You will be required to write a paper (no bullet
points) that explores one nursing specialty or occupational role.
Make sure to use the
assignment rubric to guide your work.
Your paper will be written in APA style
inch margins on all 4 sides
Times New Roman Font
numbers in the upper right corner of the page
note: You do not need a title page or
running head for this assignment.
will either choose or be assigned a nursing specialty (e.g. oncology,
pediatrics, psychiatric) or a role (e.g. school nurse, nurse manager, nurse
entrepreneur, nurse faculty).
the working role and occupational outlook for your selected nursing specialty
a paper describing the following for your topic:
specialized training (e.g. ACLS, PALs, etc.)
settings and role of the nurse
does a nurse do in this role? You may include some general nursing roles, but you
should include a minimum of 3 things
that are SPECIFIC TO THAT SPECIALTY.
possible locations/settings where this nurse can work.
available certifications specific to that specialty. Include the name of the certification,
eligibility requirements, and how the certification is earned. (Please note, CPR, BLS, ACLS, and PALS required
training for many nurses, but they are notcertifications. The nursing license is not a certification.)
the professional nursing organization that represents this specialty in the
United States. (Some specialties have
more than one associated professional organization. You may describe more than
one organization if you wish.)
the mission statement for this organization and briefly describe the purpose of
the organization, citing correctly.
the professional journal or journals published by this organization
hospitals and other agencies that employ nurses are not professional
organizations. State licensing boards
are not professional organizations. A professional organization will usually
have the word â€œorganizationâ€ or â€œassociationâ€ in its title.
and conclusion: this is a formal paper and should include an introductory and a
a general introductory paragraph.
the paper with a paragraph indicating whether or not you would want to work in
this specialty and why.
your sources in the body of the text and include a reference list in APA
format. You must cite your sources to avoid plagiarism. This includes citing the sources
for ideas you have paraphrased as well as the sources for data, facts, and
direct quotes. Sources should be cited throughout the paper and a References
page should be included at the end. Use this
assignment as an opportunity to work on your skills of reading and summarizing
and learning how to use APA formatting.
NOT COPY AND PASTE INFORMATION FROM OTHER SOURCES INTO YOUR PAPER.
o Resources for APA format are
available on Blackboard, under â€˜APA/Writing Resourcesâ€™ and are listed below:
Be prepared to discuss what you
learned about your specialty during class the week your project is due.