Innovative Technology

Assignment #1:  Innovative Technology Paper  Section #1:  Technology DescriptionGeneral Instructions

The purpose of this course paper is to provide you with an opportunity to examine in-depth, a current or emerging innovative technology with application to clinical practice, health professional or patient education, or healthcare research and quality.  You will complete this paper in three sections:  Section #1:  technology description, section #2:  literature review/synthesis, and section #3:  the Final Course Paper.  Each section will be additive, incorporating instructor feedback from the completed assignments while adding to your paper with each section, culminating with the submission of your Final Course Paper.

For assignment #1, the first section of your course paper, you will select an innovative technology that will be the focus of your paper.  When selecting a technology, you might consider one that could be related to either your DNP project or that could inform your future advanced nursing practice. For this assignment, you will be writing an introduction to your paper along with a short description of the innovative technology that you have selected as the topic for your final paper.  This assignment represents the first section of your final course paper.   The purpose of this assignment is to provide you with feedback about your selected topic to ensure the scope is appropriate and feasible for your final paper and provide you with instructor feedback related to both the content of the assignment and your professional writing.  Any feedback you receive from this assignment is expected to be incorporated into your next submission (Assignment #2).  For this assignment, you will be submitting the following components :

  1. Introduction – please include a brief introduction (no more than one paragraph) introducing your technology and the purpose of your paper (note:  this introduction may evolve before your final submission).
  2. Description of Technology – please provide a description of your selected technology.  The description should include the following elements:
    • Relevant definition
    • A complete description of the technology, including any supporting hardware required for its use.
    • A description of its application to clinical practice, education (health professional / patient education), or research/quality.  The description of the technology’s application should align with the focus of your paper (including the focus of your literature review).

Note:  Your assignment (the first section of your paper) is to be formatted following the below guidelines.  Three examples of final course papers can be found in Module 9: Trends and Issues

Formatting Instructions

  1. Specifications: MS Word file with .docx tag, font Times/Times New Roman 12 pt, double spaced, 1” margins, page numbers
  2. Required paper sections:
    1. Title page – title, your name, and credentials, institution (UCF CON) date
    2. Abstract – placeholder for your final paper
    3. Body
      • Please use the following headings to organize your paper:
        • Introduction
        • Description of Technology

4.  References – formatted in APA style; separate from the main body of your paper.

C.  Pagination – not to exceed 3 – double spaced pages (excluding title page, abstract placeholder, and references)

D.  APA 7th Ed. formatting

Rubric NGR 7820 Assignment Rubric Assignment 1 FinalNGR 7820 Assignment Rubric Assignment 1 FinalCriteriaRatingsPtsThis criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome1. Description of Technology80 ptsExceeds ExpectationsIncludes all required elements and the elements are discussed with extensive detail: relevant definition, a complete description of the technology including any supporting hardware requirements, and a description of the specific application to clinical practice, education, or research/quality.68 ptsMeets ExpectationsIncludes all required elements with adequate detail: relevant definition, a complete description of the technology including any supporting hardware requirements, and a description of the specific application to clinical practice, education, or research/quality. Additional details in some elements could have enhanced the description.62 ptsBelow ExpectationsSome required elements are not provided OR the elements that are provided are discussed with insufficient detail to fully understand the selected technology.58 ptsNot AcceptableSome required elements are not provided AND the elements that are provided are discussed with insufficient detail to fully understand the selected technology.80 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome2. Professional Writing15 ptsExceeds ExpectationsContent is written in a well-organized manner with effective use of paragraphs and headings; thoughts are logically and clearly conveyed. No readily identifiable errors in grammar and mechanics are noted.12.75 ptsMeets ExpectationsContent is written in a well-organized manner with effective use of paragraphs and headings; thoughts are logically and clearly conveyed. Isolated errors in grammar and mechanics are noted.11.5 ptsBelow ExpectationsContent is not written in a well-organized manner with effective use of paragraphs and headings; thoughts are not logically or clearly conveyed OR frequent errors or patterns of errors in grammar and mechanics are noted throughout the paper. Consultation with UCF Writing Center is strongly recommended.11 ptsNot AcceptableContent is not written in an organized manner; thoughts are not logically and clearly conveyed AND frequent errors in grammar and mechanics are noted. Consultation with UCF Writing Center is required.15 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome3. APA / Formatting5 ptsExceeds ExpectationsAPA: Consistent application of APA style is demonstrated in the formatting of both in-text and reference citations with no readily identifiable errors. Formatting: Includes all required components; title page, abstract placeholder, references, and meets pagination requirements4.25 ptsMeets ExpectationsAPA: Consistent application of APA style is demonstrated in the formatting of both in-text and reference citations with only isolated errors. Formatting: Includes all required components; title page, abstract placeholder, references, and meets pagination requirements3.75 ptsBelow ExpectationsInconsistent application of APA style is demonstrated with frequent and/or patterns of errors in the formatting of both in-text and reference citations OR required components; title page, abstract placeholder, references, and pagination requirements are not included or pagination requirements are not met.3.25 ptsNot AcceptableInformation clearly summarized from outside sources is not appropriately cited with a reference and corresponding in-text citation AND required components; title page, abstract placeholder, references are not included or pagination requirements are not met.5 pts

Total Points: 100 Module 6 Discussion: Technology in Healthcare Research and Quality” style=”float: left;”>Previous Module 6: Summary and Looking Ahead” style=”float: right;”>Next…

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Assignment #2:  Innovative Technology Paper Section #1:  Narrative Literature Synthesis / Evidence Summary TableGeneral Instructions

The purpose of this course paper is to provide you with an opportunity to examine in-depth, a current or emerging innovative technology with application to clinical practice, health professional or patient education, or healthcare research and quality.

For Assignment #2, you will be summarizing the literature that you reviewed related to your selected topic in a formatted literature review table that will be included as an appendix in your final paper.  Then you will summarize/synthesize the findings from your review in narrative format to be included in the main body of your paper.  You will be provided with feedback about the literature you reviewed and your written synthesis.  Any feedback received related to any of the assignment grading rubric elements is expected to be incorporated into the final course paper.  For this assignment, you will be adding to the first section of your paper turning in the following as one merged document:

  1. Section #1:  Technology Description (incorporating any instructor feedback)
  2. Section #2:
    • Narrative Literature Synthesis:  a summary/analysis of the key findings/conclusions from the reviewed literature summarized in the evidence summary table.  The summary should address all articles listed in the evidence summary table.
    • Evidence Summary Table (NGR 7820 Evidence Summary Table) download
      • Must include a minimum of 5 and no more than 10 articles.
      • Use the following template to format your evidence summary table:  NGR 7820 Evidence Summary Table
      • Articles included in the narrative summary and table must meet the following criteria:
        • Peer- reviewed
        • Published within the past 5 years
        • Primary research studies, meta-analyses, meta-syntheses, national clinical practice guidelines, or primary quality improvement projects.  Published systematic, narrative, or integrative literature reviews are not acceptable articles for this assignment!
      • Selected articles are to be rated for their level of evidence.  You may use the tool provided below, or one of your own choosing:
        • Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice:  Evidence Level and Quality Guide download
        • Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice:  Research Appraisal Tool download
        • Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice:  Non-Research Appraisal Tool  download  *Note – literature reviews, and / or integrated literature reviews are not appropriate for this assignment.
      • The evidence summary table will be incorporated into your paper as an appendix to follow the references section of your paper (see below formatting).

Note:  Three examples of final course papers can be found in Module 9: Trends and Issues.  Please note that the incorporation of the evidence summary table as an appendix in your paper is new this semester – you will not find these tables in the provided examples.

Formatting Instructions

  1. Specifications: MS Word file with .docx tag, font Times/Times New Roman 12 pt, double spaced, 1” margins, page numbers
  2. Required paper sections:
    1. Title page – title, your name, and credentials, institution (UCF CON) date
    2. Abstract – placeholder for your final paper
    3. Body – please order/organize your paper as follows:
      • Please use the following headings to organize your paper:
        • Introduction – please include a brief introduction (no more than one paragraph) introducing your technology and the purpose of your paper (note:  this introduction may evolve before your final submission).
        • Description of Technology
        • Narrative Literature Synthesis

4.  References – formatted in APA style; separate from the main body of your paper.

5.  Appendix – Evidence Summary Table

C.  Pagination – not to exceed 8 – double-spaced pages (including Section #1; excluding the title page, abstract, literature review summary table, and references)

D.  APA 7th Ed. formatting

RubricNGR 7820 Assignment Rubric #2NGR 7820 Assignment Rubric #2CriteriaRatingsPtsThis criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome1. Description of Technology5 ptsExceeds ExpectationsIncludes all required elements and the elements are discussed with extensive detail: relevant definition, a complete description of the technology including any supporting hardware requirements, and a description of the specific application to clinical practice, education, or research/quality2 ptsMeets ExpectationsIncludes all required elements with adequate detail: relevant definition, a complete description of the technology including any supporting hardware requirements, and a description of the specific application to clinical practice, education, or research/quality. Additional details in some elements could have enhanced the description.1 ptsBelow ExpectationsSome required elements are not provided OR the elements that are provided are discussed with insufficient detail to fully understand the selected technology.0 ptsNot AcceptableSome required elements are not provided AND the elements that are provided are discussed with insufficient detail to fully understand the selected technology.5 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome2. Evidence Summary Table40 ptsExceeds ExpectationsThe evidence table is complete with excellent detail provided in all table sections; selected articles are related to the chosen technology; evidence that is summarized supports the specific application of the technology as outlined in the description of the technology.34 ptsMeets ExpectationsThe evidence table is complete with adequate detail provided in all table sections; selected articles are related to the chosen technology; evidence that is summarized supports the specific application of the technology as outlined in the description of the technology. Additional details in some sections of the table would add further clarity.30.5 ptsBelow ExpectationsThe evidence table is incomplete with insufficient detail provided in some table sections OR selected articles are not related to the chosen technology OR evidence that is summarized does not support the specific application of the technology as outlined in the description of the technology.29 ptsNot AcceptableThe evidence table is incomplete with insufficient detail provided in some table sections AND selected articles are not related to the chosen technology AND evidence that is summarized does not support the specific application of the technology as outlined in the description of the technology.40 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome3. Narrative Literature Synthesis40 ptsExceeds ExpectationsThe literature synthesis is logical, well-organized, and conveys an understanding of the topic. Conclusions are appropriately supported and provide evidence in support of the specific technology and its specific application.34 ptsMeets ExpectationsThe literature synthesis is logical, suitably organized, and conveys an adequate understanding of the topic. Conclusions are appropriately supported and provide evidence in support of the technology and its specific application. Additional details in some sections would add further clarity.30.5 ptsBelow ExpectationsThe literature synthesis is not well-organized OR does not convey an understanding of the topic OR conclusions are not supported OR evidence does not support of the selected technology and its specific application.29 ptsNot AcceptableThe literature synthesis is not well-organized AND does not convey an understanding of the topic AND conclusions are not supported AND evidence does not support of the selected technology and its specific application.40 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome4. Professional Writing10 ptsExceeds ExpectationsContent is written in a well-organized manner with effective use of paragraphs and headings; thoughts are logically and clearly conveyed. No readily identifiable errors in grammar and mechanics are noted.8.5 ptsMeets ExpectationsContent is written in a well-organized manner with effective use of paragraphs and headings; thoughts are logically and clearly conveyed. Isolated errors in grammar and mechanics are noted.7.67 ptsBelow ExpectationsContent is not written in a well-organized manner with effective use of paragraphs and headings; thoughts are not logically and clearly conveyed OR frequent errors or patterns of errors in grammar and mechanics are noted throughout the paper. Consultation with UCF Writing Center is strongly recommended.7.33 ptsNot AcceptableContent is not written in an organized manner; thoughts are not logically and clearly conveyed AND frequent errors in grammar and mechanics are noted. Consultation with UCF Writing Center is required.10 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome5. APA / Formatting5 ptsExceeds ExpectationsAPA: Consistent application of APA style is demonstrated in the formatting of both in-text and reference citations with no readily identifiable errors. Formatting: Includes all required components; title page, abstract placeholder, references, and meets pagination requirements4.25 ptsMeets ExpectationsAPA: Consistent application of APA style is demonstrated in the formatting of both in-text and reference citations with only isolated errors. Formatting: Includes all required components; title page, abstract placeholder, references, and meets pagination requirements3.75 ptsBelow ExpectationsInconsistent application of APA style is demonstrated with frequent and/or patterns of errors in the formatting of both in-text and reference citations OR required components; title page, abstract placeholder, references, literature review summary table are not included or pagination requirements are not met.3.25 ptsNot AcceptableInformation clearly summarized from outside sources is not appropriately cited with a reference and corresponding in-text citation AND required components; title page, abstract placeholder, references, literature review summary table are not included or pagination requirements are not met.5 pts

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