Current policy issue regarding nurse practitioner practice

Current policy issue regarding nurse practitioner practice

Current policy issue regarding nurse practitioner practice

1. Policy Position Paper The student will select a current policy issue regarding nurse practitioner practice (local/national) and support a position regarding the policy. (Refer to NONPF core competencies/policy competencies. Topics must relate to Nurse Practitioner practice, or policies that affect the adult and gerontology community. The policy selected must be a current policy, not one that is not yet proposed. Topics can be local (NY
City) Regional (NY State) or Federal (US). Refer to NONPF, AANP and NYSNPA websites to view their policy priorities. The paper can be completed within 5-6 pages, excluding titles page, any appendixes or tables. Faculty must approve the topic by week #3. Grading of the paper as follows: A. Introduction to the policy issue: 2-3 paragraphs, introduce the topic, and why the policy impacts upon health of the community, especially vulnerable populations, OR NP Practice, why the student selected this issue, and why it is a problem that needs to be addresses through policy. 15 points B. Background information lays the framework for the policy. This section can include history of the issue, what has been done/not done, and how different populations are affected. The reader should have a detailed understanding of the issue. This section can be completed in no more than 2 pages. 30 points C. Identifies and discusses the policy and its impact on NP practice. Provide compete discussion of students position which incorporates supportive evidence related to the position from research, law, policy statements, white papers, etc. Students can describe their personal experiences, if applicable. The discussion should also include how the policy impacts upon vulnerable population as identified above. 40 points D. Use of APA 6th Ed, style 15 points


You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.

Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.

Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.

The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.




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