Posted: August 1st, 2022

Interprofessional Avocacy

NURS 503
Interprofessional Advocacy Summary
Grading Criteria
The interprofessional advocacy summary is 30% of your total grade or 30 points. This is a 1-2 page paper
(not including the title page. This summary does NOT REQUIRE references. However, if you choose to
use references, you will be graded on the correctness of the in-text citation and the citation on the
References page. The paper summarizes the required advocacy event for this course.
The summary must include a detailed discussion of the health policy implications presented or discussed.
The summary must also include the role of nursing and the other health care disciplines present at the
advocacy activity. Make sure the summary identifies the interprofessional disciplines who were present.
Explanation for grading the advocacy summary paper follows:
Grading Components:
1) Content: (25 points)
a. Name of the event and date
b. Summary of advocacy event
c. Major concepts learned
i. New ideas
ii. Application to your clinical practice
iii. Implications for health policy
iv. Advocacy ideas presented
d. Advocacy ideas that occurred to you after the advocacy event
e. Relevance of interprofessional advocacy activities
2) Scholarly Writing & APA (5 points)
Mechanics: Correct sentence structure, grammar, and appropriate capitalization. Correct
punctuation and style, no spelling errors, no run-on sentences, no sentence fragments, no
incomplete thoughts, and dangling participles. NO QUOTES ALLOWED – PARAPHRASE
Language: No medical jargon, no colloquialisms (slang and informal ways of speaking) unless
using this language for a reason (repeating a conversation or giving an example).
Logic: The arguments putforth are understandable and are connected to the concepts and
topics discussed. The issues raised by the paper are important and relevant to the course
material and topic.
Clarity Summary
1. Paper was organized in a logical manner
2. Ideas were clearly presented
3. Correct usage of grammar and style
4. Medical jargon not used or explained
5. Complete sentences used
6. Correct spelling
APA Format:
1) References cited correctly (if used)
a. In-text
b. References list
i. Must be on a separate page
ii. References (the word) centered
2) Correct APA citing (in-text and references list)
a. Hanging indent used (references list)
b. Double spacing
c. Volume #
d. Issue # if available
e. Correct doi format:
i. (new format) – PREFERRED
3) Journal URL if doi unknown
4) URL address must not have an underline
5) Title page
6) Correct margins (1 inch)
7) Header
a. Running head on first page (TITLE OF PAPER)
b. Header on subsequent pages does not contain Running head (TITLE ONLY)
8) Page numbers (in header;top right)
9) Correct APA number format
10) Correct APA capitalization format
11) Headings
12) Left justification
13) Double spacing
14) Document named correctly: Last Name Assignment Name

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