference page) should be at least one but no more than two pages. 2 Point Deduction
Does not use at least two (2) current scholarly references and/or exceeds required page length.
Writing Mechanics 6 Points 5 Points 4 Points 2 Points 0 Points
1–2 errors or exceptions to the rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation, and other aspects of formal written work as found in the 6th edition of the APA manual. For this assignment, first person may be used. 3–4 errors or exceptions to the rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation, and other aspects of formal written work as found in the 6th edition of the APA manual. For this assignment, first person may be used. 5–6 errors or exceptions to the rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation, and other aspects of formal written work as found in the 6th edition of the APA manual. For this assignment, first person may be used. 7–8 errors or exceptions to the rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation, and other aspects of formal written work as found in the 6th edition of the APA manual. For this assignment, first person may be used. 9 or greater errors or exceptions to the rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation, and other aspects of formal written work as found in the 6th edition of the APA manual. For this assignment, first person may be used.
Format Subtotal ____/18 points

Total Points ____/125points
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