· Explain the term scope of practice and the importance of understanding your scope of practice as a Registered Practical Nurse. 

· Explore ONE of the listed specialties where RPN’s practice.

o Palliative care, Medicine, Peri-Operative, Geriatrics, Primary Care, Mental health, Maternal Child, Pediatric, Community Care (Homecare), Public Health.

· Describe the role of the RPN in the specialty related practice setting.

o What nursing services do RPN’s provide in this setting? 

o What specific skills are unique to this practice area?

o Discuss the knowledge required for this RPN role, consider: 

§ continuing education 

§ additional training

· Define patient centered care within the context of the practice setting. Using an example discuss how patient centered care is enacted in the practice setting.

NOTE: Kindly take note that this is for the registered practical nurse and not the registered nurse. Canadian website only please.

This assignment will be submitted to turn-it-in

Understanding the Role of the Registered Practical Nurse

Scholarly Paper

Registered Practical Nurses (RPN) work in a variety of settings and are valued members of the health care team. Understanding the role of the RPN within a chosen specialty will provide students with an introductory understanding of the RPN scope of practice and role clarity.

Aims of the Paper:

· To explain and discuss the concept of scope of practice.

· To explore the role of the RPN

· in a chosen specialty.

· To discuss the concept of client centered care and how it is applied in the chosen specialty.

· To develop scholarly writing skills.

Format:

· Be written in APA format 7th edition with citations and references according to APA @ Conestoga

· Be no more than 3 pages (not including title page or references). The paper will not be marked beyond the paper limits.

· Have a title page, headers and page numbers

· Paper should have an introduction and conclusion

· Be in Ariel 12 font, double-spaced

· Submitted electronically on the course shell.

· Turn-it-in enabled on shell.

Paper Overview

· Explain the term scope of practice and the importance of understanding your scope of practice as a Registered Practical Nurse.

· Explore ONE of the listed specialties where RPN’s practice.

·
Palliative care, Medicine, Peri-Operative, Geriatrics, Primary Care, Mental health, Maternal Child, Pediatric, Community Care (Homecare), Public Health.

· Describe the role of the RPN in the specialty related practice setting.

· What nursing services do RPN’s provide in this setting?

· What specific skills are unique to this practice area?

· Discuss the knowledge required for this RPN role, consider:

· continuing education

· additional training

· Define patient centered care within the context of the practice setting. Using an example discuss how patient centered care is enacted in the practice setting.

Late Assignments:

· See Student Handbook for regulations regarding late assignments.

Tips:

· Look closely at the rubric so you know how you are being evaluated.

· Use reliable references, this may mean doing some research to ensure what you are putting in your paper is accurate.

· Use Canadian references when you can. A lot of information from other jurisdictions/countries will not apply to nursing in Canada.

· Check each citation / reference to ensure it is APA.

· When using in-text quotations ensure you add your own thoughts and ideas related to the quotation.

Role Clarity Scholarly – Rubric

 

Criteria 

4 

 (100%-90%) 

3.4 

(89% – 80%) 

 

(79% – 70%) 

2.6  

(69%-65%) 

0 

(64%-0) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments 

Title page & formatting 

 

Matches APA 7th edition. Uses APA at Conestoga for guidelines and examples.  

 

No errors 

Minimal errors 

 

Some errors 

Several errors 

Many errors 

 

 

 

 

 

/20 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Essay style  

 

Clear and logical flow including introduction, content & conclusion 

 

Clearly and logically presented 

 

Minimal gaps in flow of ideas 

 

Some gaps in flow of ideas 

 

Several gaps in flow of ideas 

 

Many gaps in flow of ideas 

Grammar/spelling 

Proper use of spelling and grammar used consistently throughout the paper. 

No errors

Minimal errors 

 

Some errors 

Several errors. 

Many errors 

APA references & Citations 

 

Appropriate use of in-text citations and corresponding references.  Matches APA 7th edition. Uses APA at Conestoga for guidelines and examples.  

 

No errors 

Minimal errors 

 

Some errors 

Several errors 

Many errors 

Originality Check 


Work reflects students’ own thoughts and ideas.  

Strong evidence of original and creative thought 

Good evidence of original and creative thought 

Some original and creative thought