The purpose of the graded collaborative discussions is to engage faculty and students in an interactive dialogue to assist the student in organizing, integrating, applying, and critically appraising knowledge regarding advanced nursing practice. Scholarly information obtained from credible sources as well as professional communication are required. Application of information to professional experiences promotes the analysis and use of principles, knowledge, and information learned and related to real-life professional situations. Meaningful dialogue among faculty and students fosters the development of a learning community as ideas, perspectives, and knowledge are shared.
Activity Learning Outcomes
Through this discussion, the student will demonstrate the ability to:
- Examine roles and competencies of advanced practice nurses essential to performing as leaders and advocates of holistic, safe, and quality care (CO1)
- Apply concepts of person-centered care to nursing practice situations (CO2)
- Analyze essential skills needed to lead within the context of complex systems (CO3)
- Explore the process of scholarship engagement to improve health and healthcare outcomes in various settings (CO4)
III. Integration of Evidence: The student post provides support from a minimum of one scholarly in-text citation with a matching reference AND assigned readings OR online lessons, per discussion topic per week.
- What is a scholarly resource? A scholarly resource is one that comes from a professional, peer-reviewed publication (e.g., journals and government reports such as those from the FDA or CDC).
- Contains references for sources cited
- Written by a professional or scholar in the field and indicates credentials of the author(s)
- Is no more than 5 years old for clinical or research article
- What is not considered a scholarly resource?
- Newspaper articles and layperson literature (e.g., Readers Digest, Healthy Life Magazine, Food, and Fitness)
- Information from Wikipedia or any wiki
- Website homepages
- The weekly lesson
- Articles in healthcare and nursing-oriented trade magazines, such as Nursing Made Incredibly Easy and RNMagazine (Source: What is a scholarly article.docx; Created 06/09 CK/CL Revised: 02/17/11, 09/02/11 nlh/clm)
- Can the lesson for the week be used as a scholarly source?
- Information from the weekly lesson can be cited in a posting; however, it is not to be the sole source used in the post.
- Are resources provided from CU acceptable sources (e.g., the readings for the week)?
- Not as a sole source within the post. The textbook and/or assigned (required) articles for the week can be used, but another outside source must be cited for full credit. Textbooks are not considered scholarly sources for the purpose of discussions.
- Are websites acceptable as scholarly resources for discussions?
- Yes, if they are documents or data cited from credible websites. Credible websites usually end in .gov or .edu; however, some .org sites that belong to professional associations (e.g., American Heart Association, National League for Nursing, American Diabetes Association) are also considered credible websites. Websites ending with .com are not to be used as scholarly resources
IV. Professionalism in Communication: The post presents information in logical, meaningful, and understandable sequence, and is clearly relevant to the discussion topic. Grammar, spelling, and/or punctuation are accurate.
V. Wednesday Participation Requirement: The student provides a substantive response to the graded discussion question(s) or topic(s), posted by the course faculty (not a response to a peer), by Wednesday, 11:59 p.m. MT of each week.
VI. Total Participation Requirement: The student provides at least three substantive posts (one to the initial question or topic, one to a student peer, and one to a faculty question) on two different days during the week.
Preparing the Assignment
This graded discussion will explore the impact of systems theory on a practice problem or issue. Please provide an initial response to the discussion question by Wednesday at 11:59pm MT and two interactive dialogue responses no later than Sunday 11:59 PM MT at the end of WEEK 7. The discussion is worth 75 points. Please refer to the discussion grading rubric for additional criteria.
Reflect on an experience in which you were directly involved or witnessed incivility in the workplace. Provide a brief synopsis of the situation. How did this make you feel? How did you respond? What were the consequences of this situation? Provide an example of how this negatively affected the work environment and outcomes. How could the situation have been prevented? Discuss strategies that would support a healthy work environment.
American Nurses Association. (2015). Incivility, bullying, and workplace violence [Position Statement]. https://www.nursingworld.org/~49baac/globalassets/practiceandpolicy/nursing-excellence/official-policy-statements/ana-wpv-position-statement-2015.pdf
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2013). Workplace violence prevention for nurses. http://wwwn.cdc.gov/wpvhc/Course.aspx/Slide/Unit1_5
Edmonson, C., Bolick, B., & Lee, J. (2017). A moral imperative for nurse leaders: Addressing incivility and bullying in health care. Nurse Leader, 15, 40-44. https://doi-org.chamberlainuniversity.idm.oclc.org/10.1016/j.mnl.2016.07.012
Lachman, V. D. (2015). Ethical issues in the disruptive behaviors of incivility, bullying, and horizontal/lateral violence. Urologic Nursing, 35(1), 3942.
Phillips, J. M., Stalter, A. M., Winegardner, S., Wiggs, C., & Jauch, A. (2018). Systems thinking and incivility in nursing practice: An integrative review. Nursing Forum, 53(3), 286-298. https://doi-org.chamberlainuniversity.idm.oclc.org/10.1111/nuf.12250
Roberts, S. J. (2014). Lateral violence in nursing: A review of the past three decades. Nursing Science Quarterly, 28(1), 36-41. https://doi-org.chamberlainuniversity.idm.oclc.org/10.1177/0894318414558614
American Nurses Association. (n.d.). Violence, incivility and bullying. http://www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/WorkplaceSafety/Healthy-Nurse/bullyingworkplaceviolence
America Nurses Association. (2016). Healthy nurse, healthy nation. http://nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/WorkplaceSafety/Healthy-Nurse
Mennella, H. D. A.-B., & Karakashian, A. R. B. (2017). Lateral violence in nursing. CINAHL Nursing Guide. https://doi.org/10.1177/0894318414558614