1) Minimum 7 full pages (No word count per page)- Follow the 3 x 3 rule: minimum three paragraphs per part.

           Part 1: minimum 1 page

           Part 2: minimum 1 page

           Part 3: minimum 1 page

           Part 4: minimum 3 pages

           Part 5: minimum 1 page

   Submit 1 document per part

2)¨******APA norms

         All paragraphs must be narrative and cited in the text- each paragraph

         Bulleted responses are not accepted

         Don’t write in the first person 

         Don’t copy and paste the questions.

         Answer the question objectively, do not make introductions to your answers, answer it when you start the paragraph

Submit 1 document per part

3)****************************** It will be verified by Turnitin (Identify the percentage of exact match of writing with any other resource on the internet and academic sources, including universities and data banks) 

********************************It will be verified by SafeAssign (Identify the percentage of similarity of writing with any other resource on the internet and academic sources, including universities and data banks)

4) Minimum 3 references per part not older than 5 years

All references must be consistent with the topic-purpose-focus of the parts. Different references are not allowed.

5) Identify your answer with the numbers, according to the question. Start your answer on the same line, not the next

Example:

Q 1. Nursing is XXXXX

Q 2. Health is XXXX

6) You must name the files according to the part you are answering: 

Example:

Part 1.doc 

Part 2.doc

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Part 1: Health Care Policy

Read and add in references (Mandatory)

Please refer to the resources identified below for details regarding UK Health System.

– US and UK Health System Comparison- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4Y0TKiwNgo 

– Peterson-Kaiser Health System Tracker- https://www.healthsystemtracker.org/chart-collection/quality-u-s-healthcare-system-compare-countries/#item-post-op-clots-better-u-s-comparable-countries  

1. Reflect on 2 key differences between the UK and US Health systems (1/2 page)

2. Describe 2 key opportunities related to advocacy and political interventions that can be done by advanced practice nurses to improve our current health system (1/2 page)

Part 2: Nursing Research

 

1. What type of research topic would be of interest to you? (Quantitative)

2. Elaborate on factors that motivated you and what are you seeking? (Diabetes)

Part 3: Nursing Research

 

Please, check AACN Essentials I, II, IV, V, VI, and VIII (Check File 1 and include it in references)

1. Describe how these essentials may apply to you.

Part 4: Nursing Research

 

Topic: AACN Essentials (Check File 1 and include it in references)

1. Abstract (1/2 page)

2. Introduction (1/2 page)

3. Briefly explain each essential reflecting on each essential affects the clinical practice and the interpretation of each essential. (1  page and 1/2)

4. Conclusion (1/2 page)

Part 5: Nursing Theory

 

1. What were the early conceptualizations of nursing theory? 

2. What are nurse-patient theories? 

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The Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing

March 21, 2011

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction 3

Master’s Education in Nursing and Areas of Practice 5
Context for Nursing Practice 6
Master’s Nursing Education Curriculum 7

The Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing
I. Background for Practice from Sciences and Humanities 9

II. Organizational and Systems Leadership 11

III. Quality Improvement and Safety 13

IV. Translating and Integrating Scholarship into Practice 15

V. Informatics and Healthcare Technologies 17

VI. Health Policy and Advocacy 20

VII. Interprofessional Collaboration for Improving Patient

and Population Health Outcomes 22

VIII. Clinical Prevention and Population Health for

Improving Health 24

IX. Master’s-Level Nursing Practice 26

Clinical/Practice Learning Expectations for Master’s Programs 29

Summary 31

Glossary 31

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References 40

Appendix A: Task Force on the Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing 49

Appendix B: Participants who attended Stakeholder Meetings 50

Appendix C: Schools of Nursing that Participated in the Regional Meetings

or Provided Feedback 52

Appendix D: Professional Organizations that Participated in the Regional
Meetings or Provided Feedback 63

Appendix E: Healthcare Systems that Participated in the Regional Meetings 64

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The Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing
March 21, 2011

The Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing reflect the profession’s continuing call for
imagination, transformative thinking, and evolutionary change in graduate education. The
extraordinary explosion of knowledge, expanding technologies, increasing diversity, and global
health challenges produce a dynamic environment for nursing and amplify nursing’s critical
contributions to health care. Master’s education prepares nurses for flexible leadership and
critical action within complex, changing systems, including health, educational, and
organizational systems. Master’s education equips nurses with valuable knowledge and skills to
lead change, promote health, and elevate care in various roles and settings. Synergy with these
Essentials, current and future healthcare reform legislation, and the action-oriented
recommendations of the Initiative on the Future of Nursing (IOM, 2010) highlights the value and
transforming potential of the nursing profession.

These Essentials are core for all master’s programs in nursing and provide the necessary
curricular elements and framework, regardless of focu