Mental Health Nursing

• CO 4. Utilize critical thinking skills in clinical decision-making and implementation of the nursing process for psychiatric/mental health clients.
(PO 4)
• CO 5: Utilize available resources to meet self‐identified goals for personal, professional, and educational development appropriate to the mental
health setting. (PO 5)
• CO 7: Examine moral, ethical, legal, and professional standards and principles as a basis for clinical decision‐making. (PO 6)
• CO 9: Utilize research findings as a basis for the development of a group leadership experience. (PO 8)
DUE DATE
Refer to Course Calendar for details. The Late Assignment Policy applies to this assignment.
TOTAL POINTS POSSIBLE: 100 points
REQUIREMENTS

  1. Select a scholarly nursing or research article (published within the last five years) related to mental health nursing, which includes content related
    to evidence‐based practice.
    *** You may need to evaluate several articles before you find one that is appropriate. ***
  2. Ensure that no other member of your clinical group chooses the same article. Submit the article for approval.
  3. Write a 2–3 page paper (excluding the title and reference pages) using the following criteria.
    a. Write a brief introduction of the topic and explain why it is important to mental health nursing.
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    b. Cite statistics to support the significance of the topic.
    c. Summarize the article; include key points or findings of the article.
    d. Discuss how you could use the information for your practice; give specific examples.
    e. Identify strengths and weaknesses of the article.
    f. Discuss whether you would recommend the article to other colleagues.
    g. Write a conclusion.
  4. Paper must follow APA format. Include a title page and a reference page; use 12‐point Times Roman font; and include in‐text citations (use citations
    whenever paraphrasing, using statistics, or quoting from the article). Please refer to your APA Manual as a guide for in‐text citations and sample reference
    pages.
  5. Submit per faculty instructions by due date (see Course Calendar); please refer to your APA Manual as a guide for in‐text citations and sample
    reference pages. Copies of articles from any Databases, whether PDF, MSWord, or any other electronic file format, cannot be sent via the Learning
    Management System (Canvas) dropbox or through email, as this violates copyright law protections outlined in our subscription agreements. Refer to
    the “Policy” page under the Resource tab in the shell for the directions for properly accessing and sending library articles electronically using permalinks.
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    DIRECTIONS AND ASSIGNMENT CRITERIA
    Assignment
    Criteria
    Points % Description
    Introduction 10 10 • An effective introduction establishes the purpose of the paper.
    • The introduction should capture the attention of the reader.
    Article summary 30 30 Summary of article must include the following.
    • Statistics to support the significance of the topic
    • Key points and findings of the article
    • Discussion of how information from the article could be used in your practice (give
    specific examples)
    Article critique 30 30 Article critique must include the following.
    • Strengths and weaknesses of the article
    • Discussion of whether you would recommend the article to a colleague
    Conclusion 15 15 The conclusion statement should be well defined and clearly stated. An effective
    conclusion provides analysis and/or synthesis of information, which relates to the main
    idea/topic of the paper. The conclusion is supported by ideas presented throughout the
    body of your report.
    Article Selection &
    Approval
    5 5 • Article is relevant to mental health nursing practice and is current (within 5 years of
    publication).
    • No duplicate articles within the clinical group.
    • Article submitted and approved as scholarly by instructor.
    Grammar/Spelling/
    Mechanics/APA
    format
    10 10 • Correct use of Standard English grammar and sentence structure
    • No spelling or typographical errors
    • Document includes title and reference pages
    • Citations in the text and reference page
    Total 100 100
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    GRADING RUBRIC
    Assignment
    Criteria
    Outstanding or Highest
    Level of Performance

A (92–100%)
Very Good or High Level of
Performance
B (84–91%)
Competent or Satisfactory
Level of Performance

C (76–83%)
Poor, Failing or
Unsatisfactory Level of
Performance
F (0–75%)
Introduction (10
points)
• Introduction is present and
distinctly establishes the
purpose of paper
• Introduction is appealing and
promptly captures the
attention of the reader
10 points
• Introduction is present and
generally establishes the
purpose of paper
• Introduction has appeal and
generally captures the
attention of the reader
9 points
Introduction is present and
generally establishes the
purpose of paper
8 points
No introduction
0‐7 points
Article summary (30
points)
• Statistics presented strongly
support the significance of the
topic
• Key points and findings of the
article are clearly stated
• Thoroughly discusses how
information from the article
could be used in your practice
by giving two or more specific,
relevant examples
28‐30 points
• Statistics presented
moderately support the
significance of the topic
• Key points and findings of the
article are vaguely stated
• Adequately discusses how
information from the article
could be used in your practice
by giving two or more specific,
relevant examples
26‐27 points
• Statistics presented weakly
support the significance of the
topic
• Key points and findings of the
article are stated in a manner
that is confusing or difficult to
understand.
• Briefly discusses how
information from the article
could be used in your practice
by giving examples that are
not specific, yet are relevant
23‐25 points
• Statistics presented do not
support the significance of the
topic OR no statistics are
presented.
• Key points and findings of the
article are incorrectly
presented OR missing
• Briefly discusses how
information from the article
could be used in your practice
by giving examples that are
neither specific, nor relevant
OR implications to practice
not discussed
0‐22 points
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Article critique (30
points)
• The strengths and weaknesses
are well‐defined and clearly
stated.
• Provides a thorough review of
whether or not they
recommend the article
28-30 points
• The strengths and weaknesses
are adequate and clearly
stated.
• Provides a general review of
whether or not they would
recommend the article
26-27 points
• The strengths and weaknesses
are brief and clearly stated.
• Provides a brief review of
whether or not they would
recommend the article.
23-25 points
• The strengths and weaknesses
are unclear or not stated.
• Provides an unclear or no
insight as to whether or not
they would recommend the
article.
0-22 points
.
Assignment
Criteria
Outstanding or Highest
Level of Performance

A (92–100%)
Very Good or High Level of
Performance
B (84–91%)
Competent or Satisfactory
Level of Performance

C (76–83%)
Poor, Failing or
Unsatisfactory Level of
Performance
F (0–75%)
Conclusion (15
points)
• The conclusion statement is
well‐defined and clearly
stated.
• Conclusion demonstrates
comprehensive analysis or
synthesis of information from
the article.
• The conclusion is strongly
supported by ideas presented
throughout the body of the
paper.
15 points
• The conclusion statement is
general and clearly stated.
• Conclusion demonstrates
comprehensive analysis or
synthesis of information from
the article.
• The conclusion is strongly
supported by ideas presented
throughout the body of the
paper.
13-14 points
• The conclusion statement is
general and clearly stated.
• Conclusion demonstrates
adequate analysis or synthesis
of information from the article.
• The conclusion is adequately
supported by ideas presented
throughout the body of the
paper.
12 points
• The conclusion statement is
vague or not stated.
• Conclusion demonstrates
inadequate analysis or
synthesis of information from
the article.
• The conclusion is inadequately
supported by ideas presented
throughout the body of the
paper.
0‐11 points
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Article Selection &
Approval
(5 points)
ALL Items MET
• Article is relevant to mental
health nursing practice and is
current (within 5 years of
publication).
• No duplicate articles within the
clinical group.
• Article submitted and
approved as scholarly by
instructor.
5 points
ONE item NOT MET
• Article is relevant to mental
health nursing practice and is
current (within 5 years of
publication).
• No duplicate articles within the
clinical group.
• Article submitted and
approved as scholarly by
instructor.
4 points
2 or more items NOT MET
• Article is relevant to mental
health nursing practice and is
current (within 5 years of
publication).
• No duplicate articles within the
clinical group.
• Article submitted and
approved as scholarly by
instructor.
0‐3 points
Assignment
Criteria
Outstanding or Highest
Level of Performance

A (92–100%)
Very Good or High Level of
Performance
B (84–91%)
Competent or Satisfactory
Level of Performance

C (76–83%)
Poor, Failing or
Unsatisfactory Level of
Performance F
(0–75%)
Grammar/Spelling/
Mechanics/APA
Format
(10 points)
• References are submitted
with assignment.
• Used appropriate APA format
and are free of errors.
• Includes title and reference
pages.
• Grammar and mechanics are
free of errors.
10 points
• References are submitted
with assignment.
• Used appropriate APA format
and has one type of error.
• Includes title and reference
pages.
• Grammar and mechanics have
one type of error.
9 points
• References are submitted
with assignment.
• Used appropriate APA format
and has two types of errors.
• Includes title and reference
pages.
• Grammar and mechanics have
two types of errors.
8 points
• No references submitted with
assignment.
• Attempts to use appropriate
APA format and has three or
more types of errors.
• Includes title and reference
pages.
• Grammar and mechanics have
three or more types of errors.
0‐7 points
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Total Points Possible = 100 points